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London Bridge Street-O

The first Street-O race of the 2014-15 series takes place on Tuesday 9 September near London Bridge. 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 organisers below know you are coming so that the correct number of maps are printed.

Race HQ

The race will be based at The Miller Pub, 96 Snowsfields. Good food and drink will be available at the pub afterwards, alongside plenty of post-race analysis, so please stay for the social part of the evening!

LocationLondon Bridge
AddressThe Miller, 96 Snowsfields, SE1 3SS
Latitude/longitude51.5021, -0.0877
OS grid referenceTQ328799
MapsGoogle Maps, Ordnance Survey, OpenStreetMap

Getting There

The pub is a 5 minute walk from London Bridge station (through the King’s/hospital campus) or Borough station. Parking is restricted and limited in the streets near the pub – we recommend using public transport.

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: Ali Ingleby. Contact Paul at for queries.

A packed winter schedule from SLOW

Although our summer Park Race series has drawn to a close, SLOW has a packed winter schedule for 2014-15, with four club competitions and bi-weekly fitness training sessions.

On the competitive side, there is the London City Race on Sunday 21 September, the OK Nuts Trophy on Wisley Common on Sunday 30 November, and several club competitions to look forward to.

There are only two Tuesdays without events: 23 and 30 December!

Winter Interval Training Sessions

Starting on Tuesday 2 September and then on the first Tuesday of each month through to 7 April, the SLOW Winter Interval Training Sessions are open to members of all abilities. We will meet at 6:30pm at the Clapham Common bandstand (10 min jog from Clapham Common or Clapham South tube stains, 15min jog from Clapham Junction mainline station) for each session and over the course of 8 sessions improve our speed work in prep for next years big races.

Bring along a watch (as depending on numbers, we will do time-based intervals to allow people of all speeds to train together) and remember to wrap up warm as it becomes wintery. It is not advised to bring bags etc. as there is nowhere suitable to leave them whilst training. Details will be available on the SLOW Members Facebook page.

Technical Training Sessions

We will be running technical training sessions on the third Tuesday of the month, starting on Tuesday 23 September and running through to 21 April. Details, including the relevant location will be confirmed via the SLOW Members Facebook group.

Autumn Series and Club Championships

SLOW’s Autumn Series will be run as before over a series of races put on by other clubs. Full club members are eligible if they run on BOF ranking courses. Points will be awarded on the usual 100-down basis used in our Street-O, Park Race and Night-O series, and separate competitions will be run for open, senior and veteran competitions.

The Club Championship is likely to be held on one of Southern Navigators’ Saturday Series events towards the end of the year. More details will be announced as they become available.

2014-15 Night-O Series

SLOW’s Night-O series returns for 2014-15 with an expanded series of five races from October to March.

Event Schedule

The events take place on the fourth Tuesday of the month. The full schedule for 2014/15 is set out below.

DateVenueOrganiserDetailsResults
28 October 2014Richmond Park
25 November 2014Wimbledon CommonPete Huzan
27 January 2015TBCDmitry Adamskiy
24 February 2015Wimbledon Common
24 March 2015Richmond ParkMatthias Mahr

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.

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.

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Bishops Park Park Race, Tuesday 26 August

The final race of the London Park Race series 2014 takes place on Tuesday 19 August 2014 in Bishops Park, in south London, on Tuesday 26 August. It’s a great area for orienteering with a mix of open parkland, technical terrain and urban areas.

This is a Level C event so all BOF member runners on the long course will get Ranking points – starts will be at 45 second invervals (which can’t be changed) so do expect queues at some points during the evening

The race has been planned to be slightly shorter than normal with a view to people being able to hit it at speed and test their sprint technique prior to next months British Championships. Due to the fast nature of the course it will not be possible to use the new flashing dibbers – please replace with a hired one when you register.

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 Temperance Pub near Putney Bridge. Start is a 3min walk and Finish 100m from the pub. The pub has an excellent food and drinks menu and has put on extra chefs and their events menu specially for us so please stay afterwards for a post race social.

The nearest tube station is Putney Bridge and the overground is approximately 10 minute walk across the Putney Bridge (which is closed to traffic).

LocationBishops Park
Address90 Fulham High Street, Fulham SW6 3LF
Latitude/longitude51.4695, -0.2103
OS grid referenceTQ244760
MapsGoogle Maps, Ordnance Survey, OpenStreetMap

Entry

RegistrationBetween 1715 and 1930
Start TimesBetween 1730 and 1930

Last light is approximately 20:00 so if you plan to take longer than 30 minutes please start early. This is why we have moved the start times forward. If you have to go out later then a small headtorch may help see the map in more shaded areas.

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, MV or CHIG £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 4.26km
Short 2.52km

Further Information

If you have any questions not addressed above, please email the organiser Dan Findlay-Robinson 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.

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