Park-O 4Hampden Park Sat 30 June, 2018

Hampden Park Orienteering

Hampden Park Orienteering

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

Results

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Really nice weather for a good event, thank you Amelia.

Results and Splits posted for Hampden Parko 4.

RouteGadget

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.

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.

Volunteer here

Enquiries here

Read more about this series

Location Info

Nearest town: Eastbourne

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

Directions / Parking

Arriving by road the Park is signed from the junction of the A2021 (Kings Drive) and Decoy Drive.

Car parking is available along Hampden Park Drive, running through the centre of the park. Please drive carefully within the park and park considerately.

Public Transport

Hampden Park is 0.5km from Hampden Park Railway station with regular service please visit http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/

Eastbourne is served by Stagecoach buses https://www.stagecoachbus.com/about/south-east

From Brighton there is the Route 12 Coaster Service operated by Brighton and Hove Buses http://www.buses.co.uk/servicelisting.shtml

Course Information

Yellow 1.3km , orange 1.9km and Sprint 3.2km.

Entry Details

£4 Sprint, £2 Orange, £2.00 Yellow. SO juniors free

'Dibber' hire:
Standard electronic punching (SI) chip hire is included in the entry fee. SIAC (contactless) 'dibbers' can be hired for £2

Registration open

From 9:45 to 10:45

Start Times

From 10:00 to 11:00 Courses close at 12:00

Terrain Description

Hampden Park, Eastbourne offers a mix of ancient deciduous oak woodland with a complex network of paths, with many stretches of open woodland, expanses of classic municipal parkland and sports fields and courts.

This mix can be challenging requiring quick thinking to negotiate the differing landscape.

Dog restrictions

Dogs on a lead are welcome.

Facilities

The classic park landscape includes streams and a lake to relax within once you have finished. The park provides great children’s play areas, toilets and a café.

Miscellaneous

Yellow and orange courses have been planned so there should be no need to cross roads and or cross thick undergrowth whilst the Sprint O requires some running through open woods and undergrowth at times. It may therefore be advisable to cover one's legs.

Safety bearing for yellow and orange - please head south the to the park road and then carefully walk along road to the download tent/event centre.

Please beware of the many other users in the park and treat with consideration.

Contacts / Officials

Planner: Amelia and Tim Bartlett

Organiser:

Controller:

Photo Gallery

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A glorious day at Hampden Park

A glorious day at Hampden Park

Start lanes at Hampden Park

Start lanes at Hampden Park

Waiting to start

Waiting to start

Hampden Park Lake

Hampden Park Lake

Hampden Park Finish

Hampden Park Finish