Park Race – Walpole & Lammas Parks, 2nd July

Come to Ealing on Tuesday 2nd July 2024. and join us for the seventh race of London 2024 Park Series. Run on a new map and discover two beautiful parks in a well-connected centre.

Entries are via the SiEntries website and are open now.

Race Centre

This race centre is The Grove PH, W5 5QX. (the header photo is from their website) which has a good selection of food and drinks. There’s the usual opportunity to meet and chat with other runners about orienteering. Bags can be left while you run (at your own risk). The pub is by Walpole Park, on Ealing Green, just a short walk from Ealing Broadway Station.

LocationWalpole Park
AddressThe Grove, Ealing Green, W5 5QX.
Latitude/longitude51.5104, -0.3051
OS grid referenceTQ177804
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Getting There

Nearest station is Ealing Broadway. There are several bus routes too. See tfl website for travel info.

Race Details & Entry

The entry fee is £6 for British Orienteering members, students and juniors; £8 for others. The races use both SIAC contactless and SI electronic punching; SIAC cards are available to hire for those who do not have their own for £2.

We decide how many maps to print a week before the race, and this then limits the numbers of entries we can accept. If we reach the limit we will close entries and update this web post (this happened for our recent race in Battersea Park).

Entries now open at SiEntries.

Entries, including on the day, are online only. Entries will stay open until 19:25 on the day of the event subject to map availability.

The start is a minute from the pub. Take care crossing the roads – the long course will have timed out crossings as the parks are separated by public roads.

Start Times: 18:00 – 19:30

Courses close 20:30 – you must return to the pub by this time, even if you have not completed the course.

Two courses are offered:

  • Long: approximately 5km (straight line) – includes road crossings. The course has more than 30 controls: not all dibbers record all split times.
  • Short: approximately 2.5km (straight line)

The Long course has road crossings. The Short course has no road crossings.

Results will be available on the SLOW website shortly after the event.


Notes about Walpole Park.

Flood relief work in Lammas Park.

This is just a park race, a chance to run with a map in a beautiful place and meet other orienteers before and after. Please make your safety and being considerate to others your priority. Take especial care with the road crossings. And please do not cross “uncrossable” map features or areas, such as walls, fences, gates that are mapped as closed, flower beds and out-of-bounds..

On most evenings the parks are enjoyed by many people, so expect cyclists, other runners, dog walkers, picnicers and pedestrians. Please give way to them or run around!

All competitors take part at their own risk.

Helping on the night

This event can’t happen without volunteer effort on the night. If you can lend a hand on the start, or with collecting controls, it is greatly appreciated – please get in touch with . Everyone who helps will be able to run.

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