Category Archives: Street-O

Hampton Wick Street-O & 2019-20 Schedule

Hello and welcome

You are all very welcome to the new season of evening Street Orienteering Races. These are friendly, easy events open to everyone and based at a pub around London. You have one hour to find as many clues as you can – race, run or walk as you wish! A specially produced street map will be provided, as well as a timing chip, so all you need to bring is some running gear, a watch and a pen. This guide provides general information about street orienteering.

2019-20 Series Schedule

The events take place in the evening, on the second Tuesday of each month from September to April. The full schedule for 2019-20 is set out below, with a few gaps still to be filled in.
DateVenueOrganiserDetailsResults
10 September 2019Hampton WickFran & Dave KendenDetailsResults
8 October 2019Turnpike LaneAlex Owen (LOK)
12 November 2019BatterseaEd Catmur
10 December 2019BrentfordRalph Dadswell
14 January 2020TBDJames Fraser
11 February 2020TBDDavid Rosen (LOK)
10 March 2020TBDTBD
14 April 2020TBDTBD

10 September Season Opener

Our season opener this year will be held on Tuesday 10 September in Hampton Wick, just across the Thames from Kingston. The venue for the event is The Lion Pub at 27 Wick Road, Teddington TW11 9DN. It’s a 5-10 minute walk from Hampton Wick train station (direct trains from Waterloo every 15 minutes) or buses 285, 281, 33, R68, 481 stop nearby. The Lion does food, drinks and bar snacks so do stay for a post-race chat afterwards!
LocationHampton Wick
AddressThe Lion, 27 Wick Road
Latitude/longitude51.4181, -0.3181
OS grid referenceTQ170701
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap
Entry is £3 for SLOW and LOK members, students and juniors and £4 for others. This includes a hire chip card to record your time, or if you have your own you get a £1 discount. Depending on when you start, you might want to bring a headlamp (for poor visibility areas) and some hi-visibility clothing.
RegistrationBetween 1800 and 1930
Start TimesBetween 1800 and 1930
Like all our Street-Os, this a public race – all are welcome. Please RSVP to the event via Facebook to let us know you are coming – you can also see who else is coming here and post queries. 
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All competitors take part at their own risk, and because of our insurance any under-16s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. If you have any questions, do ask them on Facebook or email the series coordinator Matthias Mahr on or the September organisers Fran Kenden & Dave Wright on

Wimbledon Street-O and Overall Results

Last night saw the final street orienteering race of the 2018-19, on a wonderful sunny evening in Wimbledon. Thank you to Bob and Bex for (once again) organising a great event and to around 100 of you for taking part! You can now find the Day Results with Simon Wright and Ed Catmur on an exactly equal 674 points to take the win, and Vinh Hoang once again taking the women’s crown.

You can also find the Final Series Results for the 2018-19 season, with street-o stalwart Ed Catmur taking his 7th series win, followed by James Fraser and Steve Clelland. In the women’s category, Vinh Hoang was the runaway winner (taking 12th place in the overall rankings) followed by Camilla Brueton and Elaine Battson. A special call-out also goes to Ed Forman and Roderick Hoffman who attended all 9 races of the season.

Thank you to all the organisers who made the series possible, and I look forward to seeing you all again in September for the next season.

Matthias Mahr, street-o coordinator

Wimbledon Street-O, Tuesday 14 May

Join us for the FINAL street orienteering race of the 2018-19 season in our heartland of Wimbledon and surrounding areas.

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

This event will use electronic timing for the start and finish – please bring your SI card if you have one, or we’ll lend you one on the night!

Race HQ

The venue for the event is the Dog & Fox in Wimbledon Village.

LocationWimbledon
AddressDog & Fox, 24 High Street, Wimbledon Village, London SW19 5EA
Latitude/longitude51.4251, -0.2177
OS grid referenceTQ240711
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Getting There

The Dog & Fox is a 10-15 minute walk from Wimbledon station, which is very well served by train, tube and tram. Just walk straight up Wimbledon Village Road.

Race Details

Entry is £3 for SLOW and LOK members, students and juniors and £4 for others. This includes a hire chip card to record your time, or if you have your own you get a £1 discount.

RegistrationBetween 1815 and 1930
Start TimesBetween 1830 and 1930

The Street-O format has clues located at various points on a map. You have 60 minutes to visit as many of these as possible, in any order, and return to the finish. This guide provides general information about street orienteering.

Don’t forget to bring a pen to write down your answers to the clues as you go around, an SI card if you have one, and a watch so that you aren’t late back! You may find a torch/head-torch and compass useful too and hi-vis clothing would be sensible.

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.

Results will be available on the SLOW website shortly after the event. Check the 2018-19 series page for more information.

