Boston Manor; Elthorne park event
The final race of South London Orienteers’ nine event 2019 Park Race Series takes place close to Boston Manor station on the Piccadilly Line on Wednesday 14th August 2019.
This event is a special one because it will combine two parkland area with the historic River Brent to form a grand series finale, both of which were last used in 2016. There will be a long course for more experienced participants as well as a short course suitable for beginners.
The race centre is The Harvester in Boston Road, Hanwell, W7 2AX and will be serving food suitable for all budgets. The nearest station is Boston Manor on the Piccadilly Line, 5 minutes walk away.
|LOCATION||Boston Manor and Elthorne Parks|
|ADDRESS||The Harvester, Boston Road, Hanwell, W7 2AX|
|LATITUDE/LONGITUDE||51 ° 25’09.8″N 0°07’41.6″W|
|OS GRID REFERENCE||TQ162790|
|MAPS||Google maps, OpenStreetMap|
The entry fee is £5 for seniors plus a £1 hire charge for hiring a SIAC and £3 for members of SLOW, LOK, DFOK and MV and for students and juniors with no hire charge for a SIAC. The race will use SIAC contactless punching.
Long and short courses are offered. They are both suitable for juniors but they must be escorted across the road and back between the pub and the start/finish.
· Long: this will be approximately 5km and is primarily forest/grass based with some paths and tracks. There is some bramble in the forested areas but the courses are planned to avoid them as much as possible.
· Short: this will be approximately 3km and is primarily grass based with some paths and tracks. There is some bramble in the forested areas but the courses are planned to avoid them as much as possible.
|Registration||Between 1745 and 1925|
|Start Times||Between 1800 and 1930|
Start (500m away across a road): 18:00 – 19:30
Finish (500m away across a road): closes at 20:15, so we can collect the controls by 21:00 when the park is locked.
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All competitors take part at their own risk. Entries and results will be processed by computer, your entry will be taken as agreement to this. The competition is run under the rules and guidelines of, and sanctioned by, British Orienteering.
Results will be available on the SLOW website soon after the race.
Organiser/Planner: Duncan Grassie