Category Archives: Street-O

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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Street-O: 14 December 2010

The fourth Street-O event of the season.

Please email to let us know if you intend to come and if you will be staying for food. You can also RSVP to the event on Facebook and see who else is coming.

Registration, Start and Finish Location

LocationPimlico
AddressFlat 17, 96 Belgrave Road, London
Latitude/longitude51.4899, -0.1378
OS grid referenceTQ294784
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Directions to Registration

We are a 10 minute walk from Victoria station for trains and tube and a 5 minute walk from Pimlico tube station. There is very limited on street parking as the majority of spaces are reserved for residents, the nearest car park is on Cumberland Street.

Changing

We will have two rooms set aside for changing and bag storage, please don’t leave your bags in the living room otherwise everyone might not fit into the flat!

Entry Fee

£1 for SLOW members and members of other BOF-registered orienteering clubs, plus all students and juniors. £2 for non-members. A contribution is also requested for the post-race social, see below for details.

Timings

RegistrationBetween 1900 and 2000
Start TimesBetween 1900 and 2000

Race Format

Usual 60-minute format. Maps will be printed on waterproof paper. Don’t forget to bring a pen to write down your answers to the clues as you go around, and a watch. You may also wish to bring a small torch or mini headlamp to help see the clues. 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!

Christmas Twist

To be revealed on the night.

Post-Race

The race is doubling up as the SLOW Christmas social so please do stay and chat afterwards. We will provide a big pot of casserole, mulled wine and mince pies for a contribution of £3. Feel free to bring along any other drinks you want (there are plenty of shops nearby).

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: 12 October 2010

This is a new area to Street O for SLOW, in between Battersea, Putney and Wimbledon.

Please email to let me know you’re coming so I can get enough maps printed.

Registration, Start and Finish

The Waterfront, Battersea Reach, SW18 1TS. Located on the river end of Block B in the diagram below.

LocationWandsworth
AddressThe Waterfront, Battersea Reach
Latitude/longitude51.4643, -0.1859
OS grid referenceTQ261755
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap


Travel

Nearest train station Wandsworth Town, buses 28/295 from Fulham Broadway or 295/C3 from Clapham Junction (Bridgend Road). See below for car parking fees.

Entry Fee

£1 to cover waterproof map printing.

Timings

RegistrationFrom 1900 onwards
Start TimesBetween 1900 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 watch (essential!) and a pen to write down your answers to the clues as you go around. A torch may also be useful especially if the weather is poor or you choose to take any unlit
routes.

Safety

There are a number of high traffic flow roads running through the area. The following roads will be marked out of bounds on the map and may not be crossed except at marked crossing points (pedestrian crossings, bridges and underpasses): Swandon Way, Trinity Road, the Wandsworth Bridge roundabout, and the Wandsworth one-way system (Wandsworth High Street, Armoury Way, Fairfield Street). A map with prohibited roads will be available for perusal before the start. Please take care crossing all roads. Wandsworth is also favoured with many green spaces; please take care if using routes across parks or commons and consider using a torch or headlamp. There will be a student pub crawl progressing through Wandsworth town centre (mostly avoided by courses) that evening (cause of the late change of venue); please take care around revellers who may be unable to look out for you.

Food & Drink

The Waterfront has a good drink selection and restaurant. Food available until 10pm.

Results

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

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Street-O: 9 November 2010

The third Street-O event of the season.

To assist with predicting numbers for map printing, please email – if you intend coming, or if you have any other queries.

Registration, Start and Finish Location

LocationSurbiton
AddressYMCA Surbiton Centre, 49 Victoria Road, Surbiton
Latitude/longitude51.3913, -0.3081
OS grid referenceTQ178672
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Directions to Registration

By train:
The YMCA Centre is situated just a few minutes walk from Surbiton station. Regular trains run to Surbiton from Waterloo and Clapham Junction, and there are good bus links from Kingston, Richmond etc to Surbiton station. Come out of the main station entrance (turn left at the top of the stairs once you’ve come off the platforms) and then turn left out of the station and walk 300 metres down the high street. The YMCA is on your left just before the junction with Brighton Road.

By car:
There is very little parking on Victoria Road or Brighton Road, but free parking is available on many nearby residential roads from 6.30pm onwards – check parking exclusion signs to make sure you are parking legally.

Changing

We have been allocated a couple of large rooms for changing, where bags can also be left while you run. We have been asked not to use the YMCA gym changing room or showers (due to the small capacity of these changing facilities).

Entry Fee

£1 for SLOW members (or members of other BOF registered orienteering clubs), plus all students and juniors. £2 for non-members.

Timings

RegistrationFrom 1900 onwards
Start TimesBetween 1900 and 2000

Race Format

Usual 60-minute format. Maps will be printed on waterproof paper. 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 YMCA restaurant will be serving food between around 8.00 – 9.30 pm, put on especially for us – please support them. They are offering a bolognese pasta bake and a vegetarian pasta bake, plus a selection of salad. Additionally, the bar will be open serving drinks for from around 8.00 – 10.00 pm.

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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