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West Hampstead Street-O results

Here are the Race Results from last night and the Series Results after round 4 (with minor updates.)

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.

Matthias Mahr, Street O coordinator

West Hampstead Street-O, Tuesday 11 December

The fourth race of the 2018-19 season of evening street orienteering races around London will be held in West Hampstead, north-west London. A great opportunity to visit a new part of London you might not have been to!

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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. If you are not on Facebook, please let the organiser below know you are coming so that the correct number of maps are printed.

This event will use electronic timing for the start and finish – please bring your SI card if you have one, or we’ll lend you one on the night!

Race HQ

The race will be based at The Alliance in West Hampstead. Please do stay after the race for a drink, a bite to eat and to compare routes with your friends

LocationWest Hampstead
AddressThe Alliance, 40-42 Mill Lane, London NW6 1NR
Latitude/longitude51.5511, -0.2011
OS grid referenceTQ248851
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Getting There

The Alliance  is at 40-42 Mill Lane, London NW6 1NR. It’s about a 10-15 minute walk from West Hampstead Station (Jubilee-Overground-Thameslink) and there’s a bus from the station that stops just in front of the pub (C11).

Race Details

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.

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, an SI card if you have one, and a watch so that you aren’t late back! You may find a torch/head-torch and compass useful too and hi-vis clothing would be sensible.

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. Check the 2018-19 series page for more information.

Organiser/Planner: Tessa Bertran and Todd Fallesen,

Ealing Street-O, Tuesday 8 January 2019

The fifth race of the 2018-19 season of evening street orienteering races around London will be held in Ealing (West London), This is a new area and a great opportunity to get start your 2019 orienteering.

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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. If you are not on Facebook, please let the organiser below know you are coming so that the correct number of maps are printed.

This event will use electronic timing for the start and finish – please bring your SI card if you have one, or we’ll lend you one on the night!

Race HQ

The race will be based at The Castle Inn in Ealing. Please do stay after the race for a drink, a bite to eat and to compare routes with your friends

LocationEaling
AddressThe Castle Inn, 36 St. Mary's Road
Latitude/longitude51.5062, -0.3055
OS grid referenceTQ177799
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Getting There

The Castle Inn is at 36 St. Mary’s Road, Ealing, London, W5 5EU. It’s about halfway between Ealing Broadway mainline train station (for trains from Paddington) and South Ealing tube station (Piccadilly Line). The 65 bus stops right outside the door and connects both of these stations as well as continuing onto Richmond and Kingston.

Race Details

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.

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, an SI card if you have one, and a watch so that you aren’t late back! You may find a torch/head-torch and compass useful too and hi-vis clothing would be sensible.

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. Check the 2018-19 series page for more information.

Organiser/Planner: Keith Davies

Teddington Street-O Results

*Update 17/11 – Series Results added*

Last night saw the third race in our Street Orienteering Series, courtesy of Dave Wright and Fran Kenden. You can find the Race Results and Series Results (after 3 races).

Dave says: “I hope you enjoyed your visit to the various corners of Teddington, and, for some of you, Ham as well.  I only expected about 60 entries but in fact there were 82, with a total of 96 participants (due to pairing).

My plan was always to tempt faster runners to cross the river to Ham but for clearing the course on the Teddington side to in fact be the better strategy.  Pleasingly the winner, Steve Clelland, did not venture over to Ham. An additional planning issue was to ensure that those with local knowledge would not gain by venturing off the map to cross the river at Kingston Bridge.  I’d discounted the possibility, mentioned by one participant, of swimming across!

Thank you to Nick, Alan and Fran for their invaluable assistance.”

Our next race will be on the other side of the river in West Hampstead on Tuesday 11 December and details will be available shortly.

Matthias Mahr, Street-O coordinator

London Bridge Street-O Results

Thank you to our friends at London Orienteering Klubb for organising a great Street-O around London Bridge (familiar to many from this year’s City Race)!

I’m sure many of you will have already seen the Results which include a SLOW 1-2-3 led by Ed Catmur. SLOW also had the fastest woman with Vinh Hoang (organiser of September’s race) taking the title.

Series Results will be published after Race 3 in Teddington on 13 November – hope to see many of you there.

Matthias Mahr, Street-O coordinator

Teddington Street-O, Tuesday 13 November

The third race of the 2018-19 season of evening street orienteering races around London will be held in lovely Teddington on Tuesday 13 November – our return to this area after 5 years away!

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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. If you are not on Facebook, please let the organiser below know you are coming so that the correct number of maps are printed.

This event will use electronic timing for the start and finish – please bring your SI card if you have one, or we’ll lend you one on the night!

Race HQ

The race will be based at The Park Hotel close to Teddington railway station. Please do stay after the race for a drink, a bite to eat and to compare routes with your friends

LocationTeddington
Address19 Park Road, Teddington, Middlesex TW11 0AB
Latitude/longitude51.4253, -0.3347
OS grid referenceTQ159709
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Getting There

The Park Hotel is at 19 Park Road, Teddington, Middlesex TW11 0AB. It is 150m from Teddington railway station which is on the Waterloo-Richmond-Kingston-Wimbledon-Waterloo loop.

Various bus routes (eg 33, R64, X26, 281, 285) also pass close to the pub. See www.tfl.gov.uk for further details. Trains to Teddington take 20 minutes from Wimbledon (every 15 mins) or 11 minutes from Richmond (every half-hour).

Race Details

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.

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, an SI card if you have one, and a watch so that you aren’t late back! You may find a torch/head-torch and compass useful too and hi-vis clothing would be sensible.

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. Check the 2018-19 series page for more information.

Organiser/Planner: Dave Wright

West Norwood Street-O Results

Here are the Results from the first Street Orienteering race of the season held last night around West Norwood.

Many thanks to Vinh-Phuong Hoang for planning one of the most fiendish courses of the last few years, keeping runners on their toes the entire time! In the end, James Fraser won by a whisker with the first 5 men separated by only 16 points, while Rebecca Dal Bon was top woman.

Vinh says: “I wanted to bring people to an area which we haven’t orienteered at much before. Hopefully people liked it. I planned the course to force people to run up as many hills as possible and hopefully people were compensated with good views as a result, particularly over Central London. Many thanks to everyone who helped out and the pub for having us. We had a few new faces today- perhaps we’ll see you at the next races too.”

Vinh will bring uncollected maps to the next race, organised by our friends at London Orienteering Klubb around London Bridge on Tuesday 9 October (details to follow). There is also lost property of one male black belt, which you can claim by emailing me as below.

Matthias Mahr, Street-O coordinator