Putney Heath GLOSS Race

South London Orienteers present
2015 GLOSS Series Race 3
Sunday 12 July 2015

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.

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Event Centre

The event centre is The Telegraph pub on Putney Heath, SW15 3TU. The pub is in the middle of the heath and there is plenty of parking available on nearby roads. Several bus routes go to “Putney Heath Green Man” which is at the north-east corner of the map and about 500m from The Telegraph.

The pub has an excellent range of beers and food, so make the most of the occasion! 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 prove very popular and attract visitors from far and wide. Please book ahead if you wish to reserve a specific area or large gathering – details on the website.

LocationPutney Heath
AddressThe Telegraph, Putney Heath, SW15 3TU
Latitude/longitude51.4487, -0.2266
OS grid referenceTQ233737
MapsGoogle Maps, Ordnance Survey, OpenStreetMap

Entry

RegistrationBetween 0930 and 1130
Start TimesBetween 1000 and 1200

Entry on the day only.

Seniors £5
SLOW Juniors Free
Other Juniors £2

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).

Courses

Course name Straight line
Light Green (“GLOSS” – fairly tricky) 4km + optional extra Spanish Score
Yellow (fairly easy) 2km
White (very easy) 1km
“Naughty Numbers” (for young children) < 1km

Enquiries

Please email the organiser Andy Robinson at or call 020 8255 7176.

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.

Queen Mary & Mile End Park Race, 21 July

The eight race of the 2015 London Park Race series takes place on Tuesday 21 July 2015 at Queen Mary University of London and Mile End Park, on a newly updated map. Like all races in the series, the race is suitable for beginners. Full leg cover is not necessary; running in a T-shirt, shorts and trainers will be fine.

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Event Centre

The event centre is at The New Globe, 359 Mile End Road. Nearest tube station is Mile End (Central, District, Hammersmith & City) which is a two minute walk away.

LocationQueen Mary University of London and Mile End Park
AddressThe New Globe, 359 Mile End Road
Latitude/longitude51.5245, -0.0368
OS grid referenceTQ363824
MapsGoogle Maps, Ordnance Survey, OpenStreetMap

Entry

RegistrationBetween 1815 and 1930
Start TimesBetween 1830 and 1930

Entry on the day only. Your entry fee includes a full colour map printed on waterproof paper, which you can keep as a souvenir after your run, and a printout of your race time and splits at the end of the race.

Current members of SLOW, LOK, DFOK or MV £3
All others £4

Electronic timing will be used. If you do not have your own SI card, then you can hire one for the event at no charge. A penalty of £30 will be charged for hired SI cards that are lost or not returned, and such cards will be blacklisted.

Courses

Course name Straight line
Long 5km
Short 2.5km

Further Information

If you have any questions not addressed above, please email the organiser Michael at .
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.

SLOW Leads out the Jukola Night Relay

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South London Orienteers were in action at the Jukola 2015 international night relay on Saturday 13 June in Finland. The team, #349, finished 851st, around half-way down, placing as high as 375th during the race itself. Team members were Ludo Maillard, Ian Webb, Ed Catmur, Phil Marsland, Alan Leakey*, Andy Robinson and Peter Huzan*. Jukola is the world’s premier night orienteering race.

Another SLOW athlete, Ralph Street, running for his international club Södertälje Nykvarn Orienter, led the race out, sprinting clear of the starting pack, and staying near the front for much of his run, ending in 68th position. You can see him at the front, in the #3 top, in this spectacular opening video, 30s in:

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Top photo: Phil Marsland. *Not pictured above.

Results from Maryon Park Race

Results from the Maryon Park Race, that took place on Tuesday 9 June, have now been published.

Don’t miss the next race in the London Park Race Series 2015 which takes place on Thursday 18 June in Finsbury Park, north London. See parkrace.org for details of all races in this year’s series.

Organiser’s Comments

I moved to Charlton a year ago and soon saw that this string of parks offered what I considered to be an ideal mix for park orienteering: shorts-and-trainers running with technical detail and a decent number of contours. Hopefully some of the competitors agreed and found the race worth the trip out to one of London’s less gentrified neighbourhoods and the drawback of the road crossing. Thanks to everyone who took part. Thanks also to all those who helped stage the event, especially Eoin, who ran the start and spent several evenings checking the map and courses, and Cate, who also checked the courses and spent two hours standing in the middle of Woolwich Road.

For lost property, please email me or check at next week’s park race. Three runners on the long course missed number 25, the control at the end of the second road crossing. As it’s clear they passed the control and there was no navigational challenge in finding it, they have been reinstated albeit with no time deduction for that road crossing. If these runners have evidence for the length of time they spent crossing the road (e.g. a gps trace), please let me know and I will adjust the results accordingly.

Ed Stott –

Results from the 2015 Surrey Hills Race

Results from the 2015 Surrey Hills Race are available below.

Two records were broken:

  • Sarah Rollins took the women’s record for the A Course to 148:17 from Hsu Min Chung’s 2000 record of 149:50
  • Fiona Bunn took the women’s record for the C Course to 51:25 from Wendy Lightfoot’s 1990 record of 55:13
Race briefing on a sunny June morning
Race briefing on a sunny June morning

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