Thanks to the efforts of club member Peter Foulkes, we now have three Street-O training events available that you can run in your own time. These are the races previously held in Battersea, Wimbledon and Norbiton / Kingston. We are also carefully managing testing of the app in Richmond Park and on Wimbledon Common. Members interested in being involved please get in touch.
Thanks to the efforts of club member Peter Foulkes, we now have three Street-O training events available that you can run in your own time. These are the races previously held in Battersea, Wimbledon and Norbiton / Kingston. [UPDATE] We also now have training courses for club members available in Richmond Park and on Wimbledon Common.
Here’s how it works (more details are on our Permanent Orienteering Course page): 1. Select your event and print out the associated map 2. Download the App from the Google / Apple store 3. Run the event and see your result appear automatically when you finish
We hope you enjoy it!
Since this is an individual training run at a time selected by yourself it does not constitute an organised event and is not covered by the BOF Insurance Policy
COVID-19 You should only do these training runs if you can do so while adhering to the current government guidelines.
The last race before the coronavirus shutdown was the annual regional round of the CompassSport Cup.
Great work by London OK putting on the event on Hampstead Heath. It was a fine achievement by a small club -LOK are a “small club” in CompassSport Cup/Trophy rules, and indeed there were only eight LOK runners in the Trophy. Thanks very much to them for doing their bit for the sport.
We were matched with Southdowns, Happy Herts, Thames Valley and Southern Navigators. All clubs had full teams. We usually meet Southdowns and Happy Herts in this regional round, and we usually come second or third; in fact Southdowns won our regional last year and went on to come third in the final.
This year we won, thanks to a good turnout from the club and many good individual runs. The best course for us was five of the top six on men’s open.
Captain Peter Huzan deserves a lot of credit for the result. In his email to the club he noted the very valuable contribution from SLOW runners on junior courses: well done Yona Jacquemin, Matteo Rebora and Théophane Roux.
With recent developments relating to the mitigation of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, and guidance from the UK Government and British Orienteering we are suspending all our orienteering activities.
The events planned for Tuesday March 24th (Richmond Park) and Tuesday 14th April (Kings Cross) are cancelled.
Other events remain in the calendar for now but will only take place if the guidance changes.
As you will probably know in the last two days next weekend’s British Long and Relay Championships, the JK festival scheduled for Easter and the summer multi-day event Croeso have all been cancelled.
The next Street Orienteering Race would have been held in a new area around Kings Cross in Central London on Tuesday 14 April. This part of London has seen a huge amount of development in the last 10 years so it would have been an exciting race! We are sorry we cannot invite you to join us for an evening of checkpoint hunting and socialising.
The meeting point would have been The Somers Town Coffee House, which is a few minutes’ walk from Euston, Kings Cross and St Pancras stations.
The Somers Town Coffee House, 60 Chalton Street, London NW1 1HS
Entry is £3 for SLOW and LOK members, students and juniors and £4 for others. This includes a hire chip card to record your time, or if you have your own you get a £1 discount. As it will be dark, you should wear hi-visibility clothing and you might want to bring a headlamp to make map-reading easier.
Between 1800 and 1930
Between 1800 and 1930
Like all our Street-Os, this a public race – all are welcome. Please RSVP to the event via Facebook to let us know you are coming – you can also see who else is coming here and post queries.
All competitors take part at their own risk, and because of our insurance any under-16s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
If you have any questions, do ask them on Facebook or email the organisers Tessa Bertran and Todd Fallesen on
The Night-O series are public races – all are welcome. Please RSVP to the event via Facebook (link above) to let us know you are coming – you can also see who else is coming and post questions. If you are not on Facebook, please let the organiser Duncan Grassie (email details at bottom of this post) know you are coming so that the correct number of maps are printed.
The race centre is The Lass O’ Richmond Hill, Queen’s Road, TW10 6JJ. Richmond is the nearest station. From there you can take bus 371 to ‘American University’, almost directly in front of the pub. Alternatively it’s a 20 minute walk.
The entry fee is £5, or £3 for SLOW members, students and juniors. The race will use SIAC contactless punching. SIAC cards are available to hire if you do not have your own. A small number of headlamps are also available to borrow free of charge but you need to e-mail the organiser in advance to reserve one.
Between 1800 and 1900
These courses are offered:
Long: 6km – mass start at 7:25pm
Short: 3km – mass start at 7:30pm
The start is a 10 min jog from The Lass O’ Richmond Hill. Competitors should aim to arrive at least 5 minutes before the scheduled start times.
Courses close 8:45pm – you must return to the pub at this time, even if you have not finished your course.
Series prize giving will take place on the night, as soon as we have worked out the results.
All competitors take part at their own risk.
Results will be available on the SLOW website shortly after.
Organiser/Planner: Duncan Grassie
Orienteering in London and Surrey. British Orienteering's Club of the Year 2013. Community Amateur Sports Club accredited.