Wimbledon Street-O, Tuesday 9 May

The FINAL (and PRIZE GIVING) race in SLOW’s 2016-17 Street-O series will be held on Tuesday 9 May 2017 in Tooting. 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 Hand In Hand pub in Wimbledon Village. Please do stay after the race for a drink and of course the PRIZE GIVING! We might have the odd spot prize too.

LocationWimbledon
AddressThe Hand In Hand, 6 Crooked Billet, London SW19 4RQ
Latitude/longitude51.4216, -0.2274
OS grid referenceTQ233707
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Getting There

The Hand In Hand is about a 20 minute walk (or 10 minute warm-up jog) from Wimbledon mainline station. Alternatively, buses 93 and 200 will take you almost to the front door.

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.

Organiser/Planner: Jane Harries,

Watlington MTB Score Event, Sunday 21st May 2017

The second event in the SLOW Mountain Bike Score 2017 Series takes place from Watlington on Sunday 21st May.

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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.

Event Centre

The event will be based at  The Chequers, 58 Love Lane, Watlington OX49 5RA.

Toilets are available before and after the event, and lunch is available after the event –  please leave any muddy shoes at the door.

LocationWatlington
AddressThe Chequers, 58 Love Lane
Latitude/longitude51.6475, -1.0072
OS grid referenceSU688948
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Getting there

  • By car, the pub is 5 minutes drive from the M40 at Stokenchurch

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 1100
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: Barry French/Jane Robinson & Nicki Adams

Image: Mark Humphrey (courtesy of TriAdventure)

Tooting Street-O results

Here are the Final Results from last night’s Tooting Street-O. I hope you all enjoyed yourselves on another dry and balmy night. It was a first win of the season for James Lyne while Katrin Harding used her win as a speed workout for the upcoming London Marathon.

With one race to go, there is still much to play for in the Series Results although the first two places in both men’s and women’s races have already been decided.

Do join us in leafy Wimbledon on Tuesday 9 May for the final race and prize giving – we’ll be at the Hand In Hand pub on the Common with more details coming soon.

South East Middle Distance Races, Wimbledon Common, 23 April

South London Orienteers present:

South East Middle Distance Championships
Wimbledon Common
23 April 2017

Final Details


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Wimbledon Common is a challenging forested area close to Central London. The Common is much improved for orienteering by the extensive clearance work over the last two years, and benefits from a new map by Tom Edelsten, and the option of SI Air punching.

Race Centre

LocationWimbledon Common
AddressRichardson Evans Memorial Playing Fields SW15 3PQ
Latitude/longitude51.4369, -0.2527
OS grid referenceTQ215723
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Parking is limited, so please share cars, cycle or use public transport where you can: bus numbers 85, 265 and K3 stop right outside.

Race Description

The south east middle distance courses have estimated winning times of 35 minutes for seniors and somewhat less for 14s and under. Competitors may enter any class, but will be competitive for the Championships on the designated course for their age class or if ‘running up’, and provided they have South-East as the association on their membership.

Available courses are M/W 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20-40, 45-50, 55-60 and 65+. There will be white colour-coded course suitable for children and families, and Naughty Numbers for children.

Start TimesBetween 1000 and 1230

Entries

Enries are online, via Fabian4

Fees

Adults Juniors
Before 18 April 2017 £9 £4
Late entries £11 £5

There will be entry on the day, subject to map availability, with fees as for late entries.

There is a £2 surcharge for adults who are not members of British Orienteering.

SI card hire

SI Air £2.50
Normal SI £1

There is no hire charge for juniors.

Results

Results will be available on the SLOW website shortly after the event.

Officials

Planner: Dmitry Adamsky (SLOW)
Organiser: Andy Robinson (SLOW)
Controller: David Dawson (DFOK)

Results for Richmond Park Night-O & Night-O Series

The final race of SLOW’s 2016-17 Night-O series was held on Wimbledon Common on Tuesday 21 March 2017. Conor Short won the event overall to take second place in the series to Paul Couldridge, with Slavjana Birec beating Sue Carter to be the first lady home.

Organiser’s Comments

Thanks to everyone who made the journey out to Mortlake for the final race in the 2016-2017 night-o series. It was great to witness in excess of 50 people at a mass start graced by a herd of deer crossing our path moments before. Special thanks to Paul, Matt, Chris and Russ for holding the fort whilst I put controls out and to the control collectors (Steve, Duncan, Ed, Tom and Conor). Also a big congratulations to our series prize winners:

Men Open –

  • 1st Paul Couldridge (300),
  • 2nd Conor Short (299),
  • 3rd Scott Collier (297).
  • M50+ 1st Pete Huzan (280).

Women Open –

  • 1st Sue Carter (254),
  • 2nd Julie Murphy (230),
  • 3rd Iris Lueke (214).

W50+ – 1st also Sue Carter, so prize awarded to Fiona Tam, a narrow 4th on Women’s Open (212).

Full series results are available here.

There are prizes still to collect for Scott, Pete, Julie and Iris – I’ll be at the Tooting street-o or JK, so please let me know when’s best for you.
James Lyne,

Tooting Street-O, Tuesday 11 April

The penultimate race in SLOW’s 2016-17 Street-O series will be held on Tuesday 11 April 2017 in Tooting. 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 Selkirk in Tooting – we’re back in our South London heartland this month! The pub does excellent food so do stay on after the race.

LocationTooting
AddressThe Selkirk, 60 Selkirk Road
Latitude/longitude51.4302, -0.1697
OS grid referenceTQ273717
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Getting There

The Selkirk is about a 5 minute walk from Tooting Broadway station on the Northern Line

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.

You can also check out the event information on the London Orienteering Klubb page

Organiser/Planner: James Fraser,

Bethnal Green Street-O Results

A great turnout of 93 runners made it all the way to East London for the Bethnal Greeen Street-O: I hope you all enjoyed a very different part of London, including some housing estates, canals and a lovely avenue through Victoria Park.

Series leader Matthew Schepisi made it a very convincing fourth win and is now guaranteed the series title: congratulations! Katrin Harding, in full training for the London Marathon, was first woman and in a creditable 8th place overall.

Here are the Final Results from the race and the updated Series Results – any comments please let me know.

Thanks to Elaine Battson from our friends at London Orienteering Klubb for organising, and I hope to see many of you back south in Tooting on Tuesday 11 April – details coming soon.

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