SLOW is putting on a club night once a month during
the winter.Each evening will be a mix
of social where you can meet up with club members and also a night street
What is a street event?Usually a one hour street O score event where you run round
looking for clues that are visible under street lights – eg “Control 1 – name of the pub” or the
number of a fire hydrant, you need to write the answer down.Some control have
higher points values, usually the ones further away.There are points for each correct
answer.There may be two courses –
short and a long – short could be 45 mins and
long 60 minutes.
the map look like? A black and white photocopy on A4 paper – various
club members have drawn these over the years – Kingston, Hinchley Wood, Richmond,
Putney, Westminster, Guildford, Southfields.The map
has a question for each control on the map, usually about 20.
where are the events?Starts from onwards on the
Click on the location to see a map and on the
organiser name to send an email, otherwise please check the SLOW membership
list for phone numbers.
What kit do you need?Running kit and a pen, you don’t need a
headlamp as the event is always under street lamps
Will I be safe?Most people prefer to run in pairs although
you can choose to run on your own if you prefer.You don’t need to bring a partner with
you, this is usually arranged when you arrive.Clues are on well lit paths and avoid dark alleyways.
What about the social?The street event usually starts between and , people turn up
and start when they can, there is always someone there to give you the map and
record the start time.The social side
starts from about , you
DON’T have to run, just come and have a chat, pick up coaching tips,
analyse your last O race or just join us for a drink.Usually food and drink is provided or
sometimes there is a mass exodus to the local takeaway.If we are at a sports centre we use their
facilities.The evening usually finishes
between 10 and .
What is the cost?The event is usually free, if someone is
providing food and drink there is usually a small charge.You pay for your own food and drink at a
sports centre.The club pays for printing
Who can take part?Any SLOW member can come but we often join in
with Croydon and MoleValley members
as well.Juniors can come as well but it
probably suits 14+ best as we don’t finish until about
When are they?The events will usually be the first Tuesday
of the month running from November until April.From May we will switch over to a summer series of O
training in the light.Traditionally the December event has a Christmas theme and the February
event usually involves tossing a pancake.
Who holds the maps?At the moment several club members have maps
they have drawn.We would like to start
a more organised map stock.If you have
an electronic version of the map and a set of questions or even just a good
clean paper copy of a street map please could you send it to Andy Robinson.
What about prizes? There will be a
prize for the best man and best woman over the series
Are you interested?If you would like to take part in these fun training / social events please contact the
relevant organiser about a week before the event.This helps to plan numbers for the number of
maps needed and if food/drink are planned for the