MTB Score Series 2017

We’re pleased to bring back a third MTB-Score series with four brand new locations for 2017. Held on Sunday mornings in February, May, August and October, these are 2-hour score orienteering events on bike. These events are run by London & Southeast Adventure Racers in affiliation with SLOW.

General information on MTB-Score events.

Event Schedule

Events take place on Sunday mornings in February, May, August and October. Start times are from 10:00 to 11:00 and the course closes at 13:00.

DateVenueOrganiserDetailsResults
26 February 2017DunsfoldMark Humphrey/Sid Hardy
21 May 2017tbcMagnus Mills
6 August 2017CranleighJulian Hemsted
22 October 2017HolmwoodTom Davies/ Dave Uglow

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 Nicki Adams at .

Series Prizes

Series prizes will be presented to the top 3 finishers in the following categories:

Male Veteran (40+), Male Open, Female Veteran (40+), Female Open, Junior (<16)

Series rankings are based on your top 3 scores of the 4 events. To be eligible for prizes, participants must have attended at least 2 events.

Mortlake Street-O, Tuesday 7 February

The sixth race in SLOW’s 2016-17 Street-O series will be held on Tuesday 7 February in Mortlake, West London. 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 Tapestry Bar in Mortlake. They specialise in Tapas so please stay afterwards and socialise.

LocationMortlake
AddressTapestry Bar, 1 Lower Richmond Road
Latitude/longitude51.4694, -0.2685
OS grid referenceTQ204759
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Getting There

The Tapestry Bar is a 3 minute walk from Mortlake Rail station in West London, on the Waterloo to Richmond line. Trains take around 20 minutes from Waterloo and run every 15 minutes . From Mortlake station head north across Mortlake Green to the pub.

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 2016-17 series page for more information.

Organisers: Rebecca Slack and Bob Reed. For queries please email or use facebook.

Balham Street-O results

(Updated 16/01 with 3 missing results)

The Final Results are now available for the fifth Street-O of the season (and first of 2017) held in Balham. The Series Results have now also been updated.

Once again we had over 100 runners and a lovely evening – the day after would have been very different! It was tight at the top with world champion Nick Barrable taking the win by 7 points from James Lyne and 14 from Matthew Schepisi. Natalie Holroyd was fastest woman with Katrin Harding and Alice Lovett in second and third.

Note that there were a few results sheets without names on them , so if your result is not showing please get in touch with and we’ll try and sort it out.

Thanks to Nick Raper for putting together challenging courses and Madeleine for helping on registration and results. The next race in the Street-O Series 2016-17 will be held in Mortlake, West London on Tuesday 7 February and we hope to see many of you there!

Ham Riverside Night-O, 24 January

The third race of South London Orienteers’ five event 2016-17 Night-O Series takes place in Ham Riverside, between Kingston and Richmond, on Tuesday 22 November 2016. The race centre will be The Hand and Flower on Upper Ham Road.

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The Night-O series is a public race – all are welcome. Please RSVP to the event via Facebook (link above) to let us know you are coming – you can also see who else is coming and post questions. If you are not on Facebook, please let the organiser Steve Clelland know you are coming (details below) so that the correct number of maps are printed.

Race centre

The race will be based at The Hand and Flower at 24 Upper Ham Road, Richmond TW10 5LA. The pub serves excellent food and drink, and there will be the usual opportunity to revisit route choices with other runners.

LocationHam Riverside
AddressThe Hand and Flower, 24 Upper Ham Road, Richmond TW10 5LA
Latitude/longitude51.4323, -0.3067
OS grid referenceTQ178717
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Getting there

The Hand and Flower is midway between Kingston and Richmond, with bus 65 connecting the two stopping outside the pub (Ham Common stop). Further details are available on the TFL website.

Race Details

The entry fee is £2 for SLOW members, students and juniors; £3 for others. The race will use SI electronic punching with SI cards available for free 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 organizer in advance to reserve one.

RegistrationBetween 1815 and 1930
Start TimesBetween 1830 and 1930

The following courses will be available:

  • Long: approximately 5.5km, quite challenging
  • Short: approximately 2.5km, quite challenging

The terrain comprises the open and runable riverside area (used during the May 2016 park race), and the woodland between Ham Common and Richmond Park Ham Gate, with suburban housing estates separating the two. The woodland area is in stark contrast to the riverside, with limited visibility, intricate contour detail and a dense path network. The woodland also contains patches of brambles and although courses are planned to avoid these areas, full leg cover is mandatory. The short course will only visit Ham Common and the woodland.

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.

Organiser/Planner: Steve Clelland,

Balham Street-O, Wednesday 11 January

The fifth race in SLOW’s 2016-17 Street-O series will be held on Wednesday 11 January 2017 in Balham, South London. This event will use electronic timing for the start and finish – please bring your SI card if you have one.

Note the unusual Wednesday date for this race!

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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 Regent in Balham. The pub is 2 minutes from Balham station and serves food and drink so please stay afterwards and socialise.

LocationBalham
AddressThe Regent, 21 Chestnut Grove
Latitude/longitude51.444, -0.1537
OS grid referenceTQ284733
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Getting There

The Regent is a 2 minute walk from Balham station in South London. Balham is on the Northern Line tube as well as on the mainline from Victoria station (15 minutes).

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 2016-17 series page for more information.

Organisers: Nick Raper. For queries please email or use facebook.

St Paul’s Street-O results

The Final Results are now available for the fourth Street-O of the season held at St Paul’s and Chancery Lane. The Series Results have now also been updated.

A great turnout of 108 runners enjoyed an usually balmy evening in central London and experienced trio Siobhan Henn, Richard Kirk and Dan Lewington did a great job organising.

For only the second time in the history of Street-Os (I think), a lady won the race outright – congratulations to Jo Hurley for pulling this off! Behind Grahaw Law and David Spence in second and third place overall, Mel Hilton was second lady and fourth overall, also a really impressive result. It really was a day for upsets as runaway series leader Matt Schepisi could only finish 13th.

The next race in the Street-O Series 2016-17 will be held in Balham, South London on the unusual date of Wednesday 11 January and we hope to see many of you there!

Also, if you fancy a race over Christmas then why not consider the Boxing Day Race from our friends at LOK held in North London’s Trent Park.

Congratulations to SLOW’s Club Champions 2016

South London Orienteers has new club champions for 2016. The championships were hosted on Esher Common on Saturday 2 December – one of SLOW’s home territories – but hosted by Southern Navigators as part of their Saturday Series. Full adult members of SLOW were eligible to compete, along with members of Esher Scouts Orienteering Club and SLOW juniors for the junior championship.

The first three in each category were:
Men’s

  1. Paul Couldridge 40:15
  2. Matthew Schepisi 45:41
  3. Matthias Mahr 45:51

Women’s

  1. Charlotte Turner 47:50
  2. Heather Findlay 48:39
  3. Sarah Brown 50:23

Junior Women’s

  1. Sofie Davidson 53:23
  2. Lucy Armitage 1:05:32

Junior Men’s

  1. Thomas Arnison 36:08
  2. Benedict Davidson 38:48
  3. William Emmerson 39:52

The full results are available on the SN website.

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