Category Archives: Street-O

Street-O: 11 October 2011

The second Street-O race of the Winter 2011-12 series takes place in Putney in south-west London on Tuesday 11 October. Please bring your SI card if you have one as we will use this for timing you out and back in – alternatively you can borrow one of the club’s set which we will bring along on the night.

Please RSVP to the event on Facebook to let us know you are coming – you can also see who else is coming here and post queries. Like all our street-Os, this a public race – all are welcome.

If you are not on Facebook, please let the organiser know you are coming, at , so that the correct number of maps are printed.

Registration, Start and Finish Location

LocationPutney
AddressThe Fox and Hounds, Upper Richmond Road
Latitude/longitude51.4609, -0.2177
OS grid referenceTQ239751
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Registration

In the Fox and Hounds pub in Upper Richmond Road. Start and finish will be at the back door of the pub. PLEASE DON’T RUN THROUGH THE PUB TO FINISH.

Nearest tube station is East Putney (District Line) which is a five minute walk away. Putney railway station is also very close by.

Entry Fee

£1 for SLOW members, students and juniors, £2 for others.

Timings

RegistrationBetween 1845 and 2000
Start TimesBetween 1845 and 2000

Race Format

The normal Street-O format – controls will be clues. You have 60 minutes to visit as many controls as possible, in any order, and return to the finish. A headtorch may be useful. Don’t forget to bring a pen to write down your answers to the clues as you go around, and a watch (both essential!). Please also bring your SI card if you have one. General information about street orienteering.

Safety

Fluorescent clothing is recommended for safety. As with all Street-O races, you will need to cross roads with traffic during the race, some of which may be busy – take extreme care when crossing all roads. All competitors take part at their own risk.

Post-Race

At the pub – http://www.thefoxandhoundsputney.co.uk/

Please note, personal belongings left at the pub during and after the race are left at your own risk.

Results

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

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Street-O: 13 September 2011

Results available here

The first Street-O race of the Winter 2011-12 series takes place in Rotherhithe in south-east London on Tuesday 13 September. PLEASE BRING YOUR SI CARD IF YOU HAVE ONE.

Please RSVP to the event on Facebook to let us know you are coming – you can also see who else is coming here and post queries. Like all our street-Os, this a public race – all are welcome.

If you are not on Facebook, please let the organiser know you are coming, at , so that the correct number of maps are printed.

Registration, Start and Finish Location

LocationRotherhithe
AddressThe Angel, Bermondsey Wall East
Latitude/longitude51.5005, -0.059
OS grid referenceTQ348797
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Registration

In The Angel pub, which is on Bermondsey Wall East (right beside the River Thames). Registration will probably be upstairs and the start and finish will be in the park outside.

Nearest tube station is Bermondsey (Jubilee Line).

Entry Fee

£1 for SLOW members, students and juniors, £2 for others.

Timings

RegistrationBetween 1800 and 1930
Start TimesBetween 1800 and 1930

Race Format

The normal Street-O format – controls will be clues. You have 60 minutes to visit as many controls as possible, in any order, and return to the finish. SI will be used to time the start and finish, please bring your SI card if you have one. It will be an advantage to start early and run in daylight. A torch is recommended if you are out in the dark. Don’t forget to bring a pen to write down your answers to the clues as you go around, and a watch (both essential!). General information about street orienteering.

Safety

Fluorescent clothing is recommended for safety. As with all Street-O races, you will need to cross roads with traffic during the race, some of which may be busy – take extreme care when crossing all roads. All competitors take part at their own risk.

Post-Race

The pub serves food until 2100.

Results

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

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Street-O is Returning for 2011/12!

Now that the summer Park Race series has finished and September is nearly here, it’s time to look forward to SLOW’s 2011/12 Street-O series! The full provisional schedule of events is now available. This year the series has been expanded to 9 races (once a month from September 2011 through to May 2012), with your best 5 scores over the series counting for the overall results. The league table scoring has changed slightly to accommodate the often large turnouts.

The first event is planned for Tuesday 13th September (a few days after the City of London race) in Rotherhithe – full details for this race will be posted on SLOWeb very soon.

If you haven’t done one of these races before then come along and give it a go – it is a combination of orienteering and urban street racing, with a very competitive league series over the year. Full details are on the general page to explain how it all works – but feel free to series coordinator Paul Nixon at if you want any more information in advance.

Photo by xtophe80 on Flickr. Text by Paul Nixon.

SLOW Street-O Series 2011-12

The 2011/12 Street-O series is now finished – final results can be found at the link below. Further details on Street-O are available here.

The SLOW Street-O series will return in September 2012. Organisers for Street-O events in 2012/13 are now required – please contact to volunteer, or for more information.

Overall scores for the series are here.

Event Schedule

All events are on Tuesday evenings.

