Gala presentation round Sunday 10th March 2019.

The Junior chip/tag collection refreshments and post-race presentation will be held in Gala Academy’s main hall TD1 3HU.

Access from 10:30 am

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

Junior Race starts at 11:30 am approx 2miles
Senior Race starts 12:00 noon approx 3.75miles

  • This is a presentation only round and is not included in the series but can count as your fourth round towards your memento.
  • Scottish National XC Champion Adam Craig will be assisting with the medal presentation starting at 1:00 pm with the Junior and senior prizegiving  starting at  1:15 pm 

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. Presentation  will be in the Gala Academy’s main hall

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

There will be a limited number of Parking spaces at the 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.



Borders XC dates

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.

  • 4th November 2018: Lauderdale Limpers Lauder (Sports pavilion Lauder)

  • 18th November 18: Dunbar Running Club white sands Dunbar.

  • 2nd December 18: Moorfoot Runners Hay Lodge Park Peebles

  • 16th December 18: Tweed Striders Spittal Beach Berwick.

  • 13th January 19: Norham Running Club @ Paxton House

  • 3rd February 19: Teviotdale Harriers Hawick.

  • 17th February 19: Chirnside Chasers Chirnside.

  • 10th March 19: Gala Harriers Galashiels (presentation round)am 

Chip Timing

You can post your chip to the following address:

Ted Finch

Keep It Simple Timing

4 Bickerton Crofts , 

Hens Nest Road , 

East Whitburn, 

West Lothian, 

EH47 8RX 

The Borders XC host club organisers are delighted to announce that the 2018/19 series will be chip timed. Seniors, please ensure the chip/tag are secure and fixed to your laces.
Seniors will collect a personal timing chip at registration. This tag is to be fixed to the runner’s shoe and secured with the laces. The tag is kept for the series and returned to KitST after the last race. Any non-returned tags will be charged for at £20“.

‘Juniors will use ankle tags to be collected and returned at each race.

There will be an additional race in Hawick hosted by Teviotdale Harriers on the 3rd of February 2019. Please note the first seven races will determine the winners of the series ” best of four from first seven rounds” The eighth race will be a presentation round only. However, the eighth race will be included as part of the four races necessary for a Borders XC Series medal. “Anyone completing four round or more will receive a medal”

About Us

Something For Everyone!

The series was started over twenty-five years ago in order to give all runners, regardless of ability and/or age, the opportunity to take part in organised – hence safe – cross-country running.  The premise behind the series is that all runners are able to experience the joy, excitement, and benefits of running cross-country in a friendly, supportive and sociable environment whilst enjoying the magnificent scenery to be found in the Borders, East Lothian, and North Northumberland.  The competitive element has always been – and still remains – secondary to this.


Highlights from Lauder Start 2017

Borders Cross Country

Real Cross Country in the heart of the Scottish Borders



Organisers would not recommend  spikes


Registration and number collection will be in the Lauder sports pavilion next to the Health Center from 10:30am.

Training Plans

To find out more about a regular training plan please contact your local club.

Official Race App

The final round will be a presentation race and will be followed by presentation Trophies for both the junior and senior series.