Barnes Street-O results

Here are the Results from the Street-O held in Barnes on on Tuesday 14 April 2015, along with the latest overall series results.

Organiser’s comments

Thanks to everyone that came to sunny Barnes last evening and hope you all enjoyed yourselves. It was nice to see people coming back happy even if they had to wait at level crossings or found several answers to the same question (number 28). I was a bit limited with getting around the competition area so apologies for getting the gates around number 41 wrong – I was there at a weekend so things that I thought would be locked weren’t and vice versa.

Thanks to Steve for all his help on the night, Faith, Melanie (and friends), Nigel and others for marking results, Don for the maps, Todd for equipment and Paul for pre-event help and look forward to seeing you all once I am back running again after June!

Duncan Grassie

MTB Box Hill Results

Results and split times from SLOW’s and L&SEAR’s second Mountain Bike Orienteering score event held at Box Hill and Ranmore Common on Sunday 12 April 2015.

Planner’s comments

Thanks for everyone for coming out to Westhumble for a beautiful sunny Sunday of biking. I hope you enjoyed the course. I decided that the area there needed a 1:25k map scale, as there is a lot of detail on the ground to help make some route choices. I also hoped that putting the start near the station, and with later time would help get some newcomers to the event, and it seems we got a few!

The course was set so that there were areas of similar point values, (heading either north or south from the start) and that I expected most people would make loops of varying sizes, depending on their ability, to get back to the start/finish. Other controls were set in such a way that the shortest route was not necessarily the easiest route! We were very lucky for dry and sunny conditions in the week leading up to the event, making the trails quite fast, if not a little bumpy! Nobody managed to clear the course, but, overall distance if cleared would be about 34k with about 750m of elevation gain!

Thanks again to the Stepping Stones pub for helping out, and the great volunteers, Jane, Tessa, James, Nicki, Sabine, Tom, Steve and Irene for helping out!
Todd Fallesen, Planner

Barnes Street-O, Tuesday 14 April 2015

The penultimate race in SLOW’s 2014-15 Street-O series is on Tuesday 14 April 2015 in Barnes. 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 Sun Inn, 7 Church Road, Barnes, SW13 9HE. The pub has a great range of beers and serves food until 10pm, so there is no excuse not to stay around to discuss the race afterwards!

Address7 Church Road, Barnes, SW13 9HE
Latitude/longitude51.4735, -0.2474
OS grid referenceTQ218764
MapsGoogle Maps, Ordnance Survey, OpenStreetMap

Getting There

The easiest way to get to the race from central London is take a train from Waterloo or Clapham Common to Barnes Bridge (every 15 minutes) or Barnes (every 8 minutes), followed by a short walk.

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 2014-15 series page for more information.

Organiser/Planner: Duncan Grassie,

Richmond Park Billygoat Night-O Results, March 2015

The final race of SLOW’s 2014-15 Night-O series was held in Richmond Park on Thursday 26 March. Paul Couldridge managed to prevent Ed Catmur from completing a full house, beating him by over a minute. Nicki Adams beat Sue Carter by over three minutes and crucially by three places to be first woman home.

Planner’s comments

Thanks everyone for coming and I hope you enjoyed the “Billygoat” format. It seemed to prompt quite some discussion and indeed the choice of skips was quite varied. Control 5 was the favourite with 13 skips on the long course, followed by control 14 with 11 skips and then control 1 with 9 skips. Other skips were 16 (8), 8 (7), 13 (4), 4 (4), 10 (2), 11 (1), 3 (1).
Matthias Mahr

Night Series 2014-15 Results

The men’s title was again sealed by Ed Catmur by the third race, eventually winning four of the five races in this year’s series. Paul Couldridge appears to be back to fitness, taking second with two second places and first in the last race of the series.

Nicki Adams’ performance in the final race brought her up to tie on points with Sue Carter. Normally we’d look to either performances head-to-head or in the other races. Not having decided which in advance, and with them sharing one decider each, it seems fairest to call it a tie.

Pete Huzan won the men’s veterans and Christine Robinson the ladies.

12 Medals for SLOW at the South-East Long Championships

The 2015 South-East Long Championships were held today in Ightham in Kent. SLOW members picked up an impressive 12 medals at the event.

From Andy:

Good haul of medals at the south-east long champs today. 3 gold, 7 silver, 2 bronze. Golds were Ed (M21) Katrin (W21) and Mike M (M70). Silvers for Rob (M21), Cap’n Pete (M40 – yes that’s emm forty!!), Steph (W40), Dorte (W45), Chris R (W55), Sarah (W60) and me!! (M60). Bronzes were Charlotte (W21) and Mike G (M45).

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