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London City Races

The London City Orienteering Races are on Friday evening 14th September, Saturday 15th September, and Sunday morning 16th September.

We have a dedicated City Race page.

Results for Friday and Saturday

Results for the Friday and Saturday races can be found here.

Late Update: On Day 3, Enquiries and Entry-on-the-Day will open at 9:00.

“Urban Orienteering For All
Think Hard
Run Fast
Feel Good”

Mogador MTB Score Event, Sunday 9th September 2018

The third event in the SLOW Mountain Bike Score 2018 Series takes place in Mogador on Sunday 9th September.

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This is a public event – all are welcome. All entries are on the day but we encourage you to please RSVP to the event via Facebook (event link to follow) or email to let us know you are coming so that the correct number of maps are printed.

New for 2018:

We will have SIAC contactless dibbers available for hire at all our events this season for an additional £2 (normal dibbers available free of charge as usual).

Event Centre

This event will be based at The Sportsman, Mogador Road, Tadworth KT20 7ES (near M25 Jn 8).

Toilets are available before and after the event, and lunch is available from 12pm – please leave any muddy shoes at the door. The pub gets very busy on Sundays so please book in advance if you wish to eat in the restaurant. Bar snacks are also available and there is a large garden.

The present building was originally built as a hunting lodge for Henry VIII in 1532. The pub is located next to Banstead / Walton Heath, and is ideal for walking (for those who don’t wish to cycle).

LocationMogador
AddressThe Sportsman, Mogador Road, Tadworth KT20 7ES
Latitude/longitude51.2642, -0.2244
OS grid referenceTQ240532
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Getting there

  • By car, the pub is 1 km from the A217 and 1.5 km from the M25 Jn8. No parking will be permitted in the pub car park. Please park on Mogador Road (around the corner from the pub). Alternatively, if approaching from the M25, please consider parking at Margery Woods NT Car Park (first turning on the left off the A217).
  • By train, Tadworth and Kingswood Stations are both an easy 15 min warm up ride away. The A217 is a busy dual carriageway, with no cycle path. The bridleways across Banstead
    Heath provide a safer and more direct route.

Event Details

The entry fee is £8 for day riders, £7 for BMBO (with their membership cards) and SLOW members, and £6 for under 21s.

The event will be run under British Mountain Bike Orienteering rules, which competitors are advised to read in advance. BMBO also has some helpful MTB Score tips.

All riders must wear a helmet and carry a whistle and first aid kit (a minimum of plasters & dressing). The following equipment is also recommended:

  • Mobile Phone
  • Waterproof top
  • Compass

There will be series prizes for top male/female/pair and veteran male/female/pair scores, based on the best 3 results of the 4 races over the course of the year.

RegistrationBetween 0930 and 1100
Start TimesBetween 1000 and 1100

The event duration is 2 hours and the course will close at 13:00.

Maps will be 1:25,000 Ordnance Survey maps. The event will use SportIdent electronic punching at all controls, and a limited number of SI dibbers will be available. Please bring your own if you have one.

All competitors take part at their own risk.

Results will be available on the SLOW and BMBO websites shortly after the event.

Planners/Organisers: Jane Robinson/ Nicki Adams

Image: Jane Robinson

Barnes Common Park Race, Tuesday 24 July

The tenth and final race of the 2018 London Park Race series takes place on Tuesday 24 July 2018 on Barnes Common, southwest London. 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 – see below for more details.

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Event Centre

The event centre will be at The Spencer at 237 Lower Richmond Road, Putney SW15 1HJ. Orienteers are asked to be respectful of other patrons of the pub, and must not get changed in the bar area.

The pub is just over ten minutes’ walk from Barnes station on the line from Waterloo via Clapham Junction, and there are lots of buses servicing the area – Transport for London is a great source of alternative routes.

LocationBarnes Common
AddressThe Spencer, 237 Lower Richmond Road, Putney
Latitude/longitude51.4683, -0.2279
OS grid referenceTQ232759
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Entry

RegistrationBetween 1800 and 1930
Start TimesBetween 1800 and 1930

Entry on the day only, and we should be able to take contactless card payments. 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.

