Street-O: 8 February 2011

The sixth Street-O race of the season takes place in Clerkenwell. This area fits between LOK’s West End map and SLOW’s street map of the City of London. In the south the area covers Lincoln’s Inn Fields and the surrounding maze of small roads and to the north the area covers Clerkenwell and Finsbury.

Please RSVP to the event on Facebook to let us know you are coming – you can also see who else is coming here and post queries. Like all our street-Os, this a public race – all are welcome.

If you are not on Facebook, please let the organiser know you are coming, at . It is important we know if you are coming, so that the correct number maps are printed.

Registration, Start and Finish Location

AddressSir Christopher Hatton, 4 Leather Lane, Holborn Circus
Latitude/longitude51.5181, -0.1088
OS grid referenceTQ313816
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Directions to Registration

The pub is on 4 Leather Lane, a wide pedestrianised alley which is just west of Holborn Circus. We will be downstairs.

Nearest tube stations are Chancery Lane and Farringdon. Nearest overground station is the City Thameslink Rail station, a five minute walk away, and many of the other major London overground stations are all within 20 minutes of the location. Bus numbers 17, 45, 46, 341, 25, 521, 8 and 242 all stop on High Holborn next to the junction with Leather Lane.

Entry Fee

£1 for SLOW members and members of other BOF-registered orienteering clubs, students and juniors, £2 for non-members.


RegistrationBetween 1830 and 2000
Start TimesBetween 1830 and 2000

Turn up and go when you’re ready.

Race Format

The normal Street O format; you have 60 minutes to visit as many controls as possible, in any order, and return to the finish. Don’t forget to bring a pen to write down your answers to the clues as you go around, and a watch (both essential!). All clues will be visible under street lights (you may find it helpful to have a small torch or mini headlamp, but certainly not required). General information about street orienteering.


Fluorescent clothing is recommended for safety. As with all Street-O races, you will need to cross roads with traffic during the race, some of which may be busy – take extreme care when crossing all roads. All competitors take part at their own risk. YOU MUST REPORT BACK TO THE FINISH AFTER YOUR RUN (EVEN IF YOU DECIDE TO GIVE UP) SO THAT WE DO NOT GO OUT LOOKING FOR YOU!


The pub’s speciality is sausages. Full details. Food is served at the pub until 10pm and the bar stays open until 11:30pm – so there will be plenty of time to feed and water yourself after the race!


Results will be available on the SLOW website shortly after the event, along with overall results for the Street-O series so far.

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