GLOSS – Gunnersbury Park, Sunday 17th July
Entries now open at SiEntries
On Sunday 17th July SLOW will host the fourth in the series of Greater London Orienteering Summer Series (GLOSS) races, in Gunnersbury Park.
The events are perfect for beginners and families and there is a club competition for the prestigious London Bus trophy for those who are members of an orienteering club.
We are offering two courses in line with GLOSS guidelines – a GLOSS course (light green standard) of 3.6km with optional extension of 1.3km, and a yellow course of 1.8km.
Mixture of tarmac paths and compacted gravel paths. Three (c. 20m each) sections on short grass – these are dry and compacted currently. This includes a section to registration/start and finish. There are also small (1-2m) distances on dry mud areas to reach some controls from the main path.
The majority of controls will be placed around 1m above ground level.
The course can be completed without using steps (there are steps in the park, but not on the optimal route!).
GLOSS course (and extension)
The course uses a mixture of surfaces. Markers will be placed either slightly (1m) above ground level or on ground. Participants will need to cover areas of steps and uneven land/undergrowth – full leg cover is recommended.
|Address||Gunnersbury Park Sports Hub|
|OS grid reference||TQ187791|
|Maps||Google Maps, OpenStreetMap|
Assembly is just to the SE of Gunnersbury Park Sports Hub
Public Transport + Cycling
The assembly location is 12 minutes walk from Acton Town tube station (Piccadilly and District lines), or approximately 20 minutes walk from Gunnersbury or Kew Bridge stations.
Extensive bike racks are available next the the entrance of the Sports Hub.
There is limited parking available at Gunnersbury Park Sport Hub. (Do not take vehicle entrance for Gunnersbury Park museum). However, it is pay & display, with a charge of 50p per hour. Free on-street parking is parking in residential roads to the north or Popes Lane; and on Popes Lane, West of the junction with Knight’s Avenue.
Accessibility & Toilets
Accessible toilet available in the museum (from 10am) and park toilet block.
Designated disabled parking is available.
More information on accessible toilets/parking can be found here https://www.visitgunnersbury.org/plan-your-visit/accessibility-facilities/
Other toilets can be found on the west side of the Sports Hub.
Entries now open at SiEntries
Entries before Monday 11th July will be charged at £6 for seniors, £3 for juniors and students, with a £1 increase for seniors after Monday.
|Start Times||Between 1000 and 1200|
Courses close 13:30
Weather + Refreshments
Weather is forecast to be extremely hot – please bring adequate water and wear sun-cream. Snacks are available from the Sports Hub. There is likely to be a catering van next to the museum and a ice-cream van near the Sports Hub.
For enquires contact
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.