The 38th Box Hill Fell race took place on Saturday 19th January 2019. Thanks to organiser Harold Wyber and the team of volunteer helpers.
Update Monday 21st 10:45am – Sorry, we correct the results.
The Fabian4 entry form allowed people to enter as M45, M55, etc. but there were no prize categories for these. They should therefore have been re-categorised as M40, M50, etc but it was all quite rushed this year and that manual change fell through the cracks, sorry. We have now done this and it affects the summary results.
· Jean Shotter becomes the 3rd placed W50.
· Andrew Reeves becomes the 3rd placed M40.
· Natasha Cendrowicz becomes the leading W40 pushing the previously reported 1st & 2nd runners down one place.
Here are the Race Results and Series Results from last night’s Street Orienteering Race in Ealing. Over 75 runners enjoyed Keith’s great courses in a new area for orienteering!
It was a tight fight at the top of the Men’s race with experienced orienteers Nick Barrable, Ed Catmur and (making a cameo appearance) Murray Strain the top 3. Vinh Hoang was top woman, followed by Charlotte Levin and Camilla Brueton.
I hope you can join us at the next Street O, organised on 12 February in Kentish Town courtesy of our friends at London OK.
Thanks to organisers Todd Fallesen and Tessa Bertran for taking us into a new part of London – West Hampstead. Todd comments: “Thanks everyone for making it up to West Hampstead for what we hoped was a challenging Street-O. Thanks to Tatia Englemore, Gemma Williams and Katherine Gibbs for helping with the start/finish. We hope everyone had a good run. We tried for a new trick, cutting down on the 40’s and putting out 4 50 point controls to try to draw people a little bit further out, and it seemed to work, though a few people got caught out trying to squeeze a last minute control in. We noticed quite a few people got number 34 wrong, the sign at the top of the path was different by one word (and colour) from the control point. Interestingly, the Southwest and the Northeast quadrants of the map had the same amount of points, though most people went to the Northeast. The Southwest points were a bit more spread out, and the Northeast points were a bit more hilly. ”
This was the last SLOW race before Christmas, but we start again soon after the New Year on the 8th of January in another new part of London – Ealing. See the details here and I hope to see many of you there.
Thanks for braving the weather. Thanks also to Don, Gordon, Paul C, Sue, Duncan & Paul S for helping. Please volunteer to help at the next ones if you can. I wanted to use the south-west corner for a change given we had the southern start. I tried to have the short course relatively easy to start then getting a bit harder in the middle. For the long course the middle loop was quite challenging. Well done for being up to it.
Pete ( Pete Huzan, organiser/planner )
I have one green bag left in the pub with a black thermal, gloves etc in it. It looks like it could be a military bag of some sort. If it’s yours please contact Don ( )
The 2018 OK Nuts Trophy Races took place on November 25th, in conjunction with the Southern Championships, at Hindhead Common & The Devil’s Punch Bowl.
The event was a Southern Navigators / South London Orienteers collaboration.
Courses were tough, at the upper end of the length range and with more than usual climb, testing both physical endurance and navigation and route choice in the terrain.
(Pictures are from this year’s British Championships races at Balmoral, credit: On The Red Line.)
The OK Nuts Trophy was won by Ben Mitchell of Swansea Bay Orienteering Club who ran the M21E course in 108 minutes. The Heather Monro Trophy was won by Megan Carter-Davies of Mid-Wales Orienteering Club who ran the W21E course in 86 minutes. There were 700 runners in all.
The junior trophy was awarded to Lyra Medlock of Wessex Orienteers.
On the longest course for each age group the first runner from the three southern associations becomes Southern Champion 2018. In the open classes the champions are William White and Lucy Butt, both of the Salisbury Club SARUM.
From SLOW, Matthias Mahr (M40), Lyudmila Gotseva (W45), and Olin Davies (M16) are Southern Champions for 2018.
Mark Humphrey won the event, visiting most controls and judging it well to come in with 90 seconds spare against the two hour time limit. Sid Hardy was second and Tom Davies third. The leading solo woman was Catherine Osborn, who judged it even more finely coming in with less than 30 seconds before the limit.