Sunny Sussex Weekend 2019Arundel UrbanSat 18 May, 2019

Near: Arundel
Level of event: Regional
Type of event: Race, Urban

Location Info

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

Pre event info

Sprint evening event.

Sunny Sussex Weekend 2019 Series Info

A weekend of orienteering in the South Downs National Park, centred around the historic town of Arundel. Take part in a high energy middle distance race at Rewell SW and Quarry. Head over to Arundel for the evening urban race and finish the weekend off with a long distance national event at the newly mapped West Angmering. Pre-enter all three events and receive a £3 discount per adult. The weekend coordinator is Anna Chapman.

Directions / Parking

Parking in Mill Road Car Park. BN18 9PA. Vehicle height restriction (2.06m).

Leave the A27 at the roundabout south of Arundel, follow the Causeway NNW, and then Queen street over the river Arun. Turn right at the next roundabout onto Mill Road. Follow Mill road for approx. 100m and turn right into Mill Road Car park. Avoid other approaches to the car park. Car parking is charged till 6pm and costs £2.50 to 3 hours, £3.50 for 3-4 hours, £5 for > 4 hours. Cash or cards (£1.50 extra for cards). No blue badge privileges.

Public Transport

Arundel rail station. Registration is approx.1 km NNW of station. Buses limited on Saturday and in evenings – check before travel.

Course Information

Course 1 2.9km 70m climb (M/W16-50)

Course 2 2.5km 65m climb (M/W55+)

Note that you have to be 16 years or older (actual age) on the day of the event to run course 1 or 2

Course 3 1.3km 10m climb (M/W12-14)

Children’s Fun Maze Course

16+ on day of event to run adult course

12+ on day of event and normally running green to run junior course unaccompanied

Accompanied juniors may run

Course lengths subject to final controlling

SPORTident timing will be in use. The controls will be enabled for contactless punching but will work as normal for those that don’t have a SIAC dibber. Contactless dibbers (SIAC) can be hired for £2/day. Normal dibber (SI) hire charge £1/day.

Entry Details

Online entries now open through Fabian.

First entry deadline 5th May 2019*

Seniors (British Orienteering Member) £6.00
Seniors (Non-member) £8.00
SO Juniors Free
Other juniors £3.00**

Second entry deadline 12th May 2019*

Seniors (British Orienteering Member) £7.50
Seniors (Non-member) £9.50
SO Juniors Free
Other juniors £3.00**

Entry on the day (subject to map availability)

Seniors (British Orienteering Member) £9.00
Seniors (Non-member) £11.00
SO Juniors Free
Other juniors £3.00

*Discount for pre-entry to all events £3 per senior.
** Family rates for pre-entry capped at the rate of 2 adults plus 1 child.


From 6.15pm – 7.45pm (Please no latecomers!)

Start Times

From 6.30pm – 8.00pm. Courses close 8.30pm Start and finish is 250m from assembly.

Map Details

1:4,000 with 5m contours. The map was newly created by Neil Crickmore in October 2018 to ISOM 2000 standard. The course overprint is in accordance with ISSOM 2007.

Terrain Description

The area is an urban environment with some slopes. The area includes out of bounds which are marked using standard pink hashing, and green colouring on the map. Please do not enter these areas.

Dog restrictions

Dogs allowed


Set right in the heart of Arundel, so plenty of access to local inns and cafes. Public toilets are available in the car park at a fee of 20p.


Based around historic Arundel, with its Medieval Castle, Wildfowl and Wetland Centre, boating on the River Arun and plentiful inns and cafes. Tourist information can be found here. Camping and caravan options can be found here.

Arundel visitor centre, museum and castle are all adjacent to assembly. Arundel visitor centre and museum close at 4pm. Castle closes at 5pm.

Contacts / Officials

Planner: Alex Lines

Organiser: Ian Curtis email

Controller: Neil Crickmore

Important Event Information

Safety and Risk: A comprehensive risk assessment will have been carried out by the organiser, but participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event. Information about how to keep yourself and your children safe at an event can be found here.

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