South-East Night Championships, 30 November 2013

South London Orienteers is staging the The South-East Night Championships on Esher Common on Saturday 30 November 2013. The race centre will be the Fairmile on the Portsmouth Road, Cobham.

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Race centre

Parking is at the Fairmile, Portsmouth Road, Cobham. There should be plenty of room for everyone to park on hard-standing. Registration and download will be inside in a nice, warm bar and medals will be presented there afterwards, at about 7:30pm.

There will be a walk of about 800m to the finish where clothing can be left in a tent. The start is a further 600m. Allow up to 20 minutes.

LocationEsher Common
AddressThe Fairmile, Portsmouth Road, Cobham, KT11 1BW
Latitude/longitude51.3416, -0.4004
OS grid referenceTQ115614
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Race Details

Esher Common is fast, undulating woodland with some open areas and also areas of intricate contours. The area was newly mapped in 2012 when surveyed and drawn by Roger Maher. Appropriate updates will have been made for this race. The scale will probably be 1:10,000, although it might fit at 1:7,500. Overprinted and waterproof.

RegistrationBetween 1615 and 1730
Start TimesBetween 1700 and 1800

There will be three championship courses and a beginner/novice course (all course lengths are provisional):

  • Course 1: M20-40, M45/50 (5.9km)
  • Course 2: M18, M55/60, W20-40, W45/50 (4.6km)
  • Course 3: M16, M65+, W16, W18, W55/60, W65+ (3.3km)
  • Beginner: ochre (night yellow) (2.2km)

Medals will be awarded to the first three SEOA runners in each of the above categories, e.g. Course 1 will have a total of six medals. Results will be available on the SLOW website shortly after the event.


Online entries are preferred at Fabian4. Postal entries should be sent to 52 Camberley Avenue, London SW20 0BQ. Cheques should be made payable to “South London Orienteers”. Questions regarding entry should be sent to .

Entry fees are shown below. The closing date for online and postal entries is Monday 25 November. Entry on the day is subject to map availability.

Course Method BOF
Championship On-Line/
£6 £3 £8 £4
Championship On the day £8 £4 £10 £5
Ochre On-Line/
£3 £3 £4 £4
Ochre On the day £4 £4 £5 £5

Event Officials

Controller: Mike Elliot (MV)
Planner: Don McKerrow (SLOW)
Organiser: Andy Robinson (SLOW) 020 8255 7176,

Entry conditions

Entry details will be stored in a computer; submission of an entry for the event will confirm your acceptance of this procedure. In the event of cancellation, we may retain all or part of the entry fee to cover costs already incurred.

Orienteering is an adventure sport. All competitors take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety.

Check the SLOW web site prior to travelling in case of any last minute changes.