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Wimbledon Common Night-O

The fourth race of South London Orienteers’ five event 2016-17 Night-O Series takes place on Wimbledon Common, on Tuesday 28th February 2017. The race centre is The Telegraph, Putney, SW15 3TU.

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The Night-O series is a series of public races – all are welcome, whether or not you are a SLOW member. Do 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 email the organiser, Scott Collier, to say you are coming.

Race Centre

The race is based at The Telegraph “The Country Pub in London” on Telegraph Road, Putney SW15 3TU. The pub regularly hosts us, serves excellent food and drink, and provides a great place for post-race chat.

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

Travel

The Telegraph is ten minutes walk from several bus stops, including those on the 39 and 93 routes from Putney Station. Further details are available on the TFL website.

Race Description

The entry fee is £2 for SLOW members, students and juniors; £3 for others. The race will use SportIdent electronic punching with SI cards available for free loan to those who do not have their own. A small number of headlamps are also available to borrow but please you must reserve one in advance by contacting the organizer.

RegistrationBetween 1815 and 1930
Start TimesBetween 1845 and 1945

Two courses are offered, both being quite challenging – you can feel real achievement from completing either of them:

  • Long: approximately 5km.
  • Short: approximately 2.5km.

The terrain is largely gently undulating lightly wooded heathland.

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.

Dunsfold MTB Score Event, Sunday 26th February 2017

The first event in the SLOW Mountain Bike Score 2017 Series takes place from Dunsfold on Sunday 26th February.

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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.

Event Centre

The event will be based at  The Sun Inn,  The Common, Dunsfold GU8 4LE.

Toilets are available before and after the event, and lunch is available after the event –  please leave any muddy shoes at the door.

LocationDunsfold
AddressSun Inn, Dunsfold GU8 4LE
Latitude/longitude51.115, -0.5634
OS grid referenceTQ007361
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Getting there

  • By car, the pub is 20 minutes drive south of Guildford
  • By public transport, trains run from Guildford to the nearest station at Whitley

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

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 0900 and 1100
Start TimesBetween 1000 and 1100

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 Sport Ident 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.

Organiser/Planners: Mark Humphrey/ Sid Hardy/ Ian Norfield

Image: Mark Humphrey (courtesy of TriAdventure)

MTB Score Series 2017

We’re pleased to bring back a third MTB-Score series with four brand new locations for 2017. Held on Sunday mornings in February, May, August and October, these are 2-hour score orienteering events on bike. These events are run by London & Southeast Adventure Racers in affiliation with SLOW.

General information on MTB-Score events.

Event Schedule

Events take place on Sunday mornings in February, May, August and October. Start times are from 10:00 to 11:00 and the course closes at 13:00.

DateVenueOrganiserDetailsResults
26 February 2017DunsfoldMark Humphrey/Sid HardyDetails
21 May 2017tbcMagnus Mills
6 August 2017CranleighJulian Hemsted
22 October 2017HolmwoodTom Davies/ Dave Uglow

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

Series Prizes

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

Male Veteran (40+), Male Open, Female Veteran (40+), Female Open, Junior (<16)

Series rankings are based on your top 3 scores of the 4 events. To be eligible for prizes, participants must have attended at least 2 events.

Ham Riverside Night-O, 24 January

The third race of South London Orienteers’ five event 2016-17 Night-O Series takes place in Ham Riverside, between Kingston and Richmond, on Tuesday 22 November 2016. The race centre will be The Hand and Flower on Upper Ham Road.

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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 Steve Clelland know you are coming (details below) so that the correct number of maps are printed.

Race centre

The race will be based at The Hand and Flower at 24 Upper Ham Road, Richmond TW10 5LA. The pub serves excellent food and drink, and there will be the usual opportunity to revisit route choices with other runners.

LocationHam Riverside
AddressThe Hand and Flower, 24 Upper Ham Road, Richmond TW10 5LA
Latitude/longitude51.4323, -0.3067
OS grid referenceTQ178717
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Getting there

The Hand and Flower is midway between Kingston and Richmond, with bus 65 connecting the two stopping outside the pub (Ham Common stop). Further details are available on the TFL website.

Race Details

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 for free for those who do not have their own. A small number of headlamps are also available to borrow for free but you need to e-mail the organizer in advance to reserve one.

RegistrationBetween 1815 and 1930
Start TimesBetween 1830 and 1930

The following courses will be available:

  • Long: approximately 5.5km, quite challenging
  • Short: approximately 2.5km, quite challenging

The terrain comprises the open and runable riverside area (used during the May 2016 park race), and the woodland between Ham Common and Richmond Park Ham Gate, with suburban housing estates separating the two. The woodland area is in stark contrast to the riverside, with limited visibility, intricate contour detail and a dense path network. The woodland also contains patches of brambles and although courses are planned to avoid these areas, full leg cover is mandatory. The short course will only visit Ham Common and the woodland.

