London City Race Weekend 2017

collogoFor the tenth running of the London City Race, we bring you 3 orienteering races in 3 days, in one great city! Run and navigate through iconic London locations. All races are easily accessible using London’s integrated public transport network. Entries are now open – enter here.

1. Friday 8 Sep 2017
– Wapping Evening Sprint

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Wapping is a great sprint area with mixture of urban, small parks and canals. Start times from 1830 – 2030. Headtorch recommended for later starters although the area is well lit. Courses will be of mid length (2.0-4.5km). Event centre TBC. SI timing. Nearest station TBC but likely Wapping (London Overground). Car parking should be available (TBC).

AddressWapping (Event Centre TBC)
Latitude/longitude51.5048, -0.0617
OS grid referenceTQ346802
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Courses available – as for the main race on Saturday (see below) with some merging of courses.

2. Saturday 9 Sep 2017
– The 10th London City Race, The Barbican

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The tenth London City Race is back where it all started – focused on the urban orienteering delight that is the Barbican in the City of London.

LocationThe Barbican
AddressThe Barbican (Event Centre TBC)
Latitude/longitude51.5192, -0.0945
OS grid referenceTQ323817
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Start times are expected to be from 1000-1300 although courses with smaller entry numbers may have a reduced start interval of 1030-1230. Courses will be based on the approximate length below – these are straight-line distances, expect to run 30%-50% further depending on your navigational skill!

Course Category Length km
1 Men’s Elite 9.0
2 Women’s Elite 7.5
3 Men’s Open 7.0
4 Women’s Open 6.0
5 Men’s Vets (M40+) 7.0
6 Women’s Vets (W40+) 5.0
7 Men’s Super Vets (M55+) 6.0
8 Women’s Super Vets (W55+) 4.0
9 Men’s Ultra Vets (M65+) 4.5
10 Women’s Ultra Vets (W65+) 3.5
1 Men’s Hyper Vets (M75+) 4.0
12 Women’s Hyper Vets (W75+) 3.0
13 Juniors (M/W 16-) 3.0
14 Kids (M/W 12-) 1.5
15 Newcomers 4.0

This year, the Saturday race is part of the UK Urban League – note the different age categories to previous years, to coincide with this league. For M/W21s, scoring for the UK Urban League will be firstly for the elite race and then (so the winner of the open race will get 1 less point than the last person in the elite field)

3. Sunday 10 Sep 2019
– London Ultrasprint, Victoria Park

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The London Ultrasprint, a series of short prologue park sprints followed by a final, is organised by London Orienteering Klubb and takes place on the Sunday morning – full details on their website. Start times are from 1030-1215, with the finals from 1245.

LocationVictoria Park (TBC)
AddressVictoria Park (TBC)
Latitude/longitude51.5351, -0.0496
OS grid referenceTQ354836
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap


Online entry is open – enter here through our online partner Fabian4.

Contactless punching will be used for at least the first two events at Wapping and the Barbican. Contactless SIACs can be hired for £2.50 each. However the controls will be set to take standard SI cards as well so those wanting to use their own old SI cards (or hire these at a cheaper cost) will be able to use them.


General enquiries: Vince Roper
Entry enquiries: Nigel Saker

The London City Race and the Wapping Evening Sprint are organised by SLOW, and the London Ultrasprint is organised by LOK.

Race Officials

Race director & Saturday/Sunday organiser:  Vince Roper, SLOW.
Entries manager: Nigel Saker, SLOW.
Friday planner: Katrin Harding, SLOW.
Saturday planner: Ed Catmur, SLOW.
Sunday planner: LOK.

Fulham Street-O, Tuesday 12 September 2017

Welcome all to the 2017-18 season of evening street orienteering races! This year’s series will kick off on Tuesday 12 September in beautiful Fulham – join us for an evening of checkpoint hunting & post race chat and food.

