Esher Commons National Event, Sunday 30 October
South London Orienteers is offering you the opportunity to run at our Level B National Event on Sunday 30 October 2022, on brand-new, LiDAR based map of Esher Commons.
Esher is a mixed forest with areas of fast paced pine forest broken up by open heathland and some areas of bracken and bramble, which should by dying back at the time of the event. The area is generally gently sloping, with the exception of the Longy Down ridge but excavations and explosions by the Canadian Army whilst training here in WW2 have left areas of intricacy to add complexity to your run. However, we expect top runners on the longer courses to achieve close to 5 minutes per kilometre.
Assembly and parking (separate charge by railway company) will be in Oxshott Station car park with the start and finish nearby making it a very accessible event by public transport with trains every hour from Waterloo and Guildford. Overflow parking will be on designated nearby roads. Entries are now open at SI Entries.
|Start Times||Between 1030 and 1230|
|Address||Oxshott Station Car Park|
|OS grid reference||TQ141609|
|Maps||Google Maps, OpenStreetMap|
Interland Junior Team Selection
Esher Commons is a Selection Race for Interland Junior Team Selection. Juniors who wish their results to be considered as part of the selection process must read the Selection Policy posted on the England Orienteering website (https://orienteeringengland.org.uk/). In particular, athletes should enter the correct course for their age class in 2023 and note that the entry system will limit slots to 4 minute intervals. When entering please select the Course with the relevant age class attached to it for this purpose, e.g. if M18 in 2023 then select Short Brown – M18. This will then ensure the seeding works correctly.
|Course||Men||Women||Distance (km)||Height Climb (m)|
|Short Brown||M18 M20 M45 M50||W21||8.5||135|
|Blue||M16 M55 M60||W35 W40||7.3||120|
|Short Blue||M65||W18 W20 W45 W50||6.0||100|
|Green||M70||W16 W55 W60||5.0||80|
|Short Green||M75||W65 W70||4.0||60|
|Very Short Green||M80 M85+||W75 W80 W85+||3.0||45|
While entering this race why not take advantage of the early-bird entry rate for the London City Race in early September. The early-bird rate ends at the end of July, see further details and enter.