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.
The AGM is on Thursday 19th November via Zoom starting at 8 p.m.
The October Fitzrovia StreetO event is now live. You can do it anytime before the end of October to earn points in the 2020-21 Street League.
You’ll need to use the MapRunF app with your smart phone (or MapRunG with your GPS watch).
You’ll find the event in the folder UK-London North-StreetO. The start/finish is at the intersection of Marylebone Road and Baker Street, opposite Baker Street underground station and outside the Globe public House. But note that the pub is not the venue and has no involvement with the event. Nearest post code: NW1 5JY What3words: cuts.files.runner
You may well prefer to print a copy of the map.
Just go towards the start, tap “Go to Start” in the app, and when you hear the bleep, your time starts!
You have 60 minutes to score as many points as possible. Each control is worth the first digit of the code times 10 points (e.g. 27 is worth 20 points). You lose 30 points for each minute (or part minute) over 60 minutes.
Hi-viz or light coloured clothing for extra visibility is strongly advised and be very careful crossing roads. Also be considerate of pedestrians and maintain social distancing. Competitors under age 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Competitors are encouraged to complete the event in daylight hours to ensure access to all parks and gardens.
Thanks to Elaine Battson for planning and checking the course.
If you definitely went to the location of a control but couldn’t get MapRun to register it, you can subsequently use the HITMO (Hey I think the GPS Missed One) option on the Results page to insert it. Your trace will show whether you were actually there!
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 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 and five of the six challenges are on British Orienteering’s Streetspace Challenges web page.
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 sixth challenge has been planned by Jon Chandler and incorporates the City of London.
Map and photos: Bishopsgate & Borough High Street
Submit Bishopsgate & Borough High Street Answers
Each submission is in with a chance of winning a London Orienteering Klubb prize. Entries close 31 October 2020.
Orienteering during the Coronavirus outbreak
In line with Government advice, British Orienteering suspended all organised Orienteering events and activities.
Orienteering events have been allowed again since 1st August. See the BOF Coronavirus Safe Orienteering page.
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.
Enquiries via firstname.lastname@example.org
Blue CompassSport headband
Contact David Rosen to claim.