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.

Osterley Park – GLOSS event – Sun 28th June 2015

LOK hosted 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.  A new scoring scheme has been devised for 2015 to remove the need for regular orienteers to self-certify their level of competence … we’ll see if this helps remove runners under-stating their ability!

The other planned events in the series are here: GLOSS 2015.

The LOK event results can be found here, and the series to date results are here.

Osterley1Osterley2The event included the GLOSS inter-club race of around 4km, along with a 15-minute score event extension  and a short ‘Yellow’ Osterley3course (1.8km) for beginners, families and juniors.

 

GLOSS: The winning club each year carries off the prestigious London Bus Trophy –  always a closely fought battle.

 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.

Full details of the event here.

LOK’s London Park Race events in June

As part of the London Park Race Series LOK organised two events in London Parks … Thank you for coming!

FPVPThursday 18th June – Finsbury Park  Results Routegadget

Thursday 25th June – Victoria Park Results Routegadget

 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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