Elthorne Park Race, Tuesday 19 July
The final race of the 2016 London Park Race series takes place on Tuesday 19 July 2016 in Elthorne Park, near Hanwell. It’s a brand new area for orienteering. There are other Elthorne Parks in London – don’t go to the wrong one! Like all races in the series, the race is suitable for beginners. Full leg cover is not mandatory, running in a T-shirt, shorts and trainers will be allowed, but you may find some more direct routes on a few legs more comfortable with full leg cover.
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The event centre is in the patio at the rear of Harvester Royal, Boston Road, Hanwell. It’s an 300m walk from Boston Manor tube station (Piccadilly line).
|Address||Boston Road, Hanwell|
|OS grid reference||TQ161790|
|Maps||Google Maps, OpenStreetMap|
|Registration||Between 1815 and 1930|
|Start Times||Between 1830 and 1930|
Entry on the day only, and we should be able to take contactless credit card payments. Your entry fee includes a full colour map printed on waterproof paper, which you can keep as a souvenir after your run, and a printout of your race time and splits at the end of the race.
Electronic timing will be used. If you do not have your own SI card, then you can hire one for the event at no charge. A penalty of £30 will be charged for hired SI cards that are lost or not returned, and such cards will be blacklisted.
|Course name||Straight line|
Both courses are suitable for juniors but they must be escorted across the road and back between the pub and the start/finish.
There will be a series prizegiving at the pub. This will be as soon as possible after 8pm, once the final places are calculated. We hope to have prizes for the Top 3 Overall, Top 3 Women, Top M/W Vet (40+) and a prize for attending all 9 scoring races (there are up to 4 people!)
If you have any questions not addressed above, please email the organiser Don at
Competitors take part in this race 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.. Photo: Wikipedia.