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The Reivers Run
Sat 19th Jun 2010 to Sun 20th Jun 2010
organised by Central Scotland

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The Reivers Run

Saturday 19th to Sunday 20th June 2010


Meet at 10:30 for a 11:00 departure.

NOTE: New Meeting point

The Traquair Arms Hotel,
Traquair Road,
EH44 6PD

Google Maps link to start point.

"Welcome to the Borders"

The hilly inhospitable lands that border England and Scotland. Where the borderline was a blurred misty murderous and disputed hilly country for centuries.

This is the home of the Border Reivers who terrorised their neighbours, the English, for centuries. The reivers were, local families, not unlike the highland clans, whose only method of survival was to loot, steal and murder in order to survive their harsh way of life. Their main targets were their neighbours o'er the border but were not averse to having a go at their pals up the road.

The annual common ridings celebrate each areas riding of the town boundaries to protect themselves from these marauders.


We'll travel some of the best and less travelled roads and hopefully see some of the landmarks and places where these "scamps" operated.

On the Saturday night we'll be staying in Denholm which is a small village between Jedburgh and Hawick. The Auld Cross Keys Inn had twelve rooms available now all booked (See below for alternative accomodation).


Not only are Gordon and Ian brilliant run organisers, they’re both very accomplished musicians. They're also weel kent faces in the Borders folk scene with their band Fiddlers Leap. During the evening they’ll be performing some of their favourite songs.

Click here for a prelude of what you can expect.

The Cross Keys Inn tariff is £25.00 pppn or £40.00 DBB per person. NOW FULLY BOOKED 

The hotel has an excellent reputation locally for its food and hospitality and we have private car parking at the rear.

Please contact them direct on 01450 870305 and mention you're taking part in the MX5OC run.

Run Organisers: Ian and Gordon

Members attending so far:

01 - Ian
03 - Maria and Jim
05 - Janet and Wattie
07 - Heather and Chic
08 - Gavin
10 - Susan and Wilson
12 - Marion and Graham
14 - Fiona and Ian
16 - Moira and Gordon
18 - Lorna and Ron (Saturday Run Only)
20 - Sue and Gordon (Sunday Run Only)
21 - Jon (Sunday Run Only)

The Cross Keys is now fully booked. If anyone still fancies coming get in touch with Fiona and Ian by email: who may be able to arrange some last minute accomodation.

Saturday TomTom Sat Nav Itinerary:


01 - Connect your TomTom to your PC with the USB cable.
02 - Click here to download 20100619_route.itn file
03 - At "File Download" window click Save
04 - At "Save in" browse to your TomTom device. Example: TomTom Go (F:)
05 - Open the itn folder on your TomTom.
06 - Click Save
07 - Disconnect your TomTom from the PC.
08 - Go to the Itinerary Planning section of your TomTom.
09 - Select: Options/Load Itinerary/20100619_route

For further information please refer to your TomTom documentation for instructions on using Itineraries.

Google Map details of the Saturday route:

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Sunday TomTom Sat Nav Itinerary:


Click here to download 20100620_route.itn file

Google Map details of the Sunday route:

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Your Comments
20th Jun 2010 15:48 :: chic amd heather
Many thanks to Fiona and Moira for organising an excellent weekend and also to Gordon and Ian for providing chauffeur services for the ladies and for the entertainment on Saturday night.Excellent roads, food and company - thoroughly enjoyed the whole weekend

20th Jun 2010 16:18 :: Ian
What a brilliant weekend, many thanks to Moira & Gordon and Fiona & Ian for all the organisation. It was just perfect from start to Finnish.

20th Jun 2010 17:07 :: Gavin
Wow. So many of us just batter on down south using the main arteries in to England and just do not appreciate what lies in between. It has taken our true borderers Gordon and Moira and Ian and Fiona to show us what we have been missing all these years of heading north. What fantastic roads and countryside lies hidden just a few miles off the beaten track. A good time was had by all and Britney even made an appearance and I'll never be able to look at a Dyson vacuum cleaner in the same light again. You just had to have been there.

20th Jun 2010 19:33 :: wattie97
Thanks to Gordon,Moira,Ian and Fiona for oranising a fantastic weekend. The runs on both days were superb. The hotel, food,drinkies and entertainment were excellent as was the company. Can`t wait to see what they do for next year. More of the same would be ideal.Thanks again.
  Wattie & Janet.

20th Jun 2010 20:10 :: JimF
Brilliant weekend again. Lots of thanks to Ian,Gordon,Fiona and Moira for their superb runs ,choices of hotels and entertainment; what a package. You will need to let us know how you managed to book the great weather.
Jim and Maria

20th Jun 2010 22:03 :: ron & lorna
Thanks to all involved in organising the Saturday run,a brilliant day on tremendous roads,love the watersplash photo would like a copy if possible.Lots of similar roads still to be found in the Borders  please come back.

21st Jun 2010 08:09 :: Gordon & Moira
Delighted that everyone enjoyed the weekend and thank you for the kind comments. Let's hope it wasn't just beginner's luck.
Can't guarantee the weather but can promise more roads of the same quality.
Must go, Bongo and Charlie calling.

21st Jun 2010 10:20 :: Jon
Sounds like I missed a great day on Saturday, but Sunday was excellent. Great route/roads, good radio comms, great people. Thanks to organisers.

22nd Jun 2010 21:20 :: Fiona and Ian
Had a great time, nice to see everyone again and it was such a pleasure to introduce the club to our own area.    Thanks for all the positive comments, it's very much appreciated.
Looks like an annual event now...!      Oh and by the way, still having nightmares about Dyson hoovers....!

23rd Jun 2010 17:57 :: Ian
Full report now posted.

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