Easter Weekend

Don’t forget that there is no athletics this Easter Sunday – we will be back at the track again the following Sunday 28th April.

If you want to join us for a free Street Orienteering event we would love to see you Easter Monday 22nd April at 10am. The meeting and start place is at the north west end of Lauriston Road, SW19 near the junction with Southside Common. Don’t be put off by the word orienteering – it’s a fun event and there will be plenty of people on hand to show you the ropes. You can run/walk/jog in groups and you have one hour to visit as many clues as possible before you get penalty points. I’m told that there will be chocolate hand outs at the end! Please let me know if you are coming along so we know how many maps to print bob.reed@post.com

Easter Holiday Athletics Sessions

Louise and Steve will be at the track next Wednesday and Thursday mornings 10-11.30am for some Easter holiday Athletics sessions.

Details on http://www.barnesathletics.com

Well done to all the Athletes that competed in the Epsom Downs cross country league this season. The results of the final fixture on 3rd March 2019 are below:

Hamish Chapple U13 12.53

Lara Tunali-Flynn U13 13.46

Ferris Chapple U11 13.00

Dylan Martin U11 13.02

Full results of this race and previous races are on http://www.thepowerof10.info

 

 

 

Street Orienteering Norbiton

Don’t forget that tomorrow (Tuesday) evening it’s my Street-O event in Norbiton, anytime between 6:30 and 7:30.

Don’t be daunted by the word ‘orienteering’. It’s not difficult and there’ll be plenty of people on hand to get you underway. You only have 1 hour to visit and collect as many points as possible. If if you don’t like it, your kids will! You can run in groups; we’d hate you to feel like Billy No Mates.

Don’t forget to bring essential items – a pen (and a spare to be on the safe side) and a reliable time-piece as we don’t want you blaming your penalty points (if you are over the hour) on a faulty clock!

Hopefully see lots of you tomorrow evening.

Details here: http://slow.org.uk/streeto/norbiton-street-o-tuesday-9-april/

Street Orienteering Norbiton/Kingston – Tuesday 9th April 2019

This is a Street-Orienteering event being organised by Me (Bob), (with help from Bex and Ruth) on behalf of South London Orienteers and Wayfarers (SLOW).

The venue for the event is the wonderful Black Horse, owned by Hippo Inns and lovingly refurbished a couple of years ago.

There is a special menu available that evening, all at £7: Choose from Classic or Veggie Burger, Bavarian Hot Dog (yum!) or Fish Finger Bap. Some excellent Real Ales on tap and of course they have a full menu too!

This is a Street-Orienteering event being organised by Me (Bob), (with help from Bex and Ruth) on behalf of South London Orienteers and Wayfarers (SLOW).

The venue for the event is the wonderful Black Horse, owned by Hippo Inns and lovingly refurbished a couple of years ago.

There is a special menu available that evening, all at £7: Choose from Classic or Veggie Burger, Bavarian Hot Dog (yum!) or Fish Finger Bap. Some excellent Real Ales on tap and of course they have a full menu too!

The Black Horse is approximately a five minute walk from Norbiton Station on the Waterloo – Kingston line. Come out of the car park on the north side of the station and turn left towards the bridge. Just before the bridge turn right into Manorgate Road and The Black Horse is on the roundabout at the far end.

REGISTRATION Between 1815 and 1930
START TIMES Between 1830 and 1930

The Street-O format has clues located at various points on a map. You have 60 minutes to visit as many of these as possible, in any order, and return to the finish.

Don’t forget to bring a pen to write down your answers to the clues as you go around, an SI card if you have one, and a watch so that you aren’t late back! You may find a torch/head-torch and compass useful too and hi-vis clothing would be sensible.

Entry is £4 and £3 for juniors.

All competitors take part at their own risk. You MUST be over 16 to take part in this event, unless you are accompanied by a parent or guardian. This is a condition of our insurance. You can run in groups; if you want to run and have no one to accompany you – just let me know and I’ll try and team you up with someone.

Results will be available on the SLOW website shortly after the event.

