Category Archives: Street-O

Tooting Street-O, Tuesday 11 April

The penultimate race in SLOW’s 2016-17 Street-O series will be held on Tuesday 11 April 2017 in Tooting. This event will use electronic timing for the start and finish – please bring your SI card if you have one.

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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.

Race HQ

The race will be based at The Selkirk in Tooting – we’re back in our South London heartland this month! The pub does excellent food so do stay on after the race.

LocationTooting
AddressThe Selkirk, 60 Selkirk Road
Latitude/longitude51.4302, -0.1697
OS grid referenceTQ273717
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Getting There

The Selkirk is about a 5 minute walk from Tooting Broadway station on the Northern Line

Race Details

Entry fee is £1 for SLOW members, students and juniors; £2 for others.

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, although many don’t take one.

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 2016-17 series page for more information.

You can also check out the event information on the London Orienteering Klubb page

Organiser/Planner: James Fraser,

Bethnal Green Street-O Results

A great turnout of 93 runners made it all the way to East London for the Bethnal Greeen Street-O: I hope you all enjoyed a very different part of London, including some housing estates, canals and a lovely avenue through Victoria Park.

Series leader Matthew Schepisi made it a very convincing fourth win and is now guaranteed the series title: congratulations! Katrin Harding, in full training for the London Marathon, was first woman and in a creditable 8th place overall.

Here are the Final Results from the race and the updated Series Results – any comments please let me know.

Thanks to Elaine Battson from our friends at London Orienteering Klubb for organising, and I hope to see many of you back south in Tooting on Tuesday 11 April – details coming soon.

Bethnal Green Street-O, Tuesday 14 March

The seventh race in SLOW’s 2016-17 Street-O series will be held on Tuesday 14 March 2017 in Bethnal Green, East London, once again organised by our friends from London Orienteering Klubb. This event will use electronic timing for the start and finish – please bring your SI card if you have one.

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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.

Race HQ

The race will be based at The Marquis of Cornwallis in historic East London – an opportunity to venture into a completely different part of the city!

LocationBethnal Green and Whitechapel
AddressMarquis of Cornwallis, 304 Bethnal Green Road
Latitude/longitude51.5263, -0.0644
OS grid referenceTQ344826
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Getting There

The Marquis of Cornwallis is about a 5 minute walk from both Bethnal Green tube station (Central Line) and Bethnal Green rail on the Liverpool Street line.

Race Details

Entry fee is £1 for SLOW members, students and juniors; £2 for others.

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, although many don’t take one.

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 2016-17 series page for more information.

You can also check out the event information on the London Orienteering Klubb page

Organiser/Planner: Elaine Battson (LOK),

Mortlake Street-O results

Thank you all for coming to the Mortlake street-o yesterday, and to Bob and Rebecca for organising.

Here are the Final Results from the race with 2 amendments (Ella and Roderick). Series Results have now also been updated including extra points for race organisers.

We had a good turnout in Mortlake with almost 100 of you joining us in the Tapestry Bar for a race going as far as Richmond in the West. Organisers Bob and Rebecca did a sterling job and set some very challenging courses, with even the fastest not coming close to covering all the controls.

Embarrassingly, I had the most points on the day, although only 24 seconds’ worth of penalties ahead of James Lyne. Simon Wright was 3rd. Katrin Harding won the women’s race and came 6th overall, ahead of Sue Carter and Natalie Holroyd.

I hope to see many of you on the other side of London (Whitechapel) on 14 March – details coming soon.

Mortlake Street-O, Tuesday 7 February

The sixth race in SLOW’s 2016-17 Street-O series will be held on Tuesday 7 February in Mortlake, West London. This event will use electronic timing for the start and finish – please bring your SI card if you have one.

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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.

Race HQ

The race will be based at The Tapestry Bar in Mortlake. They specialise in Tapas so please stay afterwards and socialise.

LocationMortlake
AddressTapestry Bar, 1 Lower Richmond Road
Latitude/longitude51.4694, -0.2685
OS grid referenceTQ204759
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Getting There

The Tapestry Bar is a 3 minute walk from Mortlake Rail station in West London, on the Waterloo to Richmond line. Trains take around 20 minutes from Waterloo and run every 15 minutes . From Mortlake station head north across Mortlake Green to the pub.

Race Details

Entry fee is £1 for SLOW members, students and juniors; £2 for others.

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, although many don’t take one.

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 2016-17 series page for more information.

Organisers: Rebecca Slack and Bob Reed. For queries please email or use facebook.

Balham Street-O results

(Updated 16/01 with 3 missing results)

The Final Results are now available for the fifth Street-O of the season (and first of 2017) held in Balham. The Series Results have now also been updated.

Once again we had over 100 runners and a lovely evening – the day after would have been very different! It was tight at the top with world champion Nick Barrable taking the win by 7 points from James Lyne and 14 from Matthew Schepisi. Natalie Holroyd was fastest woman with Katrin Harding and Alice Lovett in second and third.

Note that there were a few results sheets without names on them , so if your result is not showing please get in touch with and we’ll try and sort it out.

Thanks to Nick Raper for putting together challenging courses and Madeleine for helping on registration and results. The next race in the Street-O Series 2016-17 will be held in Mortlake, West London on Tuesday 7 February and we hope to see many of you there!

Balham Street-O, Wednesday 11 January

The fifth race in SLOW’s 2016-17 Street-O series will be held on Wednesday 11 January 2017 in Balham, South London. This event will use electronic timing for the start and finish – please bring your SI card if you have one.

Note the unusual Wednesday date for this race!

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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.

Race HQ

The race will be based at The Regent in Balham. The pub is 2 minutes from Balham station and serves food and drink so please stay afterwards and socialise.

LocationBalham
AddressThe Regent, 21 Chestnut Grove
Latitude/longitude51.444, -0.1537
OS grid referenceTQ284733
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Getting There

The Regent is a 2 minute walk from Balham station in South London. Balham is on the Northern Line tube as well as on the mainline from Victoria station (15 minutes).

Race Details

Entry fee is £1 for SLOW members, students and juniors; £2 for others.

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, although many don’t take one.

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 2016-17 series page for more information.

Organisers: Nick Raper. For queries please email or use facebook.

St Paul’s Street-O results

The Final Results are now available for the fourth Street-O of the season held at St Paul’s and Chancery Lane. The Series Results have now also been updated.

A great turnout of 108 runners enjoyed an usually balmy evening in central London and experienced trio Siobhan Henn, Richard Kirk and Dan Lewington did a great job organising.

For only the second time in the history of Street-Os (I think), a lady won the race outright – congratulations to Jo Hurley for pulling this off! Behind Grahaw Law and David Spence in second and third place overall, Mel Hilton was second lady and fourth overall, also a really impressive result. It really was a day for upsets as runaway series leader Matthew Schepisi could only finish 13th.

The next race in the Street-O Series 2016-17 will be held in Balham, South London on the unusual date of Wednesday 11 January and we hope to see many of you there!

Also, if you fancy a race over Christmas then why not consider the Boxing Day Race from our friends at LOK held in North London’s Trent Park.