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The 30th Box Hill Fell Race

THE 30th BOX HILL FELL RACE

Saturday 22nd January 2011 at 11.00am
organised by South London Orienteers
under F.R.A. rules
7.5 miles with 1700ft ascent
Records: 47.17 (Chris Beecham 1997); 55.11 (Sarah Rowell 1989)
Race History
Download the entry form here
UPDATE 14-JAN Final entries list here
RESULTS

Start Time1100

Travel

Car parking, registration and changing facilities have again been kindly provided by the Friends Provident Life Office Sports and Social Club. There will be signposts off the A24 one kilometre south of the Burford Bridge roundabout (OS Grid Ref TQ172507). This will entail a walk of about 1.7 km to get to the start/finish area. Public transport to BR station Dorking Deepdene (Guildford to Redhill Line) or Dorking (Epsom to Horsham Line) are a short walk from registration. Westhumble Station (Epsom to Horsham Line) is closer to the start for those who do not require changing facilities. Local bus services generally stop in Dorking Town Centre, about 1km from registration.

LocationBox Hill
AddressFriends Provident Life Office Sports and Social Club
Latitude/longitude51.2434, -0.3223
OS grid referenceTQ172507
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Facilities

The Club’s bar will be open after the race until 2.00pm and will be selling sandwiches as well as drinks. The prize giving will be there around 1.30 pm.

Prizes

There will be prizes for the leading runners in the usual categories (note that lady veterans have to be over 40) including a team competition with 4 to count.

Conditions

The National Trust are the land-owners for the vast majority of the course and they have requested two conditions be met in order to avoid erosion of the chalk downland:

  1. THERE IS A LIMIT OF 250 RUNNERS. Note that we expect this limit to be reached well before race day.
  2. RUNNERS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO WEAR SPIKES. They cause considerable erosion on steep downhill grass. Your co-operation is requested as significant damage could jeopardise future races.

Race numbers will be posted in advance only to those who indicate they want one by sending in an s.a.e. Otherwise numbers can be collected from registration on the day. Please note that under a strict application of FRA rules people under 18 are not allowed to run.

Entry

Entry forms, s.a.e. and cheques (£5.00 – payable to “S.L.O.W.”) should be sent to:

Dick Clark
20 Rose Bushes
Epsom Downs
Surrey KT17 3NX

Tel: 01737 379894
Email:

Other enquiries should be addressed to the organiser:

Andy Robinson
85 Deacon Road
Kingston
Surrey KT2 6LS

Tel: 020 8255 7176
Email:

Download the entry form here

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OK Nuts Trophy and Blood Races 2010

SOUTH LONDON ORIENTEERS
OK NUTS TROPHY AND BLOOD RACES
Sunday 19TH December 2010
LONGMOOR

Results and photos
Flyer
Final details
Start Times: Start times here. For regular courses, the times are in half-hour blocks, e.g. 11:00 means start between 11:00 and 11:30. Blood Race courses start at the times shown. Entry on the day will be offered, subject to spare maps being available.
Blood Race courses: Race numbers here. You must pick up a race bib with your race number on it, which is not the same as your online entry number.

LOCATION

LocationLongmoor
AddressParking at Longmoor Military Camp, Hampshire
Latitude/longitude51.0733, -0.8688
OS grid referenceSU793310
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

MAP

Fully revised for the event, 1:10,000

TERRAIN

Mixed heathland and woodland with significant contour detail. Previously used for JK and Harvester trophies.

COURSES

Blood Races: 2 Mass start gaffled races approx. 15km (Full Blood) and 10km (Half Blood) designed to challenge your endurance and technique under the pressure of head-to-head racing. Start times: 15km 10:15, 10km 10:30. Also Colour Coded courses: White, Yellow, Orange, Short Green, Green, Short Blue, and Blue. Free String Course.

Start Time1015

TROPHIES

The OK Nuts Trophy is in memory of Mike Wells Cole, former British Champion and a member of Nutfielders OK, who died in 1976; this will be awarded to the winner of the Full Blood race. The Heather Monro Trophy will be awarded to the first woman on the Half Blood race and the Margaret Loveless Trophy for best Junior performance on any course. OK Nuts coasters will be awarded to the best in each BOF age class according to the course table below. There will additional prizes on the Blood races.

ENTRIES

Enter online now with our entries partner, Fabian4. Closing date for online entries and postal entries 14 December. Postal entries on a standard BOF entry form with cheque payable to SLOW to OK Nuts 2010, 33 The Ridings, Surbiton KT5 8HG enclosing 1/2 SAEs if final details and/or results required.

Full Blood (15km) M20, M21, M35, M40
Half Blood (10km) M18, M45, M50 W21, W20
Blue M16, M55, M60 W18, W35, W40
Short Blue M65 W45, W50
Green M70 W16, W55, W60
Short Green M14, M75+ W14, W65, W70+
Orange M12 W12
Yellow M10 W10
White

FEES

Online and postal entries received by Tuesday 14 December.
Senior £10 (£2 discount for BOF senior members). Junior, full time students, Orange, Yellow and White courses £4.

EOD subject to map availability: Senior £12 (£2 discount for BO senior members). Junior, full time students, Orange, Yellow and White courses £5.
Sport Ident card hire : Seniors £1, Juniors/Students no charge

FACILITIES

Parking is on hard-standing. We have use of buildings which include toilets and showers. Starts and the finish will be close by.

DOGS

Dogs not allowed as there are patrol guard dogs both in the camp and on the area.

ORGANISING OFFICIALS

Controller: Allan Farrington (BAOC)
Planner: Andy Robinson
Organiser: Teresa Turner 01306 711201

In the event of cancellation, SLOW reserve the right to retain all or part of the entry fee to cover costs already incurred. All competitors take part at their own risk.

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South-East League 2010/11

“The South-East League is an annual competition between the member clubs of the SEOA. It runs over each autumn/winter/spring season.

“For this coming season the League is being revamped to try and make things more interesting for clubs who rarely get anywhere near the top of the table. There will be 2 divisions with a new trophy (the CROC Trophy commissioned by DFOK) for the winners of the Second Division, and like football 2 clubs will be relegated and 2 promoted each season. The points differential for clubs at the top of the table has been reduced to make a closer competition.” – SE League Co-ordinator

Planned SE League Regional events for 2010/11:

  • 18 September 2010 (SLOW) City of London
  • 3 October 2010 (SO) Eartham, Chichester
  • 21 November 2010 (CHIG) Wormley/Broxbourne
  • 28 November 2010 (SN) Long Valley South
  • 9 January 2011 (DFOK) Westerham
  • 23 January 2011 (HH) Ashridge
  • 27 February 2011 (GO) Redlands
  • 6 March 2011 (HAVOC) Thorndon Park North