Race 3 @ Pole to Pole (Coldingham)

Back for 2023 – Pole to Pole: Coastal Trail Run – Start your year with this challenging event on the beautiful Berwickshire coast. This trail run includes a special timed stage with a nautical twist!  Prizes awarded for the fastest runners on our special stage

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14 January 2023

14 January 2023 @ 10am

Join us at Coldingham Beach to take on this picturesque Trail Run.

The added twist in the 19km (approx) trail run is a timed special stage between the two Admiralty Distance Poles that stand high on the St Abb’s Head headland.

These two sets of poles sit on the cliffs to the west of St Abb’s Head and they are exactly a nautical mile apart. Normally used by ships to measure their performance, we will be using them to accurately measure yours! Tackle this special timed stage at top speed, it’s only a (nautical) mile after all. Oh, did we mention the poles are on either side of a ravine and include 120 meters of climb…

The 5k takes you out towards the pretty village of St Abbs before heading back towards the beach via a cliff top path. The course then winds its way up to the finish line in the main village of Coldingham.

Pole to Pole 5km Run

This run is a mixture of quiet roads, farm tracks and coastal paths. The course takes you from Coldingham to St Abbs, then back along the stunning cliff top paths, across Coldingham Bay to finally wind your way to the finish line.

19k Pole to Pole Trail Run

With slight modifications from last year, the route comprises of off-road trail running using a range of paths, trails, minor roads and farmland. The start and finish will be at Scoutscroft Caravan Park and depending on tide times may involve a small stretch of running on sand.

Follow the trail through Coldingham Village and along to St Abbs Head before heading to Pettico Wick, take in the views as you stride out along the stunning clifftop paths before getting your sprint on for the nautical mile. Ease off the pace as you join farmland trails and woodland paths leading you back to cross Coldingham Bay and head to the finish line

Your athlete briefing will become available here 2 weeks prior to the event date.



What’s included in the entry fee?

  • Professionally organised race
  • Race medical first aid cover
  • Chip Timing
  • Well stocked aid stations
  • Finishers Medal
  • Prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place Male and Female
  • Prizes for 1st Male and Female on the Nautical Mile 

Venue & Facilities

Scoutscroft Leisure Park
​St Abbs Road
TD14 5NB

The Leisure Park has Caravan and Camping pods for hire so why not make a weekend of it. View their website here – Scoutscroft | Holiday Park near Eyemouth | Verdant Leisure

The beach itself is about 1 kilometre long and 200 metres wide. It faces east so is a good place to catch the early morning sun. The clean sands are backed by plenty of grassy areas and the area itself has a relaxed, rural feel to it. 


There is an unclassified road from Coldingham Village to Coldingham Bay. The event parking will be at the Priors Walk Car Park which is a short walk from the start line at Scoutscroft Leisure Park. 



By Public transport – A regular bus service from Berwick-upon-Tweed (where there is a railway station) and passing through Eyemouth stops at both Coldingham village and St Abbs village. 



What should I wear?

It is winter so bring something warm to wear for before and after the race. For the race wear run clothing suitable for the weather on the day and make sure you are in your trail shoes, on-road trainers are not advised.

Do I need full waterproofs?

We are not going up any massive hills on these events so you do not need to carry full hill kit. You may want to bring a waterproof jacket and extra layer just in case the weather gets chilly.

Can I run with my dog? 

Unfortunately, dogs are not permitted to run with you at these events.

What is the exact route?

Full route information will be published on our website around 2 weeks prior to the event. Some routes require land owner permission and cannot be recced prior to the event, we therefore do not publish the route in advance of the events.

Can I defer?

Unfortunately, we are unable to offer deferrals, for information on refund options please see Terms & Conditions – Durty Events.

Can I have a refund?

For information on refund options please see Terms & Conditions – Durty Events.

Can I change distance?

If the event you have entered has more than 1 distance option available then it is possible to transfer to another distance, this must be done at least 2 weeks in advance of the event and may be subject to a small admin fee. Please see Terms & Conditions – Durty Events for more information.

I’ve forgotten if I signed up, can you check?

If you ticked the box on sign up to allow your name to be published on our website then head over to the entries page and view the list to check for your name.


If your question has not been answered here, then feel free to send an email to info@durtyevents.com where we will be more than happy to answer your query.


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