SLOW Athletes at European Trail-O Championships


In addition to Ralph’s achievements in the main Championships, SLOW are also well represented in Great Britain team at the European Trail-O Championships, taking place in Portugal until Wednesday. Our British Champion Sarah-Jane Gaffney is joined by Peter Huzan, Charles Bromley-Gardner and honorary member Nick Barrable. Also Remo Madella is in the Italian team.

In Sunday’s qualifying TempO competition, Charles was the only one of the British team to make it through to the final.

Twickenham Street-O results

Here are the Results from the Street-O held in Twickenham on Tuesday 8 April 2014, along with the updated overall series results.

Planner’s comments

Thanks to the 60-odd people who made the trip out to the suburb of Twickenham for it’s second Street-O.

For clarity, I omitted the railways from the map (as did Dan in 2010), and, wanting to include Twickenham stadium, encouraged participants to only cross the A316 at the 4 permitted crossings by locating controls at each. The 1:12500 scale and the indirect routes between some of the more-distant controls caught out some people adopting a simple big-loop strategy, as was intended.

There were a couple of (inevitable?) problems. The issued maps did not include my additions so apologies, particularly to those who thought they would never escape from Twickenham stadium car-park! Also, despite all controls having been checked in the preceding week, the multi-storey car-park caused more stair-climbing (& curses) than even I intended.

Many thanks to Don, Paul C, Carole, Nick and Fran for their invaluable help.

Dave Wright

Park Race Series 2014

Provisional dates for 2014 series


With the good weather starting to show itself and the end of the Street O series creeping ever closer, I thought it was bout time to release the provisional dates for this years series and locations.

5th June – Valentines Park (Chig)

11th June – Crystal Palace (DFOK) – New map!

17th June – Imperial (SLOW)

24th June – Roehampton (SLOW)

1st July – Mile End (SLOW)

8th July – Greenwich (DFOK)

16th July – Morden Park (MV)

22nd July – Northala Fields (SLOW) – New Map!

29th July – Peckham Rye (SLOW)

19th August – Brockwell Park (SLOW)

26th August – Bishops Park (SLOW)

Plus more to be announced from LOK soon

So don your shoes and look forward to an exciting season coming up


Dan Findlay-Robinson


Twickenham Street-O, Tuesday 8 April

The penultimate Street-O race of the 2013-14 series takes place on Tuesday 8 April 2014 in Twickenham. This event will use electronic timing for the start and finish – please bring your SI card if you have one.

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Like all our Street-Os, this a public race – 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 here and post queries. If you are not on Facebook, please let the organisers below know you are coming so that the correct number of maps are printed.

Race centre

The race will be based at The Albany pub at 1 Queens Road, Twickenham TW1 4EZ. Good food and drink will be available at the pub afterwards, alongside plenty of post-race analysis!

AddressThe Albany, 1 Queens Road, Twickenham TW1 4EZ
Latitude/longitude51.4488, -0.3322
OS grid referenceTQ160735
MapsGoogle Maps, Ordnance Survey, OpenStreetMap

Getting there

The pub is less than 5 minutes walk south west from Twickenham railway station which has at least 5 trains an hour from Waterloo. Before Twickenham all these trains call at Richmond, the terminus of the District and North London lines.

Race Details

Entry fee is £1 for SLOW members, students and juniors; £2 for others.

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, and a watch. We would recommend a all runners carry a torch or headtorch. The map is 1:12,500 scale and omits the railways, not to confuse you but rather to avoid obscuring useful detail. A map with the railways shown will be available at the start.

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.

Organiser/Planner: Dave Wright

Photo by Maxwell Hamilton.

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