250 runners completed the 2015 Box Hill Fell Race on a cold January Saturday. A brief snow shower threatened just before the start of the race, but the clouds parted and the race ended in glorious sunshine.
The course was changed from previous years at the request of the Box Hill conservators to protect trampling of heathland which is of special importance to orchids, and the new course was slightly longer and with more climb than previous years.
The Men’s Race was won by Andy Greenleaf of Serpentine RC in 54:08. The fastest woman was Sarah Pemberton, also from Serpentine RC and who also won in 2014, in 1:07:36. Serpentine RC again dominated the event and took first place in the club competition.
Age Group Winners
|M||Andy Greenleaf||Serpentine RC||00:54:08|
|M40||Keith MacIntosh||Wimbledon Windmilers||01:00:14|
|M50||Kevin Harding||Tring RC||01:04:46|
|M60||Hugh Balfour||Dulwich Runners AC||01:11:31|
|MU23||Daniel Pinn||Crystal Palace Triathletes||01:19:02|
|F||Sarah Pemberton||Serpentine RC||01:07:36|
|F40||Rebecca Black||Dorking & Mole Valley A.C.||01:16:36|
|F50||Hilary Warrell||Tring RC||01:19:11|
|F60||Mary Matthews||Tadworth AC||01:31:05|
Teams are formed by groups of the four best-placed runners from each club. Serpentine RC fielded 38 runners, with 28 from Tring RC. The top 10 teams were placed as follows:
|2||Victoria Park Harriers and Tower Hamlets AC||45|
|7||Dulwich Runners AC||201|
|8||Dorking & Mole Valley A.C.||204|
|10||Crystal Palace Triathletes||247|