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Bethnal Green Street-O: 11 April 2013

The seventh and penultimate Street-O race of the 2012-13 series takes place in Bethnal Green. 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 (link above) 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 know you are coming so that the correct number of maps are printed.

LocationBethnal Green
AddressApproach Tavern
Latitude/longitude51.5313, -0.0514
OS grid referenceTQ353832
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Registration

At The Approach Tavern on Approach Road near Bethnal Green underground station.

Public Transport

The pub is about 5-10 minutes walk from Bethnal Green underground station. When leaving the station, take the exit towards the V&A Museum of Childhood (right at the top of the escalators), then take the first road on your right (Old Ford Road). After approx 300m ,the first road on your left is Approach Road. Bethnal Green tube station is served by the Central line, but there also buses from central London, most notably #8 (from Oxford Circus), #254 (from the City), and #388 (From  Blackfriars). Cambridge Heath station (connection to Liverpool Street) is also on a short walk away.

Entry Fee

£1 for SLOW members, students and juniors, £2 for others.

Timings

RegistrationBetween 1815 and 1930
Start TimesBetween 1830 and 1930

Race Format

Normal Street-O format with clues located at each control site. You have 60 minutes to visit as many controls as possible, in any order, and return to the finish. The map is 1:10000. All checkpoints are in lit areas, and it is possible to visit all on lit (albeit sometimes dimly) roads and paths. Some runners may choose to take unlit paths in some places, so a headtorch is advisable.

SI will be used to time the start and finish, so please bring your SI card if you have one. Don’t forget to bring a pen to write down your answers to the clues as you go around, and a watch. General information about street orienteering.

Safety

Fluorescent clothing is recommended for safety. 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.

Post-Race

Food, drink and active debate about optimum route choice at the pub. The pub is making an exception in allowing a group reservation, so please support them by eating there after your run.

Results

Results will be available on the SLOW website shortly after the event.

Officials

Organiser/Planner: Gavin Hurley & Michael Balling.

32nd Box Hill Fell Race and 1st SLOW Spring Series race in Westerham (DFOK)

An excellent two days of racing are coming up in the South East this weekend. On Saturday SLOW’s Box Hill Fell Race (entries already full) is taking place for the 32nd time. More details here.

Following this, on Sunday, the first race of the SLOW Spring Series, the South East Championships and SE League, is being hosted by DFOK at Westerham. Entries for this event are still open (subject to map availability) until midnight on Friday (via Fabian4), with limited Entry-on-Day also possible. SLOW’s Spring Series will be run on a handicap basis within the same age classes used for the Autumn Series. Handicaps will be based broadly on national ranking points, but will also accommodate those without a ranking. Prizes will be awarded on one of the JK days. This Sunday’s event is also part of the South East League club competition, so SLOW competitors will also earn points for the club and themselves in those competition

Pimlico Street-O: 11 December 2012

The fourth Street-O race of the 2012-13 series takes place in Pimlico in central London. This event will use electronic timing for the start and finish – please bring your SI card if you have one. The race is a public race as normal – at the pub afterwards there will also be the club’s Christmas Drinks social and also the SLOW Members’ Autumn Series prizegiving will take place.

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Like all our Street-Os, this a public race – all are welcome. Please RSVP to the event via Facebook (link above) 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 know you are coming, at so that the correct number of maps are printed.

Registration, Start and Finish Location

LocationPimlico
AddressRising Sun, 44/46 Ebury Bridge Road
Latitude/longitude51.4896, -0.1504
OS grid referenceTQ285784
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Registration

At the Rising Sun pub, which is just down the road from Victoria Station.

Entry Fee

£1 for SLOW members, students and juniors, £2 for others.

Timings

RegistrationBetween 1815 and 1930
Start TimesBetween 1830 and 1930

Race Format

Normal Street-O format with clues located at each control site. You have 60 minutes to visit as many controls as possible, in any order, and return to the finish. SI will be used to time the start and finish, please bring your SI card if you have one. Don’t forget to bring a pen to write down your answers to the clues as you go around, and a watch. A headtorch may also be useful. General information about street orienteering.

Safety

Fluorescent clothing is recommended for safety. 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.

Post-Race

At the pub.

Results

Results will be available on the SLOW website shortly after the event.

Officials

Organiser/Planner: CJ & Tim Smith

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