DateVenueOrganiserDetailsResults
13 September 2011RotherhitheMike GarvinDetailsResults
11 October 2011PutneyDorte Torpe HansenDetailsResults
8 November 2011Aldgate & BankChris WroeDetailsResults
13 December 2011ClaphamAngus LundDetailsResults
10 January 2012MaryleboneBryn MonneryDetailsResults
7 February 2012BrockleyEoin O'CallaghanDetailsResults
13 March 2012Crouch EndDan Findlay-RobinsonDetailsResults
17 April 2012BoroughEvan BarlowDetailsResults
8 May 2012SouthfieldsNicky MorrisDetailsResults

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 Paul Nixon at , to be put in touch.

Series Results

League series points are scored at each event, with 100 for the winner, 99 for 2nd place, 98 for 3rd, down to 1 point for everyone who finishes 100th place or lower. The organiser of the event scores points equal their best at any other race in the season. Men and women are included in the same combined results table for each race, and overall, but women’s positions will be highlighted in the results.

The overall results will be based on your best 5 scores in the series, and there will be prizes for the leading man and leading woman over the series. In the event of a tie, head-to-head results will be used.

Previous Series

See here.

General Details about the Street-O Races

See here.

Street-O: 12 April 2011

The final Street-O race of the season takes place in Highbury & Islington. There will be an end-of-series prizegiving after the race in the pub.

Please RSVP to the event on Facebook to let us know you are coming – you can also see who else is coming here and post queries. Like all our street-Os, this a public race – all are welcome.

If you are not on Facebook, please let the organiser know you are coming, at . It is important we know if you are coming, so that the correct number maps are printed.

Registration, Start and Finish Location

LocationHighbury & Islington
AddressIslington Tap (Upstairs), 80 Liverpool Road, London
Latitude/longitude51.5373, -0.1067
OS grid referenceTQ314837
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Directions to Registration

We will be upstairs in the Islington Tap, which is on 80 Liverpool Rd (parallel to Upper Street).

Nearest tube station is Angel on the northern line, a five minute walk away.
Buses: 4, 19, 30, 43, 73, 153, 274, 38, 56, 205, 394, 476 stop nearby, particularly on Upper Street.

Entry Fee

£1 for SLOW members and members of other BOF-registered orienteering clubs, students and juniors, £2 for non-members.

Timings

RegistrationBetween 1830 and 1930
Start TimesBetween 1830 and 1930

Turn up and go when you’re ready.

Race Format

The normal Street O format; you have 60 minutes to visit as many controls as possible, in any order, and return to the finish. Don’t forget to bring a pen to write down your answers to the clues as you go around, and a watch (both essential!). All clues will be visible under street lights (you may find it helpful to have a small torch or mini headlamp, but certainly not required). General information about street orienteering.

Safety

Fluorescent clothing is recommended for safety. As with all Street-O races, you will need to cross roads with traffic during the race, some of which may be busy – take extreme care when crossing all roads. All competitors take part at their own risk. YOU MUST REPORT BACK TO THE FINISH AFTER YOUR RUN (EVEN IF YOU DECIDE TO GIVE UP) SO THAT WE DO NOT GO OUT LOOKING FOR YOU!

Post-Race

The pub serves food and is open til late, so stick around and enjoy our end of Street-O season social and prizegiving.

Results

Results will be available on the SLOW website shortly after the event, along with overall results for the Street-O series.

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Street-O: 29 March 2011

The sixth Street-O event of the season takes place in Poplar and Limehouse. This is event is on the last Tuesday of the month rather than the second Tuesday, to take advantage of the clocks going forward.

Please advise if you plan to come and what (if any) food you’d like – see below for details – to Martin Evans at .

You also may wish to RSVP on Facebook – you can also see who else is coming here and post queries. Like all our street-Os, this a public race – all are welcome.

Registration, Start and Finish Location

LocationPoplar & Limehouse
AddressPoplar Baptist Church, Zetland Street
Latitude/longitude51.5177, -0.0101
OS grid referenceTQ382817
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Secure bike storage inside (but please bring a lock!)
Changing facilities and toilets.

Directions to Registration

Buses 108, 309 stop within 200m
Tube: District line, Hammersmith and City line at Bromley By Bow
DLR: Langdon Park
Car: On street parking OK after 17.30 but DO NOT park on estate roads.

Entry Fee

£1 for SLOW members and members of other BOF-registered orienteering clubs, students and juniors, £2 for non-members.

Timings

RegistrationFrom 1745 onwards
Start TimesBetween 1800 and 1930

Race Format

The normal Street O format; you have 60 minutes to visit as many controls as possible, in any order, and return to the finish. Don’t forget to bring a pen to write down your answers to the clues as you go around, and a watch (both essential!). All clues will be visible under street lights (you may find it helpful to have a small torch or mini headlamp, but certainly not required). General information about street orienteering.

