Category Archives: Trail Challenge

Results from Bushy Park Trail Challenge 2012

Results from the 2012 Bushy Park Trail Challenge are now available.

Organiser’s Comments (Dan Findlay-Robinson)

Following on from last nights fantastic 1st trail race of the year at Bushy
Park, I’d like to thank the following

Mark Vyvann-Robinson for putting out the courses and marshalling

Alison Ingelby, Chris Fry and Judy Fry for managing registration

Scott Collier on SI

Paul Couldridge for providing coaching and support to those newbies before
the start

Chris Robinson and Don McKerrow for coping with the deluge of Girl Guides
on both the 2km course and Naughty Numbers

and finally Andy Robinson for planning such good courses and for obtaining
the permission’s for the event overall.

(Also big thanks for anyone who pitched in that i wasn’t aware of)

Photos courtesy of Gavin Andrews.

Trail Challenge Half Marathon 2012

South London Orienteers present

Trail Challenge Half Marathon

also including 12K and 6K Trail Challenges

also children’s course

Sunday 2 September 2012, Richmond Park

Results here

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
AddressThe Hawker Centre, Lower Ham Road
Latitude/longitude51.4269, -0.3083
OS grid referenceTQ177711
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap
RegistrationBetween 0930 and 1030
Start Time1030

Race Entries

Adults £10 (£6 for 12K/6K courses) in advance; juniors and students half-price (£5/£3). All entries in advance via the online link above. The closing date for the online entries is the Wednesday prior to the race. Entries on the day are accepted (£12/£8/£6/£4), 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. The electronic ‘finger’ timer will produce instant results at the finish including a break-down of your timing between checkpoints.

Registration

Open from 0930. Trail Challenge entrants – 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.

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!

Further Enquiries

Please email or contact Dan Findlay-Robinson, phone: 07971552785.

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.

Richmond Park Trail Challenge 2012

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.

South London Orienteers present

Richmond Park Trail Challenge

Tuesday 14 August

The last of this year’s Tuesday evening Trail Challenge events will take place in the evening of Tuesday 14 August. Full details of all this year’s trail challenge races. Entries are closed.

LocationRichmond Park
AddressRichmond Park Tavern, 178 King's Road
Latitude/longitude51.4193, -0.293
OS grid referenceTQ188703
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 this race for, 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, at the Richmond Park Tavern on Kings Road. 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

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! Please note there are no changing facilities or showers at this venue.

Food

Food (Thai and English) and drink (including Doombar) available from the pub.

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 Riverside Trail Challenge 2012

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.

The second of this year’s Tuesday evening Trail Challenge events will take place in the evening of Tuesday 19 June. Full details of all this year’s trail challenge races. Entries are open – you can enter just this race and all the evening races.

Results

LocationHam Riverside
AddressThe Hawker Centre, Lower Ham Road
Latitude/longitude51.4269, -0.3083
OS grid referenceTQ177711
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 this race for, 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 3 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 3 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.


Above: The start of the first evening Trail Challenge in 2011 – in Bushy Park. Photo: Chris Robinson.

Bushy Park Trail Challenge 2012

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.

The first of this year’s Tuesday evening Trail Challenge events will take place in the evening of Tuesday 15 May. Full details of all this year’s trail challenge races. 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/longitude51.4119, -0.3173
OS grid referenceTQ171694
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 3 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 3 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 2012

Sign up for notifications by email

Date Location Courses
Tue 15 May (pm) Bushy Park 10K, 6K Details Enter
Sun 27 May Surrey Hills 30K, 16K, 10K Details Enter
Tue 19 June (pm) Ham Riverside 10K, 6K Details Enter
Tue 14 August (pm) Richmond Park 10K, 6K Details Enter
Sun 2 September TBC Half Marathon, 12K, 6K Details Enter

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 (N.B. Not including Surrey Hills)

2011: May – Surrey Hills, May – Bushy Park, June – Ham Riverside, August – Richmond Park, September – Richmond Park (H/M)
2010: May – Bushy Park, June – Ham Riverside, August – Richmond Park, September – Richmond Park (H/M)
2009: May – Bushy Park, June – Ham Riverside, August – Richmond Park, September – Richmond Park (H/M)
2008: May – Bushy Park, June – Ham Riverside, August – Richmond Park, September – Ham/Richmond Park (H/M)
2007: May – Bushy Park, June – Ham Riverside, July – Ham Riverside, September – Richmond Park (H/M)
2006: May – Ham Riverside, June – Epsom Downs, August – Richmond Park, September – Ham/Richmond Park (H/M)
2005: January – Wimbledon Common, March – Bushy Park, May – Ham Riverside, June – Epsom Downs, July – Wimbledon Common, October – Richmond Park (H/M)
2004: May – Richmond Park, June – Ham Riverside, July – Wimbledon Common, October – Ham/Richmond Park (H/M)

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

Exciting New Races added to Richmond Park Trail Challenge

SLOW is pleased to announce that it has added a number of courses to the Trail Challenge Half Marathon taking place in Richmond Park on Sunday 9 October. As well as the Half Marathon, 12K and 6K Trail Challenge courses that take place in the park itself, there will also be a 3K Campus Sprint Time Trial taking place in the grounds of Roehampton University, which is acting as the event centre for all the races, on an exciting brand new 1:4000 ISSOM map. There will also be a White course for children. These new courses are entry-on-the-day only. Online entry is currently open for the trail challenge courses.

For full details see the event’s page and please continue checking this page right up to race day for late-breaking news.

Picture by Beckstar1 on Flickr