BOF members £4
Accompanied juniors (see below) £2
All others £5

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 £60 will be charged for hired SIACs that are lost or not returned, and such cards will be blacklisted.

Courses

Course name Course distance
Long 3.9km
Short 2.6km

Please note: both long and short courses have timed-out crossings over fast and busy roads. We have been unable to guarantee full marshalling of these crossings, and so, in accordance with British Orienteering rules, competitors under the age of 16 will not be allowed to run at this event unless accompanied by an adult. Apologies for any disappointment caused.

Further Information

If you have any questions not addressed above, please email the organiser Scott Collier via .

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.

Maryon Park Race, Tuesday 10 July

The eighth race of the 2018 London Park Race series takes place on Tuesday 10 July 2018 in Maryon Park, Charlton. 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 – see below for more details.

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Event Centre

The event centre will be at The White Swan at 22 The Village, Greenwich, SE7 8UD. The pub is just over ten minutes’ walk from Charlton station on the line from London Bridge, and there are lots buses servicing the area – Transport for London is a great source of alternative routes.

LocationMaryon Park
AddressThe White Swan, 22 The Village, Greenwich, London, SE7 8UD
Latitude/longitude51.4818, 0.0352
OS grid referenceTQ414778
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Entry

RegistrationBetween 1800 and 1930
Start TimesBetween 1800 and 1930

Entry on the day only, and we should be able to take contactless card payments. 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.

BOF members £4
All others £5

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 £60 will be charged for hired SIACs that are lost or not returned, and such cards will be blacklisted.

Courses

Course name Course distance
Long 5km
Short 2.5km

Both courses are suitable for juniors.

Further Information

If you have any questions not addressed above, please email the organiser Eleanor Johnstone via .

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.

Image of Maryon Park and the River Thames courtesy of organiser Ed Stott.

Ravenscourt Park Race, Tuesday 26 June 2018

The sixth race of the 2018 London Park Race series takes place on Tuesday 26 June 2018 in Ravenscourt Park. 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 – see below for more details.

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Event Centre

The event centre will be at The Duchess of Cambridge at 320 Goldhawk Road, London W6 0XF. The pub is five minutes’ walk from Stamford Brook tube station on the District line, and there are lots of buses from Shepherd’s Bush (Central and Hammersmith & City lines and London Overground).

LocationRavenscourt Park
AddressThe Duchess of Cambridge, 320 Goldhawk Road W6 0XF
Latitude/longitude51.4986, -0.2438
OS grid referenceTQ220792
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Entry

RegistrationBetween 1800 and 1930
Start TimesBetween 1800 and 1930

Entry on the day only, and we may be able to take contactless credit card payments. 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.

BOF members £4
All others £5

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 £60 will be charged for hired SIACs that are lost or not returned, and such cards will be blacklisted.

Courses

Course name Course distance
Long 5km
Short 2.5km

Both courses are suitable for juniors.

Further Information

If you have any questions not addressed above, please email the organiser Eleanor Johnstone via .

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.

Image of Ravenscourt Park gates copyright Lewis Clarke and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

Battersea Park Race, Tuesday 12 June 2018

The fourth race of the 2018 London Park Race series takes place on Tuesday 12 June 2018 in Battersea Parks. 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 – see below for more details.

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Event Centre

The event centre will be at The Prince Albert on Albert Bridge Road. Public transport is the best route, but getting there will involve some walking. It’s important not to walk through the park on the way to the pub, to avoid seeing the course in advance. From Sloane Square on the District and Circle line, it’s just over a one mile walk. From Battersea Park rail station (from Victoria), get buses 44 or 344 to The Latchmere and walk up Battersea Bridge Road. From Clapham Junction (from Victoria or Waterloo) you can also catch the 344 to The Latchmere, and there are more bus options running up Battersea Bridge Road and walking across.

LocationBattersea Park
AddressThe Prince Albert, 85 Albert Bridge Road, Battersea
Latitude/longitude51.479, -0.166
OS grid referenceTQ275772
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Entry

RegistrationBetween 1800 and 1930
Start TimesBetween 1800 and 1930

Entry on the day only, and we may be able to take contactless credit card payments. 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.

