SOG S3Highdown Hill - Middle DistanceSat 05 March, 2022

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



Thanks to everyone who supported today’s event and congratulations to Petronela Filipova (SVK) and Liam Marsh (GBR) who were the overall winners.

Special thanks to: Mike Ralph, Les Coles and Paul Wilson for running the SI; Liam and Euan Marsh and Rob Leathley for helping get the start up and running; Steve Blount for permissions; Steve Jarvis for scheduling, Karen Ashworth for risk assessing the event; Dave Cumins, Gary Greenstreet and Cliff Woolford for control collecting; and to Alex who came down from Hertfordshire to help with the hanging and general running of the event.

It’s always a pleasure to organise an orienteering event, so thanks to you all for making it possible.

Until next time



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Pre event info

Before attending any orienteering activity, orienteers, including officials, volunteers and coaches, should self-assess for symptoms of COVID-19. These are:

  • A high temperature
  • A new, continuous cough
  • A loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste

If you, or anyone you live with, have one or more of these symptoms you should not attend any sporting activity, even if your symptoms are mild.

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: Worthing

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

Directions / Parking

Orienteering parking is in the overflow area of the main car park at the top of Highdown Rise. Drive into the main car park and carry on to the far end where there is a yellow gate into the overflow area.

Public Transport

Assembly is a 15-minute walk from the Goring-by-Sea railway station. Bus routes can be found using Google Maps and involve a 10-minute walk from Northbrook Metropolitan College.

Course Information

  • Blue 4.9k, 160m climb - 30 Controls - double-sided map
  • Green 3.5k, 110m climb - 22 Controls - double-sided map
  • Orange 2.4k, 75m climb - 16 Controls
  • Yellow 1.9k, 55m climb - 13 controls

For this middle-distance event, controls will be much closer to each other than normal. Remember to check the description and code for each control.

Entry Details

Entry only via, there will be no entry on the day.


No entry on the day, please enter online in advance of the day.

Start Times


Map Details


Terrain Description

A couple of fields with pockets of interest. Not one of the club's most technical areas, but the courses will be planned as a middle-distance event to create some navigational challenge. Please note that the area is shared with dog walkers, cyclists and horse riders.

Dog restrictions

Dogs allowed.


Picnic tables, public toilets, coffee wagon. Free entry to the historical Highdown Gardens.



  • Adhere to the British Orienteering Code of Conduct.
  • Allow others to social distance if they wish to do so.
  • Avoid touching the start, finish and control units.
  • Move away briskly from the start and all controls. Take time to recover before making your way to download.

Contacts / Officials

Planner: Robert Lines



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