Northala Fields Park Race, 1 July 2014

The fourth race of the London Park Race 2014 Series takes place on a BRAND NEW AREA for orienteering – Northala Fields in NW London. It’s a delightful area for orienteering including the four hills you may have seen from the A40 plus a canal and other obstacles creating route choice challenges. 60% of running will be on runnable open grass with about 10% in longer grass and the remainder on paved surfaces.

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Like all races in the series, the race is suitable for beginners. Full leg cover is not necessary; running in a T-shirt, shorts and trainers will be fine.

Event Centre

Event centre is The Crown, Ealing Road, UB5 6AA. Start and Finish 100m from the pub.

Nearest tube station is Northolt, on the Central line. To get to the Crown from Northolt Station: Exit tube, turn right. Cross main road at crossing then walk down in front of shops. After 200m down Ealing Road you will come to The Crown on your right.

LocationNorthala Fields
AddressThe Crown, Ealing Road, UB5 6AA
Latitude/longitude51.5446, -0.3705
OS grid referenceTQ130841
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap


RegistrationBetween 1815 and 1930
Start TimesBetween 1830 and 1930

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, DFOK, MV or CHIG £3
All others £4

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
Long 5.0km
Short 2.5km

Further Information

If you have any questions not addressed above, please email the organiser Don McKerrow 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.