If you intend going, could you let us know on the SLOW Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/events/313328235996799/

Not sure what to do? Just come along and ask – other runners will be only too happy to give you the low down!

It would be good to see a few Junior Shufflers taking part.

Stragglers Junior Handicap Races 2019

Thursday 25th April 2019 (Hawker Centre)

Thursday 16th May 2019 (Ranelagh – Dysart venue)

Thursday 6th June 2019 (Russell School, Petersham – halfway between the Hawker Centre and Ranelagh)

Thursday 27th June 2019 (Hawker Centre)

Thursday 11th July 2019 (Ranelagh – Dysart venue)

Thursday 29th August 2019 (Hawker Centre)

The races are over a roughly 2K distance, and
first-timers are give a handicap according to their age.

More details can be found on The Stragglers website:
http://www.stragglers.org/index.php/stragglers-juniors
It will save you time on the night if you download the registration form and take it with you. parkrun barcodes acceptable.

Easter Monday Morning Street/Common Orienteering

Sheen Shufflers in conjunction with Wimbledon Windmilers are hosting a Street/Common Orienteering event on Easter Monday 22nd April at 10am. The meeting and start place is at the north west end of Lauriston Road, SW19 near the junction with Southside Common.

What is Street – Orienteering?
A very informal urban orienteering race, where you are given a special map of the local area, with the aim of running around looking for specific locations (“controls”) on the map. You will also be given a clue sheet (on the back), which will ask a question for each control, which you will be able to complete when you find the correct location – e.g. “fire hydrant number” or the “colour of door at number 20” etc.

Each control is assigned a points value – generally the ones further away are worth more points. The aim is to score as many points as possible, within the given time limit of one hour. Try to keep within this limit, as you will be deducted 1 point for every 3 seconds you are late getting back! If you don’t want to be out for a full 60 minutes you can always come back earlier.

What does the map look like?
An A4 sheet with streets shown on with black lines and paths shown as dotted lines – and obvious major roads. As with all orienteering maps, there are no street names on the map! The controls are normally drawn overprinted in purple. To help distinguish which side of the road you need to be looking at, the control circles are shown with a dot in the middle. The start and finish is always at the same place and shown by a triangle.

What kit do I need?
All you should need is running kit, a pen (and a spare is always worth having) and a watch. A compass is not required! If you are still not sure about what to do – arrive a bit earlier and we will give you a quick tutorial.

Cost of Entry
Free!

Special Instructions
Please arrive in good time before the start so we can register you. It’s a mass start, so everyone goes off at the same time.
All ‘Juniors’ should be accompanied by a parent or responsible guardian.
There are plenty of road crossings on the more major roads – so please use them rather than taking a gamble!

Apres Run
We will convene after the event at The Swan at the south end of Lauriston Road where the papers will be marked and we can announce the winners.
Any questions – please ask. It’s a fun event so we hope we’ll see quite a few of you taking part – and if you are planning on being there, please tell us so we will know how many maps to print.

bob.reed@post.com

Down’s league results ( 3rd fixture , 17th February)

U11 (2.2km) 

Ferris Chapple      13.11

Dylan Martin         13.17

U13 (2.5km) 

Hamish Chapple   12.43

Vedaant Saggi        15.55

 

The full results will be published on http://www.thepowerof10.info in the next couple of days.

The Down’s league fixtures are well organised and hopefully we will have more juniors participating in future events.

The last fixture of this season is this Sunday 3rd March 2019. 

 

 

 

Junior Cross Country & extra training with Steve and Louise.

Steve & Louise will be at the track tomorrow morning at 9.15 for their last cross country session before the final Downs League fixture of the season next Sunday (3rd March).  This session is open to all whether you intend to run the cross country or not.

Steve and Louise are also running sessions at the track on Mondays and Wednesdays at 5.15pm starting next week in term time through to the Autumn half term. Sessions are £7.50 which includes track fee.

They have their own website http://www.barnesathletics.com and are on Facebook @oldfieldmcduellrunningfitness and twitter @oldfieldmcduell