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Richmond Park Half Marathon 2013

South London Orienteers present

Trail Challenge Half Marathon

also including 12K and 6K Trail Challenges

Sunday 13 October 2012, Richmond Park

A TRAIL CHALLENGE is a mass start cross-country race with a difference. The course is not marked by marshals but is instead defined by checkpoints on a professionally made colour map. The Challenge arises from choosing the fastest route between the checkpoints. The course follows trails and paths in one of the best cross-country running areas that London has to offer.

LocationRichmond Park
AddressRoehampton University, Roehampton Lane
Latitude/longitude51.4544, -0.2438
OS grid referenceTQ221743
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap
RegistrationBetween 0930 and 1030
Start Time1030

Race Entries

Adults £8 (£6 for 12K/6K courses) in advance; juniors and students half-price (£5/£3). Online entry will be available soon. The closing date for the online entries is the Wednesday prior to the race. Entries on the day are accepted (£10/£8/£8), subject to entry limit not being reached.

The entry fee includes a detailed map of the area and hire of an electronic ‘finger’ timer to record your arrival at checkpoints. This will produce instant results at the finish including your split times between checkpoints.

Registration

Registration will be open from 09:30 at Roehampton University. Competitors should aim to be ready 10 minutes before the start of their race. The competition map with the marked checkpoints will be distributed during a race briefing ten minutes before each start.

Start Times

Half Marathon Trail Challenge 1030
12K Trail Challenge 1100
6K Trail Challenge 1115

Prizes

For Trail Challenge entrants – normal categories including women, juniors & veterans. In the 6K Trail Challenge only women, juniors and super-veterans are eligible for prizes. The more entries in advance we get, the more wine/beer/chocolates will be given away.

Bags & Changing Facilities

There are changing facilities at the event centre. The centre will also be manned at all times such that bags may be left behind during the event. However please do not bring anything valuable!

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 Trail Challenges are run under FRA rules.

Organiser: Zeb Rasool

Richmond Park Trail Challenge 2013

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The final event in the 2013 Tuesday evening Trail Challenge series will take place on Tuesday 13 August. Entries are open.

LocationRichmond Park
AddressThe Albert Arms, 57 Kingston Hill, Norbiton
Latitude/longitude51.416, -0.284
OS grid referenceTQ194700
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

RegistrationBetween 1815 and 1915
Start Time1930

Courses

  • 10K Mass Start
  • 6K Mass Start

Race Entries

All entries in advance via Fabian 4, our online entries provider. The entry fee includes detailed map of the area and hire of an electronic timing chip to record your arrival at checkpoints. The electronic timing chip will produce instant results at the finish showing your time between checkpoints.

The on-line closing date for each race is the Friday prior to the race, and entries on the day are accepted, subject to entry limit not being reached.

Registration

Registration will be at The Albert Arms, from around 6:15pm on the day. Please aim to be ready 10 minutes before your start. Your competition map with the marked checkpoints will be distributed during a race briefing ten minutes before each start. Please note that is approximately 10 minutes walk from the Albert Arms to the race start.

Prizes

Normal categories including women & veterans. In the 6km race only women, juniors and super-veterans are eligible for prizes. The more entries in advance we get, the more wine/beer/chocolates will be given away.

Bags & Changing Facilities

On all three days, there are changing facilities at the event location. The event location will be manned at all times such that bags may be left behind during the event. However please do not bring anything valuable!

Food

Food and drink will be available after the event at The Albert Arms. Food is served until 10pm.

Further Enquiries

Please email .
You can also sign up for notifications by 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 Lands Trail Challenge 2013

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The second event in the 2013 Tuesday evening Trail Challenge series will take place on Tuesday 25 June. Entries are open – you can enter just this race or all the evening races.

LocationHam Lands
AddressYMCA Hawker Centre, Lower Ham Road, Kingston
Latitude/longitude51.427, -0.309
OS grid referenceTQ177711
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

RegistrationFrom 1815 onwards
Start Time1930

Courses

  • 10K Mass Start
  • 6K Mass Start

Race Entries

All entries in advance via Fabian 4, our online entries provider. You can enter both the Ham Lands race (Day 2) and Richmond Park (Day 3) at the same time if you choose.

The entry fee includes detailed map of the area and hire of an electronic timing chip to record your arrival at checkpoints. The electronic timing chip will produce instant results at the finish showing your time between checkpoints.

The closing date for each race is the Friday prior to the race. Entries on the day are accepted, subject to entry limit not being reached.

