SOG A9Chailey Common (South) Sat 26 January, 2019

Near: Haywards Heath
Level of event: Local
Type of event: Race

Location Info

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

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.

Volunteer here

Enquiries here

Directions / Parking

Directions and Parking On A272 between Haywards Heath and Uckfield. Parking in Chailey Heritage School (look out for prominent spire south of the road).

Public Transport

Haywards Heath or Uckfield Station, then Bus 31

Course Information

Blue 6.1km / 45m / 23 controls

Green 4.1km / 50m / 15 controls

Orange 2.6km / 30m / 11 controls

Yellow 6.1km / 20m / 9 controls

Entry Details

SO members fees: SO Seniors £4.00, SO Juniors free.
Non member fees: Seniors £5.00, Juniors £2.00. 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 ISOM 2017 Chris Hooker 2017/18 amended Jan 2019. Some seasonal paths omitted for clarity.

Terrain Description

Mixture of open managed heathland and small pockets of woodland. There is an abundance of depressions and gullies as well as a good path network. The western part of the common, used by the longer courses, has not been used for quite some time, and never with this map.

Dog restrictions

Dogs allowed.




The start / finish area is about 400m from the car park and involves crossing a B road. Parents are requested to accompany their children to and from the start and finish please. Blue and Green have two road crossings with a one minute time out between controls.

Contacts / Officials

Planner: Mark Chapman

Organiser: Steve and Jill Blount


Important Event Information

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