Borders XC

Series 2018/19

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

This series has a history of friendly and competitive rivalry and we look forward to hosting the first round again this year at Lauder Sports Pavilion next to the health center. Registration number and chip/tag collection and  from 10:30 am 

  • 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)

Registration

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 of time by 10.30am ar parking in the Health Centre Car Park is reserved for the 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. nearest post code TD2 6AD.
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 the local hotels serve meals at lunchtime. 

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.