SOG S2Eartham SSat 24 February, 2024

Near: Slindon
Level of event: Local
Type of event: Race



Thank you all for coming today - a lovely day out for some bearing practice in some nice, clean woods.
Thanks to Euan and Kieran for helping with checking out the area, Rob for supporting with the courses, Mike G for printing and more support, Di for helping organise the helpers, Mum for doing all of the important stuff on the day while I played in the woods, Euan again for helping set out the controls, grandma for setting up and manning the finish, Penny P for also helping man the finish, Hal for manning the start with us, Barrie, David and Jane for taking on operation parking, Joe, Mike and Penny for the SI work, the SEJS team for control collecting, Andy for liaising with the Forestry Commission, the Forestry Commission, the sun for shining while we set out the controls, the trees for trying to protect us from the rain, the field for letting everyone out without needing a push and most importantly the IOF for their instructions to place controls next to pits rather than inside them.
Apologies if I have forgotten anyone! Liam


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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: Slindon

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

Directions / Parking

Parking will be signed from the A285 and the entrance to the parking is narrow. Competitors should only approach the event direct from the A285, please avoid travelling via Eartham village.

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post code: PO18 0NA

Public Transport


Course Information

Blue 6.0km 150m climb, green 4.5km 90m climb, short green 3.5km 70m climb, orange 2.4km 50m climb, yellow 1.5km 30m climb.

Entry Details

Pre-entry via 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.

BOF member fees: Seniors £6.50, Juniors £3.25, SO Juniors free.
Non member fees: Seniors £7.50, Juniors £3.25.

'Dibber' hire:
Electronic punching (SI) chips are available to hire. SIAC (contactless): £2 (juniors £1), non-SIAC (not contactless) £1 (juniors £0.5)

Registration open

9:45 to 10:45

Start Times

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

Map Details

1:10000. Mapped by Dave Peel 2022, updated by Chris Hooker 2023.

Terrain Description

Very runnable woodland on a gently sloping south facing hill on the South Downs. It is incised by 3 valleys that run approximately north south and has a profusion of pits and depressions.

Dog restrictions

Dogs permitted on leads only.



Contacts / Officials

Planner: Liam Marsh