Thursday Training: Training normally starts each Thursday 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.

GLOSS Series 2015SLOW being presented with the trophy - Photo from Peter Martin

The final GLOSS (Greater London Orienteering Summer Series) event was held on Sunday 26th July at Morden Park hosted by Mole Valley. The overall series winners were SLOW who were presented with the prestigious London Bus Trophy. See the full series results here.

 London Ultra Sprint – Sun 13th September 2015

Ultra sprint 2015(n)Following the (inaugural) London Ultra Sprints in Regent’s Park in 2011 and Victoria Park in 2013 (and subsequently cloned in New Zealand and Australia!), LOK are repeating the same format in Waterlow Park as part of the London City Race weekend in 2015.

Competitors will run three heats on courses of approximately 1km with a high density of controls, including sections in a specially constructed maze. There will then be a set of finals involving all competitors. This high intensity orienteering will provide a challenge to all competitors as well as be a spectacle to watch.

FINAL details of the event here (updated 15 Aug).

 2015 LOK events for your diary

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

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.

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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!

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
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