Hankley Results

Here are the results for the OK Nuts Trophy races on Hankley Common on Sunday November 24th 2019. These was also the 2019 South-East Long Distance Championships. We were also pleased to be hosting the Royal Logistics Corps Championships.

Planners Comments – Simon Moss

My principal aim when planning is to make the courses fun and Hankley with its wonderful fast terrain is not difficult to plan for fun.  I tried my best to keep you in the forest and out of the rough open heather and off the paths for the technical courses as much as possible. I hope you felt I succeeded.

I was helped by Dave Peel’s largely resurveyed map. It was the first time that the area used the LIDAR data so it enabled me to use some sites as the data allows the ground to be mapped more accurately and brings out some of the nuances of the area that weren’t previously shown.

It’s always difficult to thank everyone involved but from my perspective, I’d like to thank Clive Caffall my controller for his help and advice. Andy and Karen Jones, Ian Moran, Paul Couldridge and Dorte Torpe Hanson who helped put out all the controls were fantastic, as were the collectors who are too many to mention. SLOW is very lucky to have so many keen, reliable and capable members

OK Nuts Results

Congratulations to this year’s Senior OK Nuts Trophy winners:

Alistair Masson (Interlopers), and
Laura Robertson (Edinburgh Southern).

The junior OK Nuts winners were:

Troy Southall (Southdowns, M16) and
Imogen Pieters (South Yorkshire, W14)

South-East Long Distance Champs

All Results

(Courses in alphabetical order. Arranged by classes and by courses.)

Routegadget

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Routegadget A3 Courses (Black, Brown, Short Brown, Blue)

Routegadget A4 Courses (Short Blue, Green, Short Green, Very Short Green, Light Green, Orange, Yellow, White.)

Changes

Monday morning – Planner’s Comments added

Monday afternoon – Route upload enabled, OK Nuts winners paragraph

Monday evening – results – 1) Sheralee Bailey moved from Blue-Other to Blue-W40, 2) South-East Champs Medallists list added

Tuesday evening – minor layout changes

Friday – small change to SE Medallists after club notification

2020 Junior Home International

South London Orienteers will put on the 2020 Junior Home International on the weekend of 10th and 11th October. The racing will be on the spectacular and tough terrain of the Devil’s Punch Bowl as used for last year’s Southern Championships.

The competition is between four teams of 24 junior athletes representing England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. Teams include four athletes in each of M/W18, M/W16 and M/W14.

The teams will stay together, adjacent to the competition terrain, at the PGL Marchants Hill Adventure Centre.

Teams arrive on the Friday, and have an individual race on the Saturday and relays on the Sunday.

This year the competition was hosted in Northern Ireland by Lagan Valley Orienteers – Ward JHI Orienteering Results and Report.

Summary of Home Internationals

The perhaps self-contradictory term “Home International” is used in the British Isles to describe sports competitions amongst national teams Wales, Ireland, Scotland and England.

In orienteering there are three “home internationals”: junior (M/W18-), senior (M/W 20/21) and veteran (M/W35+). Each is organised separately, usually in the Autumn. The home nations take it in turn to host.

All competitions take place over a weekend, with an individual day and a relay day and calculate results by a points scheme. All prefer the individual on the Saturday and relays on the Sunday. There’s also a social element – a meal on the Saturday night, and ideally teams stay in the same place.

The competition details are specific to each competition. In general Scotland and England give each other a good match, and, but with lower points totals, so do Wales and Ireland.


Northfields Street-O, Tuesday 10 December

Welcome one and all to our last Street Orienteering Race of 2019! Do join us for a pre-Christmas run around the streets of Brentford and Ealing (silly hats and mince pies optional.)  Our meeting point this time is The Forester pub at 2 Leighton Road, West Ealing, London W13 9EP. It’s about 800m from each of Northfields station (on the Piccadilly Line) and West Ealing train station. Additionally, buses E2 and E3 stop nearby.
LocationNorthfields
Address2 Leighton Road, West Ealing, London W13 9EP
Latitude/longitude51.5062, -0.3204
OS grid referenceTQ167799
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap
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.
RegistrationBetween 1800 and 1915
Start TimesBetween 1815 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. 
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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 organiser Ralph Dadswell on

Battersea Street-O Results

Thank you all for coming to last night’s street-o in Battersea and to Ed for organising! Here are the race results and Series Results have now also been added.

Ed says: “First, a big thank you to everyone who stepped up to help out on the night – setting up, marking answer sheets but most of all helping run the start and finish – it couldn’t have happened without you! Apologies to everyone who was confused by the missing elliptical running machines at control 29 on Clapham Common – they were there when I set the course! The correct answer is of course “zero” but everyone who put some answer down has been credited. No apologies to those who were tricked into trying to run across Battersea Railway Bridge or through the Morgan’s Walk estate by Battersea Bridge – the map is fairly clear. Hope everyone had as much fun running as I did setting the course. “

Ed’s also got some lost property including a headtorch, a hand torch and phone! Please get in touch on to claim.

The next race is in Ealing / Brentford on Tuesday 10 December with details to follow shortly. Hope many of you can join us then!

Wimbledon Common Night-O

The second race of South London Orienteers’ five event 2019-2020 Night-O Series takes place on Wimbledon Common, south-west London, on Tuesday 26th November 2019. The race centre is the Hand in Hand  a low-ceilinged 19th century cottage on the edge of the Common.

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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 Peter Huzan (email details at bottom of this post) know you are coming  so that the correct number of maps are printed.