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: Steve Clelland,

Wimbledon Common Night-O, 22 November

The second race of South London Orienteers’ five event 2016-17 Night-O Series takes place on Wimbledon Common, south-west London, on Tuesday 22 November 2016. The race centre will be The Hand in Hand on Crooked Billet on the south side of the common.

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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 Sue Carter know you are coming (details below) so that the correct number of maps are printed.

Race centre

The race will be based at The Hand In Hand at 6 Crooked Billet, London SW19 4RQ. The pub serves great food and drink, and there will be the usual opportunity to revisit route choices with other runners.

LocationWimbledon Common
AddressThe Hand in Hand, 6 Crooked Billet SW19 4RQ
Latitude/longitude51.4213, -0.2275
OS grid referenceTQ233706
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Getting there

Bus route 200 takes five minutes from Wimbledon Station towards Raynes Park. The nearest stop is at the junction of Arterberry Road with Ridgway.

Race Details

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 for free for those who do not have their own. A small number of headlamps are also available to borrow for free but you need to e-mail the organizer in advance to reserve one.

RegistrationBetween 1815 and 1930
Start TimesBetween 1830 and 1930

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: Pete Huzan,

The 36th Box Hill Fell Race

 

South London Orienteers present

The 36th Box Hill Fell Race

Saturday 21st January 2017 at 11.00am

12 kilometres with 520m of ascent under F.R.A. rules
Records: 54.08 (Andy Greenleaf 2015);
67.36 (Sarah Pemberton 2015)

Event Centre

LocationBox Hill
AddressAshcombe School, Ashcombe Road, Dorking RH4 1LY
Latitude/longitude51.2399, -0.3282
OS grid referenceTQ168503
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Following the closure of Aviva (formerly Friends Life) Sports and Social Club car parking, registration and prize-giving will be at the Ashcombe School. This is at the A24 end of Ashcombe Road opposite Dorking mainline station with Dorking Deepdene station also a short walk away. Post code is RH4 1LY and Grid Ref TQ168503.

Besides having enough parking space we also have use of the hall/canteen for collection of race numbers and prize giving which will be around 1.30 pm.

Race Details

This will be over the same course as 2015 and 2016, with the start/finish area just over the stepping stones about a mile north of the school.

Start Time1100

Special Details

There will be prizes for the leading runners in the usual categories (note that lady veterans have to be over 40) including a team competition with 4 to count.

The National Trust are the land-owners for the vast majority of the course and they have requested two conditions be met in order to avoid erosion of the chalk downland:

  1. THERE IS A LIMIT OF 250 RUNNERS. We will accept more entries than this expecting some no-shows (330 in all). Note that when entries opened last year they sold out in 18 hours.
  2. RUNNERS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO WEAR SPIKES. They cause considerable erosion on steep downhill grass. Your co-operation is requested as significant damage could jeopardise future races.

Entries

Race numbers will not be posted in advance. Numbers can only be collected from registration on the day. Please note that under FRA rules people under 18 are not allowed to run. Entries can be only be made online at our entries provider Fabian4 and will open on 1st November (and not a minute earlier!) Note that postal entries will not be accepted.

Competitors will need to specify an emergency contact and phone number, and will be required to agree to the following statement when entering:

I understand that this race is held in accordance, and that I have familiarised myself, with both the Rules and Safety Requirements of the F.R.A. I confirm that I am aware of the organiser’s information and requirements in connection with this race. I confirm that I have navigational skills appropriate for this race and will carry throughout the race any equipment specified either by the FRA Safety Requirements or by the organiser. I accept the hazards involved in fell running and acknowledge that I am entering and running in this race at my own risk. Other than the organiser’s liability for causing death or personal injury by negligence, I confirm that I understand that the organiser accepts no liability to me for any loss or damage of any nature to me or my property arising out of my participation in this race.

Organiser: Andy Robinson,

Richmond Park Night-O, Tuesday 1 November

The first race of South London Orienteers’ five event 2016-17 Night-O Series takes place in Richmond Park, south-west London, on Tuesday 1 November 2016. The race centre will be The Albert on Kingston Hill on Kingston Hill near the Kingston gate.

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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 Sue Carter 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, 57 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 from Waterloo to Norbiton leave every 15 minutes and direct ones take 25 minutes.

Race Details

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 for free for those who do not have their own. A small number of headlamps are also available to borrow for free but you need to e-mail the organizer in advance to reserve one.

RegistrationBetween 1815 and 1930
Start TimesBetween 1830 and 1930

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: Sue Carter,