Wednesday, 26 October 2016

1st Leg - Lauder, Sunday 6th November.

For those runners new to our series, Lauder is real cross country running with a mixture of paths, trails, hills, water and mud with great views and a warm welcome as you finish. Please wear off road / trail shoes as the route is unsuitable for spikes.  
Please read and 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. Car parking in the Health Centre Car Park is reserved for the 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 are 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 accomodate 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 the local 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.

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