West End Street-O, 10 November

The third race in SLOW’s 2015-16 Street-O series is on Tuesday 10 November in the heart of London’s West End. This event will use electronic timing for the start and finish – please bring your SI card if you have one. The race is organised by our partner club London Orienteering Klubb but is a full race in our series and the rules etc are exactly the same.

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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 Registration

The Duke of York pub, 8 Dering Street, London W1S 1AA.

LocationWest End
AddressDuke of York pub, 8 Dering Street
Latitude/longitude51.5142, -0.1459
OS grid referenceTQ288811
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Getting There

The event venue is just off the south side of Oxford Street, halfway between Bond Street and Oxford Street tube stations – a four minute walk from each. We have the first floor function room reserved. They have a good bar food menu.

Race Details

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

RegistrationBetween 1815 and 1915
Start TimesBetween 1830 and 1930

Special Information

Note that some streets will be slow going due to the number of shoppers. Please slow down where necessary and give way to members of the public. Take great care crossing roads.

General Information

The Street-O format has clues located at various points on a simple map of the street network. You have 60 minutes (time trial format, i.e. starting at intervals) to visit as many of these as possible, in any order, and return to the finish. Some controls have higher points scores than others. Ensure that you allow enough time to get back to the finish to avoid heavy penalties on your score. 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 and LOK websites shortly after the event. Check the 2015-16 series page for more information.

Organiser/Planner: Elaine Battson (LOK) –