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Surrey Hills Race, 9 June 2019

Organised by South London Orienteers
under FRA regulations
Hall of Fame

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Get off the roads and try the trails this summer! The Surrey Hills race will take you along the footpaths and up the hills of the beautiful Surrey Hill. It provides an enjoyable challenge to all types of runners, orienteers and adventure racers. All races are mass start; run on your own or with friends. Courses do require navigation and require visiting some checkpoints, such as at the top of Leith Hill (on the ‘A’ and ‘B’ courses.)  A purpose-drawn map at 1:25:000 is provided to all competitors.

2019 is the fortieth year of these races.

Entries

Pre-entry is open online through Fabian4. It costs £8 for seniors and £4 for students and juniors. Entry on the Day will be possible subject to map availability, at £10 for seniors and £5 for students and juniors. The event uses Sportident electronic punching. If you don’t have an SI dibber of your own, we will lend you one.

Courses and Start Times

COURSE DISTANCE START TIME
A 30 km / 18 miles 10:30
B 16 km / 10 miles 10:45
C 10 km / 6 miles 10:35
All courses require navigation. We have a cut-off time at the second water station on the 30km long course. This is 1km before control #7 (at the Duke of Kent School.) The cut-off is midday, an hour and a half after the start. We’ll drive any runners arriving after this time back to the race centre.

Race Centre

Registration will be from 9:30am at The Priory School, West Bank, Dorking, Surrey RH4 3DG.
LocationDorking
AddressThe Priory School, West Bank, Dorking, Surrey RH4 3DG
Latitude/longitude51.2269, -0.3433
OS grid referenceTQ158488
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap
Changing, toilets, showers (rebuilt this year) and supervised bag storage are at the school.

Travel Directions

The race centre is easily accessible by both car and public transport. By car head into Dorking and follow signs to the parking area. Public transport is excellent to the race, with trains to Dorking taking an hour from London Waterloo and Victoria, or to Dorking Deepdene from Reading. From the station, it’s a half an hour walk to the race centre where there is changing, toilets and 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 are published on the SLOW website shortly after the event.

FRA rules

Under-18s may not run courses A or B. 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.

Richmond Park Night-O

The final race of South London Orienteers’ five event 2018-19 Night-O Series is on Tuesday 26th March in Richmond Park. The open and runnable parkland is perfect for fast and furious head-to-head racing.

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Facebook Event Link

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 Steve Clelland (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 Albert Pub on Kingston Hill, KT2 7PX. This is a five minute walk from Norbiton Station, and also numerous buses pass – it is the Queens Road Kingston Hospital stop.

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

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 1900
Start Time1920

These courses are offered:

  • Long: 6km – mass start at 7.20pm
  • Short: 3km – mass start at 7.25pm

All competitors take part at their own risk.

Results will be available on the SLOW website shortly after.

Organiser/Planner: Steve Clelland

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,

Kingston Urban race, Sunday 7 April

Entries now open: please enter online at SI Entries

On Sunday 7th April 2019 we will return to Kingston upon Thames for the second Kingston Urban Race. This is the second race of the Southern England Orienteering Urban League (SEOUL) series.

Link to Routegadget for first Kingston urban race.

Kingston is an ancient market town on the banks of the River Thames, steeped in history and culture. In the tenth century Saxon Kings were crowned on Kingston’s Coronation Stone. Surrey County Hall, built at the end of the 19th century, is one of many notable buildings, although since boundary changes in 1965 Kingston has no longer been in Surrey.

The race will be in the historic urban town centre, with lots of alleyways, and nearby riverside parks and residential areas.

The map is 1:5000, updated 2018. Both SIAC (contactless) and regular SI (“dibber”) cards will be used for the race. All controls and the finish are enabled to operate in contactless mode. The start will be a punching start.

Courses

Course Draft course length
Course 1
MO (Open Men)7.5km
Course 2
WO (Open Women),
MV (Veteran Men 40+)
6.4km
Course 3
WV (Veteran Women 40+),
MSV (Supervet Men 55+)
5.3km
Course 4
WSV (Supervet Women 55+),
MUV (Ultravet Men 65+)
4.2km
Course 5
WUV (Ultravet Women 65+),
MHV (Hypervet Men 75+),
WHV (Hypervet Women 75+)
3.5km
Course 6
MJ (Junior Men 16-),
WJ (Junior Women 16-)
3.3km
Course 7
MYJ (Young Junior Men 12-),
WYJ (Young Junior Women 12-)
1.8km
Course 8
Newcomers*3.3km

Course lengths will be finalised and provided in the final details.

