Lloyd ParkSun 25 Jun

Lloyd Park, South Croydon
Lloyd Park, South Croydon
Credit: Phil Basford

GLOSS 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


Raw results with splits


GLOSS handicap results



I hope you all enjoyed your runs on a glorious hot day. Lloyd Park offers a variety of terrain. Late runners will have benefitted from tracks made through the long meadow grass. There was discussion about the mapping at control 13 on the Gloss (c65). It was mapped as single tree without a surround of “walk” because access to the tree was open unlike the control before (c77).

Next weeks event is at Nomansland.

David Dawson – Planner

It certainly was a scorcher. Well done everyone for braving the high twenty temperatures to run at Lloyd Park. Many decided to try for an early start given the searing heat and we were fortunately able to get the early starters off from 10:15 onwards to avoid what would otherwise have been quite a long queue later. All seemed to go smoothly thanks to a healthy contingent of club helpers for whom thanks.

Andrew Evans - Organiser

Last updated: Mon 26 June, 2023


The second of the GLOSS events is at Lloyd Park in South Croydon organised by Dartford Orienteers .

Last few maps available for anyone still wanting to run. See below for entry details

Location Info

Near: Croydon
Lat,Lng: 51.36456,-0.07991
OS Grid Ref: TQ638646
Postcode: CR0 5RA
What3Words: ///title.noise.ideal

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Directions / Parking

Lloyd Park Tramlink stop is only 50m from the Event Centre making the event easily accessible from East Croydon and places on Tramlink further west. Trams run every 15 minutes.

There is limited parking in the car park with 40 spaces. If you are able to find a space, you have to obtain a ticket from the machine – free for 3 hours. Otherwise please park considerately in roads to the south of Coombe Road.

Pre-event Details

Map / Terrain

The park is mostly open land with scattered trees. The map has been updated for recent changes. Smaller paths in grass areas are not mapped as they frequently change their position. Small man-made items are not mapped, such as benches, disc golf targets and exercise machines. Leggings are recommended as there are areas of long grass and undergrowth.

Course Information

GLOSS (Light Green)3.4 km125m
GLOSS with Extension5.1 km170m
Yellow2.0 km70m

At the end of the GLOSS course, there is a finish control for those who want to finish and an adjacent control number 90 for those who want to run the extension. The GLOSS and extension are double sided maps, so you do not have to decide in advance.

GLOSS event guidelines

The controls are SIAC enabled, except start and finish

Entry Details

Entry through Race-sign-up : Lloyd Park GLOSS event - Information and sign up

Adults £6.00 and Juniors £3.00 Seniors and families on the Yellow course £3

Additional £2 for seniors if not a member of British Orienteering

Dibber hire £1 old style or £2 for SIAC enabled.

Entries will stay open on racesignup.co.uk whilst there are maps available. No cash entry on the day. It is recommended that you enter before you leave home. It is easier to enter on a tablet or computer with WiFi and you will be certain that there is a map available for you.

Registration and Start times

The start and finish will be close to the Lloyd Park Tramstop.

Start times from 10:30 to 12:00


There are toilets behind the cafe. The cafe is normally open on a Sunday.

Bring water as it may be a hot day.

Contacts / Officials

Organiser: Andrew Evans

Planner: David Dawson

Nearest A&E Hospital

Croydon University Hospital, Thornton Heath, CR7 7YE
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Safety Notes

There are no roads within the park, but some parts can be busy with other park users. Please be courteous to other park users when out on your course.