Race Centre

The race will be based at The Hand in Hand on Crooked Billet, SW19 4RQ. The pub serves great food and drink, and there will be the usual opportunity to revisit route choices with other runners.

LocationWimbledon Common
AddressHand in Hand, SW19 4RQ
Latitude/longitude51.4215, -0.227
OS grid referenceTQ234707
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Getting there

The pub is a 15 minute walk from Wimbledon Station (SW Mainline and Underground) or Raynes Park. Bus route 200 runs from Wimbledon station and Raynes Park, closest stop is “Edge Hill” on Ridgway.

Race Details

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 email the organiser in advance to reserve one.

RegistrationBetween 1800 and 1925
Start TimesBetween 1830 and 1930

Courses close 20:30

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: Peter Huzan,

Richmond Park Night-O results

Thanks to The Albert for hosting our race in Richmond Park this evening. And thanks to Sue Carter for planning and organizing.

Planner’s Comments

Thanks to everyone who came out to run in the first Night-O of the
season. I hope you enjoyed your runs.

It can be tricky planning on an area we use quite often. I managed to
find a few control sites we’ve not used before and put in as many legs as I could with some route choice. I hope it provided a good challenge for you.

The deer had been quite frisky in the weeks leading up to the event. One stag in particular was guarding a site I wanted to put a control on. Bellowing at me, each time I went near it. I decided to give that site a miss and put that control somewhere else. Although the deer do seem to calm down as the nights close in more quickly. I hope the deer didn’t give anyone any trouble.

And big thanks to the people who helped me with the event. Gordon,
Steve, Sarah, Paul S, Paul C and Lulu. Their help made the event run smoothly.

See you at an orienteering event again soon.

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Battersea Street-O, Tuesday 12 November

Welcome one and all to our third Street Orienteering Race! After two slightly-further-out races we return to central London, and more precisely lovely Battersea! Do join us for an evening’s racing & chat. Our meeting point this time is the Duke of Cambridge pub at 228 Battersea Bridge Road, SW11 3AA.  It’s not too far from Clapham Junction and a number of bus routes stop very close by. There’s also a Santander Cycle rack a couple of minutes’ walk away. We have a nice private area in the pub so do stay for a post-race chat & some food and drink afterwards!
LocationBattersea
AddressDuke of Cambridge, 228 Battersea Bridge Road
Latitude/longitude51.4729, -0.1659
OS grid referenceTQ275765
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap
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. The area is generally well-lit but you should wear hi-visibility clothing and you might want to bring a headlamp to make map-reading easier.
RegistrationBetween 1800 and 1930
Start TimesBetween 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. 
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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 organiser Ed Catmur on

The 39th Box Hill Fell Race

Saturday 18th January 2020 at 11.00am

Final details for race day

12 kilometres with 520m of ascent under F.R.A. rules.
Records:
53.49 (Chris Smith 2019)
62.26 (Nichola Jackson 2017)

**Entries open 00:01 Friday 1st November on SI Entries**

Last year the race sold out around 7am and is expected to sell-out in a similar time this year.

**New this year – electronic timing with splits & allocated parking**

Race Details

The race will be over the same course as 2015-2019, with the start/finish area just across the stepping stones over the River Mole, about a kilometre from the pub – possibly our shortest warm-up run ever.

RegistrationBetween 0920 and 1045
Start Time1100

Event Centre

LocationStepping Stones PH
AddressWest Humble RH5 6BS
Latitude/longitude51.2529, -0.3246
OS grid referenceTQ170517
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

The race returns to the Stepping Stones pub in West Humble Street, West Humble RH5 6BS. Grid Reference TQ170517. Collection of race numbers will be there from 9.45 and the prize giving will be around 13:30.

RUNNERS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO USE THE PUB CAR PARK AS IT IS VERY SMALL. Dedicated parking will be provided.

Boxhill & Westhumble station is only 300 metres away and the 465 bus goes along the A24.

Entries

Race numbers will not be posted in advance. Numbers can only be collected from registration on the day. Please note that under FRA rules people under 18 are not allowed to run.
Entries will cost £10.00 per runner and can only be made online at SI Entries. Entries will open on 1st November (and not a minute earlier!). The price has risen this year to reflect the extra costs of providing electronic timing and parking.

Postal entries will not be accepted.

Competitors will need to specify an emergency contact and phone number, and will be required to agree to the following statement when entering:

I accept the hazards inherent in fell running and acknowledge that I am entering and running this race at my own risk. I confirm that I am aware of the rules imposed on me by the Race Organiser and that I will comply with them. I confirm that I have read and will comply with, the FRA “Requirements for Runners”. I acknowledge and agree that I am responsible for determining whether I have the skills equipment and fitness to participate in this event. I accept that neither the Race Organiser nor the Fell Runners Association shall be liable to me for any injury, loss or damage of any nature to me or my property arising out of my participation in this race (other than in respect of death or personal injury as a result of their negligence).

The race organiser is Harold Wyber; please contact him via .

Special Details

There will be prizes for the leading runners in the usual categories (note that lady veterans have to be over 40) including a team competition with 4 to count.

The National Trust are the landowners for the vast majority of the course and they make two conditions to avoid erosion of the wonderful chalk downland the race uses:

  1. THERE IS A LIMIT OF 250 RUNNERS. We will accept more entries than this expecting some no-shows (330 in all). Note that when entries opened last year they sold out in 9 hours.
  2. RUNNERS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO WEAR SPIKES. They cause considerable erosion on steep downhill grass. Your co-operation is requested as significant damage could jeopardise future races.

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