There have been entries so far from Australia, Belgium, Belarus, England, Finland, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Northern Ireland, Norway, Poland, Russia, Scotland, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine and Wales.
SLOW has retained the London club’s GLOSS trophy, with victories in four of the five the summer series of five races. The series is scored on a handicap basis, to ensure that in theory every runner has an equal chance of scoring. This was reflected by SLOW, with a total of 20 different people scoring a top six position for the club out of a possible 30. SLOW achieved top scores at four of the five events across the series, beating second-placed London Orienteering Klubb by 80 points to 73.
Ollie O’Brien accepted the prestigious London Bus trophy on behalf of the club after London Orienteering Klubb’s final event in Alexandra Palace on Sunday 31 July.
The 20 people that scored for the club were Richard Catmur, Mark Vyvyan-Robinson, Gordon Parker, Edward Catmur, Todd Fallesen, Angus Lund, Vince Roper, Sue Carter, Iris Lueke, Russell Price, Heather Walton, Christopher Robinson, Pete Huzan, Hing Hung, Matthew McGuire, Claire Heliot, Leah Walland, Christine Glew, Ester Bonmati and Hugh Hurley.
Many thanks to Catherine Galvin and Paul Todd from LOK for coordinating the series and results, and to the three other clubs that contributed races to the series: Mole Valley, Hertfordshire Orienteering Club and Dartford Orienteers.
Photo of London from Alexandra Palace by Angus Lund
Entries are now open for the London City Race 2016 weekend, including the 9th London City Race, part of the City Race Euro Tour, in a brand new area for urban orienteering, Rotherhithe, as well as a Friday evening park sprint in scenic Crystal Palace Park in south London and a Sunday morning urban sprint in Soho, the historic heart of the capital and another brand new area for urban orienteering. All three areas are easily accessible by train from all parts of London.
See full details on our dedicated page or go directly to our online entry page. There is a discount for entering all three races at once. Advance online entry is essential and please note that some of the events may have restrictions on numbers in some courses, due to start window constraints. Early entry is therefore advised!
These are the results from the fourth race in the 2016 GLOSS series, held on Barnes Common on a hot but windy Sunday morning in July.
Matt Schepisi led the race up to control #5, but was passed by Michael Crone who carried on through to the end to win by 2:30. Dorte Torpe Hansen was the first lady home, almost a minute clear of Claire Heliot in second. The results below include a combined result over the shorter GLOSS course from those who ran both the full course and extension. Series results will be available soon.
Results for the Elthorne Park Race, which took place on 19 July (Facebook event here), are now available. 100 people competed in the race which took place in Elthorne Park and Boston Manor Park (linked together by a canal towpath section), in very hot weather conditions. The map was drawn by Don McKerrow who organised the event, with the course planned by Andy Robinson. Thank you also to the management at The Royal for accommodating us.
South London Orienteers present
2016 GLOSS Series Race 4 Sunday 24 July 2016
GLOSS is a friendly inter-club competition run on the Light Green course, with a fiendishly complicated handicap scoring system which favours the less experienced – all courses are open to all-comers, whether beginners or experienced.
Full details of the GLOSS series are available here.
The event centre is The Spencer pub on the edge of Putney Common (the east part of Putney Common), at 237 Lower Richmond Road, SW15 1HJ. There is parking available on the roads around the pub, and it is about a mile from Putney station. Bus route 22 starts and stops outside the pub, running through Putney.
The pub has an excellent range of beers and food, so make the most of the occasion! They have been very generous in opening early and giving us some space at one of their most popular times, so please do take advantage of this and stay for lunch and some drinks. It is a popular destination on a Sunday for families and those wishing to spend their weekend in a relaxed and friendly environment, and their traditional Sunday roasts are very popular.
Electronic timing will be used. If you do not have your own SI card, then you can hire one for the event for £1 (free for juniors).
Light Green (“GLOSS” – fairly tricky)
4km + optional 2.2km extension
Yellow (fairly easy)
White (very easy)
The long course includes two timed-out road crossings.
Please email the organiser Ed Catmur at .
Results will be posted on this website after the event.
Competitors take part in this race at their own risk. Entries and results will be processed by computer, your entry will be taken as agreement to this. The competition is run under the rules and guidelines of, and sanctioned by, British Orienteering.