South London Orienteers
The 33rd Box Hill Race
Saturday 18th January 2014 at 11.00am
7.5 miles with 1700ft ascent under F.R.A. rules
Records: 46:55 (James McMullan 2011); 55:11 (Sarah Rowell 1989)
Getting there: transport and directions
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. Local bus services generally stop in Dorking Town Centre, about 1km from registration.
|Address||Friends Provident Life Office Sports and Social Club, Dorking|
|OS grid reference||TQ172507|
|Maps||Google Maps, OpenStreetMap|
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 1:30pm.
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 of entry
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. We will accept more entries than this expecting some no-shows, but there are no refunds.
- 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 not be posted in advance. Numbers can only 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.
UPDATE: the entry limit was reached on 14 November, and so entries have now closed. The start list is available on Fabian4. Email: .