* Not a SEOUL (Southern England Orienteering Urban League) class. You may enter any class but to be competitive in SEOUL please enter your age class (or “run up”).

Fees

Type of EntryOnline, before
midnight
30th March
Late entries,
entry-on-day,
assuming maps
Senior BOF* Member with
their own SI/SIAC
£8 £10
Senior Non Member, hiring SIAC £11.50£12.50
Senior Non Member. hiring SI£10£11
Senior Non Member, own SI/SIAC£9£10
Junior & Students, own SI/SIAC £4 £4
Newcomers, hiring SIAC£7.50£7.50
  • BOF = British Orienteering Federation
  • Entry fees are lower if you have your own SI.
  • The hire element of the entry is £2.50 for SIAC, £1 for regular SI.

Race Centre

  • YMCA Hawker Centre, Lower Ham Rd, Kingston-upon-Thames KT2 5BH

LocationKingston
AddressYMCA Hawker Centre, Lower Ham Road
Latitude/longitude51.427, -0.308
OS grid referenceTQ177711
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

RegistrationBetween 1000 and 1200
Start TimesBetween 1030 and 1230

  • Organiser: Vinh Phuong Hoang
  • Planner: Dave Wright
  • Controllers: Helen and Ian Marsden (Happy Herts)

Team Races Invitation

Attention SLOW members, your club wants you to run in our teams. Do come and join us for great club days out. And if you wear our club colours even better.

Everyone is welcome to take part, the more the merrier.

A fuller invitation is now circulating on our mailing list.

SUNDAY MARCH 17 – COMPASS SPORT CUP REGIONAL ROUND – ENCHANTED PLACE, SUSSEX

MONDAY APRIL 23 – JK RELAYS – MINLEY, HANTS

SATURDAY MAY 4
– BRITISH MIXED SPRINT RELAYS – BRADFORD UNIVERSITY, YORKSHIRE.

MONDAY MAY 6 – BRITISH RELAYS – MIDDLETON PARK, LEEDS

SUNDAY MAY 12 – SOUTH-EAST RELAYS – ADDINGTON HILLS, CROYDON (get there by tram.)

WEEKEND JUNE 15/16 – JUKOLA AND VENLA RELAYS, FINLAND

WEEKEND
JUNE 22/23 – HARVESTER RELAYS – SW ENGLAND

Esher Common Night-O

The third race of South London Orienteers’ five event 2018-19 Night-O Series takes place on Esher Common on Tuesday 22nd January 2019.

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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 Alan Leakey (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 Oxshott Village Centre (postcode KT22 0QJ.) This is a 10 minute walk from Oxshott Station. There will be the usual opportunity to revisit route choices with other runners.

  • Visit the nearest pub which is a 5 minute walk in the Village.
  • You can bring your own food and drink.
LocationOxshott/Esher
AddressOxshott Village Centre, Holtwood Road
Latitude/longitude51.3337, -0.3624
OS grid referenceTQ142607
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Getting there

The race centre is a 10 minute walk from Oxshott Station (SW Mainline).

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/Planners: Diane and Alan Leakey ()

Tilford MBO Score Event Sunday 3rd March 2019

The first event in the SLOW MBO Score 2019 Series takes place from Tilford on Sunday 3rd March.

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This is a public event – all are welcome.

Event Centre

The event will be based at  The Barley Mow, Tilford, Surrey.

To avoid obstructing pub customers, event parking will be around Tilford Green.

Toilets are available during the event. Tables indoors for lunch will need to be pre-booked directly with the pub (start times are either 12:00 to 12:30 or 2:30 to 2:45).  Tables are available outdoors but cannot be booked. Food may be pre-ordered before  setting off on the ride.

LocationSurrey
AddressThe Barley Mow, The Green, Tilford, Farnham, GU10 2BU
Latitude/longitude51.1838, -0.7528
OS grid referenceSU873435
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Getting there

  • By car, the pub is 15 minutes drive from Farnham
  • By train, it is a 20 min ride from Farnham station
  • Alternatively you can post for lift shares on either the SLOW Members (for SLOW members) or London & Southeast Adventure Racers (public) Facebook pages.

Event Details

Online entry is available on the BMBO website. General information about entering is available on the  MBO Score 2019 page.

