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Chancery Lane Street-O, Tuesday 13 December

The fourth race in SLOW’s 2016-17 Street-O series will be held on Tuesday 13 December 2016 in Central London around st Paul’s and Chancery Lane. 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 HQ

The race will be based at The Inn of Court in Central London. Once an old bailiff’s office, it now does good food and drink, and you’re encouraged to stay after the race.

LocationChancery Lane and St Pauls
AddressInn of Court, 18 Holborn, London EC1N 2LE
Latitude/longitude51.5178, -0.1101
OS grid referenceTQ312816
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Getting There

The Inn of Court is practically adjacent to Chancery Lane tube station (Central Line) and easily accessible from all over London.

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 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.

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 2016-17 series page for more information.

Organisers: Siobhan Henn, Richard Kirk, Dan Lewington. For queries please email Siobhan at  or use facebook.

Chalk Farm Street-O results

The Final Results (from the LOK website) are now available for the third Street-O of the season held at Chalk Farm.

You can now also access the Series Results after 3 races.

Matt Schepisi made it three wins out of three races, and Natalie Holroyd was the leading lady. Thank you to David Rosen from our friends at London Orienteering Klubb for organising.

The next race in the Street-O Series 2016-17 will be held in Central London (St Paul’s) on Tuesday 13 December and we hope to see many of you there!

Chalk Farm Street-O, Tuesday 8 November

The third race in SLOW’s 2016-17 Street-O series will be held on Tuesday 8 November 2016 in Chalk Farm, North London, organised by our friends from London Orienteering Klubb. 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 HQ

The race will be based at The Princess of Wales in beautiful Primrose Hill – a little village in the middle of London. If you haven’t been to that part of the city yet, take the opportunity!

LocationChalk Farm
AddressThe Princess of Wales, 22 Chalcot Road, NW1 8LL
Latitude/longitude51.5404, -0.154
OS grid referenceTQ281840
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Getting There

The Princess of Wales is 10 minutes walk from Chalk Farm underground (Northern Line) station and 15 minutes walk from Camden Town underground (Northern Line) station.

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 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.

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 2016-17 series page for more information.

You can also check out the event information on the London Orienteering Klubb page

Organiser/Planner: David Rosen, 

Southfields Street-O results

Here are the results from the second Street-O of the season held at Soutfields on Tuesday 11 October 2016.

Matt Schepisi once again was the leading man, keeping James Lyne and Duncan Grassie at a respectable distance in joint second. Jo Hurley was leading woman and a very impressive 5th in the overall results, with Sue Carter and Heather Findlay in second and third.

A big thank you must go to Rebecca Slack for organising her first race, and getting up to speed with all the technology! Also to Eleanor Johnstone from Imperial who kindly chaperoned Jemina Hayward-Bhikha, a debutante junior, around, as well as a number of SLOW ladies who helped with the scoring.

The next race in the Street-O Series 2016-17 will be held in Chalk Farm in north London on Tuesday 8 November, organised by our friends at London Orienteering Klubb. We hope to see many of you there!

(Results note: Not all final running times were recorded on the night, so all competitors with equal scores were awarded the same series points. Series results will be first published after race 3 in November)

Wapping Street-O results

Here are the Final Results from the first Street-O of the season held at Wapping on Tuesday 13 September 2016.

Congratulations to Matt Schepisi and Helen Gardner for getting the most points, and to all 83 competitors for braving the heat! Thank you to Katrin Harding for organising and also to the helpers on the night.

The next race in the Street-O Series 2016-17 will be held in Southfields / Wandsworth on Tuesday 11 October and we hope to see many of you there!

Richmond Park Night-O, Thursday 26 March

The final race of the five event 2014-15 Night-O Series is a mass start race in Richmond Park, south-west London, on Thursday 26 March 2015. Please note the change in day! The race centre will be The Albert pub on Kingston Hill.

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The Night-O series is a public race – all are welcome. Please RSVP to the event via Facebook (link above) to let us know you are coming – you can also see who else is coming and post questions. If you are not on Facebook, please let the organiser Matthias Mahr know you are coming (details below) so that the correct number of maps are printed.

Race centre

The race will be based at The Albert on Kingston Hill, 57 Kingston Hill, Norbiton KT2 7PX. The pub serves great food and drink, and there will be the usual opportunity to revisit route choices with other runners.

LocationRichmond Park
AddressThe Albert, Kingston Hill, Norbiton KT2 7PX
Latitude/longitude51.416, -0.284
OS grid referenceTQ194700
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Getting there

The Albert is a 5 minute walk from Norbiton station. Come out of main exit to the north, cross the road and head down Wolverton Avenue. At the end turn right and the pub is on the left. Trains run from Waterloo to Norbiton leave every 15 minutes and direct ones take 25 minutes.

Race Details

The final race in the series will be a mass start “billygoat” race starting at 19:30 for all competitors, with registration from 18:30 to 19:15. This is mostly because it won’t be dark before 19:15, but it will also add a bit of additional competition!

The entry fee is £2 for SLOW members, students and juniors; £3 for others. The race will use SI electronic punching with SI cards available to hire on the night. Headlamps are also available for hire if you e-mail the organizer in advance to reserve one.

RegistrationBetween 1830 and 1915
Start TimesBetween 1930 and 1930

Courses will close at 20:30.

The following courses will be available:

  • Long: approximately 5km, quite challenging
  • Short: approximately 2.5km, quite challenging

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.

Organiser/Planner: Matthias Mahr,