The third race of SLOW’s 2014-15 Night-O series was held on Oxshott Common on Tuesday 3 February. The temperature was not as low as the previous evening, but there was still a light dusting of snow remaining in sheltered open areas. Ed Catmur again won the men’s race, to take the series title with two races remaining. Sue Carter was the first lady home, and leads the ladies’ competition at this stage but with others on only two races, there’s a lot still to run for.
Series results so far are available here.
Many thanks for coming to one of the more challenging areas in London. The courses were planned with the idea to tempt the experienced night-orienteers to go straight line on a number of legs while making this challenging. Looking at the results, it seems that this did provide a nice training: according to WinSplits there was only one error-free run and only two controls (13 and 15 on the long) were on the easy side and did not pose a problem for anyone. Hope you enjoyed running under full moon on a snowy heathland and hope to see you at the next Night-O!
We are very grateful to Oxshott Village Sports Club for hosting us and for the amazing dinner! The event ran so smoothly with the help of SLOW volunteers, where main credit goes to Don McKerrow, Paul Couldridge and Ed Stott.
Yellow cycling Powerbar bottle — email the organiser