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Brockwell Park Park Race

The 11th race of the 2014 series takes place on Tuesday 19 August 2014 in Brockwell Park, a good mix of open hilly parkland and wooded sections.

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.

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Event Centre

The event centre is at The Florence Pub on Dulwich Road and the nearest Station is Herne Hill Station.

LocationBrockwell Park
AddressThe Florence Pub, 131-133 Dulwich Road, London SE24 0NG
Latitude/longitude51.4525, -0.103
OS grid referenceTQ319743
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Entry

RegistrationBetween 1815 and 1930
Start TimesBetween 1830 and 1930

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, MV or CHIG £3
All others £4

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.

Courses

Course name Straight line
Long 5.0km
Short 2.5km

Further Information

If you have any questions not addressed above, please email the organiser Tom Cochrane 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.

Harvester 2014 Provisional Results

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As the sun rises and the tents start to come down, another fantastic Harvester comes to a close. After dominating the competition for most of the night FVO held their nerve and came through to a well deserved victory in the Open Class.

The remaining trophies were taken home by:

  • NOC won the Sutton Park trophy
  • SN won the Ladies Handicap on the B course
  • TVOC won the B Handicap
  • SYO took home the A handicap Trophy
  • FVO won the womens trophy

For the home crowd, SLOW came in 4th on the Men’s Open, holding off a strong SYO team and the women also came 4th in the Women’s competition in the closest fought race for a few years.

Full results and Routegadget are available, and a write up will be posted later. We hope everyone enjoyed a great race in the fantastic weather.

Park Race Series 2014

With the good weather starting to show itself and the end of the Street O series creeping ever closer, I thought it was bout time to release the dates for this years series and locations.

  • 5th June – Valentines Park (CHIG)
  • 11th June – Crystal Palace (DFOK) – Remapped!
  • 17th June – Imperial (SLOW)
  • 24th June – Roehampton (SLOW)
  • 1st July – Mile End (SLOW)
  • 8th July – Greenwich (DFOK)
  • 16th July – Morden Park (MV)
  • 22nd July – Northala Fields (SLOW) – New Map!
  • 29th July – Peckham Rye (SLOW)
  • 19th August – Brockwell Park (SLOW)
  • 26th August – Bishops Park (SLOW)

Plus more to be announced from LOK soon.

So don your shoes and look forward to an exciting season coming up.

The 37th Surrey Hills Trail Challenge 2014

Sunday 15 June 2014

Organised by South London Orienteers
under FRA regulations

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Hall of Fame

Get off the roads and try something different this summer!

The Surrey Hills race will take you along the footpaths and up the hills of the beautiful Surrey Hills and provides a challenge to all types of runners, orienteers and adventure racers.

All races are mass start and require navigation to ensure you visit all the checkpoints on the course.  A purpose-drawn map at 1:25:000 is provided to all competitors.

Entries

Pre-entry is available on-line through Fabian 4.   Enter Now

Pre-entry – £8 for seniors and £4 for students and juniors

 Entry on the Day will be possible subject to map availability               £10 for seniors and £5 for students and juniors.

The event uses Sportident electronic punching. If you don’t have one of your own one can be provided with your entry.

Current entries

Courses and Start Times

COURSE DISTANCE START TIME
A 30 km 10:30
B 16 km 10:45
C 10 km 10:35

All courses require navigation.

Registration will be from 9.30 a.m. at The Priory School, West Bank, Dorking, Surrey RH4 3DG.

Event Centre

LOCATION Dorking
ADDRESS The Priory School, West Bank, Dorking
LATITUDE/LONGITUDE 51.2274, -0.3414
OS GRID REFERENCE TQ159489
MAPS Google MapsOrdnance Survey,OpenStreetMap

Toilets, showers and supervised bag storage will be available at the school. Tom’s catering – an essential part of any cross-country and orienteering event – will also be there, serving a range of hot food and refreshments.

Travel Directions

The start is easily accessible by both car and public transport.

