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.
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.
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.
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.
Entry fee is £1 for SLOW members, students and juniors; £2 for others.
Between 1815 and 1930
Between 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.
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.