Borders XC

Series 2019/20

Real  Cross Country 

Borders XC Series 2019/2020 Round 4 Peebles








Borders XC 2019/2020 Information





Tweed Striders look forward to welcoming you to their leg of the Borders XC at Spittal.  In order to ensure the event goes as smoothly as possible for all (runners, spectators, volunteers, local residents), we would ask you to take some time to readthese brief notes.


Car parking : there is a large car park on the left hand-side of Sandstell Road as you approach Spittal Point and there is plenty of on-street parking in Spittal but, if parking on-street, please ensure you do not block driveways etc.


Both races will start on the beach at Spittal Point.  The beach can be accessed from St Helen’s Terrace (north end of SpittalProm) : from St Helen’s Terrace, go down the walkway on to the beach, turn to your left and walk back along the beach to the start.


The junior race will start at 11.30 am and senior race at 12 noon.  There will be a warning whistle 5 minutes before the start of each race and the athlete briefing for both will be on the beach at the start line.  However, in the event of “the unexpected “, Tweed Striders reserve the right to amend race start times (and courses) as necessary.  


We are hoping to have refreshments available (tea, coffee, bacon / egg rolls, soup) provided either by the local youth group or Forte Broscatering van.  There are public toilets further along the Prom, behind the arcade just after the Bowling Club.  There are also public toilets in Berwick town centre (Eastern Lane and Woolmarket).


For route details please see the links below :


Junior Race :


Senior Race :





Borders Cross Country Gala Leg Round 2


17th  November 2019


The seniors who have still to collect their chip and bib number together with  Junior chip/tag collection will be in Focus Centre Livingstone Place, Galashiels, TD1 1DQ Open from 10:30 am. Toilets / Refreshments and post-race soup and a roll will also be in the Focus centre.


Tea / Coffee    £1


Soup Roll        £2


The start will be a short walk from the Focus Centre to Gala policies next to Galashiels swimming pool TD1 1DQ.


Junior Race starts 11:30 am approx. 2 miles


Senior Race starts 12:00 noon approx. 3.75 miles


James Curran Memorial Trophy
On behalf of the Curran family, Gala Harriers will be presenting the James Curran memorial trophies to first senior Gala Harrier male and first senior Gala Harriers Female. The presentation will be in the Focus Centre shortly after the senior race.


James Curran (Gala Harrier) born Jan 7,  1880 –  died Feb 7, 1963  Athlete and athletics coach, best known for travelling to America and training five Olympic gold medallists.


There will be a limited number of parking spaces at Galashiels Academy, you can also park within the town and walk up to the start area. Please do not park at the swimming pool as local swimmers require this space.




Lauder round 1 3rd November 2019


Please read the following information carefully so we can all enjoy the day.


With around 500 people expected on the day PARKING could be an issue unless everyone is sensible. DO NOT PARK ON THE A68. We will NOT be supervising car parking as we assume that you will use common sense and park appropriately. Please make every effort to fill your car with other runners, be patient. and arrive in plenty time by 10.30. Car parking in the Health Centre Car Park is reserved for emergency vehicles and race marshals and organisers. There is no parking around the very narrow roads around the park. The main parking (60 plus spaces) can be accessed by following the sign for Stow from the A68 and turn left (signposted Primary School). Please park in the marked bays in the car park and primary school car park, and on the left-hand side of the route opposite the houses. Do NOT block any resident’s access. Please follow the following guidance as there is plenty of parking within the village all within a 10-minute walk of the public park where registration and the start/finish is located. 


From Edinburgh and the North turn first right before the filling station and park on the bays around the recycling area (20 places) or first right past the filling station for on-road parking around Brownsmuir Park, taking care not to block residents’ entrances. From the South take the first left after the 30 miles an hour sign and park on street in Lauderdale Drive, again taking care not to block entrances. From the minor road from Galashiels the Southern Upland way car park can accommodate about 20 cars. If you plan to go for lunch/drink at the Lauderdale Hotel please inform them if you wish to use their car park. 


Public toilets are available in the Main Square in Lauder and in the football pavilion where refreshments will be available for a small charge. For those new to Lauder there are numerous places to enjoy a coffee and all thelocal hotels serve meals at lunchtime. 
This series has a history of friendly and competitive rivalry and we look forward to hosting the first round again this year.
Graeme Sutherland
Lauderdale Limpers Running Club



The Junior race will start at 1130am and the Senior race will start at 12:00 noon, The times are the same for every round.

LAUDER Sunday 3rd November 2019. Registration 


 Galashiels Sunday 17th November 2019


 Spittal Beach Sunday 1st December 2019


 Peebles Sunday 15th December 2019


 Paxton Sunday 12th January 2020


 Hawick Sunday 2nd February 2020


 Dunbar Sunday 23rd February 2020


 Chirnside Sunday 8th March 2020  (Presentation only round)

Highlights from Lauder Start 2017