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Street-O Series 2017/18

Hello and welcome

You are all very welcome to the new season of evening Street Orienteering Races. These are friendly, easy events open to everyone and based at a pub around London. You have one hour to find as many clues as you can – race, run or walk as you wish!

Event Schedule

The events take place in the evening, on the second Tuesday of each month from September to April. The full schedule for 2017/18 is set out below.

DateVenueOrganiserDetailsResults
12 September 2017FulhamRebecca Slack
10 October 2017Finsbury ParkAlex Owen (LOK)
14 November 2017HammersmithDuncan Leeson
12 December 2017Turnpike LaneJack Poole
9 January 2018RichmondRebecca Slack
13 February 2018TBDElaine Battson (LOK)
13 March 2018New MaldenBob Reed
10 April 2018TBDTBD
8 May 2018Earl's CourtSteven Clelland

Full details on each event are posted on the SLOW website and facebook a few weeks before the event. If you would like to contact any of the organisers, or have any questions, email the series coordinator Matthias Mahr at to be put in touch.

How it works

Each event is scored separately and you have an hour to get as many points as you can. If you’re over an hour, you lose points so don’t be late. You don’t need any specialist equipment although a pen, watch and possibly torch can be helpful.

League series points are scored at each event, with 100 for the winner, 99 for 2nd place, 98 for 3rd, down to 1 point for everyone who finishes 100th place or lower. The organiser of the event scores points equal their best at any other race in the season. Men and women are included in the same combined results table for each race, and overall, but women’s positions will be highlighted in the results.

The overall results will be based on your best 5 scores in the series, and there will be prizes for the leading man and leading woman over the series. In the event of a tie, head-to-head results will be used.

General Details about our Street-O Races

See here

Wimbledon Street-O & Series Results

The ninth and final Street-O of the 2016-17 season was held in lovely spring weather on Wimbledon Common, organised by Jane Harries (recently returned from the Marathon Des Sables!). Almost 100 runners took part in the final race which brings the total for the series to well over 400 different individual participants.

The Race Results are now available as well as the Final Series Results for 2016-17. Congratulations to series winners Matthew Schepisi and Katrin Harding, who came a very impressive third overall.

It’s now over to Park Races until September when the 2017-18 street-o series will start again. I am looking for volunteer organisers, it’s a fun and easy job with lots of support provided so if you’re interested please get in touch on .

Matthias (series co-ordinator)

Wimbledon Street-O, Tuesday 9 May

The FINAL (and PRIZE GIVING) race in SLOW’s 2016-17 Street-O series will be held on Tuesday 9 May 2017 in Wimbledon Village. This event will use electronic timing for the start and finish – please bring your SI card if you have one.

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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.

Race HQ

The race will be based at The Hand In Hand pub in Wimbledon Village. Please do stay after the race for a drink and of course the PRIZE GIVING! We might have the odd spot prize too.

LocationWimbledon
AddressThe Hand In Hand, 6 Crooked Billet, London SW19 4RQ
Latitude/longitude51.4216, -0.2274
OS grid referenceTQ233707
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Getting There

The Hand In Hand is about a 20 minute walk (or 10 minute warm-up jog) from Wimbledon mainline station. Alternatively, buses 93 and 200 will take you almost to the front door.

Race Details

Entry fee is £1 for SLOW members, students and juniors; £2 for others.

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, although many don’t take one and it should be light enough for everyone for this last event.

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 2016-17 series page for more information.

Organiser/Planner: Jane Harries,

Tooting Street-O results

Here are the Final Results from last night’s Tooting Street-O. I hope you all enjoyed yourselves on another dry and balmy night. It was a first win of the season for James Lyne while Katrin Harding used her win as a speed workout for the upcoming London Marathon.

With one race to go, there is still much to play for in the Series Results although the first two places in both men’s and women’s races have already been decided.

Do join us in leafy Wimbledon on Tuesday 9 May for the final race and prize giving – we’ll be at the Hand In Hand pub on the Common with more details coming soon.

Tooting Street-O, Tuesday 11 April

The penultimate race in SLOW’s 2016-17 Street-O series will be held on Tuesday 11 April 2017 in Tooting. This event will use electronic timing for the start and finish – please bring your SI card if you have one.

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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.

Race HQ

The race will be based at The Selkirk in Tooting – we’re back in our South London heartland this month! The pub does excellent food so do stay on after the race.

LocationTooting
AddressThe Selkirk, 60 Selkirk Road
Latitude/longitude51.4302, -0.1697
OS grid referenceTQ273717
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Getting There

The Selkirk is about a 5 minute walk from Tooting Broadway station on the Northern Line

Race Details

Entry fee is £1 for SLOW members, students and juniors; £2 for others.

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, although many don’t take one.

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 2016-17 series page for more information.

You can also check out the event information on the London Orienteering Klubb page

Organiser/Planner: James Fraser,

Bethnal Green Street-O Results

A great turnout of 93 runners made it all the way to East London for the Bethnal Greeen Street-O: I hope you all enjoyed a very different part of London, including some housing estates, canals and a lovely avenue through Victoria Park.

Series leader Matthew Schepisi made it a very convincing fourth win and is now guaranteed the series title: congratulations! Katrin Harding, in full training for the London Marathon, was first woman and in a creditable 8th place overall.

Here are the Final Results from the race and the updated Series Results – any comments please let me know.

Thanks to Elaine Battson from our friends at London Orienteering Klubb for organising, and I hope to see many of you back south in Tooting on Tuesday 11 April – details coming soon.

Bethnal Green Street-O, Tuesday 14 March

The seventh race in SLOW’s 2016-17 Street-O series will be held on Tuesday 14 March 2017 in Bethnal Green, East London, once again organised by our friends from London Orienteering Klubb. This event will use electronic timing for the start and finish – please bring your SI card if you have one.

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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.

Race HQ

The race will be based at The Marquis of Cornwallis in historic East London – an opportunity to venture into a completely different part of the city!

LocationBethnal Green and Whitechapel
AddressMarquis of Cornwallis, 304 Bethnal Green Road
Latitude/longitude51.5263, -0.0644
OS grid referenceTQ344826
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Getting There

The Marquis of Cornwallis is about a 5 minute walk from both Bethnal Green tube station (Central Line) and Bethnal Green rail on the Liverpool Street line.

Race Details

Entry fee is £1 for SLOW members, students and juniors; £2 for others.

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, although many don’t take one.

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 2016-17 series page for more information.

You can also check out the event information on the London Orienteering Klubb page

Organiser/Planner: Elaine Battson (LOK),

Mortlake Street-O results

Thank you all for coming to the Mortlake street-o yesterday, and to Bob and Rebecca for organising.

Here are the Final Results from the race with 2 amendments (Ella and Roderick). Series Results have now also been updated including extra points for race organisers.

We had a good turnout in Mortlake with almost 100 of you joining us in the Tapestry Bar for a race going as far as Richmond in the West. Organisers Bob and Rebecca did a sterling job and set some very challenging courses, with even the fastest not coming close to covering all the controls.

Embarrassingly, I had the most points on the day, although only 24 seconds’ worth of penalties ahead of James Lyne. Simon Wright was 3rd. Katrin Harding won the women’s race and came 6th overall, ahead of Sue Carter and Natalie Holroyd.

I hope to see many of you on the other side of London (Whitechapel) on 14 March – details coming soon.