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.
Nearest town: East Grinstead
- Postcode: RH19 4HP *
- Grid Ref: TQ381336
- Google Map
- Streetmap (OS 50k)
- Bing Map (OS 50k)
* 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.
East Grinstead town
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.
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.
9:45 to 10:45
10:00 to 11:00. Courses close at 12:30.
1:5000 updated 2021
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!
No dogs allowed.
Contacts / Officials
Planner: Sarah Burridge