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.

The 2016 Park Race Series

The London Park Race series has started. It features an event every week through to mid-July. The full schedule, with links to details of each race can be seen here.

Two of the events in the series are organized by LOK:

GLOSS Series

Frolics bus-smallThe Greater London Orienteering Summer Series (GLOSS) is about to start! A series of events run by the clubs in and around London and within the M25. We have five events, and as well as being open to all, clubs complete for the prestigious London Bus Trophy!

Sunday       3 July      Nonsuch Park, Cheam                    MV
Saturday    9 July      Haberdashers’ Aske’s, Elstree       HH
Sunday       17 July    Lloyd Park, East Croydon              DFOK
Sunday       24 July    Barnes Common, Barnes               SLOW
Sunday       31 July    Alexandra Palace, North London LOK

2016 flyer.

Full details about the series including how you can score points for your club.

SEOA Sprint Championship Sunday 21 August 2016

Come and run round historic Bloomsbury! LOK are hosting the SEOA Sprint Championship in this lovely part of central London. The event centre will be Birkbeck College on Torrington Square. Birkbeck is part of the University of London and is next to Senate House which supposedly was going to be Hitler’s HQ when he conquered London.
There are two races with the overall result being your total time.
Full details are here. Entries are now open at Fabian4.

senate house

Senate House

Birkbeck College

Birkbeck College

Well done Julie!

BOCJulie Cleary won W50S on Saturday 30th April at the British Championships. She coped well with the very technical terrain on the slopes of Brown Clee Hill in Shropshire and had a thirteen minute lead over the second-placed runner. Dinis Costa was 12th in M35L, Charles Spence was 18th in M55L and Ronan Cleary was 7th in M55S.
The next day, a team of Dinis Costa, Ronan Cleary and Julie Cleary finished 18th in the Men’s Short class.

Hampstead Street Orienteering Race – Tuesday 8th of March 2016

Thanks to Jon Chandler for planning a good event. The results are here. Any queries, contact David Rosen.

The results for the LOK street event in the West End on 10 November 2015 can be found here.

London Ultra Sprint

Carried out in Regent’s Park in 2011, Victoria Park in 2013 , and Waterlow Park in 2015, competitors ran three heats on courses of approximately 1km with a high density of controls, including sections in a specially constructed maze, and there was a set of finals involving all competitors. A short video of the Waterlow Park event can be found here.

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.

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