SOG A8Chailey Common + CoachingSat 11 January, 2020

Near: North Chailey
Level of event: Local
Type of event: Race



Results and splits published also Winsplits though the result order will be different as winsplits does not take off road crossing time from the final result. Routegadget and Autumn League Table published.

Planners Comments:

Due to Chailey Common being a relatively small area with an abundance of path and features I decided to plan the courses in a middle style with lots of changes of direction and plenty of controls. Hopefully everyone enjoyed their runs. It was good to see plenty of new faces that hopefully, will come along to another event soon!

As always the event could go ahead without volunteer help so thank you to the SI team (Joe, Mike, Penny & Ralph), parking (Tim, Linda & Mike), road crossing (Alan & Clive), registration (Kate & Di), control collecting (Chris & Neil), Karen for the risk assessment and Steve for checking over the courses / help on the day.

Nick Jarvis


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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: North Chailey

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

Directions / Parking

BN8 4EF. Parking at Chailey Heritage on south side of A272. O-signs at entrance. £1 fee, please park as directed. Route to start approx. 300m along A272 pavement, children should be accompanied. Start & Finish adjacent to each other.

Public Transport

Haywards Heath Station 8km, hourly bus service (No.31) at xx.47 (24 minutes to Chailey Heritage)

Course Information

Blue 6.1km 30 controls,

Green 4.1km 24 controls,

Orange 2.6km 13 controls,

Yellow 1.5km 8 controls.

2 timed out road crossings on Blue & Green (2 minutes allowed for each). Orange & Yellow do not cross roads.

Entry Details

SO members fees: SO Seniors £5.00, SO Juniors free.
Non member fees: Seniors £6.00, Juniors £2.50. Extra maps 50p.

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

Registration open

9:45 to 10:45

Start Times

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

Map Details

1:7500, Surveyed by Chris Hooker, first used 2018. Planners updates for this event to include significant changes

Terrain Description

Low lying heathland, very wet in places after recent rain (many depressions etc contain water). Runnability generally very good, though quite slow where there is thick gorse (dark green on map). Lots of paths and tracks, note many seasonal paths are not mapped.

Dog restrictions

Please keep under complete control if taken onto the courses. The area is popular with dog walkers and horse riders. Note that our continued permission is dependent on us not upsetting the locals


None. Bring your own refreshments.

Contacts / Officials

Planner: Nick Jarvis



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