Chip Timing:

The Borders XC host club organisers are delighted to announce that the 2018/19 series will be chip timed.
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”

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 

TWEED STRIDERS XC AT SPITTAL ON SUNDAY 16th DECEMBER

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 read these 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 Spittal Prom): 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 Bros’ catering 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 Wool market).

For route details please see the links below :

Junior Race : http://gb.mapometer.com/running/route_4434447.html

Senior Race : http://gb.mapometer.com/running/route_4434454.html

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.

Video

Highlights from Lauder Start 2017

Borders Cross Country

Real Cross Country in the heart of the Scottish Borders

Resources

 

Organisers would not recommend  spikes

Registration

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.