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The Cousin Jack Classic

Bys Vyken Events

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Cape Cornwall, St Just, Penzance, United Kingdom

Distance Date
12.00KM ?

12.00KM

Run

Feb. 29, 2020
28.00KM ?

28.00KM

Run

Feb. 29, 2020
Ultra ?

55.00KM

Run

Feb. 29, 2020

Overview

Cornish emigration had been caused by a number of factors,but due mainly to economic reasons and the lack of jobs in the 18th and 19th centuries when many great Cornish people or "Cousin Jacks" migrated to various parts of the world in search of a better life for their families.The driving force was the opportunity for skilled miners to find work abroad,later in combination with the decline of the tin and copper mines in Cornwall . It's estimated that around 250,000 Cornishmen migrated between 1861 and 1901.Miners made up most of that figure. At the bottom of every pit in the world you will find a Cornishman... Help us celebrate St.Piran's Day by honouring and paying tribute to our brave and hardworking ancestors who prevailed in finding a better way of life by taking on the coastal mining challenge of running from Cape Cornwall to The Island in St.Ives. Along the route will be the world famous mines of Crowns and Wheal Owles (Poldark's Wheal Leisure)at Botallack,Geevor tin mine,Levant and grazing past Pendeen lighthouse and finishing upon 'The Island' beside Porthmeor Beach situated near the Historic Tate Gallery where you'll see exactly where the finish is as the great flag of St Piran will signal the end of the route The 17-mile stretch between St Ives and St Just is arguably the most beautiful and certainly the most remote section of the entire coast path. It is also one of the most strenuous. There are precious few opportunities for refreshment and accommodation, particularly out of season, and the many steep descents and ascents mean that it will probably take longer than you expect to cover the distance. Be prepared! This is one of Britain’s first Environmentally Sensitive Areas, where annual grant aid allows participating farmers to work the land traditionally. Ancient field systems define a small strip of land between the sea, surging restlessly beneath three hundred foot cliffs, and steep rocky tors that represent the highest points in the Penwith Peninsula. This section is characterised by countless rocky headlands and coves and an overwhelming sense of space rarely found in today's Britain. Welcome to the CJC III Distance:17.4 miles(Based on GPS data as an average) Elevation:3334ft Difficulty:Bleddy 'ard!!!!! OTHER DISTANCES INCLUDE BOTH WAYS (34 MILES AND DOUBLE THE ELEVATION WHICH NEARS THE 7,000FT MARK AND NEW FOR 2019 IS THE TOUGHEST 7 MILES OF THE PENWITH PENINSULA WHICH IS ZENNOR TO ST IVES. THIS MARKS THE HARDEST 7 MILES OF THE ENTIRE ROUTE)



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The characteristics which best describe The Cousin Jack Classic, as voted on by past participants.


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The Event

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Exciting event village 1
Spectator friendly 1
Festival atmosphere 1
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Review Highlights

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2020 Average
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Alice Robinson
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Reviewed 1 month ago

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A very well organised race with plenty of support before, during and after the race. EXCELLENT post race hospitality!! Stunning route, yet very windy due to the location (edge of coast path!). Not for beginners, but certainly for trail lovers.

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Cara Swain
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Reviewed 1 year ago

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I don't think I could praise this race or the organisers (Dave of Bys Vyken Events) highly enough. It is an entirely unique event that showcases the beautiful ruggedness of the Cornish coastline and the mining heritage of the local area perfectly. It is NOT an event to be taken...Read full review

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