The 29th Box Hill Fell Race
Saturday 23 January 2010 at 11am
Organised by South London Orienteers and Wayfarers
under F.R.A. rules
7.5 miles with 1700ft ascent
Records: 47.17 (Chris Beecham 1997); 55.11 (Sarah Rowell 1989)
Race HQ - Car parking, registration and changing facilities have again been kindly provided by the Friends Provident Life Office Sports and Social Club.
Travel - 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.
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.
- 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:
- THERE IS A LIMIT OF 250 RUNNERS. Note that we expect this limit to be reached well before race day.
- 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 - 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.
Race Photographs - Official photographs of the race will be taken by RichK of theracephotographer.com and will be available to view via the link above from Sunday 24th.
Age Limit - Please note that under a strict application of FRA rules people under 18 are not allowed to run.
Enquiries - should be addressed to the organiser: Andy Robinson, 85 Deacon Road, Kingston, Surrey KT2 6LS Tel: 020 8255 7176 Email: andyLoofa [at] blueyonder.co.uk