South London Orienteers
The 35th Box Hill Race
Saturday 23rd January 2016 at 11:00am
12km with 520m of ascent under F.R.A. rules
Records: 54:08 (Andy Greenleaf 2015); 67:36 (Sarah Pemberton 2015)
This will be over the same course as 2015, with the start/finish area just over the stepping stones. Being longer (or at least tougher) than the old course, last year’s winners are the new course record holders. Also as that means the race now finishes with that much more exciting descent, we will be increasing the first aid cover for 2016!
Getting there: transport and directions
Car parking, registration and changing facilities have again been kindly provided by the Aviva (formerly Friends Life) 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 three conditions be met in order to avoid erosion of the chalk downland:
- THERE IS A LIMIT OF 250 RUNNERS. We will accept more entries than this expecting some no-shows (330 in all). Entries for the 2015 race sold out in 64 hours.
- 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.
Entries were full within 18 hours of opening on 1 November. The start list is available at Fabian4.
The organiser is Andy Robinson, who can be contacted by email at .