Richmond Street-O, Tuesday 7 December

Join us for the third street orienteering race of the 2021-22 series being held in leafy Richmond. Beginners are very welcome.

If you plan on coming, please fill in the Google Forms!

Race HQ

Our venue is The Lass O’Richmond Hill pub at the top of Richmond Hill, so expect some climb to be involved in the course! Just nearby you will see wonderful views of Petersham Meadows and the River Thames from Richmond Hill, a landscape view which is protected by an Act of Parliament and has been the subject of a number of Turner paintings.

The pub is a 20-25 min walk from Richmond station (National Rail, District Line, London Overground) or ~25min walk from North Sheen station (National Rail). You can leave your bags in the pub (items left at your own risk).

The Lass has a wide selection of food and drink- perfect for an after race meal. Do stay for some post-race chat & some food and drink!

LocationRichmond
AddressLass O Richmond Hill, 8 Queen\\
Latitude/longitude51.4523, -0.2955
OS grid referenceTQ185740
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Race Details

Entry fee is £2 for SLOW and LOK members, students and juniors and £4 for others. You will get a specially produced street map showing the control points you need to find.

You’ll need to bring running gear and your phone with MapRun6 app installed (or Garmin watch with MapRun6 – MapRunG link set up). A watch will be useful to keep within the time limit (so that you don’t have to keep checking your phone). As it will be dark, it is worth wearing hi-visibility clothing and bringing a headtorch to make map-reading easier.

Like all our Street-Os, this a public race – all are welcome. You will need fill in the Google Form. Please aim to do this before the day so we can print the correct number of maps. You’ll just need to pay on the day.

RegistrationBetween 1815 and 1915
Start TimesBetween 1815 and 1930

Format

We’ll be using the same ‘score’ format as previous years, where you have 60 minutes to collect as many points as possible. Using the map provided, find controls in whichever order you like, collecting 10 points for each control starting with a 1, 20 points for each starting with a 2 and so on. If you’re late, the penalty is 30-points per minute (or part minute) late.

1. If you haven’t already, please install MapRun6 on your phone.

Important note: We will be using MapRun6 for this event. If you have not done so already, please install MapRun6 / upgrade from MapRunF. Once installed, you need to enter a small amount of personal information – name and so on – to identify yourself in the results system. MapRun6 has enhanced responsiveness in getting an initial GPS fix and getting the best possible tracking throughout the run compared with MapRunF, and also has some new event set-up options for the organisers.

2. Download the race from UK > South London > StreetO > Richmond Dec21. If you’d like to run with a Garmin watch instead of your phone, follow these instructions as well.

3. On the day at the start, the start official will give you the map, clue sheet and event PIN. Press ‘Go To Start’ in the app. When you are ready to start, enter the PIN.

4. Once the app starts the time, find controls in whichever order you like (your phone should vibrate and beep each time).

5. Make sure you’re back within 60 minutes to avoid a 30-point penalty per minute (or part minute) late.

6. You must report back to the registration desk after you’ve finished, otherwise we’ll have to phone you or your emergency contact.

Important note: Do not run past the start/finish (at the pub) partway around your course (unless actually finishing), because the App will assume you’ve finished and stop your time.

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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 the SLOW Facebook or email the organiser Tom Sharpe on