Near: Haywards Heath
Level of event: Local
Type of event: Race
A great event across open parkland and diving into woods every now and again to keep everyone on their toes. Thanks to James and Alan for planning.
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
Competitors should not attend this event:
- Who are unwell with a cough, fever or other respiratory symptoms.
- Have been in close contact with a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 and are within the quarantine period.
- If they have returned from a non exempt overseas country, until they have completed the 14 day quarantine period.
- Currently undergoing COVID-19 testing, until they receive negative result and are symptom free.
- Been asked to isolate by NHS Test and Trace due to them being a contact of known COVID-19 case.
- If they have been advised to stay at home by a health care professional.
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 10 events each. Electronic timing (SI) is used.
Help on the day always appreciated.
Nearest town: Haywards Heath
- Postcode: RH16 1XP *
- Grid Ref: TQ324261
- 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
Postcode RH16 1XP
Park as directed by marshals
Orienteers should consider using their own transportation and not public transport
- Yellow 1.5km, 160m
- Orange 2.5km, 100m
- Green 4.0km, 90m
- Blue 6.0km, 60m
Loose control descriptions will not be provided at the event. Control descriptions will be on the map and will be available to download here.
Pre-entry only via racesignup.co.uk
Juniors £2.50 (SO juniors free - use "SOjuniors" discount code)
Standard SI-card hire £1 (juniors 50p)
Enhanced (contactless SIAC) SI-card hire £2 (juniors £1)
09.45am - 10.45am
10.00am - 11.00am. Courses close 12.30pm. Please start in your allocated start block.
A4. 1:5000. 5m contours. Original survey and cartography by Roger Mayer. Updated by Les Hooper 2016.
Dogs on leads are welcome in the parkland
No key drop.
- Your own water to ensure adequate hydration pre and post event.
- Hand sanitizer.
Safety bearing TBC.
Please ensure you have read and adhere to the British Orienteering Code of Conduct.
Maintain a distance of at least 2m from other people at all times.
Arrive at the event ready to run and wait in/by your car until it is time for you to start.
There are 2 starts - Blue/Orange and Green/Yellow. Follow signs.
Competitors will start at 1 minute intervals with only one person starting each minute.
Avoid touching the start, finish and control units.
Punching start and finish, all other controls will be SIAC enabled.
Move away briskly from the start and all controls. If you need a breather then find a quiet area away from where other competitors are likely to appear.
At the end of your run punch the finish and move away to a quiet area to recover before making your way to download.
Once you have finished and downloaded please leave the event.
No splits or results displays will be available. Live WiFi results will be available at the event. Final results will appear on the club website shortly after the event.
Contacts / Officials
Planner: James & Alan Yule