Meet The Team: David Andrewartha, RV Helston



Meet David Andrewartha who works at the Run Venture Running Hub in Helston.


David is also the owner and race director of Bys Vyken Events, organising and managing a multitude of events from beach 5ks to 24 hour ultramarathons, and everything in between.



Notable running achievements


  • White Rose Ultra 100

  • Classic Quarter x 2

  • Southend Pier Marathon (11 times up and down the pier) x 2

  • Shepton Mallet Prison Marathon (78 laps of two wings and an exercise yard)

  • The Multi Storey Car Park Marathon

  • The Dartmoor Crossing

  • The Hangman Ultra

  • 54 miles around a 0.17 mile stock car racing circuit at United Downs Raceway.

  • He became only the 5th person (and first Cornishman) to run the entire Chesil Beach from West Bay to Portland. (He beat the time of the previous runner to complete it, which is the source of much satisfaction!)


Future aspirations


  • To be first person to run Chesil Beach both ways

  • A nude marathon on Studland's nudist beach area (loops of a 900m strip of beach)

  • 24 hours of aforementioned United Downs Raceway.


David has been running since 2014 and has undergone training in endurance in sport and fitness, and mental health awareness in physical sport and activity. He has also completed a workshop in leading athletics.


Favourite distance: Half Marathon


Least favourite distance: 5k


Preferred training surface: Sand


Claim to fame: Being featured on the front cover of ULTRA Magazine



Click link for a great article about David: kevinrunsblog.com/2020/11/30/bys-vyken

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