Many thanks to Bob for organising and everyone for coming. Don’t forget the final race in the series on Tuesday 14th of May in Wandsworth (details to come.)
Many thanks to all the competitors who ran in the 2019 Kingston Urban Race today, and to the Hawker Centre for hosting us.
- Results and Split Times
- Routegadget – draw and compare your route
- British Orienteering Ranking Points
Thanks to organiser Vinh Phuong Hoang and planner Dave Wright for providing such a great day, our controllers Helen and Ian Marsden of Happy Herts, and to Kingston Council and private landowners for permission to run in Kingston.
Thank you for attending the Kingston Urban Race. I thoroughly enjoy urban races and so I was glad to see a good number coming along. I wanted it to be a relaxed and informal event, I hope that was the vibe that came across. It was my first time organising a race and so I was rather worried leading up to it. The day ran smoothly and there were no complaints, which was a massive relief. The only thing that could have been improved was the weather – it was rather overcast and I was hoping blue skies and sunshine! The competitors enjoyed the courses, for which the credit goes to Dave, Helen and Ian. It was great seeing the competitors arriving back at the Hawker Centre with smiles on their faces and hearing the positive comments.
I was also impressed with the number of newcomers and children who came along to try orienteering. I hope you caught the bug and will come along to some more events in the future.
Thank you to the Hawker Centre for hosting us. The space and facilities worked well. Thanks also to Kingston Council for agreeing to the event, and the various private areas for permission. Finally a massive thank you to all the volunteers who made my job extremely easy on the day: Alan, Barbara, Don, Dorte, Ed, Fiona, Gordon, Heather, Heikki, Marc, Matteo, Michael, Natalia, Neil, Nikolay, Ollie, Paul C, Paul S, Raffaella, Rebecca, Rich, Sarah, Steve, Sue, Tim, Vicky, Yordan. Many thanks also to Duncan, who was not there on the day, but was the key contact with the council and getting permission for the event.
Lost Property : A watch (Geonaute) – please contact the organiser.
My overriding strategy for my only attempt at planning a level C event was to keep it simple, hence the single start and finish. My only departure from this was the use of a smaller scale map for the real oldies (Course 5) which inevitably caused various printing problems, so I hope it was appreciated!
As regards planning legs with good route choice, I quickly realised that Steve had used the best ones in the 2016 event but believe I offered a few new ones.
At this point I know it’s customary for the Planner to offer profuse thanks to the Controller, in an attempt to encourage them to offer their services to the club in the future. Now I appreciate the actual reason. Thank you, Helen.
Thanks to Alan for implementing my requested changes to the map and to Gordon (SI) Parker for everything else.
(And congratulations to Vinh and Steve for coolly coping with my “toys-out-of-pram” temporary resignation)
Here are the final tables for the 2018/19 night series. Many thanks to Don McKerrow for co-ordinating, and the organisers/planners: Steve Clelland, Duncan Grassie, Peter Huzan, Sue Carter and Di & Alan Leakey.
Congratulations to the series winners.
- Paul Couldridge
- Adam Conway
- (equal) Murray Strain, Matthias Mahr
- Tomas Trhlik
- Aimee Darley
- Dave Wright
A lovely dry, still and quite warm evening for the last race of this night terrain series. Thanks to Steve Clelland for organising and planning, the Albert for hosting us, and Richmond Park for permission. Welcome to several newcomers, we hope you enjoyed the evening.
Thanks also to series co-ordinator Don McKerrow.
Organiser/Planner Steve Clelland:
The night series season finale is one of my favourite races of the year. I hope you enjoyed competing as much as I did planning.
In case it wasn’t obvious on the night, there were 4 variations of the Long course, with all of them having the same legs, albeit in different orders.
The Short course didn’t have any variations as I didn’t feel it was practical without making it excessively long. I hope you enjoyed the excitement of the pure head to head racing!
Huge thanks for helping on the night to Gordon, Don, Sarah, Paul, Vinh, Abi & Pete.
Do please add your route on routegadget, and enjoy replaying the races.
South London Orienteers were second behind a strong all-round Southdowns team performance in yesterday’s CompassSport Cup Tie in Ashdown Forest.
Results (on the host club Saxons website)
So we won’t be competing in the National Final (which is in the South-East) this Autumn. Our best wishes to Southdowns who will represent the home region.
Details of CompassSport Cup and results from round the country.
We had a great turnout of over 50, with a fair amount of car sharing and several cycling to the compact assembly at “An Enchanted Place”. Start and finish were nearby, and there was sunshine, but a biting wind somewhat curtailed the socialising.
Congratulations to four SLOW runners who won their races: Abi Weeds (women’s open), Mihaly Ormay (short brown), Andy Jones (men’s green) and Mike Murray (short green). And Tom Davies, Paul Couldridge and Alan Leakey would have won their courses had it not been for one of the above named team-mates.
For last month’s night event it snowed whilst controls were put out. This month we had the hottest ever February day.
Organiser/Planner Sue Carter:
We had a better than expected turn out. Thanks to those who helped us out by recycling their maps at the end of course. If you would like a pdf of your course, please let me know and I will send you one. You can also upload your route on Routegadget, record where you went and see where others went too.
Thanks to helpers on the night: Don, Gordon, Steve, Ed and Pete. It’s
your help that keeps these events going.
Please accept my apologies for the misplacement of Control-3 (163). I will learn from my mistake placing it and it won’t happen again. I hope it didn’t detract from anyone’s enjoyment too much.
Here are the results from the Esher Common Night-O races on Tuesday 22nd January 2019. Congratulations to all who turned out and thanks to Alan and Diane Leakey for organizing.
I must admit that I was unimpressed when it started to snow whilst we were putting out controls writes Alan.
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.