Paxton House Round 5 Sunday 13th January 2019

Once again we are delighted to have Paxton House as the venue for the NRC round of the Border XC series and would like to thank the management & staff for their co-operation, also to the Home-Robertson family for generously continuing to allowing us access to the surrounding farm/woodlands.

At the moment it looks as if we will be able to use the grass area beside the house for parking but in the event of poor weather we will revert to parking on the drive & roadsides so please park where instructed and allow enough time for a 10 min walk/jog. Car share where possible and above all please avoid parking on the mown verges near the farm & entrance to Paxton House.

 Once again we are grateful to the staff at the tearoom for allowing us to disrupt their day, they will be open from 10am serving teas, coffee, soup, rolls  etc.  please show them your support.
Both Senior & Junior routes will consist of the usual mixture of parkland, fields, stream crossing(s) depending on the weather, woodland/riverside paths and MUD (hopefully!)
Seniors, please pay particular attention to the Junior race as their course will be your first lap before heading off in search of adventure! 
Updated maps will be on posted here on Saturday and displayed in the Courtyard on the day…..please note the course is unsuitable for spikes.

In order that we continue to be made welcome at Paxton House……PLEASE park where directed, when warming up keep to the marked route on the farm/woodland and try to avoid using the toilets whilst wearing muddy footwear.
Note that under no circumstance will washing shoes in the toilets be tolerated!!!

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:

. 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.