ParkO 4Hove ParkSat 29 June, 2019

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



Planner's Comments - Kerria Rowan

Thank you to everyone who braved the heat and came along to Hove Park. This was my first go at planning an event and I really enjoyed the experience. The aim was to keep people off the paths as much as possible in a heavily paved park and use the patches of interesting terrain. Thank you very much to Alex and Rob for the huge amount of effort with controlling the event.

Thank you to Les, Ralph and Joe for the smooth running of the download tent and quick upload of results to the website. Thanks to Rob Leathley for control collecting and Clare for registration and everyone else involved!

SI Team Comments

Really nice sunny day, good atmosphere, good facilities. Good courses provided by Planner Kerria Rowan and team, well done all.Thank you SI team.


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. 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. Medals are awarded for the best placed in a variety of age categories.

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Location Info

Nearest town: Hove

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

Directions / Parking

Free parking on Park View Road (closest) and Goldstone Crescent. Assembly will be located in the south west of the park, behind the cafe (perfect for a post race drink or snack!) and adjacent to the toilets.

Public Transport

The 5B, 14, 14C, 55 and 56 buses serve the park throughout the day. Further information and timetables available from the Brighton & Hove Bus company.

Course Information

Yellow (1.2km), Orange (2km), Sprint (3km).

Entry Details

Entry only via, there will be no entry on the day. Newcomers are eligible for a free trial session.

Entry fees: Seniors £5, Juniors £2.50 (SO Juniors free - use code SOJuniors)

SI card hire: Seniors £1 (£2 for SIAC), Juniors 50p (£1 for SIAC)

Registration open

From 9:45 to 10:45

Start Times

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

Terrain Description

Hove Park features a mix of large areas of open grass, mature trees, flower beds, a miniature railway and recreational facilities. Courses will take you on a tour of the park, visiting a nice variety of terrain and will take place largely on soft ground. The northern end of the park rises slightly to an attractive summit where the Brighton seafront can be spied far in the distance.

Contacts / Officials

Planner: Kerria Rowan


Controller: Alex Lines

Photo Gallery

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Hove Park Climbing Rock

Hove Park Climbing Rock

Giant's fingerprint maze

Giant's fingerprint maze

The Goldstone lies in the southwest corner. This huge rock, weighing about 20 tons, is commonly believed to have been used by the Druids for worship.

The Goldstone lies in the southwest corner. This huge rock, weighing about 20 tons, is commonly believed to have been used by the Druids for worship.