Tuesday, 29 November 2016


Tweed Striders look forward to welcoming you to the third leg of the XC at Spittal.  In order to ensure the event goes as smoothly as possible for all (runners, spectators, volunteers, local residents), we would ask you to take some time to read these brief notes.

Car parking : there is a large car park on the left hand-side of Sandstell Road as you approach Spittal Point and there is plenty of on-street parking in Spittal but, if parking on-street, please ensure you do not block driveways etc.

For those of you still to collect numbers, Romie Scott will issue these from her grey Suzuki Splash (NJ13 AXK) which will be parked in the very small carpark at the end of Sandstell Road.  However, in order to leave this carpark free for Berwick residents out for a Sunday stroll, please do not park here. 

Both races will start on the beach at Spittal Point.  The beach can be accessed from St Helen’s Terrace (north end of Spittal Prom) : from St Helen’s Terrace,  go down the walkway on to the beach, turn to your left and walk back along the beach to the start.

The junior race will start at 11.30 am and senior race at 12 noon.  There will be a warning whistle 5 minutes before the start of each race and the athlete briefing for both will be on the beach at the start line.  However, in the event of “the unexpected “, Tweed Striders reserve the right to amend race start times (and courses) as necessary. 

The results will be posted on the XC website as soon as possible.  However, whilst the timekeepers and recorders (all of whom are volunteers as are the marshals) do their utmost to get everything right, grelims can and invariably do sneak in. So, in the event of gremlins, please contact Tweed Striders  via tweedstriders@gmail.com or via a host club rep - then bear with us while we fix.
Forte Bros will have a catering van on site (either at St Helen’s Terrace or on the grass in front of the chimney) selling tea, coffee, bacon / egg rolls, soup etc.  There are public toilets further along the Prom, behind the arcade just after the Bowling Club.  There are also public toilets in Berwick town centre (Eastern Lane and Woolmarket).

For route details please see the links below :
Junior Race : http://gb.mapometer.com/running/route_4434447.html

Monday, 21 November 2016

2nd Leg - Gala' "final" results

First off a massive thanks to all at Gala for hosting another great race.
A wee bit less mud than the previous leg but they more than made up for it with the cold!

The final results are now available.
Anyway. Here they are:



Friday, 18 November 2016

Borders XC leg 2 Gala 20th November 2016

Number collection will be at  the  Focus Centre Livingstone Place, Gala TD1 1DQ

For those who haven't picked up their. number please collect it at the  Focus Centre Livingstone Place, Galashiels TD1 1DQ. The Focus Centre is a short walk from the start area, soup roll tea/coffee and tray bakes will be served after the race. Toilet facilities available in the focus centre. Please leave muddy shoes at the entrance to the focus centre.
Junior Race starts 11:30am
Senior Race starts 12:00 noon

Runners are advised to  park within the town and walk up to the start area. Please do not park at the swimming pool as local swimmer require this space.

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Final Results



These are the final results after all reasonable checking and scrutiny of the finish line video.
If you DO still have any concerns/changes then please let us know by contacting the host club (or any of the host clubs) - we will then try to check and sort (if required) before the next round.

Please note we are runners ourselves and not necessarily IT specialists. The results "not opening on your Auntie Betty's auld android smartphone that she gave you six years ago......" is not our fault.J


Monday, 7 November 2016


We hope everyone has dried out and warmed up after yesterday's opening leg to the series.

Well done to everyone who ran yesterday. Testing conditions to say the least.

Here are the provisional results.

Please let the host clubs know of any errors and omissions. But please be patient - it might take a few days before we thaw out enough to get back to make any changes.