All posts by Paul Street

Engineer

Get Up To Speed Videos Quiz

For the Easter holiday and the JK festival we have prepared a little quiz about the “Get Up To Speed” videos.

We will update this post with answers on JK Relay Day.

The videos are on SLOW’s YouTube Channel.

The quiz is a pdf….

The answers are also a pdf….

GetUpToSpeed Quiz Answers

For the story….

The January post announcing the videos.

Night Series Final Tables

Here are the final tables for the 2018/19 night series. Many thanks to Don McKerrow for co-ordinating, and the organisers/planners: Steve Clelland, Duncan Grassie, Peter Huzan, Sue Carter and Di & Alan Leakey.

Congratulations to the series winners.

Long

  1. Paul Couldridge
  2. Adam Conway
  3. (equal) Murray Strain, Matthias Mahr

Short

  1. Tomas Trhlik
  2. Aimee Darley
  3. Dave Wright

Richmond Park Night-O

A lovely dry, still and quite warm evening for the last race of this night terrain series. Thanks to Steve Clelland for organising and planning, the Albert for hosting us, and Richmond Park for permission. Welcome to several newcomers, we hope you enjoyed the evening.

Thanks also to series co-ordinator Don McKerrow.

Organiser/Planner Steve Clelland:

The night series season finale is one of my favourite races of the year. I hope you enjoyed competing as much as I did planning.  
In case it wasn’t obvious on the night, there were 4 variations of the Long course, with all of them having the same legs, albeit in different orders. 

The Short course didn’t have any variations as I didn’t feel it was practical without making it excessively long. I hope you enjoyed the excitement of the pure head to head racing!

Huge thanks for helping on the night to Gordon, Don, Sarah, Paul, Vinh, Abi & Pete.

Do please add your route on routegadget, and enjoy replaying the races.

CompassSport Cup Tie 2019

South London Orienteers were second behind a strong all-round Southdowns team performance in yesterday’s CompassSport Cup Tie in Ashdown Forest.

Results (on the host club Saxons website)

So we won’t be competing in the National Final (which is in the South-East) this Autumn. Our best wishes to Southdowns who will represent the home region.

Details of CompassSport Cup and results from round the country.

We had a great turnout of over 50, with a fair amount of car sharing and several cycling to the compact assembly at “An Enchanted Place”. Start and finish were nearby, and there was sunshine, but a biting wind somewhat curtailed the socialising.

Congratulations to four SLOW runners who won their races: Abi Weeds (women’s open), Mihaly Ormay (short brown), Andy Jones (men’s green) and Mike Murray (short green). And Tom Davies, Paul Couldridge and Alan Leakey would have won their courses had it not been for one of the above named team-mates.


(Photo Credit: Rob Lines)


Wimbledon Common Night-O Results

For last month’s night event it snowed whilst controls were put out. This month we had the hottest ever February day.

Organiser/Planner Sue Carter:

We had a better than expected turn out. Thanks to those who helped us out by recycling their maps at the end of course. If you would like a pdf of your course, please let me know and I will send you one. You can also upload your route on Routegadget, record where you went and see where others went too.

https://www.slow.routegadget.co.uk/rg2/

Thanks to helpers on the night: Don, Gordon, Steve, Ed and Pete. It’s
your help that keeps these events going.

Please accept my apologies for the misplacement of Control-3 (163). I will learn from my mistake placing it and it won’t happen again. I hope it didn’t detract from anyone’s enjoyment too much.

Wimbledon Common Night-O

The fourth race of South London Orienteers’ five event 2018-19 Night-O Series takes place on Wimbledon Common on Tuesday 26th February 2019.

Our apologies to under-16s: at this race both courses cross minor roads (so our insurance precludes under-16s running alone) which means you will need to find an adult to keep up and run with you if you want to take part.

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The Night-O series are public races – 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 Sue Carter (email details at bottom of this post) know you are coming  so that the correct number of maps are printed.

Race Centre

The race centre is the King’s Head Pub in Roehampton SW15 4HL. There will be the usual opportunity to revisit route choices with other runners.

LocationWimbledon Common
AddressThe Kings Head Roehampton
Latitude/longitude51.45, -0.241
OS grid referenceTQ223738
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Getting there

Buses 72, 170 and 265 stop nearby.

Race Details

The entry fee is £5, or £3 for SLOW members, students and juniors. The race will use SIAC contactless punching. SIAC cards are available to hire for £1 if you do not have your own. A small number of headlamps are also available to borrow free of charge but you need to e-mail the organiser in advance to reserve one.

RegistrationBetween 1800 and 1925
Start TimesBetween 1815 and 1930

These courses are offered:

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

All competitors take part at their own risk.

Results will be available on the SLOW website shortly after.

Organiser/Planner: Sue Carter,