Category Archives: Event Bulletins

Brockwell Park Race

London Park Race Series Race 10: Tuesday 16 August 2011

This race is the final event in the London Park Race Series 2011 which is organised by the London orienteering clubs. Like all races in the series, the race is suitable for beginners. Running in a T-shirt and trainers will be fine. Electronic timing will be used.

The registration and post race food and drinks will be at The Half Moon pub.

LocationBrockwell Park
AddressThe Half Moon, 10 Half Moon Lane
Latitude/longitude51.4528, -0.1007
OS grid referenceTQ321744
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap
RegistrationBetween 1745 and 1900
Start TimesBetween 1800 and 1900

N.B. Registration/starts are 30 minutes earlier than usual. COURSES CLOSE AT 2000. Park gates close at 2015.

Courses

  • 4.8 km
  • 2.5 km

Course distances are straight-line distances – actual distance run will be further.

Entry

Entry on the day only.

Current members of SLOW, LOK, CHIG or DFOK All others
£2 £3

If you do not have your own SI card, then you can hire one for the event at no charge. A penalty of £30 will be charged for hired SI cards that are lost or not returned, and such cards will be blacklisted.

Bags & Changing Facilities

You are recommended to arrive changed and ready to run, although you can also change in the pub. There will be an area for leaving bags. Please note that all bags are left at your own risk.

Food

Available in the pub after your run.

Further Enquiries

Please email .

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.

Battersea Park Race

London Park Race Series Race 5: Tuesday 28 June 2011

This race is part of the London Park Race Series 2011 which is organised by the London orienteering clubs. Like all races in the series, the race is suitable for beginners. Running in a T-shirt and trainers will be fine. Electronic timing will be used.

The registration and post race food and drinks will be at La Gondola Al Parco, which is located inside the park (SE) by the lake (enter the park via Rosary gate from the south or Chelsea gate from the North). Nearest train station is Battersea Park rail or Queenstown road, nearest tube is slone square (across the river so a bit of a longer walk).

LocationBattersea Park
AddressLa Gondola Al Parco, inside Battersea Park
Latitude/longitude51.4797, -0.1512
OS grid referenceTQ285773
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap
RegistrationBetween 1815 and 1930
Start TimesBetween 1830 and 1930

Courses

  • 5.2 km
  • 2.4 km

Course distances are straight-line distances – actual distance run will be further.

Entry

Entry on the day only.

Current members of SLOW, LOK, CHIG or DFOK All others
£2 £3

If you do not have your own SI card, then you can hire one for the event at no charge. A penalty of £30 will be charged for hired SI cards that are lost or not returned, and such cards will be blacklisted.

Bags & Changing Facilities

You are recommended to arrive changed and ready to run. There will be an area for leaving bags in or near the cafe where we are running the race from. Please note that all bags are left at your own risk.

Food

Available to purchase at the cafe after your run.

Further Enquiries

Please email .

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.

Ham Estate F.R.O.L.I.C.S. Race

South London Orienteers present
FROLICS Series 2011 – Race 1
Sunday 26 June 2011

Results

FROLICS: is a friendly inter-club competition run on the Light Green course, with a fiendishly complicated handicap scoring system which favours the less experienced – all courses are open to all-comers, whether beginners or experienced.
Details of FROLICS series on the LOK website.

For full details, see the race flyer (PDF).

LocationHam Estate
AddressThames Young Mariners, Riverside Drive, Ham
Latitude/longitude51.4379, -0.3272
OS grid referenceTQ164723
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Parking at Thames Young Mariners. There are public transport options – the 371 bus gets you close, and the 65 bus not so close. It’s a nice cycle ride from Richmond or Kingston.

RegistrationBetween 0930 and 1130
Start TimesBetween 1000 and 1200

Courses

  • Light Green (“FROLIC” – fairly tricky) c.4km + optional extra loop.
  • Yellow (fairly easy) 2km
  • White (very easy) 1km
  • “Naughty Numbers” for young children

Map

The Ham Estate map used for the 2010 South-East Sprint Championships. Scale 1:4000.

