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.

Summer events

The next LOK event will be on Tuesday 13th June at Middlesex University (Hendon Campus), the third race of the 2017 London Park Series. The flyer is here.
LOK are also staging the seventh race of the series on Tuesday 11th July. Details later.

On Sunday 25th June, the 2017 Greater London Orienteering Summer Series (GLOSS) starts. The series runs every Sunday for 5 successive weeks. All events are accessible by public transport.
LOK are organising the second GLOSS event at Alexandra Palace on Sunday 2nd July. The GLOSS series flyer is here!

LOK members at JK

LOK members achieved some good results at the Jan Kjellstrom Easter Orienteering event. Many of the club helped as well as running on Friday at the Sprint at Brunel University, Uxbridge. Saturday’s Middle distance was at Ambersham Common near Midhurst and Sunday’s Long was at Holmbush near Crawley.
Frank Martindale was 2nd in M80 at Brunel and went onto win at Ambersham. At Holmbush he was 4th which put him 4th overall for the 2-day competition.
Jeff Pyrah was 2nd in M45 at Brunel (only 5 seconds down) and was 5th at Ambersham. At Holmbush he was 3rd which put him 3rd overall for the 2-day competition.
Paul Todd, who had planned the courses at Brunel, was 2nd on the next two days in M40S making him 2nd overall for the 2-day competition.

LOK StreetO Bethnal Green and Whitechapel Tuesday 14th March

marquessofcornwallispub 60 minute score event organised by Elaine Battson. It was a great evening. Thanks to everyone who ran and/or helped. Elaine’s planning was much appreciated.

The results are here
RESULTS Bethnal Green StreetO
The next in the LOK/SLOW series is on Tuesday 11 April at Tooting.
The next in the CHIG Central Line Series is on Thursday 30 March at Roding Valley.

Trent Park Boxing Day 2016 Score Event

LOK and Happy Herts hosted the annual Trent Park Boxing Day Score event on Monday 26th December (details are here)

Click here for RESULTS.

Organiser’s comments

Thank you all for coming along to LOK/HH’s annual Boxing Day score event this year. This year we had 111 competitors / family groups against 89 in 2015 and many newcomers.

This is usually a good event to use to mark your orienteering progress as 30 diverse control sites each year are in principle unlikely to be distributed materially differently from one year to the next. However this year there were more 30 pointers near the start / finish and no controls in some extremities.  As a result third time in-a-row winner, Iain Embrey (SROC), managed this year to get them all with over 14 minutes to spare compared with 7 minutes spare in 2015 and 3 minutes spare in 2014. Six other men also visited all the controls in under the hour. Top woman was Liz Heaton (LEIC) who scored 480  points in just under 55 minutes, just beating Fiona Tam (SLOW) who scored the same points just under a minute slower.

It was sunnier and much less blustery at registration than last year and everything ran smoothly, including putting up the tent in the only, postage stamp- sized, patch of grass in the Southgate Hockey Centre car park.

The event was a joint effort between the LOK and the Hertfordshire Orienteering Club (Happy Herts or HH). Thanks to the planners, Simon and James Errington,  the controllers and start officials, Ronan and Julie Cleary (LOK),  Kevin and Laura Parkes (HH) for handling the IT / results and John Hardy (LOK) for liaising with Enfield Council and providing the hot mulled wine at the Finish. Thanks also to Roger Moulding (HH) who assisted me on Registration and Helen Errington (HH) who deputized while I was out competing.

Please do mark up your route and see what others did on Routegadget. Once you have done that all that remains is to look forward to next year’s event, which is scheduled for Tuesday, 26 December 2017.

Catherine Galvin (LOK)
Trent Park Boxing Day event organiser 2016

Primrose Hill StreetO Tuesday 8 November 2016

The event was based at the Princess of Wales Pub 22 Chalcot Road NW1 8LL. The results are here.

London OK are CompassSport Club of the Year!

In the CompassSport Club Ranking for 2016, LOK are 10th (up from 20th in 2015) making us the highest placed club in the South of England. The rankings are based on the age/gender adjusted National Ranking List. LOK, with 20 ranked members, had an adjusted average score of 7081 points.

SEOA Sprint Championship Sunday 21 August 2016

LOK hosted the SEOA Sprint Championship on Sunday 21st August 2016 based around Birkbeck College in Bloomsbury. The format was two races with the 2nd having a reverse start order based on the 1st race time. The overall result being your total time over the two events. The results are now available. Routegadget is here. Photos from Mark Cheesman. Lost property was a black camera/video case – JVC from Euro2008 plus a black sunglasses case and one black ankle-sock with green trim, contact Paul Todd via fixtures email address.

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Senate House

Birkbeck College

Birkbeck College

GLOSS Series

Frolics bus-smallThe Greater London Orienteering Summer Series (GLOSS) is now complete – with SLOW winning! The series is a series of events run by the clubs in and around London and within the M25. The clubs competed for the prestigious London Bus Trophy! The following were the events in the series

Sunday       3 July      Nonsuch Park, Cheam                    MV GLOSS scoring MV Results page
Saturday    9 July      Haberdashers’ Aske’s, Elstree       HH GLOSS scoring HH Results page
Sunday       17 July    Lloyd Park, East Croydon             DFOK GLOSS scoring DFOK Results Page
Sunday       24 July    Barnes Common, Barnes               SLOW GLOSS Scoring SLOW Results Page
Sunday       31 July    Alexandra Palace, North London LOK GLOSS Scoring LOK Results Page Routegadget “Commentary and series results

2016 flyer – – 2016 Series Results

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

The 2016 Park Race Series

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

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

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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