Here are the Results from the first Street Orienteering race of the season held last night around West Norwood.
Many thanks to Vinh-Phuong Hoang for planning one of the most fiendish courses of the last few years, keeping runners on their toes the entire time! In the end, James Fraser won by a whisker with the first 5 men separated by only 16 points, while Rebecca Dal Bon was top woman.
Vinh says: “I wanted to bring people to an area which we haven’t orienteered at much before. Hopefully people liked it. I planned the course to force people to run up as many hills as possible and hopefully people were compensated with good views as a result, particularly over Central London. Many thanks to everyone who helped out and the pub for having us. We had a few new faces today- perhaps we’ll see you at the next races too.”
Vinh will bring uncollected maps to the next race, organised by our friends at London Orienteering Klubb around London Bridge on Tuesday 9 October (details to follow). There is also lost property of one male black belt, which you can claim by emailing me as below.
Matthias Mahr, Street-O coordinator
Here are the results from the second event of 2018’s MTB-O series, held on Sunday 9 September around Mogador in Surrey.
Results and Splits
James Leach won the event, in a very close race with Ian Cartwright. Despite both scoring 415 points after time penalties, James’s time was quicker which edged Ian into second place.
Rachael Drew was the first-placed woman with 315 points.
Thanks to the organiser Jane Robinson.
The final event in the 2018 series is scheduled for Sunday 18 November.
Thanks to Scott Collier for planning and organising the final Park Race of the 2018 summer on Barnes Common. Series results will be available on the main Park Race website soon.
Results from Barnes Common
South London Orienteers’s orienteering events continue in September with the start of the Street-O series in West Norwood on 11 September, and the huge London City Race weekend on 14-16 September.
Thanks to Duncan Grassie for planning and organising the 2018 GLOSS Series orienteering event on Wimbledon Common.
The GLOSS concludes next Sunday at Beddington Park.
London Orienteering has produced the series results ahead of the final race.
Thanks to everyone for participating in Sunday’s GLOSS race at Wimbledon Common in the sun. I hope everyone enjoyed the courses on offer. It was nice to see everyone coming back happy despite the long waits at registration – apologies for those while I grappled with the software. Thanks for your patience and to those who stepped in to help.
There are a lot of other groups to thank:
- Wimbledon Rangers Office – for allowing us to use this wonderful area and the reminder about nesting birds which I was glad to see was noted by many participants.
- The Telegraph Inn, Putney – for letting us use space outside for registration – a great base in the centre of the area which is hard to find elsewhere.
- Matthias, Dmitry, Sue, Nikolay and Ed for helping out on the course with starts and controls.
- Heather, Gordon, Mike, Gavin and Richard for jumping in to help at registration.
- Catherine and Paul of LOK for organising the series and Angus and Gordon for helping with the website stuff.
I’m sure there are others who I’ve missed out but look forward to seeing you all soon at the next GLOSS event this Sunday at Beddington Park.
Thanks to Ed Stott for planning and organising the Maryon Park Race.
The London Park Series continues next Tuesday at Crystal Palace, with the final race on Barnes Common on 24 July.
Photo of Maryon Park courtesy of Ed Stott
Thanks to Eleanor Johnstone for planning and organising the Ravenscourt Park Race, and to the many helpers on the evening: Gordon, Jim, Steve, Adam, Alex, Sue, Don, Angus and Duncan.
The London Park Series continues next Tuesday at Victoria Park, and the three following Tuesdays until 24 July.
Photo of Ravenscourt Park © Copyright Lewis Clarke and licensed for reuse under a Creative Commons Licence.
Thanks to Gordon Parker for planning and organising the very popular Battersea Park Race. There were 108 competitors on the long course and 18 on the short, which is an excellent turnout warranted for such a great area.
The London Park Series continues next Tuesday at Finsbury Park, and all Tuesdays afterwards until 24 July.
Photo of Battersea Park Pagoda courtesy of Andrew Bowden on Flickr.
Here are the results from the first event of 2018’s MTB-O series, held on Sunday 10 June in the Chiltern Hills.
Results and Splits
Tom Davies won the event, despite scoring fewer points than second-placed Mark Humphrey. Both came in over the two hour time limit, but Tom’s 5-point penalty for 33 seconds was lower than Mark’s 25.
Jane Robinson was the first-placed woman with 240 points, who is also organising the next event in the series is on 9 September.
Thanks to the organiser John Owens.