Near: East Grinstead
Level of event: Local
Type of event: Race
Individual results for East Court and the final League results for the Park O series have been published. Competitors still to receive their medal will be published later and will be available at the next SOG event.
Lost Property with Ralph Phillips 1. Thumb compass with magnifying attachment. 2. Key with blue plastic top with Garrison printed on it.
Thanks for coming to our final Park O event at a warm and sunny East Court today. I hope you enjoyed your runs.
The plan for the Sprint was to put you in the red with flowing longer legs in the open and wooded areas and with the climb back to the mansion house before hitting you with shorter legs, changes of direction and traps around the house and its garden. Kudos to those who kept it together. It was hugely enjoyable planning the courses and your post run comments are really appreciated.
Our SI team did a superb job compiling the final Park O results once our final runner was home and it was great to see a good number of you stay for the prize giving. My thanks to all those who helped on the day including our SI team, Steve & Jill (Registration), Penny & Garry (Control collection), Anna, Ralph & Joe (Prize giving).
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
Park O Finale Event, Picnic and Prize giving
Just a reminder that our 2019 Park O series reaches its conclusion at East Court on Saturday 13th July. Please stay for a picnic and prize giving. Medals will be awarded to first, second and third in the following categories:
Male & Female Sprint Yellow
Male & Female Sprint Orange
Male & Female Sprint Juniors
Male & Female Sprint Seniors
Male & Female Sprint Vets
Male & Female Sprint Super Vets
Male & Female Sprint Ultra Vets
Your best three results from the six Park O races will count towards your final position. For the latest positions in each category see www.southdowns-orienteers.org..... Our super SI team will aim to compile the final results on the day with a view to presenting medals as soon as possible after 11.45am.
Park O Series Info
Park-Os are friendly club events, usually in parks or school grounds, 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. Sprint courses are run or walked by any age group.
The Park-O series takes place in the early summer and is usually 6 events.
Nearest town: East Grinstead
- Postcode: RH19 3LT *
- Grid Ref:
- 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
East Court Mansion, College Lane, East Grinstead, RH19 3LT.
1.5km walk from East Grinstead Railway Station to venue.
Sprint 2.8km / 80m
Orange 1.9km / 40m
Yellow 1.0km / 30m
£4 Sprint, £2 Orange, £2.00 Yellow. SO juniors free
Standard electronic punching (SI) chip hire is included in the entry fee. SIAC (contactless) 'dibbers' can be hired for £2
Between 10.00am and 11.00am. Course closes at 12.00pm.
Mapped by Les Hooper in Spring 2010. Updated by Les Hooper in 2014 and Steve Blount in 2019. A4 1:4000 with 5m contours.
Mix of mansion house and gardens, parkland and woodland.
Remember the flower beds surrounding the mansion house which are marked in olive green on the map are out of bounds and must not be crossed.
The estate of East Court covers some 48.6 hectares and consists of a large Georgian house with ancillary buildings, gardens, parkland, lake, playing fields and woodland. It provides civic, community, recreational and sporting facilities for the general public as well as housing the headquarters of the East Grinstead Town Council.
The house was built in 1769 and the estate was expanded in the early-19th century. The house was let from 1863, and had fallen into a state of disrepair by 1906, when it was bought by Ernest Cooper. During World War 2 East Court was requisitioned by the Army. He restored and extended the house and developed the grounds. Although these have, over the years, become more simplified in their design, the original framework is still intact. The existence today of the main house, together with its surrounding grounds, is due in no small measure to Alfred Wagg who, after World War 2, purchased the property through the Manor Charitable Trust. Alfred Wagg's philanthropy has enabled East Court to be used as an amenity for the local people to enjoy.
Basic first aid at registration.
Please bring your own drinks and refreshments.
The Sprint and Orange courses involve crossing internal roads and car parks. Please take care of moving vehicles. The Sprint and Orange courses use the woodland in the eastern part of the area which is likely to be very green in July. Whilst the courses have been planned with a view to runners using the paths through the woodland some of those paths may become restricted by undergrowth and you may be more comfortable in full leg cover. Additionally the paths are rough, rooty and potentially muddy so rubber studded shoes may be more appropriate on these courses.
Contacts / Officials
Planner: Paul Luttman
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