Organiser/Planner: Bex Slack,

Norbiton Street-O, Tuesday 9 April

For the penultimate race of the 2018-19 season of evening street orienteering races, we return to our South-West London heartland and more specifically Norbiton (North Kingston).

Join us for an evening’s checkpoint hunting and post race discussions! Please note this race is only 2 days after our Kingston Urban Race and will cover an adjacent, but in a very different way.

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

This event will use electronic timing for the start and finish – please bring your SI card if you have one, or we’ll lend you one on the night!

Race HQ

The venue for the event is the wonderful Black Horse, owned by Hippo Inns and lovingly refurbished a couple of years ago.
There is a special menu available that evening, all at £7: Choose from Classic or Veggie Burger, Bavarian Hot Dog (yum!) or Fish Finger Bap. Some excellent Real Ales on tap and of course they have a full menu too!

LocationNorbiton
AddressThe Black Horse, 204 London Rd Kingston upon Thames KT2 6QP
Latitude/longitude51.4135, -0.2872
OS grid referenceTQ192697
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Getting There

The Black Horse is approximately a five minute walk from Norbiton Station on the Waterloo – Kingston line. Come out of the car park on the north side of the station and turn left towards the bridge. Just before the bridge turn right into Manorgate Road and The Black Horse is on the roundabout at the far end.

Race Details

Entry is £3 for SLOW and LOK members, students and juniors and £4 for others. This includes a hire chip card to record your time, or if you have your own you get a £1 discount.

RegistrationBetween 1815 and 1930
Start TimesBetween 1830 and 1930

The Street-O format has clues located at various points on a map. You have 60 minutes to visit as many of these as possible, in any order, and return to the finish. This guide provides general information about street orienteering.

Don’t forget to bring a pen to write down your answers to the clues as you go around, an SI card if you have one, and a watch so that you aren’t late back! You may find a torch/head-torch and compass useful too and hi-vis clothing would be sensible.

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.

Results will be available on the SLOW website shortly after the event. Check the 2018-19 series page for more information.

Organiser/Planner: Bob Reed,

Brentford Street-O Results

Here are the Race Results and Series Results from Tuesday’s Street Orienteering Race in Brentford.

Thanks to Dmitry Adamsky for organising – he comments: “Thank you all for coming and not being afraid of storm Gareth – in the end we had a brilliant weather and I hope that you enjoyed running in Brentford, Isleworth and Kew! The map scale for this event was a rather unusual 1:15000, the main reason being that I wanted to avoid crossing Great West Road. That leaves a rather thin strip of land between it and the river and unless one includes Kew there is almost no route choice. I hope that you enjoyed the planning challenge resulting from the scale of the map.Special thanks to Andrew Johnson who manned the start and Pete & the whole team of The Black Dog Beer House for hosting us.

You might have noticed that there is no shortage of pubs in Brentford. Actually, I used less than half of them and in the past there were many, many more(the event centre is listed there under its previous name The Albany Arms).
Lost Property: running/cycling glasses.

I hope you can join us at the next Street-O race on 9 April at the Black Horse in Norbiton (South West London), with details to follow shortly.

Matthias Mahr, Street-O coordinator

Brentford Street-O. Tuesday 12 March

The seventh race of the 2018-19 season of evening street orienteering races around London will be held in Brentford (West London). Brentford currently features a half-ghost High Street: the whole South side of it is facing demolition in the next couple of months. Last chance to see glimpses of industrial Brentford of the past!

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

This event will use electronic timing for the start and finish – please bring your SI card if you have one, or we’ll lend you one on the night!

Race HQ


The venue for the event is the Black Dog Beerhouse, a brilliant new Brentford pub, offering great food and fantastic selection of ales and ciders. The organiser thinks that it is one of the best pubs in West London, so please stay for a pint after your run!

LocationBrentford
Address17 Albany Road, Brentford
Latitude/longitude51.4855, -0.302
OS grid referenceTQ180777
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Getting There

The Black Dog is at 17 Albany Road, Brentford TW8 0NF , which is about 10 mintes’ walk from Brentford train station. This has regular trains from Waterloo, which take just under half an hour.

Race Details

Entry is £3 for SLOW and LOK members, students and juniors and £4 for others. This includes a hire chip card to record your time, or if you have your own you get a £1 discount.

RegistrationBetween 1815 and 1930
Start TimesBetween 1830 and 1930

The Street-O format has clues located at various points on a map. You have 60 minutes to visit as many of these as possible, in any order, and return to the finish. This guide provides general information about street orienteering.

Don’t forget to bring a pen to write down your answers to the clues as you go around, an SI card if you have one, and a watch so that you aren’t late back! You may find a torch/head-torch and compass useful too and hi-vis clothing would be sensible.

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.

Results will be available on the SLOW website shortly after the event. Check the 2018-19 series page for more information.

Organiser/Planner: Dmitry Adamsky,