Results from the 35th Box Hill Fell Race

227 runners completed the 2016 Box Hill Fell Race on a misty January Saturday.

Overall results of the 2016 Box Hill Fell Race

The Men’s Race was won by Nicholas Torry of Serpentine RC in 56:17. The fastest woman for the third year running was Sarah Pemberton, also from Serpentine RC, in 1:08:30. Serpentine RC again dominated the event and took first place in the club competition, and in the women’ club competition.

Many thanks to all who attended this year’s event. We look forward to seeing you next year!

Age Group Winners

Age Group Name Club Time
Men’s
M Nicholas Torry Serpentine RC 00:56:17
M40 Keith MacIntosh Wimbledon Windmilers 00:59:54
M50 David Moore Dorking & Mole Valley AC 01:05:16
M60 Mike Pocock Reigate Priory AC 01:09:19
M70 Geoff Newton Tadworth AC 01:25:28
MU23 Josh Tipping Brunel University, London 01:05:06
Women’s
F Sarah Pemberton Serpentine RC 01:08:30
F40 Jennifer Watt Ealing Eagles RC 01:15:57
F50 Lynda Tembury Tring RC 01:18:08
F60 Lynn Plumbley St Helens TRI 01:49:03
FU23 Marian Elliott Unattached 1:32:50

Club Competition

Teams are formed by groups of the four best-placed runners from each club. Serpentine RC fielded 38 runners, with 28 from Tring RC. The top 10 teams were placed as follows:

1 Serpentine RC 12
2 Victoria Park Harriers and Tower Hamlets AC 44
3 Reigate Priory AC 53
4 Serpentine RC 2 78
5 SLOW 105
6 Crystal Palace Triathletes 168
7 Tring RC 172
8 Serpentine RC 3 200
9 Reigate Priory AC 2 252
10 Cambridge Harriers 259

Lost Property…

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Putney Street-O results

UPDATE 19/01/16 – updated overall series results now available.

Here are the Results from the Street-O held in Putney on Tuesday 12 January 2016.

Please contact if you have any results queries..

Organiser’s comments

Thanks to all who joined us on a cold winter’s night in Putney for the first Street-O of 2016. We had a great turnout with in excess of 130 individual runners – the biggest ever! There were a few issues with some clues and the darkness making it hard to find blue plaques in particular – apologies about this, and benefit of the doubt was given to account for this. Otherwise the evening went smoothly and a big thanks to Don for manning the start, Duncan for helping at download and Paul and his army of markers for delivering the answer sheets. Thanks again to everyone for coming and we shall see you at either Barnes Common on Tuesday 26th January for some night orienteering or in Surbiton on Tuesday 9th February for the next instalment of Street-O!

James Lyne

Putney Street-O, 12 January 2016

The fifth race in SLOW’s 2015-16 Street-O series is on Tuesday 12 January 2016 in Putney. 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 Arab Boy, 289 Upper Richmond Road, Putney, SW15 6SP. We will have an area towards to pub adjacent to the entrance to congregate in and the pub has a great range of beers and food, so there is no excuse not to stay around and discuss the race afterwards!

LocationPutney
AddressThe Arab Boy, 289 Upper Richmond Road, Putney, SW15 6SP
Latitude/longitude51.4625, -0.227
OS grid referenceTQ233752
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Getting There

The Arab Boy is 10 minutes walk from Putney mainline station (on the Reading – London Waterloo line) and 15 minutes walk along Upper Richmond Road from East Putney Tube (District Line) – you can also get the 337 and 430 buses to shorten the journey.

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 2015-16 series page for more information.

Organiser/Planner: James Lyne

Surbiton Street-O, 9 February 2016

The sixth race in SLOW’s 2015-16 Street-O series is on Tuesday 9th February 2016 in Surbiton. 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 Victoria, 28 Victoria Road, Surbiton KT6 4JT. We will have an area at the side of the pub, on the opposite side of the bar from the entrances. Food is served until 9pm so please stay around to eat, drink and discuss the race afterwards.

LocationSurbiton
AddressThe Victoria, 28 Victoria Road, KT6 4JT
Latitude/longitude51.3921, -0.3069
OS grid referenceTQ179673
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Getting There

The Victoria is a short walk down the high street from Surbiton station. Surbiton station is in Travelcard Zone 6 and served by regular trains from London Waterloo / Clapham Junction. Fast trains to Surbiton take 15 minutes from Waterloo.

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 2015-16 series page for more information.

Organiser/Planner: Richard Kirk

MTB-Score Series 2016

Following the success of 2015, we’re pleased to bring back a second MTB-Score series of four events for 2016. 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
14 February 2016East HorsleyTom DaviesDetails
8 May 2016tbcMark Humphrey/ Sid Hardy
7 August 2016tbc
2 October 2016tbcDan/Helen Murphy

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 .

East Horsley MTB Score Race, Sunday 14 February 2016

The first race in the SLOW Mountain Bike Score 2016 Series takes place around East Horsley on Sunday 14 February.

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

Race centre

The race will be based at The Duke of Wellington, Guildford Road, East Horsley KT24 6AA. Toilets and drinks are available before and after the race, but please leave any muddy shoes at the door.

Food is also available (and highly recommended!) but tables MUST be booked in advance to avoid disappointment.

Parking is not possible in the pub car park (please do not be THAT guy who tries anyway) but is free on surrounding streets to the north of the pub.

LocationEast Horsley
AddressDuke of Wellington
Latitude/longitude51.2627, -0.4326
OS grid referenceTQ095527
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Getting there

  • By car, East Horsley is easily accessible from either the A3 or via the M25 Leatherhead exit.
  • By train, Horsley Station is on the Guildford line and is a short flat ride from the event base.

Alternatively you can post for lift shares on either the SLOW Members (for SLOW members) or London & Southeast Adventure Racers (public) Facebook pages.

Race 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 race 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 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

Race 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 website shortly after the event.

Organiser/Planners: Tom Davies

Image: Tom Davies, courtesy of TriAdventure

 

Spring Series 2016

South London Orienteers’ fourth annual Spring Series kicks off on 17 January with the “Michael Brandon” Mitre event at Epping Forest hosted by Chigwell & Epping Forest Orienteering Club, with four more carefully selected events organised by other southern clubs through February and March.

DateVenueOrganiserDetailsResults
17 January 2016Epping ForestCHIGDetails
31 January 2016BarossaBKODetails
7 February 2016White Downs & Netley HeathMVOCDetails
21 February 2016Ashridge NorthHHDetails
13 March 2016DennySOCDetails

The event on the 13 March is the club’s CompassSport Cup heat – attendance here may be compulsory for those hoping to win the series!

Each of the events will have a pub associated for post-race lunch and inevitably some route analysis!

The competition is open to all full members of SLOW, with three events from five counting for the competition. The spring series is a handicap based on the national ranking points. Each competitors is awarded points based on their performance relative to their expected score and variability from 2014. The highest scoring runner gets 100 points, the next 99 and so on.

As a handicap series, the competition is very open and any improving runner is in with a very good chance of winning the trophy!

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