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. The Recreation centre is back in use so training is starting again. Contact Elaine if you are interested.
Forthcoming LOK events
- Tuesday 8 February 2022 Liverpool Street StreetO Entries now open! Full details at the Event Page
- Saturday 19th February 2022 Fryent Country Park (near Wembley) Full Details – new area and map by Martin Bagness. FLYER
South East Individual League 2021
LOK Winners: Charles Spence M60 Julie Cleary W55
Trent Park Boxing Day Score Event
LOK annual event with Happy Herts : Sunday 26th December 2021 Trent Park Boxing Day Score Event. Results (opens link to HH website) / Routegadget (plot your route). Lost property: A10 Suunto Compass (contact Organiser).
Organiser’s Comments. This was the first Boxing Day event since the death of John Hardy who was instrumental in starting the tradition of putting on an orienteering event on Boxing Day at Trent Park. He was the planner back in 1992 and 1993 but more recently he prepared and served hot mulled wine to finishers. He is sadly missed. After an enforced gap last year the event was back for what must have been the most water logged event ever. That might explain why no one this year got round all the controls within 60 minutes. Congratulations to Richard McCormick (M55) who amassed the most points (550 out of a possible 600 points), this year narrowly beating his son James (M21) due to the fact he was only fractionally late back. The highest scoring female was Laura Parkes of HH with 420 points, who with her dad, Kevin, were responsible for organising IT / Download. Thanks are also due to LOK volunteers Charles Spence, Marion Shipman and Clive Hillier, all of whom drove from Surrey, to help run the Start and ensure parking order. Parking at the end of Snakes Lane is now only possible thanks to the co-operation of both the Southgate Hockey Club and Berkeley Homes. The latter is responsible for the new housing development in the centre of the park on the site of what was most recently a campus of Middlesex University. Catherine Galvin (LOK)
Planner’s Comments. As the Trent Park Boxing Day event is a staple fixture and format, it is difficult to come up with imaginative new combinations of controls, but the extra ’twist’ this year was provided not by the planner but by the closure of the events’ field for reseeding, which altered the options available to visit controls in the west of the area, and by the very muddy conditions. We were lucky to get a mid-morning window between two periods of heavier rain, so thanks to everyone who braved the weather forecast (103 runners from 110 pre-entries). Thanks to Simon and James Errington, Alison Saunders, Jon Chandler, Charles Spence and Marion Shipman for hanging and collecting controls, and Ronan and Julie Cleary, not only for controlling, but helping me with many of the logistics over the last few weeks. David Saunders (HH)
Controllers’ Comments. This event has been over a year in the planning – thanks to Covid – but we trust you all enjoyed your mudfest in what was the wettest Trent Park we have ever seen. It is a delight to “control” David Saunders: his attention to detail is second to none and he even found a new control site (the depression 123). Simon & James Errington made our morning much easier when they volunteered to hang controls, and we just had to check the kites. The sight of a orange flag appearing out of the foggy conditions made wet feet seem worthwhile. And to all the helpers, thanks. Thanks again to Enfield council and Berkeley Homes for permission to use the park and car park, and Bridge Security who manage the parking. Julie and Ronan Cleary (LOK)
StreetO series 2021-2022
LOK staged the StreetO on Tuesday 9th November from the Roebuck Pub in Hampstead.
Lost property: Petzl Actik Core Headtorch Contact David Rosen
Pin code is 9893
LOK 50th Anniversary Hampstead Heath Sunday 5th September 2021
Lost property: One thumb compass. Contact the organiser to reclaim
|Start – Founder member John Pratt on the left||Start boxes|
|Assembly area||Preparing to cut the cake|
|50th Anniversary cake||GLOSS trophy being presented to HAVOC|
The 2021 GLOSS 27th June – 25th July
Final series clubs total scores below – well done to HAVOC who retain the trophy!
Explore London on foot with TfL’s Streetspace-inspired orienteering challenges
Transport for London (TfL) has partnered with British Orienteering to create some active travel-inspired urban orienteering challenges.
Five of the six challenges are on British Orienteering’s Streetspace Challenges web page.
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
Congratulations to David Float (HAVOC) who was the lucky winner of the draw for those with correct solutions by 31st October 2020.
The six challenges remains open as an “anytime” opportunity to explore London.
Join LOK Online senior £26.50 junior £9.00
LOK is committed to ensuring that orienteering is enjoyable and safe for everyone. We fully endorse British Orienteering’s policy on safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults. If you are concerned about the safety of a child or vulnerable adult, you can report your concern to a club official at an LOK orienteering event. Alternatively, you can contact LOK’s Welfare Officer Clive Hillier, or report your concerns directly to British Orienteering. British Orienteering’s safeguarding policies and reporting contacts are published in their website.