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Watlington MBO SCORE EVENT 10TH and 11TH Aug 2019

Our third and fourth events in the SLOW MBO Score 2019 Series take place from the White Mark Farm Campsite near Watlington in the beautiful Chilterns on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th August.

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This is a public event – all are welcome.

Event Centre

The events on both days will start and finish at the campsite.

LocationWatlington
AddressWhite Mark Farm Campsite, 82 Hill Road, Watlingon, OX49 5AF
Latitude/longitude51.6398, -0.9939
OS grid referenceSU697939
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Getting there

  • From Junction 6 of M40 Motorway, take the B4009 to Watlington.  After 3 miles turn left into Hill Road (the Kingfisher fish & chip shop is in front of you – turn left before it), carry straight on, past the car park on right, Carriers Arms PH on left. After half mile the campsite is on the right.

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 (2 required for pairs).
Lost dibbers will be charged at £29 for standard ones and £63 for contactless SIAC dibbers.

Please enter in advance online on the BMBO website to reduce administration and help us to know how many waterproof maps to print. Anyone entering online will be emailed a blank course 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
RegistrationBetween 0930 and 1100
Start TimesBetween 1000 and 1200

Event duration each day is 1 or 2 hours normal format or 3 hours SAF (Small Area Format).

Maps will be A4 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.

Planner/Organiser: John Owens

Park Race Series

Might running, navigation, a park and a pub near public transport appeal?

Co-ordinated by South London Orienteers (SLOW), with races put on by Dartford OK, London OK, and Mole Valley as well as SLOW.

Make the most of the light summer evenings by running the London Park Race Series 2019.

Nine Tuesday evenings, starting on 21st May. Nine different maps including two areas never before used for orienteering, nine original courses (long and short options.)

See London Park Series dedicated website, and also find the series on Facebook.

Last year’s results (400 runners took part.)

Imperial College Park Race

The second race of South London Orienteers’ nine event 2019 Park Race Series takes place at Imperial College on Tuesday 4th June 2019.

The map from a previous race here can be viewed on Routegadget.

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Race Centre

Provisional information: The race centre is likely to be the Imperial College Union, Beit Quadrangle, Prince Consort Road. SW7 2BB.

LocationImperial College
Address
Latitude/longitude51.5001, -0.1781
OS grid referenceTQ266795
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Race Details

The entry fee is £5 for seniors, £2 for juniors. There is a £1 discount for British orienteering members using their own SI card. The race will use SIAC contactless punching.

Long and short courses are offered. Unfortunately at this location it is not possible to plan either course without road crossings – sorry – so any runners under-16 must find an adult who can keep up with them to keep them company on the course.

  • Long: approx 5km
  • Short: approx 2.5km

Time

Registration: 17:45 – 19:30

Starts (500m away): 18:00 – 19:45

Courses close: 20:30

Other Details

All competitors take part at their own risk.

Results will be available on the SLOW website soon after the race .

Organiser/Planner: Michael Crone,

There are some well-known buildings on the map

Southwark Park Race

The third race of South London Orienteers’ nine event 2019 Park Race Series takes place in Southwark Park on Tuesday 11th June 2019.

Southwark Park is a surprisingly large area; ideal but never previously used for orienteering. The long course uses some small urban areas on the park periphery to enhance the area even further. Underfoot will be mostly mown grass with some paved paths; all suitable for shorts and trainers.

Southwark Park in Wikipedia.

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Race Centre

The race centre is The Gregorian, 96 Jamaica Road, SE16 4SQ. This is 200m from Bermondsey Tube Station (turn west from the station and you find it just by St James’ Church.)

LocationSouthwark Park
AddressThe Gregorian, 96 Jamaica Road.
Latitude/longitude51.4975, -0.0662
OS grid referenceTQ343794
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Race Details

The entry fee is £5 for seniors, £2 for juniors. There is a £1 discount for British orienteering members using their own SI card. The race will use SIAC contactless punching.

RegistrationBetween 1745 and 1930
Start TimesBetween 1800 and 2030

Long and short courses are offered.

  • Long: the optimal route is 5.8km. It is about two-thirds grass, one third paved. It involves some, very minor, road crossings but is therefore not suitable for under 16’s.
  • Short: the optimal route is 2.7km. It is entirely within the park, about 80% grass, 20% paved, and suitable for all.

Time

Registration: 17:45 – 19:30

Starts (500m away): 18:00 – 19:45

Courses close: 20:30

Other Details

All competitors take part at their own risk.

Results will be available on the SLOW website soon after the race.

Organiser/Planner: Don McKerrow,

Mogador MBO SCORE EVENT SUNDAY 12th MAY 2019

The second event in the SLOW MBO Score 2019 Series takes place from Mogador on Sunday 12th May.

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This is a public event – all are welcome.

Event Centre

The 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/longitude51.2641, -0.2246
OS grid referenceTQ240532
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Getting there

  • By car, the pub is 1km from the A217 and 1.5kms 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.

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.

Please enter before end of Tuesday prior to the event to help us know how many waterproof maps to print. Anyone entered by then will be emailed a blank course 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.

Planner/Organiser: Jane Robinson

Surrey Hills Race, 9 June 2019

Watch the Race video and review the map (please see link at bottom of this post.)

Organised by South London Orienteers
under FRA regulations
Hall of Fame

Enter Online

Get off the roads and try the trails this summer! These races will take you along the footpaths  of the beautiful Surrey Hills. They provide 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 require navigation to visit checkpoints, such as at the top of Leith Hill.  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
The Three Summits Challenge (A) 30 km / 18 miles 10:30
The Leith Hill Ten (B) 16 km / 10 miles 10:45
The Surrey Six (C) 10 km / 6 miles 10:35
All courses require navigation. We have a cut-off time at the second water station on the Three Summits Challenge (30km) course. This is 1km before checkpoint #7 (at the Duke of Kent School.) The cut-off is 12:15pm, an hour and 45 minutes after the start. We’ll drive any runners arriving after this time back to the race centre.

Race Centre

Registration on the day 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 and the first lady on The Three Summits Challenge course. The Michael Murray trophy is awarded to the winner of the Leith Hill Ten. There are also trophies for the Surrey Six course and for the first lady on the leith Hill Ten. And we also have Age Class prizes.

Results

Results are published on the SLOW website shortly after the event.

FRA rules

Under-18s may only run the Surrey Six. 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

The courses are known in advance. Runners are provided a specially produced map. This is the Leith Hill Ten map.

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.

Two non-standard map symbols are used: brown cross – dead (standing) tree, green cross – root-stock

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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

The start is 700m / 5 min slow jog from The Albert. Competitors should aim to arrive at least 5 minutes before the scheduled start times.

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,