Wapping Street-O, Tuesday 13 September

Hot on the heels of the London City Race weekend, the first race in SLOW’s 2016-17 Street-O series is on Tuesday 13th September 2016 in Wapping. This event will use electronic timing for the start and finish – please bring your SI card if you have one.

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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.

Race HQ

The race will be based at The White Swan & Cuckoo on Wapping Lane.
The pub should be serving food by September, but if not stay for a drink, and then there are plenty of other food shops around and a Pizza Express over the road.

LocationWapping
AddressThe White Swan & Cuckoo, Wapping Lane
Latitude/longitude51.5049, -0.0574
OS grid referenceTQ349802
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Getting There

The White Swan & Cuckoo is very close to Wapping Overground station on the line between West Croydon/Crystal Palace/Clapham Junction and Highbury & Islington. It is also walkable from Shadwell DLR station or Tower Hill on the District/Circle line.

Race Details

Entry fee is £1 for SLOW members, students and juniors; £2 for others.

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.

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 2016-17 series page for more information.

Organiser/Planner: Katrin Harding,

MTBO Mogador Results

The third race in SLOW and L&SEAR’s mountain bike orientieering series took place on Sunday 14 August at Mogador. The race attracted a record 49 entrants, including some first timers.

The winner was Rob Smart (M40) with a score of 380 out of 470. Other winners were:

  • Female Solo – Emma Smith (W21) = 200
  • Male Pair – Magnus Mill and R Allen (M40) = 310
  • Female Pair – Tamsin Ross Browne and Abi Bromfield (W21) = 180
  • Mixed Pair – Andy Chesworth and Nicola Winter (X50) = 215

Results and splits are now available, along with updated series results after three races.

Thanks to help with the registration process from Ian and some other friends. Unfortunately Ian only managed to cycle for 30 mins as he came off and fractured his collar bone.

The final event in the series is due to take place on Sunday 23 October at a location yet to be announced. There will also probably be a night event in December.

London City Race 2016 – Entries from 20 Nations

Entries are open for the 2016 London City Race, and so far there are competitors from twenty nations taking part!

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.

The London City Race 2016 is part of the City Race Euro Tour league of European urban races.

Enter now – standard-rate entry closes on 28 August.

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Photo: DncnH on Flickr.

SLOW retains the GLOSS trophy in the 2016 inter-club competition

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 prestigious London Bus trophy for the Greater London Orienteering Clubs' Summer Series
The prestigious London Bus trophy for the Greater London Orienteering Clubs’ Summer Series

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 open for the London City Race 2016 Weekend

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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!

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Photo by DncnH on Flickr.

Results from the 2016 GLOSS Race #4: Barnes Common

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.

Many thanks to The Spencer pub on Barnes Common for hosting us, and to all those that took advantage of their hospitality. It helps us continue to use these pubs as bases for our races.

Results for the Elthorne Park Race

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.

Any results queries, please contact Don at

This was the final race of the London Park Race Series 2016. Congratulations to the series winners and the other prizewinners, at the prizegiving yesterday:

  • First overall: Laurence Ball in absentia
  • Second overall: Michael Crone
  • Third overall: Matthew Schepisi
  • First woman: Helen Gardner
  • Second woman: Claire Heliot
  • Third woman: Sue Carter
  • First M40+: Dmitry Ushakov
  • First W40+: Sue Carter
  • All scoring races: Michael Crone, Scott Collier, Francis Carr
  • Spot prize (mapper & organiser, Race 10): Don McKerrow
  • Spot prize (fourth overall): James Lyne

Thank you to all the race organisers, course planners and event helpers across the series of 10 events, from the London clubs SLOW, LOK, DFOK and MV.

The next SLOW race is the Barnes Common GLOSS, on Sunday 24 July.

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