Box Hill Fell Race 2023
Final Details published Thursday 19th January
On-the-day Results for Box Hill Fell Race 2023. There is an interim radio control this year, at Headley Lane.
Entries online only at SiEntries. The race reached capacity a few hours afte entries opened at 12:01 (noon) on Boxing Day 26th December.
Saturday 21st January 2023 at 11.00am
12 kilometres with 520m of ascent under F.R.A. rules.
The history of the Box Hill Fell Race can be found here.
The course is reverting back to having the start and finish on Burford Spur as was the case pre 2015. Registration is again based in the Stepping Stones pub in West Humble Street, West Humble, RH5 6BS (grid reference = TQ170517; what three words: ///juror.mimic.heave). The predominantly off-road course is fully marked, covering 12.88km and featuring 540m of ascent, and will be held under FRA rules.
As well as the change in the start and finish, there will be some minor changes to the route this year due to animals grazing – please make sure to follow the pink flags* and at some locations we are also using orienteering direction arrows to emphasise a turning. The event will be reverting to a mass start at 11:00 this year.
*While the route is fully marked, keep your eyes peeled during the race as there are many changes in direction.
** Entries will be online only at SiEntries. Opening 12:01 (noon) on Boxing Day 26th December 2022 **
Please note that under FRA rules people under 18 are not allowed to run.
We will not be operating a waiting list for this race but transfers will be allowed until 23:59 on Wednesday 18 January 2023
Competitors will need to collect their race number and timing chip from the Stepping Stones pub by 10:45 on the morning of the race and prize giving (for overall individual Men’s, Women’s, FRA standard veterans categories and team competitions) will be at around 13:30.
|Registration||Between 0920 and 1045|
The course will be remain open until 13:15. We reserve the right to remove course markings that correlate to a finishing time of 2 hours 15 minutes. If you fall behind the tail runners you will be asked for your timing chip.
|Location||Stepping Stones PH|
|Address||West Humble RH5 6BS|
|OS grid reference||TQ170517|
|Maps||Google Maps, OpenStreetMap|
Kit can be left at the pub.
By public transport:
- Take a train to Boxhill & Westhumble station, which is a c. 300m walk from the Stepping Stones pub; or…
- Take the 465 bus, which runs every 30 minutes from Kingston and stops on the A24
Parking will be available. Further details to follow
There will be prizes for age categories and also team competitions (Women’s and Men’s, 4 to score).
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. Note that entries tend to sell out quickly, in a few 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.
Helpers on the Day
The event can’t happen without a significant amount of people on the day. If there are any friends or family planning on spectating, why not lend a hand at marshalling a road crossing or helping at the finish. Get in touch with . We will buy you a drink or two in the pub as a thank you, or give you a free entry to a future SLOW event.
Contact and Queries
For any race related questions, please contact the Organiser Harold Wyber