Street-O: 9 November 2010

The third Street-O event of the season.

To assist with predicting numbers for map printing, please email – if you intend coming, or if you have any other queries.

Registration, Start and Finish Location

AddressYMCA Surbiton Centre, 49 Victoria Road, Surbiton
Latitude/longitude51.3913, -0.3081
OS grid referenceTQ178671
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Directions to Registration

By train:
The YMCA Centre is situated just a few minutes walk from Surbiton station. Regular trains run to Surbiton from Waterloo and Clapham Junction, and there are good bus links from Kingston, Richmond etc to Surbiton station. Come out of the main station entrance (turn left at the top of the stairs once you’ve come off the platforms) and then turn left out of the station and walk 300 metres down the high street. The YMCA is on your left just before the junction with Brighton Road.

By car:
There is very little parking on Victoria Road or Brighton Road, but free parking is available on many nearby residential roads from 6.30pm onwards – check parking exclusion signs to make sure you are parking legally.


We have been allocated a couple of large rooms for changing, where bags can also be left while you run. We have been asked not to use the YMCA gym changing room or showers (due to the small capacity of these changing facilities).

Entry Fee

£1 for SLOW members (or members of other BOF registered orienteering clubs), plus all students and juniors. £2 for non-members.


RegistrationFrom 1900 onwards
Start TimesBetween 1900 and 2000

Race Format

Usual 60-minute format. Maps will be printed on waterproof paper. 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 YMCA restaurant will be serving food between around 8.00 – 9.30 pm, put on especially for us – please support them. They are offering a bolognese pasta bake and a vegetarian pasta bake, plus a selection of salad. Additionally, the bar will be open serving drinks for from around 8.00 – 10.00 pm.


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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