SOG S5Blacklands Farm & CoachingSat 01 April, 2023

Near: East Grinstead
Level of event: Local
Type of event: Race



Easter Egg maze. Congratulations to Mark Chapman for winning the maze in a time of 1 minute and 26 seconds. You'll find your Easter Egg in our car at the next event. Hopefully not just the wrapper.


Is a web app for sharing and comparing orienteering routes. You can draw your own route or upload a GPS track from your watch. It also allows you to watch an animated replay with a simulated mass start.

Pre event info

We are offering FREE COACHING this week for younger juniors who are on white or yellow courses or just starting out. This is part of our monthly coaching programme. Karen will be running a serious of exercises based on 'visualising the control', a great technique to learn. Parents may stay with juniors if they are new to it or very young.

Please register your interest in good time on Spond or with Anna if you don't have the Spond app. Meet at the computer tent at 9:45, ready to start at 10am. Please pre-enter for your course as normal, you will have time to run after the coaching.

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: East Grinstead

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

Directions / Parking

Blacklands Farm Activity Centre, Grinstead Lane, East Grinstead, RH19 4HP

Due to the recent rain, we will now be parking in the main entrance, NOT the field to the north.

Public Transport

East Grinstead town

Course Information

Yellow – 1.3km, 35m climb

Orange – 2.5km, 80m climb

Short green – 2.9km, 95m climb

Green – 4.5km, 115m climb

Blue – 6.5km, 125m climb

Participants in orienteering must wear appropriate clothing including full leg cover (not shorts). This is a standard rule of the sport to minimise the transmission of blood borne parasites. Activities in cold weather or poor conditions require layered clothing with a windproof and/or waterproof shell garment.

Entry Details

Pre-entry via Racesignup.

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

1:5000 updated 2021

Terrain Description

At the time of writing, the area is dry and the woodland is lovely and runnable. The area comprises of a mix of open, runnable fields and detailed woodland, with many streams. I have tried to include a number of different legs; some for the runners amongst you, and some for the hardcore orienteers. Enjoy!

Dog restrictions

No dogs allowed.



Contacts / Officials

Planner: Sarah Burridge