Thursday Training: Training normally starts each Thursday at 18.45 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. Training suspended during the coronavirus outbreak.
Explore London on foot with TfL’s Streetspace-inspired orienteering challenges
Transport for London (TfL) has partnered with British Orienteering to create a season of active travel-inspired urban orienteering challenges. LOK has planned three of five walking challenges across London, giving Londoners the chance to explore the city in a whole new way throughout September and October. Further information can be found here.
The challenges complement TfL’s Streetspace for London plan, which is part of the Mayor’s strategy to encourage people to walk and take advantage of the additional space that has been created and which is transforming urban centres and reducing traffic on residential streets.
Visit the 12 control points on the on open orienteering streetmap and match them to their corresponding photo. Submit your results to TfL be entered into a prize draw. Eight winners will be chosen at random to win a special limited-edition moquette picnic set from the London Transport Museum.
The StreetO season is kicking off with an event organised by SLOW in the King’s Cross area. It is a challenge that can be run anytime in September via the MapRunF app. You can print off the map yourself. You can also see the map via the app but it may be safer to keep your phone in your pocket. It is worth setting the Live tracking point interval to 10 seconds instead of the default 30 (under Event in Options and Settings).
Orienteering during the Coronavirus outbreak
In line with Government advice, British Orienteering suspended all organised Orienteering events and activities.
Small low-key events are allowed to start from 1st August. See the BOF Coronavirus Guidelines.
However, Permanent Orienteering Courses remain open. They are an excellent recreational activity for individuals and families which can be continued during the outbreak while still maintaining social distancing.
Watch this video to find out more.
LOK maintains Permanent Courses at Hampstead Heath and Golders Hill Park in cooperation with the City of London Corporation.
You can download the pdf for Hampstead Heath here.
You can download the pdf for Golders Hill Park here.
Alternatively, both are available via the free Mobile Orienteering App. Search for MOBO Orienteering. At each control post, you can scan the QR code, and your punch is uploaded to the MOBO website
John Hardy 1941-2020
We regret to announce that John Hardy, one of LOK’s longest standing members, died on 21st March. Over the years, John took on many roles in the Klubb, including that of Chair from 2004 – 2006.
With Catherine Galvin, he inaugurated the Trent Park Boxing Day Score event in 1992 which is now an annual fixture. In many years he was the organiser but, more recently, John has been in charge of the ever-popular mulled wine. In 2010 he reported on a snowy race admitting his was the only injury: he sliced open his finger when cutting the fruit for the wine.
Orienteering and singing with Southgate Opera were two very important activities for John. Recently as his health deteriorated , he was unable to carry on competing, but he nevertheless made a big effort to get to Klubb events such as the summer park races, the AGM and the Christmas dinner.
The Klubb sends its condolences to his wife Betty and their children Geoffrey, Stella and Catherine. God bless John.
Compass Sport Cup qualifying round 2020 – 15th March – Hampstead Heath
Thank you for attending the Hampstead Heath Compass Sport Cup qualifiying round.
Final course results are available here including Compass Sport Cup results. Routegadget, WinSplits results and Attackpoint results are also available. Please upload your route to Routegadget so everyone can see where you went. Note the Routegadget results exclude the road timeouts.
Congratulations to SLOW and GO who go forward to the CSC final.
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Blue CompassSport headband
Contact David Rosen to claim.