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New Malden Street-O, Tuesday 13 March

(This is early information – note that there is a February Street-O before this one!)

The seventh race of the 2017-18 season of evening street orienteering races will be held on Tuesday March 13th, in a newish area in New Malden, SW London. Join us for an evening of checkpoint hunting & post race chat, food and drink!

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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.

This event will use electronic timing for the start and finish – please bring your SI card if you have one.

Race HQ

The race will be based at The Royal Oak in New Malden.

Please do stay after the race for a drink, a bite to eat and to compare routes with your friends

LocationNew Malden
AddressThe Royal Oak, 90 Coombe Road, Kingston KT3 4RD
Latitude/longitude51.4075, -0.2583
OS grid referenceTQ212691
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Getting There

The Royal Oak is at 90 Coombe Road,  New Malden (KT3 4RD). It’s about a 5-10 minute walk from New Malden station (6 trains per hour from Waterloo).

As you exit the station, turn right and head up the main road.

Race Details

Entry fee is £2 for SLOW and LOK members, students and juniors; £4 for others.

RegistrationBetween 1815 and 1930
Start TimesBetween 1830 and 1930

The Street-O format has clues located at various points on a map. You have 60 minutes to visit as many of these as possible, in any order, and return to the finish. 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 and it should be light enough for everyone for this last event.

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 2017-18 series page for more information.

Organiser/Planner: Bob Reed,

Richmond Street-O Results, 9 January

Here are the Final Results from last night’s Richmond Street O race.  There are also updated Series Results

Almost 100 racers were treated to an excellent course by Rebecca Slack and Bob Reed (thank you to them), from a great and very spacious location in beautiful Richmond. Runners were faced with a myriad of choices, particularly the trade-off between how much of Richmond and how much of St Margarets to visit.

Tom Davies and Abi Weeds were the winners on the night in what were closely fought contests – well done to all runners especially our many newcomers.

I hope you all enjoyed yourselves and that we’ll see many of you at the February race, organised by our friends at LOK in Central London (Bloomsbury). Please see February Race Details.

Matthias Mahr, street-o series coordinator

PS: Please note that for this race, we have only recorded “net” points after any deductions for lateness (1 point for every 3 seconds).

Richmond Street-O, Tuesday 9 January

The fifth race of the 2017-18 season of evening street orienteering races (and the first one of the New Year) takes us back to the familiar SLOW territory of Richmond & St Margarets. Join us for an evening of checkpoint hunting & post race chat, and run off all that turkey you ate.

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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.

This event will use electronic timing for the start and finish – please bring your SI card if you have one.

Race HQ

The race will be based at The Slug and Lettuce  on Richmond Riverside.

Please do stay after the race for a drink, a bite to eat and to compare routes with your friends

LocationRichmond
AddressThe Slug & Lettuce, Water Lane
Latitude/longitude51.4588, -0.3078
OS grid referenceTQ177747
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Getting There

The Slug & Lettuce Richmond is on Water Lane,  Richmond TW9 1TJ. It’s a 5-10 minute walk from Richmond overground / train / tube station in the direction of the river (turn left as you exit the station, then eventually right down Water Lane until you hit the river).

Fast trains to Richmond only take 16 minutes from Waterloo.

Race Details

Entry fee is £2 for SLOW and LOK members, students and juniors; £4 for others.

RegistrationBetween 1815 and 1930
Start TimesBetween 1830 and 1930

The Street-O format has clues located at various points on a map. You have 60 minutes to visit as many of these as possible, in any order, and return to the finish. 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 and it should be light enough for everyone for this last event.

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 2017-18 series page for more information.

Organiser/Planner: Rebecca Slack,

Haggerston Street-O results

**RESULTS UPDATED 17/12 including a new winner**

57 brave souls made it all the way to Haggerston yesterday for the final Street-O of the year, organised by Jack Poole.

Steven Clelland had the highest score on the night, with Emily Budd (running with Conor Murphy) recording the highest female score. Have a look at the Final Results from the night as well as the Series Results so far.

The next street-o is back in the more familiar territory of Richmond on Tuesday 9 January, with details coming soon.

Any queries or comments to please. Happy Christmas!

Haggerston Street-O, Tuesday 12 December

The fourth race of the 2017-18 season of evening street orienteering races takes us across the other side of London to up-and-coming Haggerston! Join us for an evening of checkpoint hunting & post race chat.

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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.

This event will use electronic timing for the start and finish – please bring your SI card if you have one.

Race HQ

The race will be based at The Duke of Wellington pub right next to Haggerston overground station. (Note there are a lot of Duke of Wellingtons in London so make sure you go to the right one!)

Please do stay after the race for a drink and to compare routes with your friends

LocationHaggerston
AddressThe Duke of Wellington, 260 Haggerston Rd, London E8 4HU
Latitude/longitude51.5401, -0.0745
OS grid referenceTQ336841
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Unfortunately there pub does not serve food but there are many places to eat nearby.

Getting There

The Duke of Wellington is at 260 Haggerston Rd, London E8 4HU. This is a very short walk from Haggerston overground station, which has frequent trains with quick connections into Central London.

Race Details

Entry fee is £2 for SLOW and LOK members, students and juniors; £4 for others.

RegistrationBetween 1815 and 1930
Start TimesBetween 1830 and 1930

The Street-O format has clues located at various points on a map. You have 60 minutes to visit as many of these as possible, in any order, and return to the finish. 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 and it should be light enough for everyone for this last event.

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 2017-18 series page for more information.

Organiser/Planner: Jack Poole,

Hammersmith Street-O Results

Here are the Results from the 3rd Street Orienteering Race of the season held at Hammersmith on Tuesday. There is also a first version of the Series Results available, but with 5 races out of 9 to count there is all to play for.

Thank you to Duncan Leeson for organising and we hope to see many of you on the other side of London – Bethnal Green – on the 12th of December (details coming soon).

Any queries please contact

Hammersmith Street-O, Tuesday 14 November

The third race of the 2017-18 season of evening street orienteering races takes us to a completely new area in West London, around Hammersmith and Chiswick! Join us for an evening of checkpoint hunting & post race chat and food.

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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.

This event will use electronic timing for the start and finish – please bring your SI card if you have one.

Race HQ

The race will be based at The Black Lion pub on the banks of the River Thames.

Please do stay after the race for a drink, a spot of food and to compare routes with your friends

LocationHammersmith
AddressThe Black Lion, 2 South Black Lion Lane
Latitude/longitude51.4902, -0.2418
OS grid referenceTQ222783
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Getting There

The Black Lion is at 2 South Black Lion Lane, London W6 9TJ. The nearest tubes are Ravenscourt Park and Stamford Brook on the District Line, or it’s a short jog (or bus ride) from Hammersmith station.

Race Details

Entry fee is £2 for SLOW and LOK members, students and juniors; £4 for others.

RegistrationBetween 1815 and 1930
Start TimesBetween 1830 and 1930

The Street-O format has clues located at various points on a map. You have 60 minutes to visit as many of these as possible, in any order, and return to the finish. 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 and it should be light enough for everyone for this last event.

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 2017-18 series page for more information.

Organiser/Planner: Duncan Leeson,