Chilworth MTB Score Event, Sunday 22nd October 2017

The fourth and final event in the SLOW Mountain Bike Score 2017 Series takes place from Chilworth on Sunday 22nd October. As the series finale, amazing (cough) prizes will be awarded to the top male/female vet/open riders of the year.

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This is a public event – all are welcome. All entries are on the day but we encourage you to please RSVP to the event via Facebook (event link to follow) or email to let us know you are coming so that the correct number of maps are printed.

Breaking News:

We hope to SIAC contactless dibbers available for hire for the first time at this event, keeping you on your bike for a more seamless ride. We’re keen to get your feedback on whether to make this a regular offering.

Event Centre

The event will be based at  The Percy Arms, Dorking Road, Chilworth GU4 8NP

Toilets are available before and after the event. A carvery lunch is available and prebooking is strongly recommended – when booking, let them know you are with the MTB event. Please leave any muddy shoes at the door.

AddressThe Percy Arms, 75 Dorking Road, Chilworth
Latitude/longitude51.2154, -0.5262
OS grid referenceTQ030473
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Getting there

  • By car, the pub is 10 minutes south of the A3 at Guildford
  • By public transport, the pub is right next to Chilworth Station which is on the line from Redhill with direct connections to central London.
  • Alternatively you can post for lift shares on either the SLOW Members (for SLOW members) or London & Southeast Adventure Racers (public) Facebook pages.

Event Details

The entry fee is £8 for day riders, £7 for BMBO (with their membership cards) and SLOW members, and £6 for under 21s.

The event will be run under British Mountain Bike Orienteering rules, which competitors are advised to read in advance. BMBO also has some helpful MTB Score tips.

All riders must wear a helmet and carry a whistle and first aid kit (a minimum of plasters & dressing). The following equipment is also recommended:

  • Mobile Phone
  • Waterproof top
  • Compass

There will be series prizes for top male/female/pair and veteran male/female/pair scores, based on the best 3 results of the 4 races over the course of the year.

RegistrationBetween 0930 and 1050
Start TimesBetween 1000 and 1100

Event duration is 2 hours and the course will close at 13:00.

Maps will be 1:25,000 Ordnance Survey maps. The event will use Sport Ident electronic punching at all controls, and a limited number of SI dibbers will be available. Please bring your own if you have one.

All competitors take part at their own risk.

Results will be available on the SLOW and BMBO websites shortly after the event.

Planners/Organisers: Tom Davies/ Nicki Adams

Image: Tom Davies 

Fulham Street-O results

Here are the Final Results from yesterday’s Street Orienteering Race in Fulham.

Embarrassingly enough, I appear to have won, although very closely followed by relative newcomer Leo Muid in 2nd place and relative oldcomers James Lyne, Paul Nixon and James Fraser in 3rd to 5th.

In the ladies’ race, Harriet Boughton (running with Simon Martin) came out on top, followed by Sue Carter and Claire Heliot.

A big thank-you to all of you for attending and of course to Rebecca Slack (helped by Bob Reed) for organising a great race in a fab venue. I hope you all enjoyed yourselves and will join us for the next race in Tufnell Park on 10 October. This is organised by our friends at London Orienteering Klubb and more info can be found here

Matthias Mahr (Street-O coordinator)

PS: We have two runners without any scores from yesterday, if this is you please get in touch.

SLOW Night-O Series 2017-18

SLOW’s Night-O series returns for 2017-18 with a series of five races from late October to March.

Event Schedule

The events typically take place on the fourth Tuesday of the month. The full schedule for 2017-18 is set out below.

31 October 2017Richmond ParkSue Carter
28 November 2017Wimbledon CommonPete Huzan
23 January 2018Barnes CommonJames Lyne
27 February 2018Wimbledon CommonDmitry Adamskiy
20 March 2018Richmond ParkPaul Couldridge

Full details on each event are posted on the SLOW website, a couple of weeks before the event. If you would like to contact any of the organisers, email the series coordinator Don McKerrow at to be put in touch.

The races use both SIAC contactless and SI electronic punching; SIAC cards are available to hire for those who do not have their own. A small number of headlamps are also available to borrow for free but you need to e-mail the organiser in advance of each race to reserve one.

Series Results

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 three 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.

Notice of the 2017 Annual General Meeting

The 2017 club AGM will be on Tuesday 21 November. The AGM is open to all full members of South London Orienteers.

As has become customary, the meeting will be in the private room at Pizza Express Putney. The meeting will start at 20:00, so please come from 19:00 to eat and drink first – the social side is very much part of the occasion.

RegistrationBetween 1900 and 2000
Start Time2000
LocationPizza Express, Putney
AddressUpstairs function room, Pizza Express, 144 Upper Richmond Road, London
Latitude/longitude51.4602, -0.2137
OS grid referenceTQ242750
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

London City Race 2017 Results

Results from the London City Race which took place on 9 September, part of the London City Race 2017 weekend, are now available.

Any queries to

See also the results for Wapping on Friday and the London Ultrasprint on Sunday.

Wapping Evening Sprint Results

Final results from the Wapping Evening Sprint which took place on 8 September, part of the London City Race 2017 weekend, are now available.

Please note that legs into and out of Control 204 (under the bridge near Wapping Dock) have been voided due to the control being vandalised during the race. Note that they continue to appear as normal legs in Winsplits/Splitsbrowser/Routegadget but are voided for the official results list appearing on SLOWeb and British Orienteering websites.

Any queries to Andy at .

See also the results for the main London City Race on Saturday and the London Ultrasprint on Sunday.

City Race 2017: Final Details

Final Details for the 2017 London City Race are now available here.

These supersede all previous information given about the races.

Travel Update: Saturday

There are engineering works affecting many of the lines through Moorgate station. Moorgate will still be served by the Hammersmith & City line (from King’s Cross through to Barking) and the Northern Line (unaffected).

We believe that the most affected will be people travelling from Paddington and Marylebone – an extra 10 minutes to travel via Bakerloo and Northern changing at Elephant & Castle. Other mainline stations shouldn’t be affected. The advice in all cases should be to use the TfL Journey Planner and allow an extra 10 minutes.

The races will be run with SIAC contactless punching in parallel with traditional SI cards. This guide provides details on how contactless punching operates, compared to regular punching.

Fulham Street-O, Tuesday 19 September 2017

**UPDATE 30/08 Due to a clash with a Chelsea home fixture, the first Street-O has been moved back a week to Tues 19th Sept**

Welcome all to the 2017-18 season of evening street orienteering races! This year’s series will kick off on Tuesday 19 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 – especially for us they are doing 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,

London's largest orienteering club. British Orienteering's Club of the Year 2013. CASC accredited.