Christmas event and meal – Lanton @ Lanton, near Jedburgh
Dec 15 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
The Christmas event will be at Lanton Wood on Saturday 15 December 2018, followed by the Christmas meal (at 1:30 pm at the Caddy Mann).  Members should have given Andrew their order by now)
The main event will be a 40 minute Score format with starts between 11:30 and 12 . There will also be a conventional Yellow course available.
Vehicle access to the wood will be by a good quality track, signposted from the A698 close to Timpendean Farm.
Entry fees: Senior members £3.50, Junior members £1.50, Non members £4/£2. 
Boxing Day Social – Wilton Park Hawick @ Wilton Park, Hawick
Dec 26 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

Our annual Boxing Day orienteering fun activity and social.  Sam and James are planning this year.

Wilton Dean Hall in Hawick will be open from 11 am

Mass start at 11:30.   The exact format will remain a mystery until the day but the first part is a 30 minute Score.   No entry fee but please bring some food for the communal buffet.  Also bring your Si dibber and compass if you have them.

Venue on Streetmap HERE

Local event/Club Championships/AGM/Social – Tweedbank @ The Barns, Tweedbank
Jan 12 @ 11:15 am – 11:15 am

PDF version here:       Event Info v3

January 12th 2019
RR Club Championships and Local Event
Tweedbank, Galashiels

Please read these notes fully, as there is important information about the event, especially regarding juniors.

Tweedbank is an Urban area, but has lots of parkland so be prepared for controls in areas rough underfoot – which may be muddy – so wear appropriate shoes.

Parking is in Tweedbank near the Community Centre, which is here. There is a very small car park at the Centre, otherwise please park responsibly on Essenside Drive. Post Code is TD1 3RT.

Registration and SI card hire is at the Tweedbank Community Centre. Clothing dump and toilets available and will be open from 10.45.

Entry fees:
Senior members £3.50, Juniors £1.50. Non-members £4 and £2. Families a maximum of £8.

Yellow course is quite short, but has a steep climb. Suitable for juniors under 12 years, and those who want an easy course.

Massed Start Handicap Score Everyone starts at the same time, but the number of controls to be visited depends on your handicap, see list below. For RR club members, this is the Club Championships, but anyone else is welcome to take part. If you are not an RR member, please let me know you are coming so there will be enough maps and we can allocate a handicap number. The winner will be the fastest to return to the finish having visited the correct number of controls.

The version of the map we are using is ISOM 2010 and is at a scale of 1:5000. As this is a smaller scale than usually used for a technical area, very few controls have been set in the complex housing areas.

Being an urban area, there will be road crossings. BOF Guidelines state that M/W 16s and below will not be able to cross “roads with significant traffic”, but it has been agreed that most roads in Tweedbank are “roads with traffic management which induce slow speeds”. Therefore we WILL accept entries for the Massed Start event from juniors who have reached their 12th birthday on the day. However, to conform to these guidelines, the main bus route which runs through the middle of Tweedbank must be crossed only at the underpass by ALL competitors. The underpass will be marked on the map as a “crossing point”. The main roads themselves are out-of-bounds and marked with red crosses on the map, but you may run along the pavements beside them.

To assist in planning your route, the Start is on this eastern side of the bus route where there are 9 controls and there will be 10 controls to the west of the bus route where the Finish is. The controls have no points values as in a Score event and you may choose any controls from either east or west to make up your total.

Make sure you double check that you have visited the correct number of controls before heading to the finish!

Note about Yellow Course
Juniors under 12 years old will be able to do this course, but parents should note that the course will cross two cul-de-sac roads on the School Route, where there are traffic islands. The route also follows paths close to Tweedbank Loch. The Yellow course will include the Underpass mentioned above under the main bus route. If parents are unsure about older juniors doing the Score, they should enter the Yellow course.