If travelling by car head into Dorking and follow signs to the parking area.

Public transport also provides excellent links to the race, with trains taking an hour from London Waterloo and Victoria and also from Reading to Dorking Deepdene. From the station, its a approximately a half an hour stroll to the event centre where there will be bag storage.

Prizes

Trophies are awarded in memory of Byron Davies and Kate Thomas to the winner of the ‘A’ course and to the first lady on the ‘A’ course respectively. The Michael Murray trophy is awarded to the winner of the ‘B’ course. There are also trophies for the ‘C’ course and for the first lady on the ‘B’ course. Also Age Class prizes.

Results

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

FRA rules

Under-18s may not run courses A or B, and unfortunately no
under-16s can be accepted. There is a limit of 100 runners in each race. Competitors take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety, and are required to sign a disclaimer to this effect on the entry form.

Race Map

You can view the map on Routegadget.

The 36th Surrey Hills Race & Trail Challenge

 

Sunday 2 June 2013

Organised by South London Orienteers
Run under FRA Rules – Navigation Required
Hall of Fame

 

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Get off the road and try something different this summer! The Surrey Hills Races will take you along the footpaths of the Surrey Hills and provide a challenge to trail runners, orienteers and adventure racers alike. Depending upon the course you run you will visit the summits of Leith Hill, Holmbury Hill and Pitch Hill – and everyone will run through the beautiful and varied countryside to the south-west of Dorking.

These mass start races REQUIRE NAVIGATION to visit a series of checkpoints along the way. A copy of the courses is available in advance, and scouting your route beforehand (ESSENTIAL) provides a great excuse for some training runs. A purpose-drawn map at 1:25,000 is provided to all competitors, and is available in advance from the Organiser (contact details below; send a 9″ x 6″ self-addressed envelope).

NO MARSHALS, NO MARKERS – YOU WILL HAVE TO MAP-READ.

The SPORTident electronic checking system is used. This ensures rapid results processing and provides finishers with a print-out of their times to each checkpoint. All competitors will require an SI card – if you don’t have your own you can hire one on the day.

Entries

Pre-entry is available on-line through Fabian4. Pre-entry fees are at the discounted rate of £8 for seniors and £4 for students and juniors. Pre-entering guarantees a map.

Entry on the day will be possible subject to map availability, at £10 (students/juniors £5). However, due to changes in the way the event is being promoted this year, it is advisable to enter in advance, as some or all courses may fill well in advance of race day.

Event uses SportIdent electronic punching. If you don’t have an SI card, you can hire one for £1 when you enter.

A list of pre-registered runners is also available.

Courses and Start Times

Course Distance Start Time
A 30 km 10:30
B 16 km 10:45
C 10 km 10:35

All courses require navigation.

Registration will be from 9.30 a.m. at The Priory School, West Bank, Dorking, Surrey RH4 3DG.

Event Centre

LocationDorking
AddressThe Priory School, West Bank, Dorking
Latitude/longitude51.2274, -0.3414
OS grid referenceTQ159489
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Toilets, showers and supervised bag storage will be available at the school. Tom’s catering – an essential part of many cross-country and orienteering events – will also be there, serving a range of hot foods and refreshments.

Travel Directions

The start is easily accessible by both car and public transport.

If travelling by car head into Dorking and follow signs to the parking area.

Public transport also provides excellent links to the race, with trains taking an hour from London Waterloo and Victoria and also from Reading. From the station, its a approximately a half an hour stroll to the event centre where there will be bag storage.

Prizes

Trophies are awarded in memory of Byron Davies and Kate Thomas to the winner of the ‘A’ course and to the first lady on the ‘A’ course respectively. The Michael Murray trophy is awarded to the winner of the ‘B’ course. There are also trophies for the ‘C’ course and for the first lady on the ‘B’ course. Also Age Class prizes.

Results

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

FRA rules

Under-18s may not run Courses ‘A’ or ‘B’, and unfortunately no under-16s can be accepted. There is a limit of 100 runners in each race. Competitors take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety, and are required to sign a disclaimer to this effect on the entry form.

