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.
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!
Results from the Brockwell Park Race, the final race in this year’s London Park Race 2017 Series, have now been published.
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Results from the 2017 GLOSS event on Wimbledon Common, the third in this year’s GLOSS Series, have now been published.
SLOW’s 17 runners took first place after the handicapping was applied to this event.
Results from the Mile End Park Race, the sixth in this year’s London Park Race 2017 Series, have now been published.
Results from the Cannizaro Park Race, the fifth in this year’s London Park Race 2017 Series, have now been published.
SLOW picked up another trophy at the 2017 Southeast Relay Championships on a scorching hot Sunday in June, with good performances across the four categories. The Handicap Trophy was won by SLOW’s Tom Davies, Pete Huzan and Don McKerrow, in a close competition that saw them less than 90 seconds clear of second place after 90 minutes of running.
SLOW also picked up podium finishes with both teams in the Men’s Open, and second place in the Women’s Open. SLOW’s junior team of Anja Lund, Olin Davies and Jemima Hayward-Bhika (pictured) picked up a creditable sixth place in the face of a very strong showing from Guildford Orienteers who fielded six teams. Notably SLOW junior Jamie Lund ran in the fourth Handicap team.
Southdowns Orienteers hosted the event at Capite Woods in West Sussex. Despite the compact area, the club set challenging courses with a good run in for finishers to be cheered on by those that were able to brave the heat in the full sun.
Full team results are available from Southdowns’ website, with SLOW’s team performances below:
- Handicap Team 1 (1st place): Tom Davies, Pete Huzan, Don McKerrow
- Men’s Open 1 (2nd place): Matthew Schepisi, Paul Couldridge, Michael Crone
- Women’s Open 1 (2nd place): Heather Findley, Fiona Tam, Dorte Torpe Hanson
- Men’s Open 2 (3rd place): Yordan Kolev, Angus Lund, Ed Catmur
- Women’s Open 2 (5th place): Chris Robinson, Nicky Adams, Heather Walton
- Handicap Team 2 (5th place): Andy Robinson, Charlie Turner, Mathieu McGuire
- Handicap Team 4 (9th place): Keith Davies, Richard Catmur, Jamie Lund
- Handicap Team 3 (n/c): Duncan Grassie, Ginnie Catmur, Andy Robinson
Pictures courtesy of Fiona Tam (shown finishing and about to hand over to Dorte Torpe Hansen) and Keith Davies (junior team).
South London Orienteers present
2015 GLOSS Series Race 3
Sunday 9 July 2017
GLOSS is a friendly inter-club series of competitions run on the Light Green course, with a handicap scoring system which favours the less experienced. All courses are open to all-comers, whether beginners or experienced. SLOW’s event will be on Putney Heath and the northern part of Wimbledon Common.
An overview of the GLOSS series is available from the coordinating club, London Orienteering Klubb.
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 facilities will be available once it is open for business. It 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.
|Address||The Telegraph, Putney Heath|
|OS grid reference||TQ232737|
|Maps||Google Maps, OpenStreetMap|
|Registration||Between 1000 and 1130|
|Start Times||Between 1030 and 1200|
Entry on the day only.
Electronic timing will be used, and SI cards (regular for £1 and wireless for £2.50) can be hired for the event on the day.
|Light Green (“GLOSS” – fairly tricky)
||4km + optional 2.5km extension
|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.