Sunday 2 October 2016

Scottish Borders Hill Race Series Inaugral Year Final Placings

Scottish Borders Hill Races Series Trophies and Tankard
Overall Champion was Andrew Cox won the series with very solid and consistent results throughout always being there or there abouts. Lucas Cheskin had to settle for 2nd in the Senior Male category while Susan Ridley from Peebles (who runs for Edinburgh AC) won the prize for the first female Borderer, as well as being the first F50. The overall woman’s title went to Edinburgh’s Jill Stephen who runs for the Hunters Bog Trotters club.The prize giving took place straight after the Penchrise with the awards being made by Scottish Borders Councillor for Hawick and Hermitage, David Paterson.
Scottish Borders Hill Race Champions 2016 -  Andrew Cox & Jill Stephens


The Series class winners and top 3 (where 3 or finishers) were:

Jill Stephen
1st F Overall
Susan Ridley
Edinburgh AC
1st F50 and 1st Borderer
Pauline McAdam
Teviotdale Harriers
1st F60
Andrew Cox
Moorfoot Runners
1st M Overall and 1st Borderer
Lucas Cheskin
Moorfoot Runners
2nd M Senior
Craig Freshwater
3rd M Senior
Brian Marshall
1st M40, 3rd M Overall
Neil Pendrich
2nd M40
Paul Lockie
Teviotdale Harriers
3rd M40
Mike Andrew
1st M50, 2nd M Overall
Keith Murray
Teviotdale Harriers
2nd M50
Tim McCall
Norham RC
3rd M50
Frank Birch
Teviotdale Harriers
1st M70
Full results can be found here 

Thanks to the kind sponsorship James Jones and Sons Ltd and timber contractor active throughout southern Scotland there was no additional fee to enter the series.

Series Co-ordinator Colin Williams, Club Secretary of the Moorfoot Runners, said

"For faster runners there has been a bit of prestige to compete for, but overall the idea is to promote the different races throughout the beautiful Scottish Borders in an increasing busy calendar and hopefully motivate to get out and enjoy the hills. 

The series has been a real show case for what the region has to offer. The races stretch all across the Borders ranging from the Pentlands by West Linton in the west, to the Cheviots by Yetholm in the east and with other venues including Peebles, Earlston, Melrose and Selkirk. All the races saw an increase in entries and in total 500 individuals took part in at least one of the 10 races, with 22 runners gaining a series placing with local Borders clubs Teviotdale Harriers, Moorfoot Runners and Lauderdale Limpers well represented."

Monday 14 December 2015

Borders Hill Race Series 2016 - Inaugural Year

The Scottish Borders Hill Race Series consists of 10 short to medium races throughout the Borders in Spring and Summer. Participants will have to complete a minimum of 5 races to qualify for a series placing. If you do more races then your 5 highest finishes will count.

There is no additional fee or registration required to enter the series. To take part you simply need to enter the participating races as normal which are mainly Entry On the Day (EOD) except the Eildons and Baddinsgill which are pre-entry only.

The races for 2016 will be:


Date 2016
Organiser details /Event Website
 south of Broughton
Sat 19 March
Robin Morris
Entry On Day
Wed 18 May
Entry On Day
 Town Yetholm
Sun 5 June
Les Turnbull
Norham AC
Entry On Day
Sat 25 June
Gerry Moss
Gala Harriers
Tues 5 July
Entry On Day
Sun 7 August
Sheila Cochrane
Selkirk Fund Runners
Entry On Day
Sat 13 August
Gregor Nicholson
Moorfoot Runners
Entry On Day
 West Linton
Sun 28 August
 north of Moffat
Sat 3 Sept
Entry On Day
 south of Hawick
Sun 18 Sept
Paul Lockie
Teviotdale Harriers
Entry On Day
 All the race details are found on and Please contact the individual race organisers with queries about specific events.
The Borders Hill Race Series will have prizes for the following categories:
  • 1st overall male and female winners
  • 1st M + F Borders resident/ club member (if not the overall winner)
  • 1st Vet in categories where three or more finishers
Prize giving will take place after the last race in the Series, the Penchrise Pen.

Any queries please contact Colin Williams