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SLOW Night-O Series 2017-18

SLOW’s Night-O series returns for 2017-18 with a series of five races from late October to March.

Event Schedule

The events typically take place on the fourth Tuesday of the month. The full schedule for 2017-18 is set out below.

DateVenueOrganiserDetailsResults
31 October 2017Richmond ParkSue Carter
28 November 2017Wimbledon CommonPete Huzan
23 January 2018Barnes CommonJames Lyne
27 February 2018Wimbledon CommonDmitry Adamskiy
20 March 2018Richmond ParkPaul Couldridge

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 Don McKerrow at to be put in touch.

The races use both SIAC contactless and SI electronic punching; SIAC cards are available to hire for those who do not have their own. A small number of headlamps are also available to borrow for free but you need to e-mail the organiser in advance of each race to reserve one.

Series Results

League series points are scored at each event, with 100 for the winner, 99 for 2nd place, 98 for 3rd, down to 1 point for everyone who finishes 100th place or lower. The organiser of the event scores points equal their best at any other race in the season. Men and women are included in the same combined results table for each race, and overall, but women’s positions will be highlighted in the results.

The overall results will be based on your best three scores in the series, and there will be prizes for the leading man and leading woman over the series. In the event of a tie, head-to-head results will be used.

Notice of the 2017 Annual General Meeting

The 2017 club AGM will be on Tuesday 21 November. The AGM is open to all full members of South London Orienteers.

As has become customary, the meeting will be in the private room at Pizza Express Putney. The meeting will start at 20:00, so please come from 19:00 to eat and drink first – the social side is very much part of the occasion.

RegistrationBetween 1900 and 2000
Start Time2000
LocationPizza Express, Putney
AddressUpstairs function room, Pizza Express, 144 Upper Richmond Road, London
Latitude/longitude51.4602, -0.2137
OS grid referenceTQ242750
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

City Race 2017: Final Details

Final Details for the 2017 London City Race are now available here.

These supersede all previous information given about the races.

Travel Update: Saturday

There are engineering works affecting many of the lines through Moorgate station. Moorgate will still be served by the Hammersmith & City line (from King’s Cross through to Barking) and the Northern Line (unaffected).

We believe that the most affected will be people travelling from Paddington and Marylebone – an extra 10 minutes to travel via Bakerloo and Northern changing at Elephant & Castle. Other mainline stations shouldn’t be affected. The advice in all cases should be to use the TfL Journey Planner and allow an extra 10 minutes.

The races will be run with SIAC contactless punching in parallel with traditional SI cards. This guide provides details on how contactless punching operates, compared to regular punching.

Holmbury MTBO Results

The second race in SLOW and L&SEAR’s 2017 mountain bike orienteering series took place on Sunday 6 August at Holmbury. The race attracted 31 pairs and solo competitors.

The winner was Tom Davies (M21) with a score of 355. Other winners were:

  • Female Solo: Caroline Wharton = 190
  • Mixed Pair: Ladislav Movlis & Hana Kolarava = 260

The score event results and splits are available here.

Series results after two of the three races are also available.

The next MTBO event is on Sunday 22 October on Holmwood. Watch this site for details!