Please make sure you are registered and ready to walk to the start as a group at 11.15. The Massed Start event will start at 11.30, with the Yellow course immediately after, but there will be a 400m walk for all competitors which involve crossing the bus road. This crossing will be marshalled, but parents please take responsibility for your children’s safe crossing of the road.

The finish will not be near the start, but back nearer to the Community Centre. Please remember, that even if you do not do the correct number of controls, you must punch the Finish unit.

Courses will close at 12.45 to allow the RR AGM to take place at the Community Centre.

These are the number of controls you must visit, but if your name is not there, please contact me at

Number of controls to be visited
17 Kirstin Maxwell
16 John Tullie
16 Ian Maxwell
16 Tim Darlow
16 Sam McKinnon
16 Mike Johnston
16 Paul McGreal
16 Rachel Sullivan
16 Barry Veitch
16 Keith Murray
15 Sarah McAdam
15 Edmund Rooney
15 Fiona Forrest
15 Quin Arthur
15 Ken Horne
15 Karen Maxwell
14 Kate Darlow
14 James Purves
14 Andrew Armstrong
14 Craig Scott
13 Lindsey Knox
13 Eileen Maxwell
13 Douglas Henderson
13 Pauline McAdam
12 Catherine Rooney
12 Lynne Bogle
12 Max Arthur
11 William Bruce
11 Fiona Johnston
11 Bridget Khursheed
11 Judith Purves
11 Duncan Shiell
11 Ged Smith
11 Ellie Darlow
11 Wils Wilson
11 Anne Campbell
10 David Patterson
10 Catherine Baker
10 Kate Grimsditch
9 Robert Cranston
9 Susan Shiell

Roxburgh Reivers AGM

Immediately following the Event, the Roxburgh Reivers AGM will take place at Tweedbank Community Centre. As soon as you have recovered from your run, please make your way to the Barns. For eats before the meeting, there are kitchen facilities and hot water.

Organiser: Robin Sloan, 01896822548 or 07773599807

Night Training – Eildons
Jan 23 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm

In conjunction with a training exercise for Tweed Valley MRT, this will be a Night training course similar to the technical standard at our RR Autumn series last November.

Where: Eildon Hall policies. Parking on old Melrose road at Eildon Mains NT570328. Take the old Bogle Burn road from north end of Newtown St Boswells past Eildon Village to the end of the road.

Time: starts from 6.30 to 7.00pm

Terrain: mostly managed woodland, rough underfoot

Course: single course, not suitable for under 16s unless accompanied by an adult.

Cost: Donation to Mountain Rescue Team to cover maps etc. Suggest £2.50

Organiser; Paul McGreal

Safety: Please make sure you have adequate clothing for a possibly chilly night, and bring a spare torch.

As this is an informal training session, there will be no official results published.

Selkirk Hill @ Selkirk Hill, Selkirk
Feb 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The 2nd club event of 2019 will be at Selkirk Hill.

Starts from 1.00 to 2.00pm.

Parking:  at the Argus Centre, Goslawdales, Selkirk.

Courses:  Yellow 1.6km, Orange 2.5km, and Light Green 4km.

Start is about 0.9k from registration at Argus Centre with Finish about 0.4k away, along the road.  The road is fairly quiet but you still need to watch out for traffic, and younger competitors should be accompanied.

Entry fees:  Seniors £3.50, Juniors £1.50,  Non-members +50p.   Families a maximum of £8.

Bowhill @ Bowhill Estate, Selkirk
Mar 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The 3rd event of the year will be at Bowhill, near Selkirk.

Starts from 1.00 to 2.00pm. Yellow, Orange and Light Green courses

Enter estate from Generals Bridge on the A708 Selkirk to Moffat road at NT433281, follow drive to parking just north of Bowhill House. 

Entry fees: Seniors £3.50, Juniors £1.50, Non-members +50p. Families a maximum of £8.

Late addition to courses: in addition to the usual, there will be a limited number of maps for a Green course 4.8km, 200m climb.