Mile End Park Race
London Park Race Series Race 10
Tuesday 10 July 2012
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Race 10 of the 2012 London Park Orienteering Series takes place in Mile End Park, in East London.
The race is part of the London Park Race Series 2012 which is organised by the London orienteering clubs. Like all races in the series, the race is suitable for beginners. Running in a T-shirt and trainers will be fine. Electronic timing will be used.
|Location||Mile End Park|
|Address||The New Globe, 359 Mile End Road|
|OS grid reference||TQ362824|
|Maps||Google Maps, OpenStreetMap|
|Registration||Between 1815 and 1915|
|Start Times||Between 1830 and 1930|
- Long – 5.2km
- Short – 2.9km
Mile End is a complicated park, with many short, intricate sections. It is long and narrow, so many of the legs will cross over each other – ensure you are following the right line to the next control, on the map!
Do not cross Mile End Road (the busy road right outside the pub) during your race, except by the canal-side tunnel or over the bridge.
The Long course also includes a section in the student village campus area of Queen Mary University of London. Watch out for slow moving vehicles in this area and please give way to pedestrians. Flowerbeds and graveyards in the campus are strictly out of bounds. Please don’t jeopardise future access by running on flowerbeds or graveyards.
If a control is missing, it may have been vandalised. Check you are on the right place on the map and move on.
Entry on the day only. 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.
|Current members of SLOW, LOK, MV or DFOK||All others|
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.
Registration will be in the upstairs function room (stairs at the back on the right) of The New Globe pub. Bags can be left in the room. Start/finish is immediately outside the pub.
The New Globe does not do food, however they will allow you take your own food in. Nearby there is a Subway (opposite Mile End Station) and a Budgens supermarket 100m away (underneath the Green Bridge). Also underneath the Green Bridge is an upmarket Indian restaurant (with takeaway option), a Costa Coffee and another restaurant. Finally, there is the Half Moon, a Wetherspoons pub, serving the usual range of good-priced pub meals, 400m away to the west.
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.