SOG S2Angmering SWSat 18 February, 2023

Near: Arundel
Level of event: Local
Type of event: Race



I first visited the area in early December after the heavy rainfall of November and it was very wet and muddy. Fortunately, the ground had dried out a lot by the time of the event.

It is not the easiest area to plan an event in, and it is made up of many very different types of woodland/terrain so the aim was to try and visit as many of these as possible and hope that the later controls on the courses would put into the background the brambles that unfortunately I could not avoid completely in the middle of the longer courses. Also I tried to vary what was done last year.
As the controls were few and mainly well apart there was little mispunching!
Thanks to Mike Gammon for mentoring me and improving my initial draft courses and for map printing, Chris Hooker for a few updates to the map, mainly around the start and finish, Dave Cussens for putting out the runners crossing signs in Blakehurst Lane, Mike Murray and Cliff Woolford for car parking, David Wilson for help on the start, Rob Leathley, Ian and James Curtis, Garry Greenstreet and Little Dave for control collection and as ever our wonderful SI team led by Joe Barrett. A special thankyou to Anna Chapman for starting to get the missing person procedure under way – fortunately, the missing person turned up before we had implemented in full.

Michael Merritt


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SOG Series Info

SOGs are friendly club events where children and newcomers are very welcome. Yellow and Orange courses are suitable for children to run on their own with a bit of practice. Adults are welcome to shadow children until they are confident to go on their own. Green and Blue courses are run or walked by any age group - you can race competitively or just enjoy the woodland.

There are two series of events - autumn and spring of approximately 8 events each. Electronic timing (SI) is used.

Help on the day always appreciated.

Volunteer here

Enquiries here

Location Info

Nearest town: Arundel

* Postcodes are not very precise in some areas, so don't rely on them for an exact location.

Directions / Parking

Postcode: BN18 9PL
What3Words : gashes.sheds.evenings
On the old A27 East of Crossbush in Crossbush Lane which is a cul-de-sac. Park as directed by marshals. From S & E, A27 to Crossbush, right just past Beefeater. From W, A27 past Arundel station, left at top of hill. Proceed for c. ¾ mile, keeing right at first junction. Start & Finish close together and within 200m of access point to woods. This is at E end of Crossbush Lane.

Public Transport

Arundel station is c. 1 mile NW of Crossbush

Course Information

Yellow 1.7km 25m climb
Orange 2.8km 25m climb
Short green 3.6km 55m climb
Green 4.4km 65m climb
Blue 5.9km 65m climb

Entry Details

Pre-entry via

Newcomers are welcome and eligible for a free trial session - if you'd like to reserve a map or discuss the event please email our membership secretary.


SO/BOF Senior members £5.00 (non-members £6),

Juniors £2.50 (SO Juniors free - use discount code SOjuniors).

'Dibber' hire: Electronic punching (SI) chips are available to hire. SIAC (contactless): £2, non-SIAC (not contactless) £1. Half price for juniors.

Registration open

9:45 to 10:45

Start Times

10:00 to 11:00. Courses close at 12:30.

Map Details

Part of Peel Surveys 2019 update of Angmering.
Minor updates Feb 2023

Terrain Description

Mainly flat deciduous wood with some conifer blocks and a network of paths.
In some areas there is a network of shallow drainage ditches with corresponding earthbanks which are not mapped.
Changes already since 2019 – more brambles – courses set to avoid the worst, but on longer courses you may need to find a way around ‘Undergrowth:Walk’ areas
Some partial felling in the East has left some short vehicle tracks which are not mapped. No significant change to runnability – but brashings added.
Orange, Short Green, Green & Blue courses cross a minor road twice – take care when crossing.
Area is used by walkers, cyclists, horse riders – please be careful and show due consideration.
There are some ruined fences lying on the ground, not all mapped – take care.
Keep off wood piles.

Dog restrictions

Yes, kept under close control


None other than key drop. Please bring your own water to ensure adequate hydration. Toilets at Crossbush services


Safety bearing

Yellow course – S to lowest W/E track

Other courses – If E of minor road, W to cross it and head S and then W to tack from parking. If W of minor road head S and then W to track from parking

Other safety matters

On yellow course there will be two taped sections and smiley/sad faces used near control 5.

No one should cross the crossable fence at the south of the map onto the A27 dual carriageway!

Contacts / Officials

Planner: Michael Merritt