BOF members £4
All others £5

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 £60 will be charged for hired SIACs that are lost or not returned, and such cards will be blacklisted.

Courses

Course name Optimal route distance
Long 5.7km
Short 2.6km

Both courses are suitable for juniors.

Further Information

If you have any questions not addressed above, please email the organiser Anders Silkjaer via .

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.

Photo of Battersea Park Pagoda courtesy of Andrew Bowden on Flickr

Chiltern Hills MTB Score Event, Sunday 10th June 2018

The second event in the SLOW Mountain Bike Score 2018 Series takes place in the Chiltern Hills on Sunday 10th June.

UPDATE: 26TH MAY (from John Owens)

Event Centre is now:
St Leonards Parish Hall,
Jenkins Lane,
St Leonards,
Tring.
HP23 6NW
Getting there:

All of the roads around St Leonards are very small country lanes, so from the N or W it is best to approach via Aston Hill and past Wendover Woods visitor centre and from all other directions via Buckland Common. 
There is now no parking charge

Start times are 10:00-11:00.
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This is a public event – all are welcome. All entries are on the day but we encourage you to please RSVP to the event via Facebook (event link to follow) or email to let us know you are coming so that the correct number of maps are printed.

Breaking News:

We will have SIAC contactless dibbers available for hire at all our events this season for an additional £2!

Event Centre

In an excursion from our usual Surrey Hills locations, this event will be based in the beautiful Chiltern Hills at

St Leonards Parish Hall,
Jenkins Lane,
St Leonards, Tring. HP23 6NW

(was originally  Wendover Woods Visitor Centre, HP23 6LD.)

Toilets and drinking water are available onsite before and after the event. Tea/coffee & cake will hopefully also be available for a small charge.

LocationChiltern Hills
AddressSt Leonards Parish Hall
Latitude/longitude51.754, -0.677
OS grid referenceSP914070
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Getting there

  • By car,  please see above information about new event centre.

In short please approach via Aston Hill and past Wendover Woods visitor centre (HP23 6LD),  or via Buckland Common. 

Event Details

The entry fee is £8 for day riders, £7 for BMBO (with their membership cards) and SLOW members, and £6 for under 21s.

The event will be run under British Mountain Bike Orienteering rules, which competitors are advised to read in advance. BMBO also has some helpful MTB Score tips.

All riders must wear a helmet and carry a whistle and first aid kit (a minimum of plasters & dressing). The following equipment is also recommended:

  • Mobile Phone
  • Waterproof top
  • Compass

There will be series prizes for top male/female/pair and veteran male/female/pair scores, based on the best 3 results of the 4 races over the course of the year.

RegistrationBetween 0930 and 1100
Start TimesBetween 1000 and 1100

The event duration is 2 hours and the course will close at 13:00.

Maps will be 1:25,000 Ordnance Survey maps. The event will use SportIdent electronic punching at all controls, and a limited number of SI dibbers will be available. Please bring your own if you have one.

All competitors take part at their own risk.

Results will be available on the SLOW and BMBO websites shortly after the event.

Planners/Organisers: John Owens/ Nicki Adams

Image: Mark Humphrey

GLOSS 2018 Wimbledon Common, Sunday 15 July

South London Orienteers present
2018 GLOSS Series Race 4
Sunday  Morning 15 July 2018
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.

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Event Centre

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.

LocationWimbledon Common
AddressThe Telegraph, Putney Heath SW15 3TU
Latitude/longitude51.4486, -0.2255
OS grid referenceTQ234737
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Entry

RegistrationBetween 1000 and 1200
Start TimesBetween 1030 and 1230

Entry on the day only.

Seniors £5
SLOW Juniors Free
Other Juniors £2

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.

Courses

Course name Straight line
Light Green (“GLOSS” – fairly tricky) 4km + optional 2.5km extension
Yellow (fairly easy) 2km
White (very easy) 1km
“Naughty Numbers” (for young children) < 1km

Results

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.