Clapton Street-O, Tuesday 15 September 2015

The first race in SLOW’s 2015-16 Street-O series is on Tuesday 15 September 2015 in Clapton. 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 Registration

The exact venue isn’t yet confirmed but is anticipated to be a pub which serves food, which will be 5-10 minute walk from Clapton station. These details will be updated when the venue is confirmed.

Getting There

The easiest way to get to race registration is from central London is take a London Overground train from Liverpool Street station to Clapton (on the line to Chingford). Trains leave every 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 simple map of the street network. You have 60 minutes (time trial format, i.e. starting at intervals) to visit as many of these as possible, in any order, and return to the finish. Some controls have higher points scores than others. Ensure that you allow enough time to get back to the finish to avoid heavy penalties on your score. 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: Oliver O’Brien,

Kingston Urban Race – CANCELLED

Kingston Urban Race
Sunday 23 August 2015

Due to unexpected issues with access permissions to a key area of central Kingston, we have had to cancel the Kingston Urban Race. Sincere apologies to those who planned to attend.

Kingston is a fantastic area for urban orienteering and we hope orienteers will get to experience it at some point in the future. We are likely to re-schedule the event in the late spring/early summer of 2016.

All existing entry fees will be refunded shortly via Fabian4.

Steve Clelland

MTB Chilworth Results

The results from SLOW and L&SEAR’s third race in the 2015 series are now available. The race was a two hour score format with 31 competitors, based at Chilworth just outside Guildford in Surrey.

Series results are also available, and the overall result will be based on the best three of four events in the who series, and prizes will be awarded at the final race in the series on Sunday 25 October.

Ralph Street Anchors Great Britain to 4th Place at World Championships Relay


Congratulations to SLOW athlete Ralph Street who raced for Great Britain in the final leg of the Men’s Relay at the World Orienteering Championships, taking place this week in the Scottish Highlands. After runs from Scott Fraser and Graham Gristwood, Ralph brought Great Britain in in fourth place, just behind France, a very strong Norway final runner, and winners Switzerland, and ahead of around 30 other teams from around the world.

Photos: World Orienteering Championships organisation (above), British Orienteering (below, Ralph on the right).


The 8th London City Race

South London Orienteers present

The 8th London City Race
Saturday 12 September 2015


Part of the London City Race Weekend

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The headline race of the London City Race weekend will be on a newly extended map – as well as orienteering in the heart of the ancient City, it will take in Wapping and parts of the East End and, subject to permissions and course constraints, a section beside the Tower of London!

Event Centre

The event will be based from John Orwell Sports Centre on Tench Street in Wapping, E1W 2QD. It is about a 500m (5 minute) walk from Wapping railway station (on the London Overground) via Wapping Lane and Watts Street. See the tube map for connections to Wapping. If you are looking for a nearby hotel, we recommend the Holiday Inn Express in Limehouse, which is around a 1.6km (20 minute) walk away via The Highway and Wapping Lane.

LocationCity of London
AddressJohn Orwell Sports Centre, Tench Street
Latitude/longitude51.5051, -0.0615
OS grid referenceTQ346802
MapsGoogle Maps, Ordnance Survey, OpenStreetMap


Enter in advance through Fabian4.

Normal entries, until 23:59 on 30 August:
Seniors £12, Juniors £6, Under 16s £5

Late entries, until 23:59 on 6 September:
Seniors £14, Juniors £8, Under 16s £6

If you enter all 3 races over the weekend at the same time there is a £3 discount.

Electronic timing will be used. If you do not have your own SI card, then you can hire one when entering, to be picked up at the event.


All lengths approximate.

Course Class Length (km)
1* Men’s Elite 9.0
2* Women’s Elite 7.5
3 Men’s Open 7.0
4 Women’s Open 6.0
5* Men’s Vets (M35+) 7.0
6* Women’s Vets (W35+) 5.0
7* Men’s Super Vets (M50+) 6.0
8* Women’s Super Vets (W50+) 4.0
9* Men’s Ultra Vets (M65+) 4.5
10* Women’s Ultra Vets (W65+) 3.5
11* Juniors (M/W 16-)*** 3.0
12 Kids (M/W 12-)*** 1.5
13 Newcomers’ Race** 4.0
14* Euro Youth Men (M18/20) 7.0
15* Euro Youth Women (M18/20) 6.0

* These courses will form part of the City Race Euro Tour competition, if you run in your correct age grouping.

** All courses are open to all aged over 16 (on race day), including people new to the sport of orienteering, however complete beginners might wish to run the “Newcomers’ Race” which has reduced technical difficulty, i.e. the very tricky routes to controls are minimised. However don’t be put off from running the main course if you want to rise to the challenge!

*** Under 16s can only run the Juniors or Kids courses. Under 12s can only run the Kids course. Ages are normally based on your 31 December, except the Under 16s course which is based on age on race day.

Euro City Race Tour


PLEASE NOTE: The categories and classes have changed this year to keep the London City Race in line with the categories of veterans in the rest of Europe, If you are not competing in the City Race Euro Tour series please feel free to enter any course. M/W35s wanting to compete in the City Race Euro Tour competition: please enter the Vets courses. Prizes are being offered for top 3 races over the whole series in most of the race categories – for more information please see

Start TimesBetween 1000 and 1300

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Please email the weekend organiser at

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.

Part of the London City Race Weekend.

London's largest orienteering club. British Orienteering's Club of the Year 2013. Clubmark/CASC accredited.