Safety

Fluorescent clothing is recommended for safety. As with all Street-O races, you will need to cross roads with traffic during the race, some of which may be busy – take extreme care when crossing all roads. All competitors take part at their own risk.

Post-Race

Food available:
Tea, coffee, squash
Cheese and ham rolls, beans/spaghetti on toast, porridge.

Results

Results will be available on the SLOW website shortly after the event, along with overall results for the Street-O series so far.

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Street-O: 8 February 2011

The sixth Street-O race of the season takes place in Clerkenwell. This area fits between LOK’s West End map and SLOW’s street map of the City of London. In the south the area covers Lincoln’s Inn Fields and the surrounding maze of small roads and to the north the area covers Clerkenwell and Finsbury.

Please RSVP to the event on Facebook to let us know you are coming – you can also see who else is coming here and post queries. Like all our street-Os, this a public race – all are welcome.

If you are not on Facebook, please let the organiser know you are coming, at . It is important we know if you are coming, so that the correct number maps are printed.

Registration, Start and Finish Location

LocationClerkenwell
AddressSir Christopher Hatton, 4 Leather Lane, Holborn Circus
Latitude/longitude51.5181, -0.1088
OS grid referenceTQ313816
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Directions to Registration

The pub is on 4 Leather Lane, a wide pedestrianised alley which is just west of Holborn Circus. We will be downstairs.

Nearest tube stations are Chancery Lane and Farringdon. Nearest overground station is the City Thameslink Rail station, a five minute walk away, and many of the other major London overground stations are all within 20 minutes of the location. Bus numbers 17, 45, 46, 341, 25, 521, 8 and 242 all stop on High Holborn next to the junction with Leather Lane.

Entry Fee

£1 for SLOW members and members of other BOF-registered orienteering clubs, students and juniors, £2 for non-members.

Timings

RegistrationBetween 1830 and 2000
Start TimesBetween 1830 and 2000

Turn up and go when you’re ready.

Race Format

The normal Street O format; you have 60 minutes to visit as many controls as possible, in any order, and return to the finish. Don’t forget to bring a pen to write down your answers to the clues as you go around, and a watch (both essential!). All clues will be visible under street lights (you may find it helpful to have a small torch or mini headlamp, but certainly not required). General information about street orienteering.

Safety

Fluorescent clothing is recommended for safety. As with all Street-O races, you will need to cross roads with traffic during the race, some of which may be busy – take extreme care when crossing all roads. All competitors take part at their own risk. YOU MUST REPORT BACK TO THE FINISH AFTER YOUR RUN (EVEN IF YOU DECIDE TO GIVE UP) SO THAT WE DO NOT GO OUT LOOKING FOR YOU!

Post-Race

The pub’s speciality is sausages. Full details. Food is served at the pub until 10pm and the bar stays open until 11:30pm – so there will be plenty of time to feed and water yourself after the race!

Results

Results will be available on the SLOW website shortly after the event, along with overall results for the Street-O series so far.

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Street-O: 11 January 2011

The fifth Street-O event of the season takes place in Dulwich, Sydenham and Gipsy Hill. The event is based at the Dulwich Wood House pub.

You may wish to RSVP to the event on Facebook and see who else is coming.

Registration, Start and Finish Location

LocationDulwich
AddressDulwich Wood House, 39 Sydenham Hill, London
Latitude/longitude51.4327, -0.0726
OS grid referenceTQ341722
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Directions to Registration

Train: The nearest station is Sydenham Hill (trains from Victoria, Brixton, Herne Hill). From the College Road exit take the uphill path immediately opposite the station entrance. The Dulwich Wood House is at the top of the path.

Bus: The 202 (from Sydenham station or Crystal Palace), 356 (from Forest Hill station) and 363 (from Peckham Rye station or Crystal Palace) pass outside.

Car: Street parking is unrestricted.

Entry Fee

£1 for SLOW members and members of other BOF-registered orienteering clubs, students and juniors, £2 for non-members.

Timings

RegistrationBetween 1830 and 2000
Start TimesBetween 1830 and 2000

Race Format

Usual 60-minute format. New 1:10000-scale map with contours. Remember to bring a pen and a watch. A torch or headlamp is recommended as the map includes a couple of poorly lit paths through woods, although you will not be significantly disadvantaged if you choose to avoid these. General information about street orienteering.

Safety

Fluorescent clothing is recommended for safety. As with all Street-O races, you will need to cross roads with traffic during the race, some of which may be busy – take extreme care when crossing all roads. All competitors take part at their own risk.

Post-Race

The pub serves food until 10pm.

Results

Results will be available on the SLOW website shortly after the event, along with overall results for the Street-O series so far.

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