South London Orienteers organize two hill races in the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty near Dorking each year. The winter Box Hill Race sells out very quickly. For a summer (and somewhat greater) challenge, why not run the Surrey Hills Trail Challenge in June?
The 38th Box Hill Fell Race
Race is SOLD OUT. Entries opened at 00:00 on Thursday 1 November and closed just after 07:30.
Saturday 19th January 2018 at 11.00am
12 kilometres with 520m of ascent under F.R.A. rules.
54.08 (Andy Greenleaf 2015)
62.26 (Nichola Jackson 2017)
|Location||Stepping Stones PH|
|Address||West Humble RH5 6BS|
|OS grid reference||TQ170518|
|Maps||Google Maps, OpenStreetMap|
The race returns to the Stepping Stones pub in West Humble Street, West Humble RH5 6BS. Grid Reference TQ170517. Collection of race numbers will be there from 9.45 and the prize giving will be around 13:30.
RUNNERS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO USE THE PUB CAR PARK AS IT IS VERY SMALL.
LIMITED PARKING (£3 per vehicle) IS AVAILABLE AT RYKER’S, JUST NORTH OF THE BURFORD BRIDGE ROUNDABOUT.
Boxhill & Westhumble station is only 300 metres away and the 465 bus goes along the A24.
The race will be over the same course as 2015-2018, with the start/finish area just over the stepping stones over the River Mole, about a kilometre from the pub – possibly our shortest warm-up run ever.
|Registration||Between 0945 and 1045|
|Start Times||Between 1100 and 1330|
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 landowners for the vast majority of the course and they make two conditions to avoid erosion of the wonderful chalk downland the race uses:
- THERE IS A LIMIT OF 250 RUNNERS. We will accept more entries than this expecting some no-shows (330 in all). Note that when entries opened last year they sold out in 9 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 FRA rules people under 18 are not allowed to run.
Entries will cost £6.00 per runner and can only be made online at fabian4.co.uk. Entries will open on 1st November (and not a minute earlier!)
Postal entries will not be accepted.
Competitors will need to specify an emergency contact and phone number, and will be required to agree to the following statement when entering:
I accept the hazards inherent in fell running and acknowledge that I am entering and running this race at my own risk. I confirm that I am aware of the rules imposed on me by the Race Organiser and that I will comply with them. I confirm that I have read and will comply with, the FRA “Requirements for Runners”. I acknowledge and agree that I am responsible for determining whether I have the skills equipment and fitness to participate in this event. I accept that neither the Race Organiser nor the Fell Runners Association shall be liable to me for any injury, loss or damage of any nature to me or my property arising out of my participation in this race (other than in respect of death or personal injury as a result of their negligence).
The race organiser is Harold Wyber; please contact him via .