Peckham Rye Park Race, Tuesday 29 July

The eighth race of the London Park Race 2014 Series takes place in Peckham Rye Park and Common in south London. It’s a great area for orienteering with a mix of open parkland, some wooded areas as well as more formal sections creating route choice challenges. 70% 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 Clock House pub, 196A Peckham Rye, SE22 9QA. Start and Finish 100m from the pub. The pub has an excellent food and drinks menu so please stay afterwards for a post race social.

The nearest train station is Peckham Rye. Peckham Rye is serviced by main line trains from both Victoria and London Bridge stations. Peckham Rye is also on the London overground service. The Event centre is a 1.3km walk from Peckham Rye station. To get to the pub from Peckham Rye station: Exit station, turn right (south) along Rye Lane. When you reach Peckham Rye Common stay right of the common (the west side). The Clock House pub is on your right hand side at the junction with Barry Road.

LocationPeckham Rye
AddressThe Clock House pub, 196a Peckham Rye
Latitude/longitude51.4589, -0.0666
OS grid referenceTQ344751
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 5km
Short 2.5km

Further Information

If you have any questions not addressed above, please email the organiser Eoin O’Callaghan 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.