Results from the 32nd Box Hill Fell Race

Runners gather on the snowy start line for the 32nd Box Hill Fell Race
Runners gather on the snowy start line for the 32nd Box Hill Fell Race
Mid-course photos of almost every runner, courtesy of SLOW member Nigel Clemens

The 2013 Box Hill Fell Race went ahead despite the snow, with almost 200 runners completing the course in under two hours, and only four retirees. Overall results are here, and by age group here. The organiser, Andy Robinson, has also filed a race report.

The Men’s Race was won by Harold Wyber in 54:19, four minutes slower than the run which earned him second place last year. The fastest woman was Victoria Basquill, who also improved on her second place from last year, only two and a half minutes slower than 2012. Both are from Serpentine RC, the club which dominated the event and took first place in the club competition.

Age Group Winners

Age Group Name Club Time
M Harold Wyber Serpentine RC 00:54:19
M40 Michael Fanning Borrowdale Fell Runners 00:55:20
M50 Paul Jeggo Springfield Striders RC 01:01:30
M60 Geoff Newton Tadworth AC 01:12:56
MU23 Alan Cherry OUOC 00:58:58
F Ruth Holmes Southern Navigators 01:08:09
F40 Victoria Basquill Serpentine RC 01:04:27
F50 Katherine Harvey Pennine Fell Runners 01:19:49
FU23 Nicola Hanson Wimbledon Windmilers 01:27:14

Harold Wyber strides home in shorts and vest among those sledging on Box Hill
Harold Wyber strides home in shorts and t-shirt among those sledging on Box Hill

The snowy conditions made for some cautious running in places, and the competitors had to share the slopes with a large number of people sledging, skiing and snowboarding.

Club Competition

Teams are formed by groups of the four fastest runners from each club. Serpentine RC fielded 25 runners, with 17 from Tring RC and 12 from Cambridge Harriers.

Club Combined Time
Serpentine RC A 03:56:08
OUOC 04:08:18
Tring RC A 04:11:53
Reigate Priory AC 04:21:57
Dulwich Runners AC 04:24:50
Serpentine RC B 04:25:13
Cambridge Harriers A 04:28:30
Springfield Striders RC 04:29:19
Tring RC B 04:47:07
Serpentine RC C 04:48:07
Tadworth AC 04:53:47
Serpentine RC D 04:54:08
Cambridge Harriers B 05:03:52
Serpentine RC E 05:20:43
Tring RC C 05:25:08
Incline Accelerators 05:40:09
Cambridge Harriers C 05:48:00
Serpentine RC F 06:04:48
Tring RC D 06:17:39
Alan Cherry (OUOC), Harold Wyber (Serpentine RC), Katherine Harvey (Pennine Fell Runners) and Michael Fanning (Borrowdale Fell Runners) - age group winners of the 32nd Box Hill Fell Race
Alan Cherry (OUOC), Harold Wyber (Serpentine RC), Katherine Harvey (Pennine Fell Runners) and Paul Jeggo (Springfield Striders) – age group winners of the 32nd Box Hill Fell Race