Maryon Park Race, Tuesday 9 June 2015

The second race of the 2015 London Park Race series takes place on Tuesday 9 June 2015 on the newly-mapped Maryon Park in Charlton near the Thames Barrier. 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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Maryon Park is a new area for the London Park Race stretching from the River Thames at the Thames Barrier up into the wooded valleys and former pits that cut into the Greenwich Escarpment below Charlton village. There is landscaped parkland surrounding the Barrier, hilly, semi-open woodland in Maryon Park and Maryon Wilson Park and a small region of complex urban detail. The race is suitable for shorts and trainers and courses are planned to allow no significant advantage by running through undergrowth.

Event Centre

The event centre is at the riverside Anchor and Hope on the Thames Path. We are awaiting details about food for after the race, so watch this space! The pub is an 800m walk from Charlton overground station with connections through Greenwich to London Bridge. It is 2.3km along the Thames Path from North Greenwich underground on the Jubilee line, or a ride on the 472 or 486 bus to Anchor & Hope Lane. Parking is unrestricted nearby on Riverside Walk and Anchor & Hope Lane.

LocationMaryon Park
Address2 Riverside Walk, Charlton, London, SE7 7SS
Latitude/longitude51.4936, 0.0288
OS grid referenceTQ409791
MapsGoogle Maps, Ordnance Survey, OpenStreetMap

Entry

Please note the slightly early than usual interval for start times, as the park is closed by Greenwich at 8pm.

RegistrationBetween 1730 and 1900
Start TimesBetween 1730 and 1900

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 4.8km, 145m climb
Short 2.7km, 70m climb

Further Information

If you have any questions not addressed above, please email the series 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.

Paddington Recreation Ground Park Race, 14 July

The seventh race of the 2015 London Park Race series takes place on Tuesday 14 July 2015 on the newly-mapped Paddington Recreation Ground. 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 Elgin in Maida Vale. The pub has an excellent food and drinks menu so be sure to stay afterwards for the post race social. The pub and park are very close to Maida Vale underground station.

LocationPaddington Recreation Ground
AddressPaddington Recreation Ground, Maida Vale
Latitude/longitude51.5303, -0.1854
OS grid referenceTQ260828
MapsGoogle Maps, Ordnance Survey, OpenStreetMap

Entry

RegistrationBetween 1800 and 1930
Start TimesBetween 1800 and 1930

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 4km
Short 2.5km

Further Information

If you have any questions not addressed above, please email the series 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.

Twickenham Street-O results

Here are the Results from the Street-O held in Twickenham on Tuesday 12 May 2015.

This concludes the 2014/15 Street-O series – here are the final overall series results. Congratulations to Ed Catmur and Jo Hurley for retaining their titles from last year.

The SLOW Street-O series will return in September 2015. We need 9 organisers to run the events in the next series – if you would be prepared to consider organising an event, please contact to volunteer or if you have any other questions.

In the mean time during the summer months, the Park Race Series is returning very soon!

Organiser’s comments

Thank you for coming to the series finale in Twickenham! I hope you enjoyed running in the parks at daylight – a rare occasion for our Street-Os! I went for the 1:12500 scale to make it sure that getting
all the controls was impossible and to provide some interesting route choices.

I am very grateful to Duncan Grassie, Susan Patterson, Don McKerrow and Louisa Jones who helped on the night and also to Fedor Part who tested the course and provided valuable feedback.

Hope to see you all in 2015-2016 season!

PS For map geeks (and most of us are, I guess): I’d recommend comparing the event map with these two from about a century and half-century ago (both centered on The Fox):

http://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/#zoom=19&lat=51.4466&lon=-0.3273&layers=163

http://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/#zoom=19&lat=51.4466&lon=-0.3273&layers=173

Dmitry Adamsky

The London City Race Weekend, 11-13 September 2015

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Online entries

The 8th London City Race, the world’s largest dedicated urban orienteering event, takes place in the City of London this September, and entries are now open!

For 2015 we are giving you not just the London City Race itself, but a full weekend of races:

  1. Friday 11 September (evening): Night Sprint
    Sprint around the complex dual levels of the world-renowned Imperial College in South Kensington – just a couple of minutes walk from the Natural History Museum, Science Museum and V&A.
  2. Saturday 12 September: The 8th London City Race
    The race will be on a newly extended map – as well as orienteering in the heart of the ancient City, it will take in Wapping and parts of the East End and, subject to permissions and course constraints, a section beside the Tower of London!
  3. Sunday 13 September: Ultra Sprint
    This most intense of all the orienteering disciplines takes place in Waterlow Park (subject to permissions) in beautiful Highgate, near the world-famous cemetery, with stunning views back to the City of London. Competitors run 4 one-kilometre courses, including a MAZE! More details.

All three races are easily accessible by London Underground. All three races will use precision electronic timing and you’ll receive a personalised results sheet at the end of each race.

You can enter all of these races at the same time, via our online entries partner Fabian4. Enter here now and secure your place at what will be the UK’s top urban weekend! There is a discount for entering all three races.

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Courses

  • Men’s Elite*
  • Women’s Elite*
  • Men’s Euro Youths (M18/20)*
  • Women’s Euro Youths (W18/20)*
  • Men’s Open
  • Women’s Open
  • Men’s Vets (M35+)*
  • Women’s Vets (M35+)*
  • Men’s Supervets (M50+)*
  • Women’s Supervets (M50+)*
  • Men’s Ultravets (M65+)*
  • Women’s Ultravets (M65+)*
  • Junior (M14/16, W14/16)*
  • Children (M10/12, W10/12)
  • Newcomers’ Race

* On Saturday, these courses will form part of the City Race Euro Tour competition, if you run in your correct age grouping.

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PLEASE NOTE: The categories and classes have changed this year to keep the London City Race in line with the categories of veterans in the rest of Europe, If you are not competing in the City Race Euro Tour series please feel free to enter any course. M/W35s wanting to compete in the City Race Euro Tour competition: please enter the Vets courses.

On Friday the courses will be the same as Saturday – but depending on number of entries some courses will be combined together.

The Sunday Ultrasprint is organised by London Orienteering Klubb. The finals for the Sunday race will take place at around 1300.

Enter all three races online now using our secure entries provider. You can also order a limited edition technical T-shirt for pick-up on race day – we can’t guarantee we’ll have stock to buy on the day.

Want to practice easy orienteering in advance of the London City Race weekend? Don’t miss our series of weekday evening London Park Race Series events, taking place through June and July.

If you have any queries, contact .

Photo by Benjamin Neglais.

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Twickenham Street-O, Tuesday 12 May 2015

The final race in SLOW’s 2014-15 Street-O series is on Tuesday 12 May 2015 in Twickenham. 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 Fox, 39 Church Street, Twickenham, TW1 3NR. The pub has a great range of beers and serves food – including particularly good pies! – until 10pm, so there is no excuse not to stay around to discuss the race afterwards!

LocationTwickenham
AddressThe Fox, 39 Church Street, Twickenham, TW1 3NR
Latitude/longitude51.4467, -0.3272
OS grid referenceTQ163733
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 Twickenham, with a short walk to the pub. Fast trains take less than 25 minutes from Waterloo; other trains can be much slower, so take care!

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 (for Twickenham this will be 1:12,500 scale). 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: Митя Адамский,

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