About the Borders League
Chester Triathlon Club competes in the Borders League each year. The league is a series of local monthly road races held from October to April, ranging from 5 to 6 miles in length and staged on a Sunday morning, usually with a start time of 11.00.
These races are certainly not just for the faster members of the club. They are an opportunity for all of us to have a good hard run which will do much to benefit our progress. Use them as a training session or to build experience of a race situation. As you tend to compete against the same people month on month it provides a good measure (and incentive!) of how you are getting on throughout the season.
Like all Leagues we compete in, we don’t have to have the same people in each race, so come along even if you can only make a couple of dates.
Everyone is welcome, remember, we all help the overall scores one way or another.
The venues are varied, packed with friendly faces (even from rival clubs) and enthusiastic support. For those races slightly further afield the club can provide transport for members.
Chester Tri also leads the field in post race catering – hot drinks and flap jacks!
The 2023/24 league season is to consist of 6 league races. After these, there will be a midweek evening Relay which is to be a free-standing race to be followed by the presentation.
Team competition is split into 2 Divisions with trophies for overall Teams and also for individual age groups. There are 10 or 7 counters for the Men’s team and 6 or 4 for the Women’s team, if in Division 1 or 2. You need 5 out the 6 league races to count in the individual standings. All 6 league races count for the team standings.
There is a barcode system for recording results, similar to parkrun. Barcodes are available for registered runners to print off from the Borders League website here.
The races are completely free, but you must bring your barcode to carry with you.
After the races, meet us back at our Chester Tri flag and these will be scanned, along with the finish token (also a barcode).
All athletes who have EA membership have been assigned a barcode.
If you are a new member or only just renewed your EA membership and can’t find your name on the Borders barcode list, you will need to register for a barcode in advance. This must be done no later than Thursday before the race. In this case contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Minimum age is 15 on 1st September prior to the season starting.
Second claim runners may participate if their first claim club does not participate in the competition.
Further details, rules and results available here: www.bordersleague.org.uk
Remember – Don’t forget your barcode!
(It’s a good idea to laminate it or put it in a plastic wallet)
To take part you need:
- EA membership
- Chester Tri membership
- a club vest or T-shirt must be worn.
- your barcode must be carried with you.
You must have EA (England Athletics) membership to take part in this and all other league races. The annual fee is £15 and the membership year runs from 1st April to 31st March.
Please take time to check you have current EA membership.
You can check if you have already paid for EA membership by logging in and checking if your “Memberships” includes “Chester Tri Club EA Membership”
Race 4 (TBC)
Sun 28th January 2024