Haggerston Street-O results

54 brave souls made it all the way to Haggerston yesterday for the final Street-O of the year, organised by Jack Poole.

William White had the highest score on the night, with Emily Budd (running with Conor Murphy) recording the highest female score. Have a look at the Overall Results from the night as well as the Series Results so far.

The next street-o is back in the more familiar territory of Richmond on Tuesday 9 January, with details coming soon.

Any queries or comments to please. Happy Christmas!

Results from Wimbledon Common Night-O, 28 November 2017

The second race of SLOW’s 2017-18 Night-O series was held on Wimbledon Common on Tuesday 28 November.

The next race in the series is on Barnes Common on Tuesday 23 January 2018.

Organiser/Planner’s comments

Thanks for coming along and making it worthwhile to put on the event. I aimed for the short course to have medium difficulty checkpoints, with the extra checkpoints on the long course quite tricky in places. It is more important at night to have very good attack points before the final approach to each checkpoint as mistakes are so much more costly than in the day time. Thank you to the helpers: Don McKerrow, Sue Carter, Paul Couldridge, Steven Clelland, Rob Patterson & Geraint Lee. Look out for other events on the SLOW or British Orienteering websites.

Lost property: hat, waist belt, blue Silva compass.
Pete Huzan

Haggerston Street-O, Tuesday 12 December

The fourth race of the 2017-18 season of evening street orienteering races takes us across the other side of London to up-and-coming Haggerston! Join us for an evening of checkpoint hunting & post race chat.

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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.

This event will use electronic timing for the start and finish – please bring your SI card if you have one.

Race HQ

The race will be based at The Duke of Wellington pub right next to Haggerston overground station. (Note there are a lot of Duke of Wellingtons in London so make sure you go to the right one!)

Please do stay after the race for a drink and to compare routes with your friends

AddressThe Duke of Wellington, 260 Haggerston Rd, London E8 4HU
Latitude/longitude51.5401, -0.0745
OS grid referenceTQ336841
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Unfortunately there pub does not serve food but there are many places to eat nearby.

Getting There

The Duke of Wellington is at 260 Haggerston Rd, London E8 4HU. This is a very short walk from Haggerston overground station, which has frequent trains with quick connections into Central London.

Race Details

Entry fee is £2 for SLOW and LOK members, students and juniors; £4 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 and it should be light enough for everyone for this last event.

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 2017-18 series page for more information.

Organiser/Planner: Jack Poole,

OK Nuts Richmond Park

[post updated 4th December – entry details added]

SLOW’s annual OK Nuts Trophy Races will be on January 21st in Richmond Park, London.

There will be three mass start loop races (20km, 15km, 10km) and shorter colour-coded individual start races.

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Richmond Park is a National Nature Reserve, London’s largest Site of Special Scientific Interest and a European Special Area of Conservation. It is a Royal Park, and its 2500 acres are covered by heath, grassland and woods.

External link to recent films about the park.

Entry via SI Entries please. Closing Date January 14th.

Blood Races
   Senior – BOF £10 / non-BOF £12
   Junior – BOF £4 / non-BOF £5  (Blood races: M/W16 on Very Nearly an Armful only please. Blood race entry not available to M/W14 and below)

Colour Coded
   Senior on Green/Short Green – BOF £8 / non-BOF £10
   Senior on White/Yellow/Orange – BOF £4 / non-BOF £6
   Juniors – BOF £4 / non-BOF £5

+ £2 seniors / £1 junior for entries after closing date of January 14th (which will be limited by how many extra maps we have)

Race Centre

The race is based at the Broomfield Hill Car Park.

LocationRichmond Park
Latitude/longitude51.4316, -0.2687
OS grid referenceTQ204717
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Getting there

Car parking is free. The 85 Kingston – Putney bus stops nearby (also K3, 265) – enter the park either at Ladderstile Gate or Robin Hood Gate and it is a few minutes walk. The nearest station is Norbiton, at approx 2km.

Race Details

Start Time1000

This year sees the return of the mass start ‘blood races’.

Descriptions are provisional.
‘Full blood’ – 4 loops, 20km
‘Half blood’ – 3 loops, 15km
‘Very nearly an armful’ – 2 loops, 10km

Colour coded: Green, Short Green, Orange, Yellow and White.

Start Times
Full blood – 10.10
Half blood – 10.20
Very nearly an armful
Colour coded – 10.00-12.00

Competitors take part at their own risk.

