The 8th London City Race

South London Orienteers present

The 8th London City Race
Saturday 12 September 2015


Part of the London City Race Weekend

Final details
Start times

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The headline race of the London City Race weekend will be on a newly extended map – as well as orienteering in the heart of the ancient City, it will take in Wapping and parts of the East End and, subject to permissions and course constraints, some courses will have a section beside the Tower of London!

Event Centre

The event will be based from John Orwell Sports Centre on Tench Street in Wapping, E1W 2QD. It is about a 600m (6 minute) walk from Wapping railway station (on the London Overground) or Shadwell railway station (on the DLR and London Overground). See the tube map for connections to Wapping and Shadwell. From these stations, please follow the route shown in the final details to avoid going out-of-bounds.

LocationCity of London
AddressJohn Orwell Sports Centre, Tench Street
Latitude/longitude51.5051, -0.0615
OS grid referenceTQ346802
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap


Advance entries are now closed. Very limited entry on the day will be available, subject to spare maps remaining. If you hired an SI card or bought a technical T-shirt, these can be picked up at any of the three events of the London City Race weekend.


All distances approximate. See the final details document for the final straight-line distances and numbers of controls. The area is largely flat so climb is not listed.

Course Class Distance (km)
1* Men’s Elite 9.0
2* Women’s Elite 7.5
3 Men’s Open 7.0
4 Women’s Open 6.0
5* Men’s Vets (M35+) 7.0
6* Women’s Vets (W35+) 5.0
7* Men’s Super Vets (M50+) 6.0
8* Women’s Super Vets (W50+) 4.0
9* Men’s Ultra Vets (M65+) 4.5
10* Women’s Ultra Vets (W65+) 3.5
11* Juniors (M/W 16-)*** 3.0
12 Kids (M/W 12-)*** 1.5
13 Newcomers’ Race** 4.0
14* Euro Youth Men (M18/20) 7.0
15* Euro Youth Women (M18/20) 6.0

* These courses will form part of the City Race Euro Tour competition, if you run in your correct age grouping.

** All courses are open to all aged over 16 (on race day), including people new to the sport of orienteering, however complete beginners might wish to run the “Newcomers’ Race” which has reduced technical difficulty, i.e. the very tricky routes to controls are minimised. However don’t be put off from running the main course if you want to rise to the challenge!

*** Under 16s can only run the Juniors or Kids courses. Under 12s can only run the Kids course. Ages are normally based on your 31 December, except the Under 16s course which is based on age on race day.

Euro City Race Tour


PLEASE NOTE: The categories and classes have changed this year to keep the London City Race in line with the categories of veterans in the rest of Europe. Prizes are being offered for top 3 races over the whole series in most of the race categories – for more information please see

Start TimesBetween 1000 and 1300

Start times now published


Please email the weekend organiser at
For entry queries please email

Results will be posted on this website after the event.

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.

Part of the London City Race Weekend.