Eildon Three Hill Race
24 Jun 17
The Eildon Three Hill Race will start at 2:30pm on Saturday 24th June 2017. Registration and number collection will be upstairs in the Melrose Rugby Club Melrose - Scottish Borders TD6 9SA from 1:00pm.
The Eildon Hill race is a traditional event which has taken place in late June for over 50 years and is part of the week-long Melrose Festival.
The distance: 7.2k climb 480m. Course record:
Male 2016 Tom Owens (0:34:16)
Female Louise Mercer 40:22 2015.
The Elidon Three Hill Race 2017 is part of the Borders Hill Race Series
Eildon Hills are south of Melrose, in the Scottish Borders, overlooking the town. The north hilltop (of three peaks) is surrounded by over 5 km (3.1 mi) of ramparts, enclosing an area of about 16 ha (40 acres) in which at least 300 level platforms have been cut into the rock to provide bases for turf or timber-walled houses.
The mid hilltop is the highest. The south hilltop is the lowest. The Eildon hills are surrounded by a large area of woodlands these are home to wildlife such as roe deer, badgers, stoats and red foxes. In winter and early spring the Eildon hills are often covered in snow however snow lasts longer on the higher slopes of the neighboring Southern Uplands.
Total Places: 350
Places Available: ??
*Discounted for members of any of SA EA WA
For each sign-up with a card payment, the organiser pays the Service Fee of 5% (min 60p). You pay no surcharge