Clapham Runners

Small, friendly and fun running club based in Clapham/ Battersea with members of all ages, abilities and experience

London City Orienteering

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September 18th was the day when we finally slowed Frank down!

The 3rd City of London Orienteering event started at Tower Hill – taking in about a million roads, alleys and courtyards that you never knew were there – before finishing in glorious sunshine at City Hall.

It’s certainly the first orienteering event I’ve been to where we could have dim sum overlooking the finish after the event!

Above is an extract from the Mens Open class – billed as 8.2km. My route (shown by the red squiggly line) was 8.2miles! I made the wrong route choice a few times but that’s not surprising given the number of twists and turns you have to take to find the best route – up, down, over or through the city.
Next year the race is on the 10th September 2011 – ask Frank if you want to know what it feels like to compete as a novice, ask Martin if you want some hints and tips!

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