See below for a list of entries that have been accepted up for the race. No more entries will be accepted even if delivered by hand or delayed in the post. Please advise the entries secretary Dick Clark at of any errors or typos. There is no entry on the day.
- OK Nuts Trophy: Ralph Street
- Heather Monro Trophy: Johanna Olsson
- Margaret Loveless Trophy: Peter Bray*
Congratulations this year’s trophy winners, who were all U21s!
- Results for the OK Nuts Trophy 2010 event
- History of the race and previous trophy winners
- You can also draw your route on with Routegadget
For the Blood Race courses, each combination is shown separately – choose “All controls” to simultaneously see the routes that people doing different combinations took.
Well done to everyone who braved the snowy weather and got around the courses. If you enjoyed Longmoor, BAOC are running another event there on Wednesday 29 December – the Military Challenge. MTBO (12km-40km) and Foot-O (3.5km-18km) courses are available. Advance entry is available. For more details, see here.
Top: The start of the Full Blood Race. Above: Competitors on the Half Blood Race. Photographs by Chris Robinson
Update at 3pm on Saturday – The OK Nuts Trophy event on Sunday is currently ON. The A3 and the access road into the camp are currently clear, the gritter lorries for the area are based at Longmoor.
However please allow a significant amount of extra time to get to the event as the A3 may have very slow moving traffic, particularly the single-carriageway section at Hindhead.
Be prepared for running in snow!
Please double-check SLOWeb before you travel in case there is late-breaking information.
via Teresa Turner, organiser
Bib numbers for this Sunday’s OK Nuts Trophy races – needed by the Blood Race competitors only – are now on the event’s page.
Tim and CJ hosted the Pimlico Street-O on Tuesday and also provided the food and mulled wine for the post-race Christmas social! Results are now up.
All runners were given a Santa hat to run in, with a team badge on it. By swapping the hats with other runners met during the race, competitors could gain an extra thirty points. With around 60 people in Santa hats running around Pimlico, Victoria, Millbank and Belgravia for an hour, our presence on the streets was highly visible!
> – Pair of silver/lime green Asics running shoes
> – Petzl (maroon Tikka XP)
> – Black glove (probably ladies)
Photo by John Owens of SLOW’s Dan and EdS in the kitchen, after the race in Pimlico.
Final details for the OK Nuts race on Sunday 19 December are available here (PDF).
For further information, see the general event details, which are here. There is also a link from here to start times/blocks and Blood Race bib numbers.
The closing date for online entries extended to Tuesday 14 December, and entries will be available on the day.
Please also see the general event details page for late-breaking news.
We are delighted to announce that CLIF Bar, makers of natural energy bars and other organic products for athletes, are supporting forthcoming SLOW races, currently:
- The OK Nuts Trophy and Blood Races, December 2010
- The 30th Box Hill Fell Race, January 2011
- The City of London Race, September 2011
Photo by flickrich on Flickr
Sunday 8 May 2011
Recce Run Saturday 16 April 2011
Organised by South London Orienteers
Run under FRA Rules – Navigation Required
Hall of Fame
Get off the road and try something different this summer! The Surrey Hills Races will take you along the footpaths of the Surrey Hills and provide a challenge to trail runners, orienteers and adventure racers alike. Depending upon the course you run you will visit the summits of Leith Hill, Holmbury Hill and Pitch Hill – and everyone will run through the beautiful and varied countryside to the south-west of Dorking.
These mass start races REQUIRE NAVIGATION to visit a series of checkpoints along the way. A copy of the courses is available in advance, and scouting your route beforehand (ESSENTIAL) provides a great excuse for some training runs. (Try our guided recce runs – see below.) A purpose-drawn map at 1:25,000 is provided to all competitors, and is available in advance from the Organiser (send 9×6 SAE).
NO MARSHALS, NO MARKERS – YOU WILL HAVE TO MAP-READ.
The SPORTident electronic checking system is used. This ensures rapid results processing and provides finishers with a print-out of their times to each checkpoint. All competitors will require an SI card – if you don’t have your own you can hire one on the day.
‘A’ 30km, ‘B’ 16km, ‘C’ 10km. All courses require navigation.
‘A’ 10:30, ‘B’ 10:45, ‘C’ 10:35.
|Address||The Nower Recreation Ground (TBC)|
|OS grid reference||TQ160486|
|Maps||Google Maps, OpenStreetMap|
From 9.30 a.m. at The Priory School, West Bank, Dorking, Surrey RH4 3DG.
The start is easily accessible by both car and public transport.
If travelling by car head into Dorking and follow signs to the parking area.
Public transport also provides excellent links to the race, with trains taking an hour from London Waterloo and Victoria and also from Reading. From the station, its a approximately a half an hour stroll to the event centre where there will be bag storage.
Toilets, showers, supervised bag storage.
Trophies are awarded in memory of Byron Davies and Kate Thomas to the winner of the ‘A’ course and to the first lady on the ‘A’ course respectively. The Michael Murray trophy is awarded to the winner of the ‘B’ course. There are also trophies for the ‘C’ course and for the first lady on the ‘B’ course. Also Age Class prizes.
Contact organiser or check the SLOW webpages.
Advance entries are only available online, cost £8 (students/juniors £4).Please enter here.
Entry on the Day
Entry on the Day will be available, subject to courses not being filled, at £10 (students/juniors £5). Due to changes in the way the event is being promoted this year, it is advisable to enter in advance, as some or all courses may fill well in advance of race day.
Event uses electronic punching: SI card hire £1.
U-18s may not run Courses ‘A’ or ‘B’. No under-16s accepted. Limit: 100 in each race. Competitors take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety, and are required to sign a disclaimer to this effect on the entry form.
Guided recce runs
Saturday 16 April. Meet at 9.45 a.m. on The Nower recreation area, at westmost junction of Hampstead Lane and West Bank. Cost £2, which will be deducted from the cost of the race entry.
Dan Findlay-Robinson –
To receive a map of the race in advance of the event, send a 9″x6″ SAE to:
Flat 6, Broadoak house
There will be an limited orienteering event on The Nower nearby on the day, see the MVOC webpages for details.
The Running Bug
This race is featured on The Running Bug.