We are pleased to announce that the 5th annual 3 Eildons Trail Race will take place on Sunday 1st September 2019 at 10.30am. This event was previously a 10 mile race but we are now changing this to an 11 mile event. It measures in at around 10.85 miles on Garmin. This alteration is so that we can have the finish line much closer to the Melrose Rugby Club for the post race buffet (which is included in your entry fee) and showers (if required). The finish line is situated next to Melrose Abbey and is about a 5 minute walk away from the Rugby Club.
This event has been a sell out in previous years so please do not leave it too late to get your entry in. PLEASE NOTE: Your name on the entry list confirms your place in the event. Please check junk/spam email folders for event information and updates. You can also find details of the event and updates on our facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=melroseraces&epa=SEARCH_BOX
Once again registration, showers and post race buffet will take place at Melrose Rugby Club, The Greenyards, Melrose, TD6 9SA. The start line is about a 10 minute walk from the Rugby Club. We kindly ask that all muddy footwear is removed before entering the Rugby Club.
Registration will take place in the Rugby Club from 9.15-10.00am followed by an important race briefing before walking to the start line.
Very limited parking is available at the Rugby Club but there is plenty of street parking available and a free car park at St. Dunstan's Park less than 2 minutes away. Please park considerately.
The 11 mile route starts at the bottom of Boglie road heading uphill from the off. After you have got over the first 2 toughest miles of the route going over the Eildons, the rest of the route is gentle undulating with a flat final mile to the finish line beside Melrose Abbey. Be sure to lift your head at the top of the Eildons for some spectacular 360 degree views of the Scottish Borders. For those of you who have entered or are thinking of entering the Jed Ultra 38 mile race in October, this is the perfect training run for you as it takes in 9 miles of the middle section of the Ultra.
The only water station will be in the conservation village of Bowden just before the half way point. Around 80% of the route is trail with mud a possibility.
Advisory Kit List
- Waterproof Jacket
- Wooly hat or similar
- Energy bar/gel
- Mobile Phone
Navigation is not necessary for this event as it will be route marked with correx arrows and marshals.
Maximum time limit for this event is a generous 2 hours and 30 minutes.
Proceeds from this event will go to Borders Search and Rescue Unit, Earlston Explorers and Brathay Trust.
Awards will be given to 1st, 2nd and 3rd male and female finishers. Every finisher will receive a memento. Spot prizes will be awarded randomly. Prizes will be given at the finish line.