OK Nuts Trophy and Blood Races, 29 December 2013


South London Orienteers present

The OK Nuts Trophy and Blood Races
Hankley Common and Elstead Heath

Sunday 29 December 2013

Start list available at Fabian4; there is limited EOD
Final details now available

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The OK Nuts Trophy is in memory of Mike Wells Cole, former British Champion and a member of Nutfielders OK, who died in 1976; this will be awarded to the winner of the Black course. The Heather Monro Trophy will be awarded to the first woman on the Short Brown course and the Margaret Loveless Trophy for best Junior performance on any course. Additionally, OK Nuts coasters will be awarded for the top runner in each age class based on the table published on the SLOW website and in the final details.

Race Venue

LocationHankley and Elstead Commons
AddressDZ Huts, Hankley Common
Latitude/longitude51.1585, -0.7201
OS grid referenceSU896406
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Parking is at the Dropping Zone Huts on Hankley Common, grid reference SU887411, and will be signed from the minor road south of Elstead at the bend at SU896406.

Courses, Terrain and Map

  • Three Blood Races with a mass start. Runners will encounter a number of butterfly loops. The Full Blood, Half Blood and Very Nearly an Armful will be roughly equivalent to Black, Brown and Blue courses respectively. These courses will use both Hankley and the rarely-visited Elstead Heath.
  • Five colour-coded courses. These courses will be on Hankley Common only using predominately the northern section.

The common and heath are both made up of open heathland with heather for tough running mixed with fast clear woodland. There will be a taped route between the two areas.

Course Distance Class Eligibility for Prizes
Full Blood 15km M20, M21, M35, M40
Half Blood 10-11km M18, M45, M50, W20, W21 , W35
Very Nearly an Armful 7km M16, M55, M60, W18, W40, W45, W50
Green 5km M65, M70, W16, W55, W60
Short Green 3.5km M14, M75+, W14, W65, W70+
Orange 2.5km M12, W12
Yellow 2km M10, W10

The map for Hankley Common was brand new in 2011 when surveyed and drawn by Dave Rollins. Appropriate updates will have been made for this race. Elstead Heath was mapped by Roger Maher in early 2013. The map will be at 1:10,000, overprinted and waterproof.

Registration and Start Times

Blood races will start at 10:15, 10:30 and 10:45. Start times for the colour-coded courses are shown below.

RegistrationBetween 0930 and 1145
Start TimesBetween 1000 and 1200

Entries and Fees

We prefer online entries at Fabian4. The closing date for entries is Thursday 19 December. Postal entries should be sent to OK Nuts, 52 Camberley Avenue, London SW20 0BQ. Cheques should be made payable to “South London Orienteers”. Any questions can be sent to .

On-line / Postal Later and EOD*
BOF Members – Seniors £10 £12
BOF Members – Juniors / Students £5 £6
Non-BOF Members – Seniors £12 £14
Non-BOF Members – Juniors / Students £6 £7

* EOD will be subject to map availability.
Adults on the Orange, Yellow or White courses are charged as juniors.

SportIdent hire will be £1 for seniors; there will be no charge for students or juniors.


Controller: Brian Pilling (SN)
Planner: Andy Jones (SLOW)
Organiser: Dmitry Adamskiy (SLOW)

Entry conditions

Entry details will be stored in a computer; submission of an entry for the event will confirm your acceptance of this procedure. In the event of cancellation, we may retain all or part of the entry fee to cover costs already incurred.

Orienteering is an adventure sport. All competitors take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety.

Check the SLOW web site prior to travelling in case of any last minute changes.