Thursday Training: After Christmas and New Year, there may be a run on Thursday 8th January. Let Jane know if you want to run. However Jane herself will be out of action for a few weeks due to her pre-Christmas-dinner injury. We hope she recovers quickly.
There will be definitely be several of us training on Thursday 15th January. Do come and join us.
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.
Boxing Day 2014 Score Event – Trent Park
LOK and Happy Herts are organising the annual Boxing Day 60-minute Score Event in Trent Park in North London. A Score Event is where you have to visit as many control points on the map as possible within 60-minutes, with penalty points for each minute you are late back.
Oakwood underground station (Piccadilly line) is a 15 minute walk along Snakes Lane to registration in the car park adjacent to Southgate Hockey Centre at the northern end of Snakes Lane.
The terrain is a mixture of gently undulating open parkland and wooded areas with some brambles. Registration is from 10:00am to 10:45am with a mass start at 11:00 am. Start and finish are within 5 minutes walk from car park. Enter on the day only: Seniors £7.00 (£2 discount for BOF National or SEOA Local member), Juniors and students £3.00. Dibber hire £1. Those completely new to orienteering and those not affiliated with a club (Individual entry) are most welcome. Download the flyer here.
North London Night Street Events
LOK staged two events in the North London Series.
The second was in Hampstead on Thursday 27th November. Results are here. The first, planned by Elaine Battson was in Hoxton on Thursday 23rd October. Results are here.
Holmbury Hill (Surrey) Level B Orienteering Event (South East League) – 28th September 2014
This is an excellent orienteering area, last used at the British Championship Relays in May 2013. It is an area of mature, highly runnable, moderately hilly woodland with a mixture of re-entrants, spurs, gullies, and depressions, and providing a variety of route choice and some fine navigation challenges.
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.
2014 GLOSS Series
Greater London Summer Series (GLOSS) event series has now completed – with HH winning. The winning club each year carries off the prestigious London Bus Trophy – always a closely fought battle. The results for the series are here: Gloss 2014 Results.