South London Orienteers present
2015 GLOSS Series Race 3 Sunday 12 July 2015
GLOSS is a friendly inter-club competition run on the Light Green course, with a fiendishly complicated handicap scoring system which favours the less experienced – all courses are open to all-comers, whether beginners or experienced.
Full details of the GLOSS series are available here.
The event centre is The Telegraph pub on Putney Heath, SW15 3TU. The pub is in the middle of the heath and there is plenty of parking available on nearby roads. Several bus routes go to “Putney Heath Green Man” which is at the north-east corner of the map and about 500m from The Telegraph.
The pub has an excellent range of beers and food, so make the most of the occasion! It is a popular destination on a Sunday for families and those wishing to spend their weekend in a relaxed and friendly environment, and their traditional Sunday roasts prove very popular and attract visitors from far and wide. Please book ahead if you wish to reserve a specific area or large gathering – details on the website.
Electronic timing will be used. If you do not have your own SI card, then you can hire one for the event for £1 (free for juniors).
Light Green (“GLOSS” – fairly tricky)
4km + optional extra Spanish Score
Yellow (fairly easy)
White (very easy)
“Naughty Numbers” (for young children)
Please email the organiser Andy Robinson at or call 020 8255 7176.
Results will be posted on this website after the event.
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.
The eight race of the 2015 London Park Race series takes place on Tuesday 21 July 2015 at Queen Mary University of London and Mile End Park, on a newly updated map. 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.
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 or MV
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.
If you have any questions not addressed above, please email the organiser Michael 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.
South London Orienteers were in action at the Jukola 2015 international night relay on Saturday 13 June in Finland. The team, #349, finished 851st, around half-way down, placing as high as 375th during the race itself. Team members were Ludo Maillard, Ian Webb, Ed Catmur, Phil Marsland, Alan Leakey*, Andy Robinson and Peter Huzan*. Jukola is the world’s premier night orienteering race.
Another SLOW athlete, Ralph Street, running for his international club Södertälje Nykvarn Orienter, led the race out, sprinting clear of the starting pack, and staying near the front for much of his run, ending in 68th position. You can see him at the front, in the #3 top, in this spectacular opening video, 30s in:
I moved to Charlton a year ago and soon saw that this string of parks offered what I considered to be an ideal mix for park orienteering: shorts-and-trainers running with technical detail and a decent number of contours. Hopefully some of the competitors agreed and found the race worth the trip out to one of London’s less gentrified neighbourhoods and the drawback of the road crossing. Thanks to everyone who took part. Thanks also to all those who helped stage the event, especially Eoin, who ran the start and spent several evenings checking the map and courses, and Cate, who also checked the courses and spent two hours standing in the middle of Woolwich Road.
For lost property, please email me or check at next week’s park race. Three runners on the long course missed number 25, the control at the end of the second road crossing. As it’s clear they passed the control and there was no navigational challenge in finding it, they have been reinstated albeit with no time deduction for that road crossing. If these runners have evidence for the length of time they spent crossing the road (e.g. a gps trace), please let me know and I will adjust the results accordingly.