Wimbledon Common Night-O

The fourth race of South London Orienteers’ five event 2018-19 Night-O Series takes place on Wimbledon Common on Tuesday 26th February 2019.

Our apologies to under-16s: at this race both courses cross minor roads (so our insurance precludes under-16s running alone) which means you will need to find an adult to keep up and run with you if you want to take part.

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The Night-O series are public races – all are welcome. Please RSVP to the event via Facebook (link above) to let us know you are coming – you can also see who else is coming and post questions. If you are not on Facebook, please let the organiser Sue Carter (email details at bottom of this post) know you are coming  so that the correct number of maps are printed.

Race Centre

The race centre is the King’s Head Pub in Roehampton SW15 4HL. There will be the usual opportunity to revisit route choices with other runners.

LocationWimbledon Common
AddressThe Kings Head Roehampton
Latitude/longitude51.45, -0.241
OS grid referenceTQ223738
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Getting there

Buses 72, 170 and 265 stop nearby.

Race Details

The entry fee is £5, or £3 for SLOW members, students and juniors. The race will use SIAC contactless punching. SIAC cards are available to hire for £1 if you do not have your own. A small number of headlamps are also available to borrow free of charge but you need to e-mail the organiser in advance to reserve one.

RegistrationBetween 1800 and 1925
Start TimesBetween 1815 and 1930

These courses are offered:

  • Long: approximately 5km, quite challenging
  • Short: approximately 2.5km, quite challenging

All competitors take part at their own risk.

Results will be available on the SLOW website shortly after.

Organiser/Planner: Sue Carter,

Brentford Street-O. Tuesday 12 March

The seventh race of the 2018-19 season of evening street orienteering races around London will be held in Brentford (West London). Brentford currently features a half-ghost High Street: the whole South side of it is facing demolition in the next couple of months. Last chance to see glimpses of industrial Brentford of the past!

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Like all our Street-Os, this a public race – all are welcome. Please RSVP to the event via Facebook to let us know you are coming – you can also see who else is coming here and post queries. If you are not on Facebook, please let the organiser below know you are coming so that the correct number of maps are printed.

This event will use electronic timing for the start and finish – please bring your SI card if you have one, or we’ll lend you one on the night!

Race HQ

The venue for the event is the Black Dog Beerhouse, a brilliant new Brentford pub, offering great food and fantastic selection of ales and ciders. The organiser thinks that it is one of the best pubs in West London, so please stay for a pint after your run!

Address17 Albany Road, Brentford
Latitude/longitude51.4855, -0.302
OS grid referenceTQ180777
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Getting There

The Black Dog is at 17 Albany Road, Brentford TW8 0NF , which is about 10 mintes’ walk from Brentford train station. This has regular trains from Waterloo, which take just under half an hour.

Race Details

Entry is £3 for SLOW and LOK members, students and juniors and £4 for others. This includes a hire chip card to record your time, or if you have your own you get a £1 discount.

RegistrationBetween 1815 and 1930
Start TimesBetween 1830 and 1930

The Street-O format has clues located at various points on a map. You have 60 minutes to visit as many of these as possible, in any order, and return to the finish. This guide provides general information about street orienteering.

Don’t forget to bring a pen to write down your answers to the clues as you go around, an SI card if you have one, and a watch so that you aren’t late back! You may find a torch/head-torch and compass useful too and hi-vis clothing would be sensible.

All competitors take part at their own risk. You MUST be over 16 to take part in this event, unless you are accompanied by a parent or guardian. This is a condition of our insurance.

Results will be available on the SLOW website shortly after the event. Check the 2018-19 series page for more information.

Organiser/Planner: Dmitry Adamsky, 

Kentish Town Street-O Results

Here are the Race Results  and Series Results from last night’s Street Orienteering Race in Kentish Town, organised by our friends at London Orienteering Klubb.

Thanks to Alex Owen for a great race and it was great to see over 100 runners enjoying themselves on a lovely evening.

I hope you can join us at the next Street-O race on 12 March in Brentford (West London), with details to follow shortly.

