Sunday, 1 December 2013


A big thanks to our hosts today from Moorfoot.
As ever a tough course that had "it all"........ a beautiful riverside trail, a scenic viaduct crossing, a path through the woods, a lung-bustin' hill and a muddy finish. Fantastic.

New results are now here.




A hat without a head ...The multi coloured, knitted, pom pom hat that was found at Lauder is now with Romi and can be collected from registration at the next race.

Polite request.  Number spotters and timekeepers have a hard job trying to record everyone who comes in. Please make their job easier by:

  1. Keep the finish area immediately beside them clear. Yes we all want to see friends and club mates finish, but please leave some working room.
  2. "I know your busy, but what was my time".... Please ask Santa for a watch this Christmas.
  3. If you finish the race ... please do not go back onto the course to "run in" with others.

Once the results from round 3 are "confirmed" and anomalies removed we will calculate the places so far and team points etc.

Sunday, 17 November 2013


First up. A Big thanks to Gala Harriers for hosting the race today. It was a tough one - but fun and definitely worth the effort.

Results  here.



If anyone was taking pictures today we would love to get a link.

See you in two weeks at Peebles.

Monday, 11 November 2013


Junior Race 11:30 am

Senior race 12:00 noon.

Organisers would like to request that runner’s park either in the town centre or in the grounds of Galashiels Academy and avoid parking at the Swimming Pool.  It is important that the swimming pool area is kept clear and access is available for local residents attending the pool.

The attached map of the route is only a guide and this may change due to conditions on the day of the race. Please note that organisers do not recommend spikes for this route.



Tuesday, 5 November 2013

LOST AND FOUND wouldn't be cross country if someone didn't leave something.

We have recieved the following message(s)...

"On unpacking my bike pannier this morning I found I had an extra pair of black running longs. I don't know how they got in there but I expect someone at yesterday's Lauder race is missing them. They are by Karrimor in size medium."

If you are missing yours get in touch and we will get you in contact with the finder.

"I was running at Lauder on Sunday and think someone must have picked up my hat by mistake. It is a green and purple wooly Sherpa hat which me and my daughter share. It is only a few weeks old and was wondering if anyone has said they have it, it is our favourite!"

If you found a hat like this then please let us know and we will try to reunite it with the owner.

Sunday, 3 November 2013


There may have been a chill in the air and a bit of a breeze...but at least the sun was out for the runners in today's first leg of the 2013/14 series.

Well done to Lauder for hosting a great, albeit challenging, course. Hills, stream crossings, mud and slippery climbs - a bit in there for everyone.

PROVISIONAL results are here.



Loads of really excellent pictures, from the ever reliable Bob Marshall HERE.
Many thanks Bob.
Another batch of pictures HERE

Thursday, 24 October 2013


Only a few days to go until the first round in Lauder.  Please read the following carefully.The senior event is FULL. Please do not turn up expecting to enter on the day as your request will be politely but firmly refused.

There is ample parking in Lauder within a 10 minute walk.
From Edinburgh turn right at the Lauderdale Hotel and then 1st left towards the primary school. this area can accomodate over 50 cars in the car parks and on street parking (Allanbank Gardens). Park at the other side from the houses and do not obstruct the residents exits.

From the south after the Kelso turn off on your right take the first left. There is ample on street parking around the Maitland Park area. Again respect the residents property and access.

From Gala there is a small car park at the southern upland way car park which will take 20-30 cars.

If you are helping on the day you must use the new Health Centre Car Park which will be reserved for this purpose.

We will not be supervising parking and I have asked our community police to be aware of the extra traffic, and they will enforce any issues around selfish parking and take appropriate action.

Please bring along your confirmation e mail to speed up the registration process. Please allow plenty time and be patient as we cope with around 350 runners.  Please remove all muddy footwear before entering the sports pavillion. there will be refreshments available to buy before during and after the event.

Hilly,muddy,scenic and tough and as 2012. Not suitable for spikes. Although the red Cross is in attendance and a full risk assesment has been carried out you are responsible for your own safetyand this is a condition of entry. Please follow the instructions of the race director and marshals.

We have had a few issues organising this series but we look forward to a great start to the 2013 series. Please check the website before you start your journey as the Race Director reserves the right to pospone the event due to inclement weather or unacceptable risks to participants or spectators.

I hope you enjoy your day

Graeme Sutherland
Lauderdale Limpers

Saturday, 12 October 2013


Please note that entries are now CLOSED.
We do have a few additional places that we will be issuing soon. However, we reserve the right to give priority for these places to members of the six host clubs.


If you are a runner from one of the six host clubs. You have not yet entered but want to, then please notify your club representative ASAP and we will arrange for entry for you.

