Sunday, 16 February 2014


Ethos of the Borders Cross-Country Series

As this is the 25th Anniversary of the Borders Cross-Country Series it is an opportune moment to remind ourselves of the ethos behind this series.  The series was started 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.  In order to preserve this ethos of friendship, support and non-competitive rivalry, the Committee has introduced a Code of Conduct.  This Code of Conduct is, obviously, voluntary but the Committee hopes that all - both runners and spectators - respect and adhere to it.
Dunbar Results we go "again".

Still not 100% but we have changed the anomalies that have been brought to our attention.

So the updated results for yesterdays leg are:


With that in mind. Here are the overall results by category......


But much more importantly than all that. Here are some excellent pictures from Bob Marshall of yesterdays race...

And here are a selection of photos from Dunbar's James Addie:
That's pretty much it then. The various reps from the host clubs will let you know when entries for next seasons races are opening. Until then whether your "thing" is track, field, hill, road, trail or ultra ....enjoy your running!

Friday, 14 February 2014


The prize giving on Sunday will take place in Hallhill Healthy Living Centre in Dunbar.

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We hope to have this done as soon as is possible after the last race. Please be mindful however that we have to get the results back from the race to Hallhill and entered into the computer (as well as wait for the last runner - obviously).

There will be changing and showers available at Hallhill. Sadly we are unable to offer soup this year, but we hope to have tea and coffee available. There is a "bar" (of sorts) that sells snacks.

Friday, 7 February 2014


Prior to the last leg here are the all important team scores so far.....


Remember, its the best 5 results out of six to count on the day, so it may still be open ("may").
Note that the scores are based on the best three positions from a race. Clubs who have not yet managed FOUR events with a full team have not been included as it is now impossible for them to qualify.

Junior teams are mixed (boys and girls) but senior teams are male and female. Senior teams are based on gender position on the day.

Wednesday, 5 February 2014


The next race is at Whitesands near Dunbar on Sunday 16th February.

The route is pretty much the same as last years . Please note that the above route is the proposed route and we preserve the right to make alterations, if required, up to and including the day of the race.
A rough outline of the route is available on the attached map. Both routes (junior and senior) take in beach and coastal trails. Studs but not spikes recommended (road shoes would be OK too).
Details of Whitesands car park can be found on here:
Prizegiving will take place at Hallhill Healthy Living Centre in Dunbar. There are showers and changing facilities at Hallhill.
Hallhill is about a 10 minute drive from the race venue.

Monday, 3 February 2014

From Tweed Striders

Tweed Striders would like to thank everyone who supported their recent leg of the Borders XC series at Conundrum and also their hosts, Nigel and Lynn Dudgeon.  This first event for Tweed Striders was a challenge but both the club and the Borders XC Committee are confident that they came through it successfully and that the right decisions were taken during the day, particularly in the junior race where the results will stand.  Tweed Striders are pleased and grateful for the overwhelmingly complimentary comments made both immediately after the event and subsequently and look forward to welcoming everyone again next season.