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We already have over 100 entries for the 2006 Box Hill Race - the 25th running of the race.

So please send your entries in soon to avoid disappointment. Once the number limit is reached, we have unfortunately to turn people away.

Best wishes
Chris Robinson
South London Orienteers

25th BOX HILL FELL RACE
Saturday 21st January 2006 11.00am
7.5 miles with 1700ft ascent
Car parking, registration and changing at Friends Provident Life Office Sports and Social Club, signed off the A24 1km 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.
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.

Prizes for the leading runners in the usual categories (NB 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 have requested two conditions be met in order to avoid erosion of the chalk downland:

i) THERE IS A LIMIT OF 180 RUNNERS. This has caused an avalanche of entries about a week beforehand and made the limit hard to manage. To counter-act this, the entry fee will rise to £5 (from the normal £3.50) for entries post-marked after 7 January and for any other means of entry after that date

ii) 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.

Entry forms, s.a.e. and cheques (£3.50 or £5 - payable to "S.L.O.W.") should be sent to: Dick Clark, 20 Rose Bushes, Epsom Downs, Surrey KT17 3NX Tel: 01737 379894 Email: dick.clark@cognitionsolutions.com

Other enquiries should be addressed to the organiser: Andy Robinson, 85 Deacon Road, Kingston, Surrey KT2 6LS Tel: 020 8255 7176 Email: AndyLoofa@blueyonder.co.uk

The entry form can be down-loaded from - www.sloweb.org.uk

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