Author Archives: Lindsey

Jedburgh Controller – Ian Pyrah ESOC

What a weekend, well-done Roxburgh Reivers – all the people I spoke to after the event were of a similar view.

The planner has already commented on some unexpected issues on the day; these were dealt with quickly and fairly with little fuss. The crossing out of the removed control (courses 1, 2 and 3) on the control descriptions in the pre-start boxes alerted competitors that something was amiss. The handing out of maps on the start-line allowed competitors to check their map and listen to the explanation that a control had been removed from their course without disturbing the concentration of competitors on the other courses.

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Kelso Planner – Andrew Armstrong RR

Planning a significant urban event in my own home town was daunting but something that I had very much wanted to do for some time. There’s the desire to make sure all the tricky little corners are included but in an event such as this I wanted to ensure that icons of Kelso like the Square, the Tweed and the Abbey all featured on the longer courses. My goal was also to ensure that every senior competitor would have choices to make throughout their course. 

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Race the Abbeys – Results

Photos from the weekend kindly supplied by

Brian Ward HALO – Kelso photos

Brian Ward HALO – Jedburgh photos

Stephen Wilson (CLYDE) – Jedburgh photos


14/6/23: The results are now final and have been uploaded to the various leagues.

Combined COURSE results (including splits) from both days are HERE
Combined results by CLASS here
Kelso Winsplits are HERE Jedburgh Winsplits HERE
Kelso Routegadget HERE Jedburgh Routegadget HERE

Race the Abbeys update

We’ll be pleased to offer any WRE Elite Sprint runner a non-competitive run on one of the urban courses at a fixed cost of £5 per run payable on the day of the event.  You need to enter the urban course you want on a separate entry form, request an Open Start for convenience and key in a discount code which you can obtain by first emailing Lindsey (

Melrose sprint 17/5/23

The results from Melrose are HERE

It was nice to see a good turnout to what was a busy evening in Melrose. I was pleased to see the variety of route choices everyone made, which was my plan.

Lindsey (Planner/Organiser)