Wednesday, 5 September 2012


The 2012/2013 Dates for your diary are as follows:



Lauderdale Limpers
 Lauder public park
4th November 2012
Dunbar Running Club
White Sands
18th November 2012
Moorfoot Runners
Hay Lodge Park, Peebles
2nd December 2012
Paxton House
13th January 2013
Berwick Harriers
Spittal Point
27th January 2013
Gala Harriers
Swimming Pool, Galashiels
10th February2013
Hopefully the above are now the final dates.
Please note the change in date of the first race.
We have also been informed by Lauder "We will be having registration in our new meeting rooms in Lauder public park. registration will take place in the social room in the New building. As well as this room we have junior and senior changing rooms and toilets. We alSo have around 60 car parking spaces with on street parking nearby"

Please note that fees for 2012/13 are £12 for seniors and £6 for juniors (fee covers all six races).
Also please note that it has been decided that for 2012/13 senior age categories will be in bands of ten years rather than five (please see entry form for categories).
The rules are:

ONE entry fee: which entitles the runner to compete in as many or as few rounds as he/she wishes.
At ALL Rounds:                 Senior £12                   Young Athlete £6
To be eligible for prizes, the runner must have “paid up” and completed FOUR rounds.  If more than four rounds are completed, then the best four will count.  Final placings are found by adding your four best finishing positions within your category.  In the case of ties, the award goes to the best placed in the last or latest round.

One number is issued for use in ALL rounds.
Prizes are only awarded in the categories stated on the entry form, and the number of awards depends on the number of entrants.  As a general rule, a 1st  overall requires a minimum of 3 entrants, a 2nd overall 5 entrants and a 3rd overall 6 entrants.
For young athletes there will be at least a first prize in each category irrespective of the number of entrants.
For Seniors, if there are too few entrants in any category for prizes to be awarded, the category will collapse into the “harder” category, e.g. FVV will compete as FV.
Minimum age for Young Athletes is 8 years.
Despite “Birthdays”, your category remains the one, correctly recorded, on the entry form on your day of entry for whatever round you first entered, i.e. only age on day of entry matters.
The “team” competitions, (Male and Female for Seniors), will be decided on the basis of overall finishing positions of the first three club runners per round for the BEST FIVE rounds added together.  There will be a trophy for the first team, (and should that not be one of the organising clubs, an additional team trophy for the first “organising club” team).  A Young Athletes team prize will be awarded in the same way.
Every senior runner gets “two” finishing positions: overall and category.  There are additional prizes (irrespective of category) for first overall male and female and first overall male and female from the organising clubs.  Winners are restricted to a maximum of TWO awards, one of which is their category prize.
All rounds start at 11.30 am (Young Athletes) and 12 noon (Seniors, Vets) on Sundays. Registration from 10.30am (Rounds 1 & 2), 11.00am (Rounds 3 –6).  Dates and venues are listed below.
Runners MUST complete the correct course as marked or they will be penalised.  The “referee of the day” will rule on an appropriate penalty.
The presentation of prizes will take place after the final round at a suitable venue.  Prize winners, or their representatives, MUST be present to receive their awards.  Refreshments will be available.
Dates have been selected to avoid conflicting with other events as far as reasonably possible.  However some events will clash by day or weekend.  The committee hope that you will be able to enjoy the whole series, complete at least four rounds and benefit from this extra competitive edge to your winter’s training.

It is very unlikely that changes of date will be forced upon us, but please be alert to the possibility.

An entry form will be posted here soon. It would be helpful if you could print it off and bring it with you to the first race.

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