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Organiser's Description

RULES The race will be run under SHR rules
RACE CATEGORY AL (to see what this means, visit

30km / 1600m (approx)


12noon, Traquair House, Traquair, Innerleithen EH44 6PW


Broughton Ales, Main Street, Broughton Village, Biggar ML12 6HQ

RECORDS Men 2.33:38 John Taylor (Holmfirth) 1992
Women 2:53:56 Angela Mudge (Carnethy) 2000

ENTRIES: PRE-ENTRY ONLY - STRICTLY NO ENTRY ON THE DAY. Entry fee £20.00 by 22nd September. For safety reasons, no substitution of entrants’ names will be permitted. Online entrants @ Entrycentral will receive a confirmation email.

REGISTRATION: From 11am, next to the tearoom in the grounds of Traquair House, or as directed. Runners may either make their own way to Traquair House or reserve a place on the race coach from Broughton (see below).

RACE COACHES: Coaches will be available before the race to transport runners from the finish at Broughton to the start at Traquair House. Coaches depart from in front of Broughton Primary School at 10.00am sharp, and will drop runners off at the main gates of Traquair House. You should proceed directly to registration upon alighting from the bus.

TOILETS (male and female) are available at the start next to Broughton Primary School, beside registration at Traquair House, and after the finish at Broughton Village Hall. Unfortunately there are no gender-neutral toilets at the start and finish.

RUNNERS KIT not worn in the race should be placed in the kit van at the start for transporting to Broughton Village Hall near the finish. Please ensure that kit is clearly marked with your name and/or race number.

FULL EMERGENCY KIT comprising wind and waterproof full body cover, gloves, head cover (hat or buff), map of the entire race route, orienteering-type compass, whistle and food equivalent to a chocolate bar must be carried by all runners. Strict kit checks will be performed at the start (all - no exceptions) and finish. Any runner not complying will be disqualified.

SAFETY: This race is an arduous event which should not be undertaken by runners who are unfit, or are inexperienced in the hills. Past race reports may give some idea of what to expect; e.g. Runners must be at least 18 years old. The organisers cannot accept any liability for any accident or injuries. No accompanying dogs are allowed.

HILL RESCUE COVER will be provided by Moffat Mountain Rescue Team.

THE START will be on the lawn in front of the courtyard gates at Traquair House, at 12 noon on Saturday 28th September.

TRAQUAIR HOUSE: We are fortunate to be allowed to start the race again this year from the grounds of this famous historic house. Please do not drop litter, trample flowers, damage lawns, display banners or climb gates. Refreshments may be on sale in the Tearoom within the grounds.

FLAGGED SECTIONS: The course, though normally unmarked, may require to be marked in places because of, e.g., a grouse shoot, etc. Failure to follow any flagged sections will result in disqualification.

APPROACH TO TRAHENNA: True North have advised they plan to erect a deer fence around the Stobo estate that will cut off the direct (steep) approach to Trahenna (this is the route marked on the race map), so runners will need to proceed instead via Louden Knowe Wood in order to cross at a new gate at Louden Knowe (72/142372). Climbing any deer fence is strictly forbidden, and will result in immediate disqualification.

APPROACH TO BROUGHTON: All runners (with the exception of Colin Donnelly) must follow the road from Ratchill Farm to the finish at Broughton Ales.

CHECKPOINT information is provided below (OS Sheets 72 & 73, or the official race map).

  Description Grid Ref   Checkpoint closing time
Start Traquair House 73/329353   -
  Birkscairn Hill 73/275332   1315
  Hundleshope 73/250339   1350
  Stob Law 73/230333   1425
Drinks station Glenrath Farm 73/207342  *Retiral Point*  1440
  Whitelaw Hill (not on summit) 72/193354   1505
Drinks station  Stobo Home Farm 72/179370  *Retiral Point*  1530
  Trahenna Hill 72/136374   1630
  Ratchill Farm 72/119364   1650
Finish Broughton Ales 72/111361   1700
  • It is the responsibility of each competitor to ensure they have been recorded through every checkpoint. Checkpoint closing times will be adhered to. Runners outside these times will required to withdraw from the race at that point.
  • Any runner retiring from the race for any reason must report ASAP to the nearest checkpoint, and to the timekeepers at the finish at BROUGHTON ALES (Tel: 07909 043202). Failure to do so will almost certainly result in search teams going out looking for you, and you may be barred from entering hill races in the future.

THE FINISH will be at Broughton Ales (Brewery), Broughton. Changing facilities (not showers) will be available at Broughton Village Hall, at the opposite end of the village. Soup, sandwiches and tea will be provided.

PRIZEGIVING: Prizegiving will be held in the village hall at 6pm. We welcome non-binary runners. You can enter as female, male or non-binary and we will have prizes for these gender categories.

SUSTAINABILITY: In line with our commitment to reduce any negative impacts of hill running on the environment, we encourage you to consider the following:

  • Car share where possible. You can join this WhatsApp group for coordinating lifts nearer the time: Two Breweries Race Car Share WhatsApp Group
  • Take care not to drop anything on the hill. This includes gel sachels, sweet wrappers, etc.
  • Please bring your own safety pins, mug and spoon for soup.


22 Sep 2024 23:59£20.00

For each sign-up, the organiser pays the Service Fee of 4% (min 50p). You pay no surcharge

Dates and Status

Date: 28/09/2024

12:00:00 - 18:00:00

Status: Open

Total Places: 200

Places Available: ??



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