Eildon Three Hill Race entry available on the day (Incorp East Dist Hill Champs)
23 Jun 18
Eildon Three Hill Race (incorporatiing East District Hill Running Championships).
There will be Entty on the day
The Eildon Three Hill Race will start at 2:30pm on Saturday 23rd June 2018. 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: Tom Owens (0:34:16) 2016.
Female: Louise Mercer 40:22 2015.
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.