Thursday Training:There will probably be normal training this Thursday (30 April).
Training starts at 1845 sharp from the Royal Free Hospital Recreation centre in Fleet Road. We will wait if you let us know you’re coming but please be prompt.
The next LOK Committee meeting is on Thursday 7th May at 2015 in South End Green NW3. All members are welcome to attend. Contact David if you want to come along.

NEW! Osterley Park – GLOSS event Sun 28th June 2015

LOK will be holding the first event in the annual summer Greater London Orienteering Summer Series (GLOSS) – at the newly mapped National Trust property at Osterley Park in West London.

Osterley_House_view

This will include the GLOSS inter-club race of around 4km (‘Light Green’ technical level; open to all including beginners and those not affiliated to a club),  along with a 15-minute score event extension (find as many controls as you can in that time), and a short ‘Yellow’ course (1.5-2km) for beginners, families and juniors. Details to follow shortly.

 

GLOSS: The winning club each year carries off the prestigious London Bus Trophy –  always a closely fought battle. The planned events in the series are here: GLOSS 2015.

British Championships

Congratulations to Julie Cleary who was first in W50S. Ronan Cleary also ran well to finish 3rd in M55S.

JK 2015 results

The LOK star at this year’s JK was undoubtedly Frank Martindale, who won the M80 class at the Sprint in Lancaster University.
Miriam and David Rosen were the planners of the Sprint, and most people agreed the courses were great – so well done you two!
Thanks to Rob Lines Southdowns for the photo of the prizegiving at Bigland.

frank_martindale

Frank_Martindale (centre) at the JK prizegiving

Other notable overall performances were

  • 2nd: Zuzana Prochazkova in W21S
  • 3rd: Ronan Cleary in M55S
  • 4th: Julie Cleary in W50S
  • 8th: Rachel Hopkins in W50S
  • 13th: Miriam Rosen in W65L
  • 15th: William Chandler in M12A and Duncan Minty in M55S
  • Clive Hillier who finished in 17th place in M65S running non-competitively and
  • Catriona Minty who finished 7th and 8th on the Yellow course.

LOK had just 1 relay entry in the M/W210 class and they finished 13th with Frank, Trina Cleary and Ronan on the team.

Well done to all the Lokkies who competed – it was a weekend of rocky slopes and steep hills, which were easier going up than coming down!

2015 LOK events for your diary

More details soon!

Thursday 18th June London Parkrace Series – Finsbury Park
Thursday 25th June London Parkrace Series – Victoria Park
Sunday 28th June GLOSS series – Osterley Park
Sunday 13th September – UltraSprint Waterlow Park – part of London City Race weekend
Saturday 21st November – Southern Night Championships Weekend – Holmbury Hill
Saturday 26th December – Boxing Day Score Event Trent Park

Weekly evening training

Members of the club train on Hampstead Heath every Thursday evening.

Where: Royal Free Hospital Recreation Club (includes changing and shower facilities) in Fleet Road, Hampstead (near corner of Pond Street, London NW3 2QG)
When: 6.30 p.m. for a 6.45 p.m. start, Thursday evenings.

We run for about an hour. The training is primarily just running but can include some orienteering practice. The training is open to all, including non-members and those new to orienteering or who only want a run – just turn up at the Recreation Club.

 

Holmbury Hill 2014
Holmbury Hill 2014

 

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on