The Borders League is a series of winter road races usually over 5-6 miles contested by fourteen clubs from our area. There are no individual entry fees for any of the races and the only requirement is that a club vest is worn. Race dates for 2017/18 are given below. All races are on Sunday at 11.00, except the final two which are on Wed evenings. Runners compete within their own age group with their finishing place in each race counting as their score. So if you win you score 1 point, if you are 100th you score 100 points. Your best six scores over the seven races adding up to your personal final score. Prizes are awarded in each age group for the lowest scores. Runners can miss one race without penalty but men score 500 points for each extra race missed whilst ladies score 150.

There is also a team competition within the league. The first seven men finishers count towards the clubs men's team score whilst the first four ladies count towards the ladies team score. There are punitive penalties if any team falls short of the required numbers to make up a team - 300 points for each missing man and 100 points for each lady. Each year there are also awards for the most improved men's and ladies teams based upon the same scoring system but the current years team scores are compared with last seasons results.
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Dates Season 2018 / 2019

  • 14th October 2018 Wirral
  • 11th November 2018 West Cheshire at 9:30 am
  • 2nd December 2018 Cybi
  • 27th January 2019 Chester Tri
  • 3rd March 2019 Wrexham
  • 31th March 2019 Buckley
  • 24th April 2019 (Wed) Prestatyn (+ presentation evening). 7.15 Start

Deestrider Fell / Trail Competition 2017

Best 6 races to count ,at least one to be over 5 miles.All races must be entered as a Deestrider

Safety requirments:-Windproof full body cover ,hat ,gloves,compass & whistle to be worn or carried (Bum Bag).

Scoring:- First to finish 10pts descending to 10th who recieves 1pt

  • Male 40+,Female 35+ ………..+ 1pt
  • Male 50+,Female 45+……………+2pts
  • Male 60+,Female 55+……………+3pts

Most races EOD £4-£5

Date Race Venue Start Dist/Ascent Comments
Jan Friday 13th Dash in Dark LLandegla Forest 7pm 4m/750ft
May Wed 3rd Ysgol Dinas Bran Llangollen 7:15pm 4.3m/1150ft
Sat 6th Llangynhafal Loop Llangynhafal,Denbigh 1pm 4.7m/1750ft
June Wed 7th Beast Maeshafn,Mold 7:15pm 4.5/1500ft
June Wed 14th Hot Foot up Famau Top cp/Moel Famau 7:30pm 3.5m/1200ft
June Sat 25th Moel-y-Gamelin Horseshoe Pass 11am 10m/2879ft
July Sun 2nd Fairly Speckled Cow Llyn Alwen/Brenig 11:30am 7m/582ft
July Wed 12th Druid Llanferres 7:30pm 5m/1200ft
July 26th Aug Green Green Grass Llangynhafal,Denbigh 7:30pm 5m/1500ft 15mins to start
Aug Wed 2nd Ponderosa Horseshoe Pass 7pm 4m/950ft
Aug Mon 28th Moel Famau Cilcain 1pm 4.6m/1286ft
Sep Sat 12th King Johns Castle Llanarman-n-al 11am 4.6m/866ft
Sep Sun 24th Lynn Alwen Lynn Alwen/Brenig 9:30am 7m/582ft
Oct Sun 22nd Clwydianhills Cilcain 11am 9m/3000ft
Fri 10th Nov Dash in dark Llandegla Forest 7pm 4m/750ft
Sat 18th Nov Penmaenmawr Penmaenmawr 10:30am 10m/1950ft
Dec Fri 1st Dash in Dark LLandegla 7pm 4m/750ft