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Cancelled: Watlington MTB Score Event, Sunday 21st May 2017

We have made the difficult decision to cancel this event due to an unexpected conflict arising from the late change in planner/location. We encourage anyone interested in this event to check out the Midlands MBO event being held in Princes Risborough on the same day.


The second event in the SLOW Mountain Bike Score 2017 Series takes place from Watlington on Sunday 21st May.

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 Chequers, 58 Love Lane, Watlington OX49 5RA.

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

Getting there

  • By car, the pub is 5 minutes drive from the M40 at Stokenchurch

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.

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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.

Planners/Organisers: Barry French/Jane Robinson & Nicki Adams

Image: Mark Humphrey (courtesy of TriAdventure)

South East Middle Distance Races, Wimbledon Common, 23 April

South London Orienteers present:

South East Middle Distance Championships
Wimbledon Common
23 April 2017

Final Details


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Wimbledon Common is a challenging forested area close to Central London. The Common is much improved for orienteering by the extensive clearance work over the last two years, and benefits from a new map by Tom Edelsten, and the option of SI Air punching.

Race Centre

LocationWimbledon Common
AddressRichardson Evans Memorial Playing Fields SW15 3PQ
Latitude/longitude51.4369, -0.2527
OS grid referenceTQ215723
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Parking is limited, so please share cars, cycle or use public transport where you can: bus numbers 85, 265 and K3 stop right outside.

Race Description

The south east middle distance courses have estimated winning times of 35 minutes for seniors and somewhat less for 14s and under. Competitors may enter any class, but will be competitive for the Championships on the designated course for their age class or if ‘running up’, and provided they have South-East as the association on their membership.

Available courses are M/W 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20-40, 45-50, 55-60 and 65+. There will be white colour-coded course suitable for children and families, and Naughty Numbers for children.

Start TimesBetween 1000 and 1230

Entries

Enries are online, via Fabian4

Fees

Adults Juniors
Before 18 April 2017 £9 £4
Late entries £11 £5

There will be entry on the day, subject to map availability, with fees as for late entries.

There is a £2 surcharge for adults who are not members of British Orienteering.

SI card hire

SI Air £2.50
Normal SI £1

There is no hire charge for juniors.

Results

Results will be available on the SLOW website shortly after the event.

Officials

Planner: Dmitry Adamsky (SLOW)
Organiser: Andy Robinson (SLOW)
Controller: David Dawson (DFOK)

Richmond Park Night-O

The final race of South London Orienteers’ five event 2016-17 Night-O Series takes place in Richmond Park, on Tuesday 21st March 2017. The race centre is
The Plough
42 Christchurch Road, East Sheen, SW14 7AF.

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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, James Lyne to say you are coming.

Race Centre

The race is based at The Plough

LocationRichmond Park
AddressThe Plough SW14 7AF
Latitude/longitude51.4607, -0.2699
OS grid referenceTQ203749
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Travel

The nearest station is Mortlake.

Race Description

This is a race with a mass start at 19:15.
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.

Start Time1915

Two courses are offered, although the park is very fast and runnable, both courses will be challenging particularly for less experienced runners – you can feel real achievement from completing either of them:

  • Long: 6km, gaffled – like a one-person relay.
  • Short: 3km.

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.

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 HardyDetailsResults
6 August 2017HolmburyJulian HemstedDetailsResults
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,