Sunday, 11 August 2013

2013/14 DATES

Hope everyone has had an enjoyable and rewarding Spring and Summer...
Don't want to think too much about Winter, just yet. But it's not that long away and we thought you might want to know the dates of the 2013/14 Borders XC series.
Well here they are...
3rd Nov  Lauder
17th Nov  Gala
1st Dec   Moorfoot
12th Jan  Norham at Paxton
26th Jan  Tweed Striders
16th Feb  Dunbar plus prize giving
Keep checking this site for details soon on how to enter online.
Also remember to check this site before each event to keep an eye out for last minute announcements and details of venues and meeting points.

Sunday, 10 February 2013


That's the last leg done and dusted for 2012/13.

Well done to everyone who took part - hope you enjoyed it. And thanks to one and all who helped out in planning, setting up, marshaling etc for all the legs ("they also serve, who only stand and point...")

Here are the results of leg 5


NOTE: Known issue. In the seniors results for race 5 two numbers are "wrong" - two possible reasons for this. (1) The number was taken down wrongly - for which we apologize in advance. (2) Runners turned up wearing their numbers for 2011/12 (it's happened before).

And here are the final results:

SENIOR (By age category)
SENIOR overall.

JUNIOR (By age category)
JUNIOR overall.

See you all next November. Check this site later in the year for details.

Sunday, 20 January 2013


This has been an exceptional Border cross country series with a record breaking turnout. The Final leg will be in Galashiels next to Swimming pool on Sunday 10th Feb 2013.

Junior Race 11:30 am
Senior race 12:00 noon.

Organisers would like to request that runner’s park either in the town center or in the grounds of Galashiels Academy and avoid parking at the Swimming Pool.  It is important that the swimming pool area is kept clear and access is available for local residents attending the pool.

The presentations will be held a short walk from the finish from 1pm at Galashiels Academy Elm Row Galashiels TD1 3HU, where soup and a roll will be served.
The attached map of the route is only a guide and this may change due to conditions on the day of the race. Please note that organisers do not recommend spikes for this route. 


On another matter [Gala] will be setting up a power point presentation showing the many photographs of this year’s Xcountry series,  this will be run on the big screen at the Galashiels Academy while we are waiting for the results.  Would it be possible for you to contact all other clubs and request that they email some of their best photographs so I could include  them in the presentation. 

Please email photographs to

BEST 3 AFTER 4 (Updated 03/02/13)

With only one more leg to go (at Gala), and with the series now the best three out of five, we thought it prudent to bring the "scores on the doors" so far after four legs.

So here they are:



And here are the category places (so far). Again it's the best three that count....



Please note that these results reflect a few changes (names - spellings etc.), but also reflect a slight change in the Peebles results. To that effect the revised Peebles results are reflected HERE.

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

BERWICK - CANCELLED. (Update 18/01/13)

Please note that, as some may already be aware, the next leg of the Borders Cross Country Series, due to be held at Berwick on 27th January has been CANCELLED.

There are health and safety issues that can not be ignored and mean that this race can not go ahead. These are:
"The River estuary is in a very dangerous state after all the debris has been washed down and is now blocking the start and finish area around Spittal point and on to the beach as well.

Also the state of the cliff top tracks are very wet and slippery because of the weather and with it being an out and back course and narrow passing places with sheer drops onto the beach and it is dangerous hazard.

Priority has to be safety first in any event we organise as a club before there is a serious incident that we would always regret."

The series will be reduced to five legs. This means that overall position will now be calculated on the best 3 results and the team positions will be based on the best 4 results.

Sunday, 13 January 2013


Wooded areas, stream crossings, riverside paths, fields, climbs, and MUD ... lots and lots of MUD.
Hope everyone had a good run at Paxton House.
Thanks to everyone who helped lay on today's race.

Here are the important PROVISIONAL results:


As per usual let us know of errors and omissions .

Saturday, 12 January 2013


Please see this important notice from the organizers of the Paxton race......

"there will be no parking on the grass whatsoever.  Cars have to be parked in the tea room courtyard (the first arrivals), then the carpark, then down the drive in, then along the main road.  We are not allowed to park cars on the drive in front of the house.  The ground is totally sodden."

Wednesday, 9 January 2013


Here are the results after three races. Remember its your best FOUR races that go towards your final placing do these are only indicative.




Any one out there looking for new studded running shoes?
Well it could be your lucky day - as long as your a lady with size 6 feet......

Romie writes..

"Ladies' ETA studded shoes, size 6, left from my running days.  One pair is hardly used, the other pair is well used.  Could you advertise them on the website please, £10 for the hardly used, and the others free to a good home?  I will have them at Registration in the Tea Room, along with the items of lost property."

Sunday, 6 January 2013


All Fitness Sports are happy to announce 10% of all purchases made at any of the remaining Borders Events.

Simply click on the picture below for a larger, printable PDF version of their voucher.
Take it with you to Paxton, Berwick or Gala, make your purchase, show the voucher and get your 10% discount.

Remember to check out their web site