Matthias Mahr, Street-O coordinator

Kingston Urban race, Sunday 7 April

Entries now open: please enter online at SI Entries

On Sunday 7th April 2019 we will return to Kingston upon Thames for the second Kingston Urban Race. This is the second race of the Southern England Orienteering Urban League (SEOUL) series.

Link to Routegadget for first Kingston urban race.

Kingston is an ancient market town on the banks of the River Thames, steeped in history and culture. In the tenth century Saxon Kings were crowned on Kingston’s Coronation Stone. Surrey County Hall, built at the end of the 19th century, is one of many notable buildings, although since boundary changes in 1965 Kingston has no longer been in Surrey.

The race will be in the historic urban town centre, with lots of alleyways, and nearby riverside parks and residential areas.

The map is 1:5000, updated 2018. Both SIAC (contactless) and regular SI (“dibber”) cards will be used for the race. All controls and the finish are enabled to operate in contactless mode. The start will be a punching start.


Course Draft course length
Course 1
MO (Open Men)7.5km
Course 2
WO (Open Women),
MV (Veteran Men 40+)
Course 3
WV (Veteran Women 40+),
MSV (Supervet Men 55+)
Course 4
WSV (Supervet Women 55+),
MUV (Ultravet Men 65+)
Course 5
WUV (Ultravet Women 65+),
MHV (Hypervet Men 75+),
WHV (Hypervet Women 75+)
Course 6
MJ (Junior Men 16-),
WJ (Junior Women 16-)
Course 7
MYJ (Young Junior Men 12-),
WYJ (Young Junior Women 12-)
Course 8

Course lengths will be finalised and provided in the final details.

* Not a SEOUL (Southern England Orienteering Urban League) class. You may enter any class but to be competitive in SEOUL please enter your age class (or “run up”).


Type of EntryOnline, before
30th March
Late entries,
assuming maps
Senior BOF* Member with
their own SI/SIAC
£8 £10
Senior Non Member, hiring SIAC £11.50£12.50
Senior Non Member. hiring SI£10£11
Senior Non Member, own SI/SIAC£9£10
Junior & Students, own SI/SIAC £4 £4
Newcomers, hiring SIAC£7.50£7.50
  • BOF = British Orienteering Federation
  • Entry fees are lower if you have your own SI.
  • The hire element of the entry is £2.50 for SIAC, £1 for regular SI.

Race Centre

  • YMCA Hawker Centre, Lower Ham Rd, Kingston-upon-Thames KT2 5BH

AddressYMCA Hawker Centre, Lower Ham Road
Latitude/longitude51.427, -0.308
OS grid referenceTQ177711
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

RegistrationBetween 1000 and 1200
Start TimesBetween 1030 and 1230

  • Organiser: Vinh Phuong Hoang
  • Planner: Dave Wright
  • Controllers: Helen and Ian Marsden (Happy Herts)

Team Races Invitation

Attention SLOW members, your club wants you to run in our teams. Do come and join us for great club days out. And if you wear our club colours even better.

Everyone is welcome to take part, the more the merrier.

A fuller invitation is now circulating on our mailing list.








Box Hill Fell Race Results

The 38th Box Hill Fell race took place on Saturday 19th January 2019. Thanks to organiser Harold Wyber and the team of volunteer helpers.

Update Monday 21st 10:45am – Sorry, we correct the results.

The Fabian4 entry form allowed people to enter as M45, M55, etc. but there were no prize categories for these.  They should therefore have been re-categorised as M40, M50, etc but it was all quite rushed this year and that manual change fell through the cracks, sorry. We have now done this and it affects the summary results.

  • ·         Jean Shotter becomes the 3rd placed W50. 
  • ·         Andrew Reeves becomes the 3rd placed M40.
  • ·         Natasha Cendrowicz becomes the leading W40 pushing the previously reported 1st & 2nd runners down one place.

We owe Natasha Cendrowicz a prize.

Rob McCaffrey has a 10 minute video of the race – with nearly everyone pictured. The heading picture is from the video.

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