Wimbledon Common Night Orienteering, Tuesday 22nd February – South London Orienteers

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The fourth race of South London Orienteers’ five event 2021-2022 night series takes place on Wimbledon Common and Putney Heath, south-west London, on Tuesday 22nd November 2022.

Race Center

The race will be based at The Telegraph. , SW15 3TU. The pub serves great food and drink, and there will be the usual opportunity to revisit route choices with other runners. Kit can be left while you run (at you own risk).

Note that due to online entry (see below), you do not need to come the Telegraph before your run if you choose – you can go directly to the start. However you must come back to the pub to download.

Whistles are – they can be borrowed (mandatory collect from The Telegraph).

Location Wimbledon Common
Address The Telegraph, SW15 3TU
Latitude/longitude 51.4489, -0.2269
OS grid reference TQ233737
Maps Google Maps, OpenStreetMap

Getting There

The Telegraph is in the middle of Putney Heath and there is plenty of parking available on nearby roads. Several bus routes go to “Putney Heath Green Man” which is about 500m from The Telegraph. Route 424 passes the Telegraph, although this is not particularly frequent. See TFL website for details.

Race Details & Entry

Registration and entry is online only at SiEntries. All entries, including on the day, will be online. Entries will stay open until 19:25 on the day of the event subject to map availability.

The entry fee is £5 for SLOW members*, students and juniors; £7 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 for £2. 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.

*If you are not yet a member, now is the perfect time to join or renew for 2022! Please see our ‘Join Us’ page for more details.

Start Times Between 1815 and 1930

Courses close 20:30

Wimbledon Common and Putney Heath offer varied and relatively technical terrain.

These courses are offered:

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

All competitors take part at their own risk. Adequate clothing should be worn for the conditions. Full leg cover is strongly recommended.

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

Helping on the Night

This event can’t happen without volunteer effort on the night. If you can lend a hand on the start, or with collecting controls, it is greatly appreciated – please get in touch with Pete. Everyone who helps will be able to run.

Organizer/Planner: pete huzan,

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