First Round : Lauder Information

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.
Graeme Sutherland
Lauderdale Limpers Running Club

Borders XC 2016-2017 dates for your diary :

6 November @ Lauder (number collection)
20 November @ Gala
4 December @ Spittal...

11 December @ Chirnside
8 January @ Paxton
29 January @ Peebles
19 February @ Dunbar (presentation leg)


The Rules are :

One number is issued for use in ALL rounds.
As a general rule, a 1st overall requires a minimum of 3 entrants, a 2nd overall 5 entrants and a 3rd  overall 6 entrants.
For young athletes there will be at least a first prize in each category irrespective of the number of entrants.
For Seniors, if there are too few entrants in any category for prizes to be awarded, the category will collapse into the“harder” category, e.g. FVV will compete as FV.
Minimum age for Young Athletes is 8 years.
Despite “Birthdays”, your category remains the one, correctly recorded, on the online entry.
The “team” competitions, (Male and Female for Seniors), will be decided on the basis of overall finishing positions of the first three club runners per round for the BEST FIVE rounds added together. There will be a trophy for the first team, (and should that not be one of the organising clubs, an additional team trophy for the first “organising club” team). A Young Athletes team prize will be awarded in the same way.
Every senior runner gets “two” finishing positions: overall and category. There are additional prizes (irrespective of category) for first overall male and female and first overall male and female from the organising clubs. Winners are restricted to a maximum of TWOawards, one of which is their category prize.
All rounds start at 11.30 am (Young Athletes) and 12 noon (Seniors, Vets) on Sundays. Registration from 10.30am (Rounds 1& 2), 11.00am (Rounds 3 –6). Dates and venues are listed below.
Runners MUST complete the correct course as marked or they will be penalised. The“referee of the day” will rule on an appropriate penalty.
The presentation of prizes will take place after the final round at a suitable venue. Prize winners, or their representatives, MUST be present to receive their awards. Refreshments will be available.
Dates have been selected to avoid conflicting with other events as far as reasonably possible. However some events will clash by day or weekend. The committee hope that you will be able to enjoy the whole series, complete at least four rounds and benefit from this extra competitive edge to your winter’s training.

It is very unlikely that changes of date will be forced upon us, but please be alert to the possibity