Welcome and Hello
The Woods - Time to run
Bys Vyken Events welcomes you to the Woods, a place of myth and legend.
Tehidy is the largest area of woodland in the west of Cornwall and it has a history stretching back
for over 1000 years.
This is a race with an air of the ethereal, don't get lost in them deep,dark woods
Its simple really, pick a duration and just keep moving.
You have the choice of Rowan (3 hours), Ash (6 hours), Beech (9 hours) and Oak (12 hours)
You will all run the same 4 mile loop and you all start at 8:00 am, with each duration
finishing on the sound of the bell.
The event is based in the top field just off from the B3301 which will be signposted
Everything is in the field, toilets, feed station, water and your kit box.
The route will be marked with triangles and there will be some marshals on course. There will also be
a roaming referee marshal who will be checking that no one is taking shortcuts.
The course is multi terrain with a tiny bit of road, but mostly grass, mud, gravel and tree roots.
Thank you to all the businesses and volunteers that support us. These events would
never happen without you.
See you all in Tehidy on Saturday 14th September 2024
Event HQ is in the top field at Tehidy Country Park on the B3301
There is no postcode for this location, I have included a map at the bottom of this page
The what3words for the entrance is puddles.competing.factory
There should be plenty of parking but please also consider car sharing.
Marshals will guide you to the parking
Registration and ID check is 6:30 am to 7:30 am
The registration van and gazebo are in the events field
Event briefing is at 7.45 with a prompt start at 8:00 am
Rowan 11:00 am
Ash 2:00 pm
Beech 5:00 pm
Oak 8:00 pm
You will set off from the field following the course arrows for the loop of the woods. You must cross the
timing belt on each loop and it must be crossed before you make use of the event fields facilities
There are 1st Female and 1st Male trophies for each duration and an overall team trophy
If there is more than one person still on the course once their bell has rung then the
winner is the first person back to the finish line.
You may keep a kit box in the events field, held in the runners enclosure (no more than 50cm x 50cm)
Health and Safety
We do our absolute best to make sure your day goes swimmingly but sometimes things can
If you are unwell, please do not turn up and try to run. The whole thing could unravel very
Look after yourself and your well being first
Please dress appropriately for the weather. The woods do not offer the shelter that you
would think. I have run the woods in a monsoon and within a minute, I was soaked and freezing cold.
The kit list is mandatory and you will not be allowed to run without it. It is your safety
we are thinking of and although a public woods, some areas are remote.
No entries on the day and you will be asked for photo ID
for safety and medical reasons, we must make sure nobody is running under someone else's
name. It is foolhardy and dangerous.
Please fill out the details on the back of your bib number. This is in case you get into
It also has our emergency contact numbers on it
We have Omega Medical attending the event and looking after all the runners. They have been
at every Bys Vyken event since 2016 and are thoroughly experienced. We would not trust
If at any point, you feel the need to retire then please get word to a marshal or to ourselves
in the event field. We need to know that you are safe.
Please respect the environment and do not litter, deliberate acts of littering will result in a
Please also use the toilets provided, Tehidy is a highly popular and visited woods, anyone seen
peeing in the woods will be disqualified. Sorry, I know its trail runners thing but I would
like to host the event again next year
Pass runners responsibly and also give way to other runners. There will be a lot of walkers
and dogs, respect everyone.
The event is timed with an app timing system.
The race will be started with the Rowan runners at the front followed by the Ash,Beech and the Oak
at the back.
There are 4 cut offs at this event, 3 hours through to 12 hours. The bell will be rung at each cut off time,
your run finishes when you cross the line.
If you cross the line 1 minute before the bell rings then you are entitled
to finish that lap but remember, If 2 of you cross that line then the winner is the first one back.
Other things to remember
You will encounter walkers, dogs, cyclists and other runners, please be courteous
Sorry, no dogs allowed to run in this event.
All ID shown must be a physical item, ie; drivers's licence or passport
The aid station will be your standard fare for a race day, crisps, nuts, sweets and fruit.
There will be hot food and drinks for the Beech and Oak runners. We will not be able to
cater for all special dietary requirements but there will be vegan and meat options.
There will be large water containers and cola. Bys Vyken are a cup less events
company so please bring your own.
Please also be respectful of the venue, we would love to hold this event again next year.
Quality waterproof jacket (10,000 min with taped seams)
Cap, buff or similar
Hydration system (vest/pack) 1 ltr min
First aid kit with blister plaster
Fully charged mobile phone
Head torch 150 lumen minimum with spare batteries
Thank you for reading all of the above and we look
forward to welcoming you into the impenetrable woods.
ARC Permit Number ARC/24/0181