Richmond Park Night Orienteering, Tuesday 26th October

Entries now open at SiEntries

The first race of South London Orienteers’ five event 2021-2022 night series takes place in Richmond Park, south-west London, on Tuesday 26th October 2021. The race centre is the The Albert, Kingston Hill.

As this event takes place before the clocks change, it will be a dusk / night race.

Race Centre

The race will be based at The Albert, 57 Kingston Hill, KT2 7PX. The pub serves great food and drink, and there will be the usual opportunity to revisit route choices with other runners. Kit can be left while you run (at you own risk).

Note that due to online entry (see below), you do not need to come the The Albert before your run if you choose – you can go directly to the start. However you must come back to the pub to download.

LocationRichmond Park
AddressThe Albert, KT2 7PX
Latitude/longitude51.4165, -0.2844
OS grid referenceTQ193700
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Start Location

Note you cannot park within Richmond Park as gates will close at 17:30

Getting there

The pub is a 5 minute walk from Norbiton Station (SW Mainline), with buses 57, 85 & 213 stopping directly in front of the pub.

Race Details & Entries

The entry fee is £5 for SLOW members, students and juniors; £7 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. A small number of headlamps are also available to borrow for free but you need to e-mail the organiser in advance of each race to reserve one.

Registration and entry is online only at SiEntries. All entries, including on the day, will be online. Entries will stay open until 19:25 on the day of the event subject to map availability.

Start TimesBetween 1815 and 1930

Courses close 20:30

Richmond Park is one of the best orienteering areas inside the M25. It is the largest of the royal parks and a national nature reserve.

These courses are offered:

  • Long: approximately 5km, quite challenging
  • Short: approximately 2.5km, quite challenging

All competitors take part at their own risk.

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

Organiser/Planner: Sue Carter,