Adult Day Rider £8 In advance  / £10 EOD
BMBO / SLOW Members £7 In advance / £9 EOD
Under 21 (on 31st DEc) £4 In advance / £5 EOD

A standard dibber is included free of charge.
Contactless SIAC dibber £2.
Lost dibbers will be charged at £29 for standard ones and £63 for contactless SIAC dibbers.

Enter before end of Monday prior to the event in order to guarantee a waterproof map. The closing date for online entries is shown in the BMBO event details.

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

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

  • Mobile phone for use in an emergency
  • Waterproof top
  • Compass and map board or cardboard to support an A4 map on your handlebars

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

RegistrationBetween 0930 and 1115
Start TimesBetween 0930 and 1130

Event duration is 2 or 3 hours and the course will close at 13:30.

Two participants who are looking after children may start early and both ride 2 hour events one after the other.

Maps will be 1:25,000 Ordnance Survey maps. The event will use Sport Ident electronic punching at all controls.

All competitors take part at their own risk.

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

Planners/Organisers: Dave Uglow/Ian Norfield

Image: Mark Humphrey

MBO Score Series 2019

We’re pleased to be back for our fifth MBO Score series in 2019 with planners lined up to test your navigation and time keeping skills! Held on Sunday mornings throughout the year, these are 2  or 3 hour score orienteering events on bike. Events are run by London & Southeast Adventure Racers in affiliation with SLOW.

General information on MBO Score events.

Event Schedule

DateVenueOrganiserDetailsEnterResults
3 Mar TilfordDave Uglow
12 May Surrey HillsJane Robinson 
 
10,11 Aug Chilterns w/eJohn Owens 
 
13 Oct Surrey HillsJulian Hemsted 
 

Full details about each event are posted on the SLOW website a few  weeks before the event. If you would like to contact any of the organisers, email the series coordinator Dave Uglow at 

Keep up to date with results and information about future events with our Newsletter.

Online Entry

Riders are encouraged to enter in advance on the BMBO website, all riders will need a BMBO account:

  • Adult Day Rider – free
  • Adult Full Member – £8
  • Under 21s Full Member – free

Results from 3 hour SLOW events for BMBO full members will be included in the BMBO national league.

Your  age class for ALL 2019 events is your age on 31st Dec 2019.

If you have your own dibber, please add the number in your BMBO account.

Entry Classes

  • Solos
    E-Bike
    Y18 = Youth 15, 16 or 17
    M21/W21 = Open, 18 to 39
    M40/W40 = 40 to 49
    M50/W50 = 50 to 59
    M60/W60 = 60 to 69
    M70/W70 = 70+
  • Pairs
    E-Bike
    Y18 = Youth 15, 16 or 17
    M21/W21 = Open, combined age 34* to 79 (* minimum 17+)
    M40/W40 = combined age 80 to 99
    M50/W50 = combined age 100 to 119
    M60/W60 = combined age 120+
    G = Generation (Junior 12-14 / Youth 15-17 accompanied at all times by Adult 18+)
    T21 = Tandem (any age combination)
  • Mixed Pairs
    E-Bike
    X21 = combined age 34* to 79 (* minimum 17+)
    X40 = combined age 80 to 99
    X50 = combined age 100 to 119
    X60 = combined age 120+
    G = Generation (Junior 12-14 / Youth 15-17 accompanied at all times by Adult 18+)
    T21 = Tandem (any age combination)
  • Teams of 3+
    G = Generation (enter online in a suitable combination of pairs and solos)

Small Area Format (SAF)

For 2019 we’re introducing a 3 hour event option in addition to the existing 2 hour format. The 3 hour event results will be eligible for inclusion in the BMBO national league. Both options will use the same map and checkpoints but the 3 hour one may be run as a Small Area Format (SAF) event.

The checkpoints will be coloured red and blue, you choose which colour to start on and collect as many of that colour as you wish until you swap to the other colour. Once you’ve swapped you can’t revert back to the original colour. Points will be evenly split between the colours. For the 2 hour event the colour has no significance and you can visit the checkpoints in any order.

It is very unlikely but if you do dib the wrong colour by mistake you can later ask for this CP to be deleted and carry on with the original colour. However, you will not be able to revisit it so you might opt to live with a change of plan.

This example Mogador event  map shows our final event of 2018 redrawn as a SAF event.

Series Prizes

Series prizes will be presented to the top 3 finishers in the following categories:

Male Veteran (40+), Male Open (18-39), Female Veteran (40+), Female Open (18-39), Youth/Junior.

Series rankings are based on your top 3 scores from this years events. To be eligible for prizes, participants must have attended at least 2 events.