Notting Hill Street-O on World Orienteering Day, Wednesday 11 May 2016

UPDATE – weather forecast looking good for tonight – rain should have all cleared by then, with a pleasant temperature of around 18 degrees C!

The final race in SLOW’s 2015-16 Street-O series is on World Orienteering Day, which is Wednesday 11th May 2016 (not the usual Tuesday) in Notting Hill. Please note the change in day from Tuesday to Wednesday. 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. (NB – but note that it is still possible to participate if you haven’t RSVP’d – we will strive to accommodate all participants as best we can, whether or not they have registered.)

Race HQ

The race will be based at The Hillgate, 24 Hillgate Street, Notting Hill W8 7SR. The pub serves food until 10pm so plan to stick around for chat and prize-giving.

LocationNotting Hill
AddressThe Hillgate, 24 Hillgate Street, Notting Hill W8 7SR
Latitude/longitude51.5079, -0.1976
OS grid referenceTQ252803
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Getting There

The Hillgate is a mere two minutes’ walk from Notting Hill Gate tube station on the Central, District and Circle lines.

Race Details

Entry fee is £1 for SLOW members, students and juniors; £2 for others. We should be able to take contactless credit card payments for this event.

RegistrationBetween 1815 and 1930
Start TimesBetween 1830 and 1930

Hyde Park (Kensington Gardens) closes at dusk, which is listed as 9pm, and Holland Park closes half an hour before then, so anyone wanting maximum route choice options should start by the official last time of 7:30pm.

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 2015-16 series page for more information.

Organiser/Planner: Phil Marsland