SOG S8Great Wildgoose Wood Sat 20 May, 2023

Near: Turners Hill
Level of event: Local
Type of event: Race



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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: Turners Hill

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

Directions / Parking

From the B2028 turn onto Selsfield Road and then left onto Vowels Lane. Parking will be on the left (west) after approx 1.6km

Public Transport

Limited public transport options available- closest bus to Turners Hill (3km no footpath, not recommended).

Course Information

Blue 5.5km 275m climb

Green 4.2km 220m climb

Short Green 2.6km 110m climb

Orange 2.1km 80m climb

Yellow 1.2km 50m climb

Entry Details

Pre-entry only via Racesignup

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.


SO/BOF Senior members £5.00 (non-members £6),

Juniors £2.50 (SO Juniors free - use discount code SOjuniors).

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

Registration open

9:45 to 10:45

Start Times

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

Map Details

1:5000 mapped by Chris Hooker 2019

Terrain Description

Woodland terrain with some deeply incised valleys and streams. Dense undergrowth in places. Runnable woodland elsewhere. Recent felling has increased runnability in some of the tougher areas of the map.

Dog restrictions

No dogs allowed.




Safety bearing: Head East to edge of open fields then North or South to entrance track.

Ground cover of low bracken or brambles in different places. Full body cover essential and gaiters recommended.

There are a number of clay pigeon shooting traps in the wood - DO NOT TOUCH THEM

Contacts / Officials

Planner: Euan Marsh



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