Level of event: Local
Type of event: Race
Note: No WinsSplits or Routegadget today, control boxes were not all well time synchronised.
Sunshine on a Saturday morning makes Horsham Park a very busy place, with all manner of sporting activity in progress. Strange how people manage to run or jog without the incentive of an orange and white kite!
Apart from a minor glitch with the SIAC punching (apparently due to some of the control units needing re-programming) this final event of the series went well.
Anyone toying with the idea of planning a future park event should definitely give it a go. The club provides amazing back-up, in the form of a mentor (in my case Anna Chapman) to help with any problems that might arise, and a brilliant SI team (Joe and Penny) to deal with all the computing. What could be daunting task is made hassle free.
Still not convinced? In that case avoid all eye contact with Di Turner, she can be very persuasive (especially after a few beers)
A special thank you to Chris Jepson who came very early to help with the set up.
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
This is the last event of the Park O Sprint series and it's all to play for in the medal positions. Check out the latest positions on our league table to see who's in with a chance of a medal! We'll be holding a prizegiving as soon as all the results are in, so please stick around to see who's top of the tables.
Park O Series Info
Park-Os are friendly club events, usually in parks or school grounds, where children and newcomers are very welcome. These are fun events where you can get a feeling for the sport – you can walk or run, go as a group or on your own or challenge your navigation at high speed against some of our top competitive orienteers. 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 early Autumn and is 8 events this year. Certificates are awarded for the best placed in a variety of age categories.
Nearest town: Horsham
- Postcode: RH12 2DF *
- 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
Recommended parking is at The Pavilions in the Park RH12 2DF, entering from Hurst Road (what 3 words: remark.tester.soil).
The cost is £1.10 for up to 2 hours and £1.80 for up to 3 hours. There is no need to display a ticket, pay at the machines when you leave, either by card or cash.
Registration, download, start and finish will be close together in the park just to the far side of the leisure centre. You can follow the path from the car park around the left side of the building (as you face it) or walk straight through the centre.
There are alternative car parks on other sides of the park as well as on street parking, all at similar rates. These are pay and display.
Horsham railway station is a 5 minute walk from the park.
Course lengths: Yellow, 1.2km, Orange, 2.1km, Sprint, 2.9km
£2.50 seniors, £1 juniors (SO Juniors free - use code SOjuniors)
SI card hire: Seniors £1 (£2 for SIAC), Juniors 50p (£1 for SIAC)
10:15 - 11:15
10:30 - 11:30. Courses close at 12:30 Please note later start to allow the parkrun to complete
Toilets are available in the leisure centre.
There are various cafes in the park and Horsham town centre (10 minute walk).
Please note that you are permitted to enter areas with an olive green background if there are marked paths, must not stray from the path.
Also note that there will be football pitches within the park that are not mapped. Those in use on the morning of the event will be out of bounds and must not be crossed.
Safety Advice: Horsham Park is a safe and friendly environment, but is often busy on Saturday mornings. Please give way to all other users.
Runners on the sprint course should take special care and look out for cars when passing by the leisure centre. You are advised to hydrate well before running.
There are fenced off areas in the north of the park due to works building a new skate park.
Refreshments: There are various cafes within the park.
Contacts / Officials
Planner: Neil Watts
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