Category Archives: Event Bulletins

Wimbledon Common Night Race

Night Race

Tuesday 22 March

organised by South London Orienteers

Cross-country night orienteering on Wimbledon Common and Putney Heath.

Registration

LocationWimbledon Common and Putney Heath
AddressThe Telegraph, Telegraph Road, Putney
Latitude/longitude51.4488, -0.2266
OS grid referenceTQ233737
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Travel

  • Putney station (South West Trains) – 1.6km
  • East Putney or Southfields stations (District Line) – both 2km
  • Buses stop at Putney Heath or Tibbet’s Ride for routes to/from Putney, Wandsworth, Clapham Junction, Southfields, Wimbledon, Richmond and Kingston.

Race Format

Cross-country orienteering on pre-printed maps – short, medium and long courses are available. The event takes place at night, so some form of torch is needed. Competitors can take part individually or in pairs. SI electronic punching will be used and cards are available to hire.

Timings

RegistrationBetween 1830 and 2000
Start TimesBetween 1830 and 2000

Courses close at 21:30.

Courses

  • Short – 2.9km
  • Medium – 3.8km
  • Long – 5.7km

Facilities

Pub, serves food – see http://www.thetelegraphputney.co.uk/.

Entry Fee

£1/£2 + £1 SI card hire (TBC)
Entry on the day only.

Officials

Organiser: Ed Stott –

Results

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

South East Inter-Club Score Championships

Richmond Park

Sunday 13 February

organised by South London Orienteers

Each club’s 12 top scoring runners (from different age/gender groups) count towards the club’s total.

NEW! Final details

Registration

LocationRichmond Park
AddressThames Hare & Hounds Clubhouse, Richardson Evans Memorial Playing Fields, Roehampton Vale
Latitude/longitude51.4358, -0.2534
OS grid referenceTQ215722
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Directions to Registration

Approach from A3 southbound just before Robin Hood roundabout/gate. No. 85 bus linking Putney/Kingston stops close by.

Entry Fee

Seniors £5.00 (+£2.00 for non-BOF members.)
Juniors £2.00.
Entry on the day only.

Timings

RegistrationFrom 0900 onwards
Start TimesBetween 1000 and 1200

Race Format

Score event – visit as many controls as you can within:

  • 60 mins for W/M18-55
  • 40 mins for W/M16- and W/M60+ (scores will be multiplied by 1.5 for the team competition)

+ yellow and white colour coded courses.
+ Naughty Numbers for the young at heart.

Officials

Planner: Vince Roper
Controller: Andy Robinson
Organiser: Dorte Torpe Hansen – email or telephone 07785 720 283.

Prize Giving

Prize giving 13.30 or sooner if possible.

Results

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

Box Hill Fell Race – Results and New Course Record

Box Hill Record Breaker James McMullen

The results from the 2011 Box Hill Fell Race are here.

Congratulations to overall winner James McMullen of Thames Hare & Hounds and ladies’ winner Sarah Rollins of British Army Orienteering Club. James set a new course record of 46:55, beating Chris Beecham’s time of 47:17 in 1997. James McMullen was last year’s winner too, but improved his time by over five minutes. Sarah Rollins was also the ladies’ winner in the 2009 race.

Honour roll of historical winners.

Pre-event details.

Top photos by Chris Robinson. Bottom photo by Ed Catmur.

Results for OK Nuts Trophy Available

Trophy Winners

  • OK Nuts Trophy: Ralph Street
  • Heather Monro Trophy: Johanna Olsson
  • Margaret Loveless Trophy: Peter Bray*

Congratulations this year’s trophy winners, who were all U21s!

Results

Photographs

Well done to everyone who braved the snowy weather and got around the courses. If you enjoyed Longmoor, BAOC are running another event there on Wednesday 29 December – the Military Challenge. MTBO (12km-40km) and Foot-O (3.5km-18km) courses are available. Advance entry is available. For more details, see here.

Top: The start of the Full Blood Race. Above: Competitors on the Half Blood Race. Photographs by Chris Robinson

Sunday's OK Nuts Trophy at Longmoor is currently ON

Update at 3pm on Saturday – The OK Nuts Trophy event on Sunday is currently ON. The A3 and the access road into the camp are currently clear, the gritter lorries for the area are based at Longmoor.

However please allow a significant amount of extra time to get to the event as the A3 may have very slow moving traffic, particularly the single-carriageway section at Hindhead.

See current traffic speeds on the A3 heading south on Google Maps or Frixo.

Be prepared for running in snow!

Please double-check SLOWeb before you travel in case there is late-breaking information.

via Teresa Turner, organiser

Pimlico Street-O and Christmas Social

Tim and CJ hosted the Pimlico Street-O on Tuesday and also provided the food and mulled wine for the post-race Christmas social! Results are now up.

All runners were given a Santa hat to run in, with a team badge on it. By swapping the hats with other runners met during the race, competitors could gain an extra thirty points. With around 60 people in Santa hats running around Pimlico, Victoria, Millbank and Belgravia for an hour, our presence on the streets was highly visible!

Lost property:
> – Pair of silver/lime green Asics running shoes
> – Petzl (maroon Tikka XP)
> – Black glove (probably ladies)

Photo by John Owens of SLOW’s Dan and EdS in the kitchen, after the race in Pimlico.