Saint Cuthbert's Way

Holy Island to Melrose

Saint Cuthbert's Way.

29th June 2019

The Race Starts in:-

Trail Outlaws present Saint Cuthbert's Way Ultra. Bridging the national borders between Scotland and England, this inspiring 100km route will be reversed. Starting at Holy Island in an area of outstanding natural beauty on the Northumberland coast. The route heads Westwards crossing large sections of the Northumberland National Park and the beautiful Scottish Borders region. Finishing at Melrose, which is where Saint Cuthbert's journey is thought to have started. The race qualifies for 2(4 new)) UTMB points.

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Race Vital Statistics
Cut Off
Entry Limit
Saint Cuthbert's Way

Course Records

Male Ross Christie 2017 10:49:53
MV40 Nick Green 2017 11:17:44
MV50 Roland McCraw 2016 13:17:32
MV60 Richard Scroop 2016 18:01:20
Female Elspeth Berry 2017 12:29:47
FV40 Jenny Yeo 2017 13:43:47
FV50 Karen Nash 2016 13:25:00

Race Information

Race Schedule

Information about Race Day

Mandatory Kit

Mandatory kit to be carried at all times.

Race Rules

What you can and can't do in a race.

Race Travel/Accommodation

How to get to the race and where to stay.

Terms and Conditions

Information of payments, refunds and waivers.

Race Results/Photographs

Free race photographs and results.

Trails, Paths & Roads

Race Location:

Northumberland National Park, North East England

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General Information


The race opens for entries on 01st September 2017. There will be 200 places available for the 100K race.

The entry fee is £75 for the 100K race.

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GPS Navigation

If you are worried about getting lost on this fully way marked course, or struggle to navigate in the dark. Then you can also a hire GPS navigation device as part of your race entry. Or hire one via our online shop.

Qualification Requirement

All entrants must have completed a race of at least marathon distance within the time limits for that race. The race should have been completed within the last 3 years. If you have not run a race of least marathon distance, but will be running one before this race takes place, then you can enter in advance.

Cut Offs

The 100 KM race must be completed within 19.5 hours. There are additional cut off times for the checkpoints. Please see the Checkpoints page for further information.

Course Video.

Start/Finish Area

Start Finish

Race registration will be at Darnick Village Hall.

Darnick Village Hall,

'Hall House', Abbotsford Road,

Darnick, Melrose,



Map for Darnick Village Hall

The race finishes at Darnick Village Hall.

Darnick Village Hall,

'Hall House', Abbotsford Road,

Darnick, Melrose,



Map for Darnick Village Hall

Route & Course Markings

The route follows the very well marked Saint Cuthbert's Way markings and does not deviate from the official route. A guide to the markings used can be downloaded via the link below.

A full course route and supporting gpx files can be found below. It is also part of the mandatory kit requirement to carry the official route map, or supporting OS maps.


All entrants get their race t-shirt, if they enter at least two weeks before the race. All finishers get a race medal.

The are also prizes for the categories shown below.

Senior 40-49 50-59 60 plus
Top 3 Males and Females Top Male and Female Top Male and Female Top Male and Female

Aid stations/Check points

There will be 6 fully stocked check points. Check points will have as a minimum: water, coke, chocolate, bananas, jelly babies, nuts, fruit, crisps and savoury snacks. There will be food and hot drinks at the finish.

A full list of checkpoints can be found here.

Drop Bags

Two drop bags will be allowed. The first will be at Wooler and the second 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!

Finish Bag

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.

Crew & Pacers

Runners are allowed a support crew and pacers. Pacers are not allowed to carry any of the mandatory kit for the runner they are pacing.


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.

Nearest local hospital

Hexham General Hospital, Corbridge Road, Hexham NE46 1QJ. 0344 811 8111

Borders General Hospital, Huntlyburn, Melrose, TD6 9BS. 01896 826000

Mandatory Kit

  1. Whistle
  2. Head torch(with spare batteries)
  3. Survival bag
  4. Compass
  5. Maps
    1. St Cuthbert's Way: XT40 Edition
    2. OR 3 OS maps OS Explorer: 338,OL16,340
  6. Hat and gloves
  7. Waterproof jacket
  8. Waterproof trousers
  9. Minimum of 500ml water
  10. Emergency food/sport bar
  11. Personal cup
  12. Mobile phone number of the race directors +447734309500 (Tim) +447984307900 (Garry)
  13. Fully charged phone
  14. Flashing LED lights for night running

Course Map