Beckenham Place ParkTue 28 Jun

Looking along an old fairway
Looking along an old fairway
Credit: Philip Craven

Park Race Series

Local level event

What does this mean?

Local events are usually low key and in the 'localised' area, ideal for newcomers to try the sport and Training events are non competitive and used for training and coaching, aimed at members of the club, but they can attract people from neighbouring clubs, and are often ideal for newcomers to try the sport. Regional events attract participants from around the local Region, National events are high quality competitions that will attract people from far away, Major events are Major Events such as a British Championships. Virtual events are where there are no physical controls being used. Your presence at a control is registered using an App on your mobile phone, normally the free MapRun6 App.

Terrain type: Parkland


Results and splits

Last updated: Fri 01 July, 2022


Park Race series event in this recently rejuvenated country park following the closure of the golf course.

Optional Turkish Mezze buffet for £6 at the Railway Tavern, Lower Sydenham afterwards. This must be booked in advance.

Location Info

Near: Lower Sydenham
Lat,Lng: 51.42785,-0.03326
Postcode: SE26 5BH
What3Words: ///drill.stop.ladder

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Directions / Parking

The Railway Tavern is 5 minutes walk from Lower Sydenham station which is on the Hayes line with services from Charing Cross and Cannon Street via London Bridge.

For those who do not need to pick up a hired dibber there is the possibility of going straight to the start (w3w rests.fired.violin) which is close to Beckenham Hill station on the Blackfriars to Orpington/Sevenoaks line.

Pre-event Details

Map / Terrain

Open parkland with areas of woodland and a lake. Most of the running is in the open areas or on the paths, but there is some running in the forest which at this time of year is not easily passable, with substantial amount of undergrowth.

Course Information

Short Course: 2.8 km

Long Course: 5.1 km

Entry Details

Individual with buffet

Senior: £11.00/£13.00

Senior Chip hire: £1.00

Senior Enhanced Chip hire: £2.50

Junior: £9.00/£9.00

Junior Chip hire: £1.00

Junior Enhanced Chip hire: £2.50

Individual - no buffet

Senior: £5.00/£7.00

Senior Chip hire: £1.00

Senior Enhanced Chip hire: £2.50

Junior: £3.00/£3.00

Junior Chip hire: £1.00

Junior Enhanced Chip hire: £2.50

Registration and Start times

Registration via racesignup only in advance.

Start Times: 18:00 to 19:30.

Courses close at 20:30.


The event centre is at the Railway Tavern, 401 Southend Lane, Lower Sydenham SE26 5BH w3w drill.stop.ladder.

The proprietor does not normally serve food but is kindly willing to offer us a Turkish Mezze buffet for those booking it in advance only to enable us to have our usual apres-O.

There is a large room available to leave clothing in at your own risk, toilets to change and drinks.

Contacts / Officials

Organiser: Antoine Pesenti -

Planner: Mindaugas Lekaveckas

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Safety Notes

You must not attend if you or a member of your household has COVID-19 symptoms or if you are required to self isolate.

You must adhere to the British Orienteering Participant Code of Conduct.


The start and finish are approximately 2k from the event centre.

Look for the tall blue DFOK sail banner not far from the north western entrance to Beckenham Place Park

Shorts are permitted although are not advisable as there are a few areas of undergrowth which will be encountered on the courses.