Central Line StreetO Series – Race 1 – Wanstead

29 September 2016 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
The George
159 High St
Wanstead, London E11 2RL
CHIG senior members £2, senior members of other orienteering clubs, £3, non-members £4.
Alan Brett

Event Overview

The format of this evening event makes it suitable for both adult beginners and experienced adult orienteers alike. Juniors may only participate if accompanied by an adult. Walk or run and see how many locations you can find within the one hour time limit. The map is not very technical at this event – click here for a sample of the simple map type used!

Race HQ

The George Pub, Wanstead. We will have registration upstairs in a reserved area. Start/Finish will be just outside the pub.

Public Transport

Train to Wanstead underground station (Central Line). Cross the road using the pedestrian crossing and you are there!


Registration & Start Times: 18:30 – 19:30. You can turn up any time within this one hour start window.

Courses Close: 21:00


CHIG senior members £2, senior members of other orienteering clubs, £3, non-members £4. Juniors are not allowed to run street events unless accompanied by an adult.

Reserve Your Map

Please email the Organiser, complete the online entry form or sign up to the Facebook event to reserve a map.


A one hour score course, with control sites worth between 10 and 50 points, mostly, but not exclusively according to how far away they are. You will be given a choice of three answers – mark the correct one when you see the control.

This is a control visiting event! Circling answers at controls you have not visited, on the off chance you get it right, is cheating. Answers must be marked in race time.

Your score will be reduced by 2% of the points scored for every minute or part minute late.

League Scoring

The leading man and woman will score 100 points, second place 99 etc. In addition, your score will be increased by a multiple depending on your age and sex, and the resultant points used in the same way for a handicap competition.

This year, we will have a special series t-shirt/technical top (to feature the Central Line stations where events are located) for the winners of each of the Mens, Women’s and Handicap leagues.

Map & Terrain

The map is 1:10,000, with streets, paths and open areas marked. It will be printed on waterproof paper, with the clues on the back.


Results will be available after the event at www.chig.org.uk.

Equipment & Safety

You are advised to bring a torch and compass, as well as a pen to mark your answers. We hope to use electronic timing, so bring your own dibber if you have one.

The A12 runs adjacent to the start and finish, however it is mostly in a tunnel for most of the route on the map; outside of the tunnelled area you MUST cross only via the footbridge). Otherwise, the traffic is generally not heavy or fast, but light coloured clothing for extra visibility is advised.

Aprés Run

Join your fellow orienteers for a friendly drink, food and a chat and please support The George pub who kindly agreed to host us for this Race. They have a good value selection of food and drink (a Wetherspoons) – see the pub website for more information – including their Thursday night curry club!

Email List

Sign up here for the CHIG’s Street League email list for news about the event schedule and league standings.


Organiser: Alan Brett webmaster@chig.org.uk

Further Information

See this page explaining how Street-O works.

You are responsible for your own safety and you take part in this event at your own risk.

Please note that if you have competed in three orienteering events registered with British Orienteering and not joined an orienteering club which is a member of British Orienteering then you are not covered by our public liability insurance.

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