Deptford & New Cross Street-O, Tuesday 10 September

The first Street-O race of the 2013-14 series takes place on Tuesday 10 September in Deptford and New Cross. This event will use electronic timing for the start and finish – please bring your SI card if you have one.

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Like all our Street-Os, this a public race – all are welcome. Please RSVP to the event via Facebook (link above) 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 Eoin O’Callaghan know you are coming so that the correct number of maps are printed.

Race centre

The race will be based at the Royal Albert at 460 New Cross Road, SE14 6TJ. Food and drink will be available at the pub afterwards, alongside plenty of post-race analysis!

AddressThe Royal Albert, 460 New Cross Road
Latitude/longitude51.4745, -0.0286
OS grid referenceTQ370769
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Getting there

Several options are available:

  1. The pub is equi-distant from Deptford and New Cross mainline station. Direct trains run from Cannon Street and London Bridge every 10 minutes, taking less than 10 minutes.
  2. London Overground stations at New Cross and New Cross Gate are both within 10 minutes walk of the pub.
  3. The nearest DLR station is Deptford Bridge, about three minutes away.
  4. Buses 53, 177, 225 and 453 stop on New Cross Road close to the pub.

Parking is restricted and very limited in the streets near the pub – we recommend using public transport.

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, and a watch. Sunset will be 7.25pm, so later runners will probably benefit from a headtorch. The map is 1:10,000.

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.

Organiser/Planner: Eoin O’Callaghan,