The 31st Box Hill Fell Race
THE 31st BOX HILL FELL RACE
Saturday 21st January 2012 at 11.00am
organised by South London Orienteers
under F.R.A. rules
7.5 miles with 1700ft ascent
Records: 46.55 (James McMullan 2011); 55.11 (Sarah Rowell 1989)
Final Entry list and bib numbers (Sunday 8 January)
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. Westhumble Station (Epsom to Horsham Line) is closer to the start for those who do not require changing facilities. Local bus services generally stop in Dorking Town Centre, about 1km from registration.
|Address||Friends Provident Life Office Sports and Social Club|
|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 1.30 pm.
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 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.
- 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 be posted in advance only to those who indicate they want one by sending in an s.a.e. Otherwise numbers can 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.
Enquiries should be addressed to the organiser:
85 Deacon Road
Tel: 020 8255 7176