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Richmond Park Night-o

The first race of South London Orienteers’ five event 2019-2020 Night-O Series takes place in Richmond Park, south-west London, on Tuesday 29th October 2019. The race centre is the The Albert, Kingston Hill.

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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 Sue Carter (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 Albert, 57 Kingston Hill, KT2 7PX. The pub serves great food and drink, and there will be the usual opportunity to revisit route choices with other runners.

LocationRichmond Park
AddressThe Albert
Latitude/longitude51.416, -0.284
OS grid referenceTQ194700
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Getting there

The pub is a 5 minute walk from Norbiton Station (SW Mainline), with buses 57, 85 & 213 stopping directly in front of the pub.

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 e-mail the organiser in advance to reserve one.

RegistrationBetween 1800 and 1920
Start TimesBetween 1815 and 1930

Richmond Park is one of the best orienteering areas inside the M25. It is the largest of the royal parks and a national nature reserve.

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: Sue Carter,

SLOW Night-O Series 2019-2020

The nights are drawing in and that means one thing – yes, the start of the SLOW Winter night orienteering series!

The series comprises 5 races from late October to late March:

  • Overall series results will be calculated, but you are welcome to run at just one or two if you like.
  • All are based at a pub.
  • All are accessible by public transport.
  • All are on Tuesdays.
  • All have start times from 18:15 to 19:30 with courses closing at 20:30, except for the March season finale (mass start).
  • All have a long course of 5 – 6 km and a short one of 2.5 – 3.0 km.
  • All use SIAC contactless punching; cards can be hired if you do have your own.

Event Schedule

The events typically take place on the last Tuesday of the month. The schedule for 2019-20 is this.

DateVenueOrganiserDetailsResults
29 October 2019Richmond ParkSue CarterDetails
26 November 2019Wimbledon CommonPeter Huzan
28 January 2020Barnes CommonDon McKerrow
25 February 2020Wimbledon CommonDave Wright
24 March 2020Richmond ParkDuncan Grassie

Full details on each event are posted here on the SLOW website a couple of weeks before the event. If you would like to contact any of the organisers, please email the series coordinator Steven Clelland at to be put in touch.

The entry fee is £3 for SLOW members, students and juniors; £5 for others. The races use both SIAC contactless and SI electronic punching; SIAC cards are available to hire for those who do not have their own. A small number of headlamps are also available to borrow for free but you need to e-mail the organiser in advance of each race to reserve one.

Series Results

League series points are scored at each event, with 100 for the winner, 99 for 2nd place, 98 for 3rd, down to 1 point for everyone who finishes 100th place or lower. The organiser of the event scores points equal their best at any other race in the season. Men and women are included in the same combined results table for each race, and overall, but women’s positions will be highlighted in the results.

The overall results will be based on your best three scores in the series, and there will be prizes for the leading man and leading woman over the series. In the event of a tie, head-to-head results will be used.

Results of the 2018-2019 Night Series.

Night Series Final Tables

Here are the final tables for the 2018/19 night series. Many thanks to Don McKerrow for co-ordinating, and the organisers/planners: Steve Clelland, Duncan Grassie, Peter Huzan, Sue Carter and Di & Alan Leakey.

Congratulations to the series winners.

Long

  1. Paul Couldridge
  2. Adam Conway
  3. (equal) Murray Strain, Matthias Mahr

Short

  1. Tomas Trhlik
  2. Aimee Darley
  3. Dave Wright

Richmond Park Night-O

A lovely dry, still and quite warm evening for the last race of this night terrain series. Thanks to Steve Clelland for organising and planning, the Albert for hosting us, and Richmond Park for permission. Welcome to several newcomers, we hope you enjoyed the evening.

Thanks also to series co-ordinator Don McKerrow.

Organiser/Planner Steve Clelland:

The night series season finale is one of my favourite races of the year. I hope you enjoyed competing as much as I did planning.  
In case it wasn’t obvious on the night, there were 4 variations of the Long course, with all of them having the same legs, albeit in different orders. 

The Short course didn’t have any variations as I didn’t feel it was practical without making it excessively long. I hope you enjoyed the excitement of the pure head to head racing!

Huge thanks for helping on the night to Gordon, Don, Sarah, Paul, Vinh, Abi & Pete.

Do please add your route on routegadget, and enjoy replaying the races.

Richmond Park Night-O

The final race of South London Orienteers’ five event 2018-19 Night-O Series is on Tuesday 26th March in Richmond Park. The open and runnable parkland is perfect for fast and furious head-to-head racing.

Two non-standard map symbols are used: brown cross – dead (standing) tree, green cross – root-stock

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Facebook Event Link

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

Race Centre

The race centre is The Albert Pub on Kingston Hill, KT2 7PX. This is a five minute walk from Norbiton Station, and also numerous buses pass – it is the Queens Road Kingston Hospital stop.

LocationRichmond Park
AddressThe Albert, KT2 7PX
Latitude/longitude51.416, -0.284
OS grid referenceTQ194700
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

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 for £1 if you do not have your own. A small number of headlamps are also available to borrow free of charge but you need to e-mail the organiser in advance to reserve one.

RegistrationBetween 1800 and 1900
Start Time1920

These courses are offered:

  • Long: 6km – mass start at 7.20pm
  • Short: 3km – mass start at 7.25pm

The start is 700m / 5 min slow jog from The Albert. Competitors should aim to arrive at least 5 minutes before the scheduled start times.

All competitors take part at their own risk.

Results will be available on the SLOW website shortly after.

Organiser/Planner: Steve Clelland

Wimbledon Common Night-O Results

For last month’s night event it snowed whilst controls were put out. This month we had the hottest ever February day.

Organiser/Planner Sue Carter:

We had a better than expected turn out. Thanks to those who helped us out by recycling their maps at the end of course. If you would like a pdf of your course, please let me know and I will send you one. You can also upload your route on Routegadget, record where you went and see where others went too.

https://www.slow.routegadget.co.uk/rg2/

Thanks to helpers on the night: Don, Gordon, Steve, Ed and Pete. It’s
your help that keeps these events going.

Please accept my apologies for the misplacement of Control-3 (163). I will learn from my mistake placing it and it won’t happen again. I hope it didn’t detract from anyone’s enjoyment too much.