Varsity 2016-2017


Date: 25-Mar-17
Area: Fontainebleau
Location: La Chapelle La Reine, France
Planner: Benoît Rauturier
Organising Club: DRONGO
ALUMNI ENTRIES are via the Google Form.
Students should enter via their club captain.
Areas are around a 1 hour drive south of Paris.
Photos of Fontainebleau forest
Contact for organisers:


Men A: Oxford (05:28:37 to 08:07:55, 4 to count)
Women A: Oxford (02:55:45 to 04:12:45, 2 to count)
JOK/DrongO: DrongO (13:17:07 to 13:43:03, 6 men, 3 women to count)
Men: Jamie Parkinson, Oxford
Women: Karin Street, Oxford
JOK/DrongO Men: Nick Barrable, JOK
JOK/DrongO Women: Helen Gardner, JOK


Men A9.230021 Map Results
Men B6.121016 Map Results
Men C4.316011 Map
Women A6.121016 Map Results
Women B4.316011 Map Results


Monday 20th Match - Travel out
Tuesday 21st-Friday 24th March - training in various parts of Fontainebleau forest
Saturday 25th March - Varsity Individual, Les Trois Pignons
Saturday 25th March evening - Varsity Dinner (probably a buffet at the accommodation, similar to Stockholm 2014)
Sunday 26th March - Varsity Relay, Les Trois Pignons


We will be based in La Chapelle La Reine. The training and VM areas will be a short drive from the accommodation. Photos of the area are here

Previous map of the Varsity area

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Alumni should enter online by filling in this form. Alumni may enter for the races only after the closing date but not for accommodation and social.

Students should enter via their club captain.

You will be billed for your entry nearer the time but expected costs for alumni/students are approximately £10/£4 for Varsity, £6/£3 for the relay, £30/£20 for the Saturday night social.


Fontainebleau hostel will be the main base. The hostel has a house with dormitories and a garden where people can camp. The dorms can host up to 40 people and 20 additional people can camp outside. So it can host up to 60 people. We have pre-booked for 40 people and we need numbers and deposits by January.

Student clubs: At Fontainebleau hostel.
Website in English
Summary Flyer in English

Alumni clubs:
In the hostel: There will be limited space in the hostel for alumni as priority will be given to students. Alumni can request a space at the hostel on the entry form, and also indicate if they would like to join alternative alumni accommodation (perhaps at the Hotel F1 mentioned below, or perhaps in another nearby bunkhouse/hostel, depending on how much interest there is).
Nearby places: Various hotels within driving distance:

Dorms: 29€ for the first night, then 23€ for the following ones (50% discount for children under 12).
Camping: 15.50€ pppn.
Food is not included, but there is a kitchen there and local shops/places to eat in the village. It is expected that students will organise their own group food at the accommodation during the training week (Ben W and Matthew V should have cars there to go shopping). The Saturday night meal will be part of the social, and the organisers will provide some tasty breakfast stuff on Sunday morning for those staying at the hostel.


  • Drive: The best option is to drive there (from England or to rent a car in Paris).
  • Train: Eurostar goes to Paris Gare du Nord. It's convenient to change here to a train to Fontainebleau Avon, from where you can take a bus to La Chapelle La Reine.
  • Plane: Paris Orly is the nearest airport, but Paris Charles de Gaulle isn't too far either. Then hire a car or catch a train.
  • Bike: If you work out how to get a bike there, the accommodation has bike storage.