Tuesday, 27 January 2015


Courtesy of Nigel and Lynn Dudgeon, Tweed Striders will host the seventh and final - the presentation - leg of this year’s 25th anniversary series at Conundrum, Berwick-upon-Tweed, next Sunday, 15 February.  In order that the day may run smoothly so be enjoyable for all, please take a few minutes to read the following items of “house-keeping”. 

How to find Conundrum : Conundrum is situated just off the A1 about half a mile north of Berwick-upon-Tweed;  if coming from the south it is on the left and on the right if coming from the north.  The entrance is signposted Conundrum and is opposite a turbine;  as a “marker” Nigel will park his yellow JCB at the Conundrum road end, bucket in the air.

Roadworks : these are ongoing on the A1 currently.  With luck there will be a gap in the cones allowing those coming from the north to cross through at the Conundrum entrance;  if no gap, then continue on to Berwick, go round the Morrisons roundabout and back up the A1.  For those going south on the road home, again if no gap, turn left,  go to and over the Lamberton flyover, then south back down the A1 to the Morrisons roundabout.

Parking : This will be the same as last year, with marshals in charge of parking, whereby the first cars to arrive will be parked in Conundrum steading;  thereafter cars will be turned at the steading and parked on the roadway heading back out.   This will enable those who wish to leave early to do so easily.

Refreshments : All runners are entitled to soup, buttered roll, tea or coffee or hot chocolate upon production of their number (no number = no free refreshments);  there will be refreshments (bacon rolls, fried egg rolls, traybakes, hot / cold drinks, crisps) on sale for supporters and any runner who wants something additional.

Footwear : As Conundrum is in constant use throughout the year, please remove all muddy footwear before entering the venue.  It goes without saying that muddy footwear must not be washed out in the toilets nor worn in the cafĂ© which is carpeted.

Changing : There are no changing facilities per se though some may choose to change in the area immediately behind the door to the three toilets.  Runners are politely requested not to change in the toilets themselves as this renders the toilets “off-limits” to those in need !

Junior and Senior Courses : Neither is suitable for spikes;  course maps are below;  there will be a warning whistle five minutes before the start of each race.

The Presentation : This will take place as soon as Stuart has been able to process the results from this round.

Conundrum : Situated in the beautiful and peaceful North Northumberland countryside, with spectacular views plus the Halidon Hill Battle Trail, Conundrum is the ideal venue in which to hold any function (birthday party, christening celebration etc) or corporate event.  For further information please contact Nigel Dudgeon on 07824 374102.

Tweed Striders look forward to welcoming everyone to  Conundrum on Sunday.


Loads of wonderful pictures of our last race at Dunbar from Bob Marshall:

Junior photos HERE

Old un's photos HERE

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Race 6, Dunbar, Provisional Results

Sorry that "Sunny Dunny" didn't really live up to its name today.
Well done to all the runners who turned up for what proved to be a flat, fast route.

While we are always keen for the series to be a family event .....can parents and juniors PLEASE not wear each others numbers!

On a personal note a big thank you to Shelagh King for the home made flapjack at the end - Lovely!!

Anyway. Now that we have parents and juniors sorted here are the all important results from today.

Juniors HERE

Seniors HERE

As ever..... any errors, omissions etc... bordersresults@gmail.com

See you all in three weeks time for the last leg!!

Monday, 19 January 2015


OK. Its five down ...with two to go.
Remember, despite there being seven races this year, it's "just" the overall score of your best four that counts.

Here then are the results, by category, so far.....



Race 6 - Dunbar, Sunday 25th January.

The route is pretty much the same as previous 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:
Please be aware that the start and end of the Dunbar leg is pretty "spartan" there is a public toilet block that should be open for the event but there is very little else in the nature of changing/shelter. Bring extra layers to keep warm before and after :-)

Monday, 12 January 2015



Here is a link to some pictures taken by Sandy Wallace of H.E.L.P at yesterdays Paxton House race.

Luckily Sandy chose to catch the action on the first half of the route :-)


Sunday, 11 January 2015


A big thanks to Les and the gang for laying on such a hilly, muddy, wet, testing, lung-busting, scenic and technical course! To think of the money some people waste to do the so-called "tough-mudder" :-)

Anyway. By now you probably have rid your legs from all that lovely Paxton mud and are now sitting relaxing.

Which can mean only one thing...it's time for the PROVISIONAL results. So here they are:-



As ever please note that these are PROVSIONAL ...please let us know of any errors, omissions, gender realignments, misspellings etc.. at bordersresults@gmail.com