Entry

Entry on the day only.

Seniors Non-SLOW Juniors SLOW Juniors
£5 £3 Free

If you do not have your own SI card, then you can hire one for the event (£1 seniors/£0 juniors). A penalty of £30 will be charged for hired SI cards that are lost or not returned, and such cards will be blacklisted.

Facilities

Toilets. Tea/coffee.

Further Enquiries

Please contact Andy Robinson: (020 8255 7176)

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.

Peckham Rye Park Race

London Park Race Series Race 1: Tuesday 31 May 2011

This is race is part of the London Park Race Series 2011 which is organised by the London orienteering clubs. Like all races in the series, the race is suitable for beginners. Running in a T-shirt and trainers will be fine. Electronic timing will be used.

LocationPeckham Rye Park
AddressThe Clock House pub, 196a Peckham Rye
Latitude/longitude51.4589, -0.0666
OS grid referenceTQ344751
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap
RegistrationBetween 1815 and 1930
Start TimesBetween 1830 and 1930

Courses

  • 4.3 km
  • 2.2 km

Course distances are straight-line distances – actual distance run will be further.

Entry

Entry on the day only.

Current members of SLOW, LOK, CHIG or DFOK All others
£2 £3

If you do not have your own SI card, then you can hire one for the event at no charge. A penalty of £30 will be charged for hired SI cards that are lost or not returned, and such cards will be blacklisted.

Bags & Changing Facilities

You are recommended to arrive changed and ready to run. There will be an area for leaving bags in the pub where we are running the race from. Please note that all bags are left at your own risk.

Food

Available to purchase at the pub after your run. There will be a special menu for orienteers!

Further Enquiries

Please email .

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.

SLOW at the JK 2011 in Northern Ireland

Report by Alan Leakey

The Northern Ireland Orienteering Association may only consist of 4 clubs but they managed to put on an absolutely outstanding JK Event last weekend, featuring three top class areas, excellent course planning and organisation, and even dry and sunny weather! Despite the logistical challenges nearly 40 members of SLOW made the trip, flying in from Denmark, Luxembourg, Sweden and Switzerland as well as South London.

Not for the first time SLOW’s best results seemed to lie in the Women’s classes. In the complex and high density challenge of Strathmills University College Belfast for the sprint race Diane Leakey emerged victorious, taking the gold medal on W55, with Chris Robinson not far behind in 5th., whilst Anne May took 11th on W60. Meanwhile on the Elite courses the women definitely outdid the men with Helen Gardner placing 14th and Sarah Jane Gaffney 29th in W21E. On M55 Alan Leakey took 9th with Andy Robinson 11th.

On days 2 and 3 the sand dunes of Tyrella South and open fells of Slieve Croob provided tough physical and technical challenges for the classic individual races, which took their toll of many runners. But Anne May managed to win W60 Short with a margin of 20 minutes. Once again best results on the Elite classes came from Helen (23rd) and Sarah Jane (29th ).

It was back to the sand dunes of Tyrella for the relays and Christine, Anne and Diane combined to finish strongly to take 3rd place in the highly competitive Women’s Veterans (W165+) class for SLOWs only podium place. Also worthy of mention are the Women’s team with 13th in the Women’s Open and the Men with 25th, whilst the massed ranks of the M165+ class saw SLOW taking 8th, 17th and 35th.

With a special mention to Gail Parker who stopped her run on Day 2 to help stretcher out of the dunes one young man who had collapsed with dehydration and apologies to anyone whose sterling performance in all round challenging terrain that I may have missed.

[Update: Many people combined the JK with the Irish Orienteering Championships, which took place the following weekend. Well done to James Morris who won M40S at the Irish Middle Distance Championships. The picture on the right shows him with his prize!]