Category Archives: Street-O

Kentish Town Street-O Results

Here are the Race Results  and Series Results from last night’s Street Orienteering Race in Kentish Town, organised by our friends at London Orienteering Klubb.

Thanks to Alex Owen for a great race and it was great to see over 100 runners enjoying themselves on a lovely evening.

I hope you can join us at the next Street-O race on 12 March in Brentford (West London), with details to follow shortly.

Matthias Mahr, Street-O coordinator

Ealing street o results

*updated 11/1 with Series Results*

Here are the Race Results  and Series Results from last night’s Street Orienteering Race in Ealing. Over 75 runners enjoyed Keith’s great courses in a new area for orienteering!

It was a tight fight at the top of the Men’s race with experienced orienteers Nick Barrable, Ed Catmur and (making a cameo appearance) Murray Strain the top 3. Vinh Hoang was top woman, followed by Charlotte Levin and Camilla Brueton.

I hope you can join us at the next Street O, organised on 12 February in Kentish Town courtesy of our friends at London OK.

Matthias Mahr, Street-O coordinator

West Hampstead Street-O results

Here are the Race Results from last night and the Series Results after round 4 (with minor updates.)

Thanks to organisers Todd Fallesen and Tessa Bertran for taking us into a new part of London – West Hampstead. Todd comments: “Thanks everyone for making it up to West Hampstead for what we hoped was a challenging Street-O. Thanks to Tatia Englemore, Gemma Williams and Katherine Gibbs for helping with the start/finish. We hope everyone had a good run. We tried for a new trick, cutting down on the 40’s and putting out 4 50 point controls to try to draw people a little bit further out, and it seemed to work, though a few people got caught out trying to squeeze a last minute control in. We noticed quite a few people got number 34 wrong, the sign at the top of the path was different by one word (and colour) from the control point. Interestingly, the Southwest and the Northeast quadrants of the map had the same amount of points, though most people went to the Northeast. The Southwest points were a bit more spread out, and the Northeast points were a bit more hilly. ”

This was the last SLOW race before Christmas, but we start again soon after the New Year on the 8th of January in another new part of London – Ealing. See the details here and I hope to see many of you there.

Matthias Mahr, Street O coordinator

West Hampstead Street-O, Tuesday 11 December

The fourth race of the 2018-19 season of evening street orienteering races around London will be held in West Hampstead, north-west London. A great opportunity to visit a new part of London you might not have been to!

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Like all our Street-Os, this a public race – all are welcome. Please RSVP to the event via Facebook to let us know you are coming – you can also see who else is coming here and post queries. If you are not on Facebook, please let the organiser below know you are coming so that the correct number of maps are printed.

This event will use electronic timing for the start and finish – please bring your SI card if you have one, or we’ll lend you one on the night!

Race HQ

The race will be based at The Alliance in West Hampstead. Please do stay after the race for a drink, a bite to eat and to compare routes with your friends

LocationWest Hampstead
AddressThe Alliance, 40-42 Mill Lane, London NW6 1NR
Latitude/longitude51.5511, -0.2011
OS grid referenceTQ248851
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Getting There

The Alliance  is at 40-42 Mill Lane, London NW6 1NR. It’s about a 10-15 minute walk from West Hampstead Station (Jubilee-Overground-Thameslink) and there’s a bus from the station that stops just in front of the pub (C11).

Race Details

Entry is £3 for SLOW and LOK members, students and juniors and £4 for others. This includes a hire chip card to record your time, or if you have your own you get a £1 discount.

RegistrationBetween 1815 and 1930
Start TimesBetween 1830 and 1930

The Street-O format has clues located at various points on a map. You have 60 minutes to visit as many of these as possible, in any order, and return to the finish. This guide provides general information about street orienteering.

Don’t forget to bring a pen to write down your answers to the clues as you go around, an SI card if you have one, and a watch so that you aren’t late back! You may find a torch/head-torch and compass useful too and hi-vis clothing would be sensible.

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. Check the 2018-19 series page for more information.

Organiser/Planner: Tessa Bertran and Todd Fallesen,

Ealing Street-O, Tuesday 8 January 2019

The fifth race of the 2018-19 season of evening street orienteering races around London will be held in Ealing (West London), This is a new area and a great opportunity to get start your 2019 orienteering.

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Like all our Street-Os, this a public race – all are welcome. Please RSVP to the event via Facebook to let us know you are coming – you can also see who else is coming here and post queries. If you are not on Facebook, please let the organiser below know you are coming so that the correct number of maps are printed.

This event will use electronic timing for the start and finish – please bring your SI card if you have one, or we’ll lend you one on the night!

Race HQ

The race will be based at The Castle Inn in Ealing. Please do stay after the race for a drink, a bite to eat and to compare routes with your friends

LocationEaling
AddressThe Castle Inn, 36 St. Mary\
Latitude/longitude51.5062, -0.3055
OS grid referenceTQ177799
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Getting There

The Castle Inn is at 36 St. Mary’s Road, Ealing, London, W5 5EU. It’s about halfway between Ealing Broadway mainline train station (for trains from Paddington) and South Ealing tube station (Piccadilly Line). The 65 bus stops right outside the door and connects both of these stations as well as continuing onto Richmond and Kingston.

Race Details

Entry is £3 for SLOW and LOK members, students and juniors and £4 for others. This includes a hire chip card to record your time, or if you have your own you get a £1 discount.

RegistrationBetween 1815 and 1930
Start TimesBetween 1830 and 1930

The Street-O format has clues located at various points on a map. You have 60 minutes to visit as many of these as possible, in any order, and return to the finish. This guide provides general information about street orienteering.

Don’t forget to bring a pen to write down your answers to the clues as you go around, an SI card if you have one, and a watch so that you aren’t late back! You may find a torch/head-torch and compass useful too and hi-vis clothing would be sensible.

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. Check the 2018-19 series page for more information.

Organiser/Planner: Keith Davies

Teddington Street-O Results

*Update 17/11 – Series Results added*

Last night saw the third race in our Street Orienteering Series, courtesy of Dave Wright and Fran Kenden. You can find the Race Results and Series Results (after 3 races).

Dave says: “I hope you enjoyed your visit to the various corners of Teddington, and, for some of you, Ham as well.  I only expected about 60 entries but in fact there were 82, with a total of 96 participants (due to pairing).

My plan was always to tempt faster runners to cross the river to Ham but for clearing the course on the Teddington side to in fact be the better strategy.  Pleasingly the winner, Steve Clelland, did not venture over to Ham. An additional planning issue was to ensure that those with local knowledge would not gain by venturing off the map to cross the river at Kingston Bridge.  I’d discounted the possibility, mentioned by one participant, of swimming across!

Thank you to Nick, Alan and Fran for their invaluable assistance.”

Our next race will be on the other side of the river in West Hampstead on Tuesday 11 December and details will be available shortly.

Matthias Mahr, Street-O coordinator

London Bridge Street-O Results

Thank you to our friends at London Orienteering Klubb for organising a great Street-O around London Bridge (familiar to many from this year’s City Race)!

I’m sure many of you will have already seen the Results which include a SLOW 1-2-3 led by Ed Catmur. SLOW also had the fastest woman with Vinh Hoang (organiser of September’s race) taking the title.

Series Results will be published after Race 3 in Teddington on 13 November – hope to see many of you there.

Matthias Mahr, Street-O coordinator