Race Map

You can view the map on Routegadget. A printed version is available on request from the organiser.

Organiser

Dan Findlay-Robinson

The 35th Surrey Hills Races & Trail Challenge

Sunday 27 May 2012

Recce Run Saturday 28 April

Organised by South London Orienteers
Run under FRA Rules – Navigation Required
Hall of Fame

Entry on the Day Available
List of Pre-entries
Results

Get off the road and try something different this summer! The Surrey Hills Races will take you along the footpaths of the Surrey Hills and provide a challenge to trail runners, orienteers and adventure racers alike. Depending upon the course you run you will visit the summits of Leith Hill, Holmbury Hill and Pitch Hill – and everyone will run through the beautiful and varied countryside to the south-west of Dorking.

These mass start races REQUIRE NAVIGATION to visit a series of checkpoints along the way. A copy of the courses is available in advance, and scouting your route beforehand (ESSENTIAL) provides a great excuse for some training runs. (Try our guided recce runs – see below.) A purpose-drawn map at 1:25,000 is provided to all competitors, and is available in advance from the Organiser (send 9×6 SAE).

NO MARSHALS, NO MARKERS – YOU WILL HAVE TO MAP-READ.

The SPORTident electronic checking system is used. This ensures rapid results processing and provides finishers with a print-out of their times to each checkpoint. All competitors will require an SI card – if you don’t have your own you can hire one on the day.

Courses

‘A’ 30km, ‘B’ 16km, ‘C’ 10km. All courses require navigation.

Start Times

‘A’ 10:30, ‘B’ 10:45, ‘C’ 10:35.

RegistrationFrom 0930 onwards
Start Time1030

Venue

LocationSurrey Hills
AddressThe Priory School, West Bank, Dorking
Latitude/longitude51.2274, -0.3414
OS grid referenceTQ159489
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Registration

From 9.30 a.m. at The Priory School, West Bank, Dorking, Surrey RH4 3DG.

Travel Directions

The start is easily accessible by both car and public transport.

If travelling by car head into Dorking and follow signs to the parking area.

Public transport also provides excellent links to the race, with trains taking an hour from London Waterloo and Victoria and also from Reading. From the station, its a approximately a half an hour stroll to the event centre where there will be bag storage.

Facilities

Toilets, showers, supervised bag storage.

Prizes

Trophies are awarded in memory of Byron Davies and Kate Thomas to the winner of the ‘A’ course and to the first lady on the ‘A’ course respectively. The Michael Murray trophy is awarded to the winner of the ‘B’ course. There are also trophies for the ‘C’ course and for the first lady on the ‘B’ course. Also Age Class prizes.

Results

Contact organiser or check the SLOW webpages.

Advance Entry

Advance entries are only available online, cost £8 (students/juniors £4).Please enter here.

Entry on the Day

Entry on the Day will be available, subject to courses not being filled, at £10 (students/juniors £5). Due to changes in the way the event is being promoted this year, it is advisable to enter in advance, as some or all courses may fill well in advance of race day.

Time Keeping

Event uses electronic punching: SI card hire £1.

FRA rules

U-18s may not run Courses ‘A’ or ‘B’. No under-16s accepted. Limit: 100 in each race. Competitors take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety, and are required to sign a disclaimer to this effect on the entry form.

Guided Recce Run

Taking place on Saturday 28 April. Meet at 9.45 a.m. on The Nower recreation area, at westmost junction of Hampstead Lane and West Bank. Guides will show you around courses A, B and C. Cost £2, which will be deducted from the cost of the race entry.

Race Map

To receive a map of the race in advance of the event, send a 9″x6″ SAE to:
Dan Findlay-Robinson
2 Siani Mews
Harringay
LONDON
N8 0SA

Alternatively you can view the map here on the Routegadget service.

Organiser

Dan Findlay-Robinson –