It was great to see more than 100 people at our Wimbledon Street-O last night, including loads of newcomers. And weren’t we all lucky with the weather! I hope you enjoyed your time and will join us for future races including our Barnes Night-O in two weeks and the next Street-O in February.
Here are the Final Results for the race, which was very ably organised by first-time duo Marc and Natalia. Marc says: “Thanks to everyone for coming by and making this the race the one with the biggest attendance of this Street series events. The foxes were scared about how many people were running and looking for different points in Wimbledon. Some of you were impressed with how gorgeous some houses were and tested your physical conditions after Christmas on the hills of Wimbledon Village. On the other hand, the orienteers who picked the South Wimbledon area found the streets so quiet, including the cemetery. We hope to see you again and encouraged the newcomers to join us in further events. Moltes gràcies!”
Any results queries to please and I’ll be posting updated Series Results by the weekend.
The third race of South London Orienteers’ five event 2019-2020 Night-O Series takes place on Barnes Common, south-west London, on Tuesday 28th January 2020. The race centre is The Spencer, conveniently located right on the edge of the Common.
The Night-O series are public races – 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 and post questions. If you are not on Facebook, please let the organiser Don McKerrow (email details at bottom of this post) know you are coming so that the correct number of maps are printed.
The race will be based at The Spencer on Lower Richmond Road, SW15 1HJ. The pub serves great food and drink, and there will be the usual opportunity to revisit route choices with other runners.
The pub is a 13 minute walk from Barnes station, and under 20 minutes walk from Putney and Putney Bridge stations. Bus routes 22, 265 & 378 pass the pub, stop ‘Commondale’.
The entry fee is £5, or £3 for SLOW members, students and juniors. The race will use SIAC contactless punching. SIAC cards are available to hire if you do not have your own. A small number of headlamps are also available to borrow free of charge but you need to email the organiser in advance to reserve one.
Between 1745 and 1925
Between 1800 and 1930
Courses close 20:30
These courses are offered:
Long: approximately 5km, quite challenging
Short: approximately 2.5km, quite challenging
The Long course will have two, timed out, road crossings so is not suitable for under-16’s. The Short course has no road crossings so is suitable for all.
All competitors take part at their own risk.
Results will be available on the SLOW website shortly after the event.
We have 6 events scheduled for 2020, our sixth MBO Score series, with planners lined up to test your navigation and time keeping skills! Held mainly on Sunday mornings throughout the year, these are 2 or 3 hour Mountain Bike Orienteering events run using the MBO Score format. Events are run by SLOW and London & South East Adventure Racers in affiliation with the BMBO.
Riders are encouraged to enter in advance on the BMBO website, all riders will need a BMBO account:
Adult Day Rider – free
Adult Full Member – £8
Under 21s Full Member – free
Membership will lapse at the end of each calendar year and will need to be renewed as either a Day Rider or Full Membership. Under 21 accounts may take a few days to be activated.
Results from 3 hour SLOW events for BMBO full members will be included in the BMBO national league.
Your age class for ALL 2020 events is your age on 31st Dec 2020.
If you have your own dibber, please add the number in your BMBO account.
Solos E-Bike Y18 = Youth 15, 16 or 17 M21/W21 = Open, 18 to 39 M40/W40 = 40 to 49 M50/W50 = 50 to 59 M60/W60 = 60 to 69 M70/W70 = 70+
Pairs E-Bike Y18 = Youth 15, 16 or 17 M21/W21 = Open, combined age 34* to 79 (* minimum 17+) M40/W40 = combined age 80 to 99 M50/W50 = combined age 100 to 119 M60/W60 = combined age 120+ GEN = Generation (Junior 12-14 / Youth 15-17 accompanied at all times by Adult 18+)
Mixed Pairs E-Bike MIX21 = combined age 34* to 79 (* minimum 17+) MIX40 = combined age 80 to 99 MIX50 = combined age 100 to 119 MIX60 = combined age 120+ GEN = Generation (Junior 12-14 / Youth 15-17 accompanied at all times by Adult 18+)
Teams of 3+ GEN = Generation (enter online in a suitable combination of pairs and solos)
Small Area Format (SAF)
Events will usually include a choice of 2 courses, 3 or 2 hours. Both options will use the same map and checkpoints but the 3 hour one may be run as a Small Area Format (SAF) course.
For SAF, the checkpoints will be coloured red and blue, you choose which colour to start on and collect as many of that colour as you wish until you swap to the other colour. Once you’ve swapped you can’t revert back to the original colour. Points will be evenly split between the colours. For the 2 hour course the colour has no significance and you can visit the checkpoints in any order.