Borders XC Series 2019/2020 Round 2 Galashiels
Borders XC 2019/2020 Information
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.
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
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