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

Organiser: Steve Clelland (SLOW)
Planner: Duncan Grassie (AROS/SLOW)
Controller: Paul Todd (London OK)


SLOW Club Championships

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All club members are welcome to the club championships on Saturday December 2nd. These are a separate part of the Southern Navigators event at Wisley that morning. We have a run, and we have a picnic, comparing our runs if we want, and we have a prizegiving.

Please see Paul Couldridge’s Facebook Event in the SLOW members group for details.

The nearest station is West Byfleet (trains from Waterloo take 30 minutes) approximately 4km from the event centre at the Royal Horticultural Society Wisley Garden. Or do use the Facebook Group to seek a lift.

Please reply by Sunday 26th November at the latest.

Wisley Common

Wisley Common is a nature reserve of lowland heath on acidic sandy soil designated SSSI and managed by the Surrey Wildlife Trust. It lies between Surrey’s main two interior rivers, the Wey and the Mole. These days it is more easily identified by proximity to M25 Junction 10, where the M25 London Orbital Motorway crosses the six lane A3 London-Portsmouth road.
The terrain is heathery heath and natural woodland with many paths and some stretches of metalled road. There are many ditches, some slopes, and some areas where going is more difficult. Some of the ground will be quite wet if it has rained, and in places there may be some shallow water to run through.

Area History

The A3 was one of the principal routes in Britain in the days of the stage coach, as it linked the capital and the main base of the Royal Navy. Elsewhere “the Portsmouth Road’s” route is much changed but it has passed Bolder Mere, as it does today, for many centuries. In the later nineteenth century it was part of the most popular bicycle outing in southern England, the ride out from London to the old coaching inns of Ripley.
The very heavily used M25 is a relative newcomer. Long in the planning, the sections here were among the later sections completed in the 1980’s.
The Royal Horticultural Society were gifted Wisley in 1904 by a wealthy Quaker, Sir Thomas Hanbury. Its 240 acres of gardens are the second most visited paid entry garden in the United Kingdom, with a million visits a year. The gardens and laboratory employ 90 people.

SLOW’s 2015 women’s champs, from left to right Karen Jones, Sarah Brown, Mel Hilton and Katrin Harding, with Paul Couldridge

Autumn Series – Final Scores

Wormley Woods

Here are the SLOW scores for the final race of our Autumn Series – including a close pack of runners on 1084, 1083 and 1082 ranking points! Note also a run on blue by Théophane Roux that would have got over 1000 points if he were old enough to get them.



Nineteen of us managed to run at least three of the five races, and 59 of us managed at least one.

Men’s 1-2-3:

300: Paul Couldridge; 297: Yordan Kolev; 296: Ollie O’Brien.

Women’s 1-2=s:

282: Dorte Torpe Hansen; 265: Diane Leakey, Fiona Tam.

Junior 1-2:

60: Olin Davies; 40: Matteo Rebora.

Series Final Scores (Full)



Autumn Series 5 – Wormley Woods

(Image from the Chigwell OC Routegadget.)

Thanks to Chigwell Orienteering Club for today’s final race in the SLOW Autumn Series.

18 SLOW runners made the trip to the north-east of London, with Paul Couldridge winning the longest course. So he will take the SLOW Autumn series and with the maximum possible score.  Final scores for everyone will be posted once Ranking Points have been allocated.

SLOW Runners

Brown (10.3km, 235m)

1.Paul Couldridge 60:30; 15.Ollie O’Brien 76:15; 17.Yordan Kolev 77:58; Kwun Him Himmy Lau 106:44.

Short Brown (8.6km, 155m)

14.Andy Robinson 85:20; 17.Fiona Tam 88:45; 20.Camille Roux 97:58; 25.Mélanie Roux 118:00; 26 Nicolas Roux 126:01.

Blue (6.8km, 130m)

27.Keith Davies 66:30; 28.Don McKerrow 66:34; 29.Sue Carter 68:39; 39.Théophane Roux 75:12.

Short Blue (5.1km, 115m)

6.Dorte Torpe Hansen 43:33.

Green (4.5km, 105m)

18.Olin Davies 52:27; 22.Chris Robinson 53:01; 46.Christine Glew 73:57.

White (1.6km, 50m)

2.Louisiane Roux 16:26.


Hammersmith Street-O Results

Here are the Results from the 3rd Street Orienteering Race of the season held at Hammersmith on Tuesday. There is also a first version of the Series Results available, but with 5 races out of 9 to count there is all to play for.

Thank you to Duncan Leeson for organising and we hope to see many of you on the other side of London – Bethnal Green – on the 12th of December (details coming soon).

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