Registration

Open from around 6:15pm on the day. Please aim to be ready 10 minutes before your start. Your competition map with the marked checkpoints will be distributed during a race briefing ten minutes before each start.

Prizes

Normal categories including women & veterans. In the 6km race only women, juniors and super-veterans are eligible for prizes. The more entries in advance we get, the more wine/beer/chocolates will be given away.

Bags & Changing Facilities

On all three days, there are changing facilities at the event location. The event location will be manned at all times such that bags may be left behind during the event. However please do not bring anything valuable!

Food

On all three days, it will be possible to buy food and drink after the event either at the event itself or at a pub next door.

Further Enquiries

Please email .
You can also sign up for notifications by 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.

Trail Challenge 2013

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Entries for SLOW’s 2013 Trail Challenge series are now open. Entering all three of the shorter, park-based Trail Challenge events at the same time will get you a 50% discount on your third race.

Date Location Courses
Tue 14 May (pm) Bushy Park 10K, 6K Details Enter
Sun 2 June Surrey Hills 30K, 16K, 10K Enter
Tue 25 June (pm) Ham Riverside 10K, 6K Enter
Tue 13 August (pm) Richmond Park 10K, 6K Enter
Sun 13 October TBC Half Marathon, 12K, 6K

Trail Challenge

A TRAIL CHALLENGE is a mass start cross-country race over tracks and trails with a difference. The course is not marked out by marshals but is instead defined by checkpoints that are marked on a professionally made colour map. The TRAIL CHALLENGE arises from choosing the fastest route between them.

Further Enquiries

Please email .
You can also sign up for notifications by email.

Competitors take part in these 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.

Previous Series

Year Surrey Hills Race Trail Challenges
10km & 6km
Half Marathon
2012 May – Surrey Hills May – Bushy Park
June – Ham Riverside
August – Richmond Park
September – Richmond Park
2011 May – Surrey Hills May – Bushy Park
June – Ham Riverside
August – Richmond Park
September – Richmond Park
2010 May – Bushy Park
June – Ham Riverside
August – Richmond Park
September – Richmond Park
2009 May – Bushy Park
June – Ham Riverside
August – Richmond Park
September – Richmond Park
2008 May – Bushy Park
June – Ham Riverside
August – Richmond Park
September – Ham/Richmond Park
2007 May – Bushy Park
June – Ham Riverside
July – Ham Riverside
September – Richmond Park
2006 May – Ham Riverside
June – Epsom Downs
August – Richmond Park
September – Ham/Richmond Park
2005 January – Wimbledon Common
March – Bushy Park
May – Ham Riverside
June – Epsom Downs
July – Wimbledon Common
October – Richmond Park
2004 May – Richmond Park
June – Ham Riverside
July – Wimbledon Common
October – Ham/Richmond Park

Trail Challenge
Top: Start of the 10K race at the 2009 Ham Riverside Trail Challenge. Above: An optional river crossing during a Bushy Park Trail Challenge race

Bushy Park Trail Challenge 2013

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The first event in the 2013 Tuesday evening Trail Challenge series will take place on Tuesday 14 May. Entries are open – you can enter just this race or all the evening races.

LocationBushy Park
AddressHampton Wick Royal Cricket Club (Car park accessed from Park Road)
Latitude/longitude51.412, -0.317
OS grid referenceTQ171695
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

RegistrationBetween 1815 and 1930
Start Time1930

Courses

  • 10K Mass Start
  • 6K Mass Start

Race Entries

All entries in advance via Fabian 4, our online entries provider. You can enter just the Bushy Park race, or enter all three evening races at once at a discounted rate.

The entry fee includes detailed map of the area and hire of an electronic timing chip to record your arrival at checkpoints. The electronic timing chip will produce instant results at the finish showing your time between checkpoints.

The closing date for each race is the Friday prior to the race. Entries on the day accepted, subject to entry limit not being reached.

Registration

Open from around 6:15pm on the day. Please aim to be ready 10 minutes before your start. Your competition map with the marked checkpoints will be distributed during a race briefing ten minutes before each start.

Prizes

Normal categories including women & veterans. In the 6km race only women, juniors and super-veterans are eligible for prizes. The more entries in advance we get, the more wine/beer/chocolates will be given away.

Bags & Changing Facilities

On all three days, there are changing facilities at the event location. The event location will be manned at all times such that bags may be left behind during the event. However please do not bring anything valuable!

Food

On all three days, it will be possible to buy food and drink after the event either at the event itself or at a pub next door.

Further Enquiries

Please email .
You can also sign up for notifications by 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.