New Year Box Hill Knacker Cracker

...and then take the rest of the year off

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23/01/2007 at 17:40
I'll welcome all comments/questions/suggestions.

13/02/2007 at 09:47
Can't believe I've entered this race so early! Just about recovered from the last one.
30/03/2007 at 23:47
I'm up for it - and I'll run it dressed as the London Air Ambulance (HEMS) ;o)
23/05/2007 at 15:16
I'm up for go at the KC this new year. Did the 12k KC in '06, great fun (and a whole lot of pain).

Doc, what % of 10k time is added for estimate finish??
19/10/2007 at 19:02
Will definately enter as i loved it last year but, is it my imgination or has the entry price become as steep as the hill itself??
19/10/2007 at 19:42
Ran this race for the last 2 years and wouldn-t miss it for the world. Its how I know the Year has really begun. More fun and effective refresher than a week of physical and spiritual cleansing.
25/10/2007 at 15:10
what are the chances of bringing my dog to get me up the hills
02/11/2007 at 00:19


I did a search and found the knacker cracker whacker thingy race.this looks awesome!

I live only about 30 mins from Box Hill.

I have done 2 10K this years and just finished a half maratho last Sunday.

So this is a mega hrad one? Please do let me know what you think of it?



02/11/2007 at 17:59
yeah. Do u need to be really good to do it, as i'm considering it, but i'm currently injured, and wont have done much training before hand?
03/11/2007 at 18:02

Ole.....................I am up for this.

Just spoke to my wife and mentioned it was New Years day and she said GREAT we can bring the kids and have a bite to eat afterwards...................It does sound like a whacker nacker in the nethier regions!!!!!!!!!!!!

Will complete online early next week.

What do you get for your £28?????? Lobster and Salmon!!!

05/11/2007 at 17:01
Hello All,

I just wrote a long post, and then lost it, so I'll keep this one short.

You need to be uninjured and reasonably fit, but we have had older (70) and less fit runners (my mate Tom, who's in the Fat Dads football team) finish the race in under 100 minutes. It is a very tough course, and only the fastest three or four runners ever manage to run the whole thing.

For your money, you get a memorable race (obviously), included on-line entry, medical coverage, non-rip numbers, a personalised t-shirt with your name on, an 'unusual medal' nosh after the race (not salmon, but just as tasty) and memories that will last a lifetime (whether you want them to or not). the race fee also includes a donation to the race charities, including one which is building a children's orphanage in Uganda (

Fancy dress is strongly encouraged (in the runners!)

Please bring the kids - but wrap them up warm!

See you on the hill!

07/11/2007 at 19:30

Hiya Dr Rob,

Am about to enter the KC (as I've done Ashtead and Munro this year, I ought to do this one really).

I might dress up then....Tell me, would it be too headachy to organise a 'fun run' for the little ones as well!??? My daughter just ran her first 1.5 miles race and is asking for more!

16/11/2007 at 09:07

Hey people

The price seems as steep as Box Hill, but you do get value for money - the feeling of goodness with a big chunk going to charity and the privilige of running/climbing/crawling the toughest 10k in Britain.  Plus, a carrot.

This run is an experience.  Something you'll look back on with pride (and a wince of remembered pain). 

My family still think I'm mad to be doing this again, but that's runners for you - we're not completely normal...  

16/11/2007 at 12:12

Is the route waymarked?  I know Boxhill is the route for Surrey's only Fell Race, but just wondering how this one differs?

Its obvious from the times that its tough - that I can cope with, but navigation totally floors me

20/11/2007 at 22:17
I did the FLM in nearly five hours and have done just one 10k since (first 7 km uphill) in 53 mins. Is my hope of completing the KC in one hour realistic or simply bl***y mad?
21/11/2007 at 09:29


There's uphill and there's Boxhill - big difference.  Generally add at least 25% to your normal 10k time.  You won't be running all the route, and if you're like me you'll be crawling up the steps from the stepping stones....

21/11/2007 at 18:36

Hi Guys!  I've run three marathons this year, and several other race, but it was my crazy husband who said 'let's enter this; it'll be fun!'  As you can guess, he is regretting it now - but I won't let him back out!

We live a 10 minute run from Box Hill, and I'm really looking forward to this madness!  Worth every penny, I reckon!

25/11/2007 at 17:26

As my usually idea of a rough surface is when it has been raining the night before and the paths in the park are muddy, can I ask - what kind of shoes are needed for this? Or doesn't it matter as my legs will have dropped of within the fisrt km?

26/11/2007 at 14:59

after the 1sk km, there'll be an inch thick coating of mud on your trainers it won't matter...

as long as your trainers have some good grip, either road or off-road does the trick, preferably cushioned (a lot of downhill).  Surfaces very from track, grass, road, rocks and mud.  Won't recommend new white ones...

28/11/2007 at 09:59

Might be tempted as fairly local. 

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