Trail Outlaws present Saint Cuthbert's Way Ultra. - The Race Against the Tide! Bridging the national borders between Scotland and England. The race starts at the historic town of Melrose in the Scottish Borders and finishes at Wooler in Northumberland. The route follows a way marked path heading Eastwards crossing large sections of the beautiful Scottish Borders region and the Northumberland National Park. The race finishes at at the lovely market place town of Wooler.(Only the 100KM race involves beating the tide to Holy Island.)
Although the race starts at Melrose, most people decide to register at Wooler and leave their car at Wooler which is where the race finishes. If you decide to do this. You can also book a coach transfer from Wooler to Melrose to get you start of the race, if you do not have a support team to take you. You are also able to register at Melrose if that is a better option for you.
All runners are given a GPS tracker, which is great for friends and family tracking you from home or on route.
All of the check points have basic first aid facilities. If you suffer an injury or accident that warrants direct medical attention and you are not able to get to an aid station, then please phone one of the race directors(07734309500 or 07984307900). If you have no phone contact, ask any runners or members of the public that pass you to relay the message. If you are injured but able to walk, please make your way to the nearest check point. If you suffer a severe injury, encounter someone in serious difficulty or are in any doubt at all please call 999. If you are on/beside a driveable tarmac road then please ask for the Ambulance service. If you are not by a drivable road then please request the Police and request Mountain Rescue.
Borders General Hospital, Huntlyburn, Melrose, TD6 9BS. 01896 826000
Alnwick Infirmary, Infirmary Drive, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 2NS. 0344 811 8111
All entrants get their race t-shirt, if they enter at least two weeks before the race. All finishers get a race medal.
There are also male and female prizes for the categories shown below.
|First Three||First finisher||First finisher||First finisher||First finisher|
Race Registration for runners getting coach from Wooler.
Collect race number/tracker.
Drop Bag Hand Over.
Registration window at Melrose
Collect race number/tracker.
Drop Bag Hand Over.
There will be water, coke and snacks at every checkpoint. Snacks will include sweets, fruit and savoury options.
Hot drinks a wider selection of snacks/food will be available at Morebattle.
But it is advised that you use your own nutrition and drop bags if you require substantial food types and choice.
At the finish there will be hot drinks and more substantial food stuffs. But again should you require a small meal (and it is highly advisable after an ultra distance event). Please but something in your finish bags.
For the 45M race one drop bag will be allowed at Morebattle.
Please keep the drop bags to a reasonable size. (A carrier bag size at most). Don't put too much food and drink in there as many people, end up not using most of what they put in their drop bags. Drop bags MUST be clearly labeled, write on your name/number and drop bag location.
Drop bags are not returned or taken to the finish if unused. So please do not put anything in that you would want back!
We can also take items taken to the start back to finish ie keys, wallets, warm clothes. These should be put in a bag labeled finish and also have your name on the bag. Again please remember that space is limited, so only fetch essential items to the start with you.
Although the race starts at Melrose, most people decide to register at Wooler and leave their car at Wooler.(There is also a free shuttle service from the race finish at Holy Island to Wooler.). If you decide to register at Wooler. You can also book a coach transfer from Wooler to Melrose to get you start of the race, if you do not have a support team to take you. You are also able to register at Melrose if that is a better option for you.Book Coach Transfer/Accommodation.
We have managed to secure the Wooler YHA for the whole weekend. So you can book accomodation at the hostel from Friday night through to Sunday. So if you are travelling to the race or even just fancy a lie in. There is everything from rooms of two to shared bunk rooms. Bedding is provided but you will need to bring your own towel.Book Coach Transfer/Accommodation.
Wooler Youth Hostel,
30 Cheviot Street,
NE71 6LWMap for Wooler YHA
Abbey Mill Park,
TD6 9LWMap for Start location at Melrose
Wooler Auction Mart,
NE71 6SLMap for Wooler Auction Mart
TD15 2STMap for Holy Island
|CP||Name||Mile||Drop bag||Toilet||Cut off||Address||Post code||Grid reference|
|0||Melrose||0||22:00||Abbey Mill Park, Friarshaugh, Melrose||TD6 9LW||NT548344|
|1||Dryburgh||5.5||00:30||Dryburgh, Melrose||TD6 0SG||NT588320|
|2||Bonjedward Road Crossing||16.25||04:10||A698, Jedburgh||TD8 6TJ||NT660239|
|3||Morebattle Town Hall||25.25||07:35||3 Mainsfield Ave, Kelso||TD5 8QG||NT771249|
|4||Hethpool||35.75||11:33||Unamed Road, Wooler||NE71 6XW||NT881282|
|5||Wooler YHA||45.25||15:00||30 Cheviot Street,Wooler||NE71 6LW||NT991277|