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Like all our Street-Os, this a public race – all are welcome. Please RSVP to the event via Facebook to let us know you are coming – you can also see who else is coming here and post queries. If you are not on Facebook, please let the organiser below know you are coming so that the correct number of maps are printed.

This event will use electronic timing for the start and finish – please bring your SI card if you have one.

Race HQ

The race will be based at The Lillie Langtry pub in northeast Fulham. Registration will be in the upstairs area.

Please do stay after the race for a drink and a spot of food – apparently on Tuesdays they do half price fish & chips (£6) so what’s not to like?

AddressThe Lillie Langtry, 19 Lillie Road
Latitude/longitude51.4866, -0.1974
OS grid referenceTQ253779
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Getting There

The Lillie Langtry is on 19 Lillie Road around the corner from West Brompton train/tube station on the District / Overground Lines.

Race Details

Entry fee is £2 for SLOW members, students and juniors; £4 for others. (Note we’ve had to increase the price from last year to cover the higher levy / insurance / general costs – but we still think it’s great value)

RegistrationBetween 1815 and 1930
Start TimesBetween 1830 and 1930

The Street-O format has clues located at various points on a map. You have 60 minutes to visit as many of these as possible, in any order, and return to the finish. This guide provides general information about street orienteering.

Don’t forget to bring a pen to write down your answers to the clues as you go around, an SI card if you have one, and a watch so that you aren’t late back! You may find a torch/head-torch and compass useful too, although many don’t take one and it should be light enough for everyone for this last event.

All competitors take part at their own risk. You MUST be over 16 to take part in this event, unless you are accompanied by a parent or guardian. This is a condition of our insurance.

Results will be available on the SLOW website shortly after the event. Check the 2017-18 series page for more information.

Organiser/Planner: Rebecca Slack,

Street-O Series 2017/18

Hello and welcome

You are all very welcome to the new season of evening Street Orienteering Races. These are friendly, easy events open to everyone and based at a pub around London. You have one hour to find as many clues as you can – race, run or walk as you wish!

Event Schedule

The events take place in the evening, on the second Tuesday of each month from September to April. The full schedule for 2017/18 is set out below.

12 September 2017FulhamRebecca SlackDetails
10 October 2017Finsbury ParkAlex Owen (LOK)
14 November 2017HammersmithDuncan Leeson
12 December 2017Turnpike LaneJack Poole
9 January 2018RichmondRebecca Slack
13 February 2018TBDElaine Battson (LOK)
13 March 2018New MaldenBob Reed
10 April 2018TBDTBD
8 May 2018Earl's CourtSteven Clelland

Full details on each event are posted on the SLOW website and facebook a few weeks before the event. If you would like to contact any of the organisers, or have any questions, email the series coordinator Matthias Mahr at to be put in touch.

How it works

Each event is scored separately and you have an hour to get as many points as you can. If you’re over an hour, you lose points so don’t be late. You don’t need any specialist equipment although a pen, watch and possibly torch can be helpful.

League series points are scored at each event, with 100 for the winner, 99 for 2nd place, 98 for 3rd, down to 1 point for everyone who finishes 100th place or lower. The organiser of the event scores points equal their best at any other race in the season. Men and women are included in the same combined results table for each race, and overall, but women’s positions will be highlighted in the results.

The overall results will be based on your best 5 scores in the series, and there will be prizes for the leading man and leading woman over the series. In the event of a tie, head-to-head results will be used.

General Details about our Street-O Races

See here

Holmbury MTBO Results

The second race in SLOW and L&SEAR’s 2017 mountain bike orienteering series took place on Sunday 6 August at Holmbury. The race attracted 31 pairs and solo competitors.

The winner was Tom Davies (M21) with a score of 355. Other winners were:

  • Female Solo: Caroline Wharton = 190
  • Mixed Pair: Ladislav Movlis & Hana Kolarava = 260

The score event results and splits are available here.

Series results after two of the three races are also available.

The next MTBO event is on Sunday 22 October on Holmwood. Watch this site for details!

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