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Northfields Street-O, Tuesday 10 December

Welcome one and all to our last Street Orienteering Race of 2019! Do join us for a pre-Christmas run around the streets of Brentford and Ealing (silly hats and mince pies optional.)  Our meeting point this time is The Forester pub at 2 Leighton Road, West Ealing, London W13 9EP. It’s about 800m from each of Northfields station (on the Piccadilly Line) and West Ealing train station. Additionally, buses E2 and E3 stop nearby.
LocationNorthfields
Address2 Leighton Road, West Ealing, London W13 9EP
Latitude/longitude51.5062, -0.3204
OS grid referenceTQ167799
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap
Entry is £3 for SLOW and LOK members, students and juniors and £4 for others. This includes a hire chip card to record your time, or if you have your own you get a £1 discount. As it will be dark, you should wear hi-visibility clothing and you might want to bring a headlamp to make map-reading easier.
RegistrationBetween 1800 and 1915
Start TimesBetween 1815 and 1930
Like all our Street-Os, this a public race – all are welcome. Please RSVP to the event via Facebook to let us know you are coming – you can also see who else is coming here and post queries. 
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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 Facebook or email the organiser Ralph Dadswell on

Wimbledon Common Night-O

The second race of South London Orienteers’ five event 2019-2020 Night-O Series takes place on Wimbledon Common, south-west London, on Tuesday 26th November 2019. The race centre is the Hand in Hand  a low-ceilinged 19th century cottage on the edge of the Common.

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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 Peter Huzan (email details at bottom of this post) know you are coming  so that the correct number of maps are printed.

Race Centre

The race will be based at The Hand in Hand on Crooked Billet, SW19 4RQ. The pub serves great food and drink, and there will be the usual opportunity to revisit route choices with other runners.

LocationWimbledon Common
AddressHand in Hand, SW19 4RQ
Latitude/longitude51.4215, -0.227
OS grid referenceTQ234707
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Getting there

The pub is a 15 minute walk from Wimbledon Station (SW Mainline and Underground).

Race Details

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.

RegistrationBetween 1800 and 1925
Start TimesBetween 1830 and 1930

Courses close 20:30

These courses are offered:

  • Long: approximately 5km, quite challenging
  • Short: approximately 2.5km, quite challenging

All competitors take part at their own risk.

Results will be available on the SLOW website shortly after the event.

Organiser/Planner: Peter Huzan,

Hankley Common

Update – 21st November.

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Sorry, under the terms of our licence for land use, this is a NO DOGS event.

The Entry List is at SI Entries

For this year’s OK Nuts Trophy we’re returning to Hankley Common, South-West Surrey. It’s a contoured, fast, runnable forest (mixed woodland) with open heathland that has been used for the OK Nuts several times previously, although it has not been used recently. The most recent map on our Routegadget site is from 2011.



The map has been extensively revised for this event by Dave Peel, and incorporates Lidar data.

The races are the 2019 South-East Long Distance Championships.

The event is also hosting the Royal Logistics Corps Championships.

There’s the full range of South-East league courses – twelve of them from very long (over 12km) and technical through to short and only modestly technical – we hope there’s a suitable challenge for everyone from newcomer to expert and all the family.

And as you may know the land is the historic site of James Bond’s family home, Skyfall Lodge. See, for example, https://www.flickr.com/photos/vauxhalluk/6987773697/in/dateposted/

Hankley has been much used for filming: this year it has been used for the forthcoming films “1917”(Sam Mendes) and “Black Widow” (Cate Shortland).

Another historic feature on the land is a section of “Atlantic Wall”, constructed over 75 years ago for training for Operation Overlord, the Allied invasion of France in 1944.

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Part of an Orienteering Weekend

This event is part of the STIR UP WEEKEND. If you like you can run three events in good technical terrain over one weekend of orienteering:

  • Saturday Daytime – 23rd November; Regional Event & South Central Orienteering League #5, Pamber Forest, Basingstoke Andover District Orienteers
  • Saturday Night – 23rd November; South-East Night Champs, Squerryes Estate, Dartford Orienteers
  • Sunday Daytime – 24th November; NationalEvent & South-East League, Hankley Common, South London Orienteers

Each race is entered separately: for the other races please see the websites of BADO and DFOK respectively.

Race Centre

Assembly is adjacent to the car park. Unfortunately public transport is absent from the vicinity: nearest stations are Farnham (5 miles), Milford (7 miles) and Godalming (8 miles.)

British & Continental Catering (Tom’s) and Ultrasport will be present in assembly.

Race Details

SI punching – controls will be enabled for SI Air punching.

LocationHankley Common
Address
Latitude/longitude51.158, -0.721
OS grid referenceSU895406
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap
Start TimesBetween 1000 and 1200
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Courses

You are welcome to enter your any course.

Description of what the colours mean on the Berkshire Orienteers’ website.

The chart below matches age classes to courses for the south-east league and long distance championships (please see South-East Orienteering Association competition reference).

Fees

Entries are open at SiEntries. Runners with their own SI card £15. Discounts for British Orienteering members, students and juniors and a bit extra if you need to hire a timing card. Please enter by the end of Sunday 17th November when entries will close.

Risks, Use of Your Information

All competitors take part at their own risk.

Entries and results will be processed by computer, your entry will be taken as agreement to this. The competition is run under the rules and guidelines of, and sanctioned by, British Orienteering.

Results will be published on the SLOW website, and then on the British Orienteering website, after the race.

Organiser: Steph Moss (please contact via )
Planner: Simon Moss