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Kingston Urban race, Sunday 7 April

Entries now open: please enter online at SI Entries

On Sunday 7th April 2019 we will return to Kingston upon Thames for the second Kingston Urban Race. This is the second race of the Southern England Orienteering Urban League (SEOUL) series.

Link to Routegadget for first Kingston urban race.

Kingston is an ancient market town on the banks of the River Thames, steeped in history and culture. In the tenth century Saxon Kings were crowned on Kingston’s Coronation Stone. Surrey County Hall, built at the end of the 19th century, is one of many notable buildings, although since boundary changes in 1965 Kingston has no longer been in Surrey.

The race will be in the historic urban town centre, with lots of alleyways, and nearby riverside parks and residential areas.

The map is 1:5000, updated 2018. Both SIAC (contactless) and regular SI (“dibber”) cards will be used for the race. All controls and the finish are enabled to operate in contactless mode. The start will be a punching start.


Course Draft course length
Course 1
MO (Open Men)7.5km
Course 2
WO (Open Women),
MV (Veteran Men 40+)
Course 3
WV (Veteran Women 40+),
MSV (Supervet Men 55+)
Course 4
WSV (Supervet Women 55+),
MUV (Ultravet Men 65+)
Course 5
WUV (Ultravet Women 65+),
MHV (Hypervet Men 75+),
WHV (Hypervet Women 75+)
Course 6
MJ (Junior Men 16-),
WJ (Junior Women 16-)
Course 7
MYJ (Young Junior Men 12-),
WYJ (Young Junior Women 12-)
Course 8

Course lengths will be finalised and provided in the final details.

* Not a SEOUL (Southern England Orienteering Urban League) class. You may enter any class but to be competitive in SEOUL please enter your age class (or “run up”).


Type of EntryOnline, before
30th March
Late entries,
assuming maps
Senior BOF* Member with
their own SI/SIAC
£8 £10
Senior Non Member, hiring SIAC £11.50£12.50
Senior Non Member. hiring SI£10£11
Senior Non Member, own SI/SIAC£9£10
Junior & Students, own SI/SIAC £4 £4
Newcomers, hiring SIAC£7.50£7.50
  • BOF = British Orienteering Federation
  • Entry fees are lower if you have your own SI.
  • The hire element of the entry is £2.50 for SIAC, £1 for regular SI.

Race Centre

  • YMCA Hawker Centre, Lower Ham Rd, Kingston-upon-Thames KT2 5BH

AddressYMCA Hawker Centre, Lower Ham Road
Latitude/longitude51.427, -0.308
OS grid referenceTQ177711
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

RegistrationBetween 1000 and 1200
Start TimesBetween 1030 and 1230

  • Organiser: Vinh Phuong Hoang
  • Planner: Dave Wright
  • Controllers: Helen and Ian Marsden (Happy Herts)

Ed Catmur wins the 2010 Nopesport Urban League

Ed Catmur has won this year’s Nopesport Urban League, taking the Men’s Open prize after several top three finishes in the series, despite not winning any of the races.

Ed was presented with the series prize, an engraved London brick, by Brooner, also of SLOW and the series coordinator, at the series finale today on Warwick.

Other SLOW results included Ollie O’Brien who finished in third place on Men’s Open, and Jayne Sales recorded a top 10 finish on Women’s Open.