Southwark ParkFri 15 Sept

City of London Weekend

Regional 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: Urban & Parkland


Full results with splits


Original results kindly provided by SLOW

Last updated: Sat 16 September, 2023


This is the first of three events comprising the City of London weekend (Fri 15th - Sun 17th September).

The London City Race is on Saturday at Rotherhithe and the British Sprint relays are on Sunday at Brunel University, Uxbridge.

Entries are open via SIEntries.

A downloadable version of the final details is available here. This contains information which doesn't appear elsewhere on this web page.

Location Info

Near: Bermondsey
Lat,Lng: 51.49735,-0.04701
Postcode: SE16 7FU
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Directions / Parking

The event centre will be at the Decathlon store, 9 Maritime St, London SE16 7FU.

Canada Water Underground, Overground & Bus Station is just 150m away.

Free parking with a four hour time limit is available underneath the store but coming to the event by public transport is likely to be much easier and quicker than by car at any time and particularly so on a Friday evening.

Pre-event Details

Course Information

CourseEligibilityApprox. course length

1Men’s Elite
Men's Open


2Women's Elite
Women's Open
Men's Vets (M40+)


3Women's Vets (W40+)
Men's SuperVets (M55+)


4Women's SuperVets (W55+)
Men's UltraVets (M65+)


5Women's UltraVets (W65+)
Women's HyperVets (W75+)
Men's HyperVets (M75+)


6Junior Women (W16-)
Junior Men (M16-)


7Girls (W12-)
Boys (M12-)


Entry Details

Entry fees are:

Seniors: Standard/Late £8/£10

Standard is up to 9th September; Late is from 10th September

Juniors at all dates £3

Extra £2 for Seniors who are not a member of British Orienteering

Chip hire SIAC £2 for all competitors, Standard SI card £1 for Seniors; no charge for Juniors

All hired SIAC and SI cards will be collected in after the Southwark Park event and one will be reissued for the Saturday event if requested.

Registration and Start times

The event centre at Decathlon opens at 16:15

Both Decathlon and Southwark Park close at 20:00. All competitors must have left Decathlon by 19:50 so please select a start time block to ensure that you will achieve this.

It is a 800m walk from Decathlon to the start and from the finish. The start and finish are close to each other. Clothing can be left in an area near the finish at the competitor's responsibility.

Start times are from 17:00 to 18:45. Please select your 15 minute start time block preference when you enter. We are allowing starts as late as possible within the constraints of the above closing times but please do not select the last start time block if you are able to get to the area in time to start earlier. This will be appreciated by those travelling to the event after work on Friday.

Courses will close very promptly at 19:30 and controls will start to be collected in at that time with a sweep around the park so that all controls have been collected by 19:50 ahead of the park closing time.


There are toilets at the event centre, a large area to leave kit and separate partitioned areas for men and women to change. Please do not change in the toilets.

There are no refreshments at Decathlon but there are plenty of places in the Surrey Quays Shopping Centre nearby

Decathlon stays open until 8pm on a Friday night selling a wide range of sports and activities clothing, footwear etc. Management will of course welcome purchases from orienteers.

Dog restrictions

Sorry no dogs allowed on the courses at this event but they can be brought to the start and kept there whilst someone runs

Contacts / Officials

Organiser: Andrew Evans

Planner: Geoff Goodwin

Controller: Vince Roper (SLOW)

Nearest A&E Hospital

St Thomas Hospital SE1 7EH and Royal London Hospital, E1 1FR
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Safety Notes

Respect the many other users of the park and please take care and allow for others coming towards you when turning sharp corners.