Orienteering – Barnes Common – Sunday 30th June.

Venue: Spencer Arms, Lower Richmond Road, SW15 1HJ

Registration: Between 10:00am and 12:00am, so after the Sunday morning track session. Electronic start, so basically when you are ready to go!

Entry: £6 for seniors, and £3 for juniors which includes electronic dibber hire.

Beginners new to orienteering welcome. No booking necessary – just turn up.

There are two courses: the main course which is about 3½ to 4½ km (with optional
extension to around 6 km) and is of moderate navigational difficulty and a ‘Yellow’ course which is about 2km with easier navigation. Navigate between control points – you decide the best route in order to complete the course in the quickest time. Younger children should run the shorter course accompanied.

These are good fun, you can run in a group, and there’s always a drink after!

If you want any more details you can visit South London Orienteers’ website, speak to me (Bob) or leave a message on the Sheen Shufflers Juniors Facebook page.

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.