Balham Street-O, Wednesday 11 January

The fifth race in SLOW’s 2016-17 Street-O series will be held on Wednesday 11 January 2017 in Balham, South London. This event will use electronic timing for the start and finish – please bring your SI card if you have one.

Note the unusual Wednesday date for this race!

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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. If you are not on Facebook, please let the organiser below know you are coming so that the correct number of maps are printed.

Race HQ

The race will be based at The Regent in Balham. The pub is 2 minutes from Balham station and serves food and drink so please stay afterwards and socialise.

AddressThe Regent, 21 Chestnut Grove
Latitude/longitude51.444, -0.1537
OS grid referenceTQ284732
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Getting There

The Regent is a 2 minute walk from Balham station in South London. Balham is on the Northern Line tube as well as on the mainline from Victoria station (15 minutes).

Race Details

Entry fee is £1 for SLOW members, students and juniors; £2 for others.

RegistrationBetween 1815 and 1930
Start TimesBetween 1830 and 1930

The Street-O format has clues located at various points on a map. You have 60 minutes to visit as many of these as possible, in any order, and return to the finish. This guide provides general information about street orienteering.

Don’t forget to bring a pen to write down your answers to the clues as you go around, an SI card if you have one, and a watch so that you aren’t late back! You may find a torch/head-torch and compass useful too, although many don’t take one.

All competitors take part at their own risk. You MUST be over 16 to take part in this event, unless you are accompanied by a parent or guardian. This is a condition of our insurance.

Results will be available on the SLOW website shortly after the event. Check the 2016-17 series page for more information.

Organisers: Nick Raper. For queries please email or use facebook.