SOG A6Inholms Wood, Stoughton + CoachingSat 07 December, 2019

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



Planner's Comments

Thank you all for coming. Despite the extra distance for most people, numbers were up on last year, perhaps because it wasn’t raining!
Thanks to Michael Merritt (first to arrive, last to leave) for the organising, and for his entertaining scouts and their minders. To Barrie and Sue Pearson for registration, to Rob Leathley for control collecting, to Mike Gammon for maps, to Karen Ashworth for FC liaison, and to Ralph, Les and co. for the IT. Sincere apologies if I’ve missed anyone.
May all your forests be as runnable and your depressions be as big as those in Inholmes.
Happy Christmas
Robin Smith

SI Results

All Results now posted.

Nice morning for the event, we hope you all enjoyed the area. Thank you to all. Thank you Robin for a good set of courses.


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

The orienteering event will be preceded by a training session at 10.00. Newcomers, juniors and members are invited and there will be plenty of tips and advice from our friendly bunch of coaches. Please let Robert Lines know if you will attend. The session will end by 11.00 latest in order to leave enough time to start the orienteering event by 11.30am.

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: Chichester

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

Directions / Parking

Directions and Parking NW of Chichester on unclassified road off B2146 to the south or B2141 to the north. Longitudinal parking on sloping forest road. Limited space. Turn around at top to exit. Parking fee of £1.

Public Transport


Course Information

Blue 6.0km, Green 4.0km, Orange 2.9km, Yellow 1.5km Yellow has pictorial (loose) and text (on map) descriptions.

Entry Details

SO members fees: SO Seniors £5.00, SO Juniors free.
Non member fees: Seniors £6.00, Juniors £2.50. Extra maps 50p.

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

Registration open

9:45 to 10:45

Start Times

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

Map Details

Re-surveyed Apr 2018 by Simon Thraves, with minor autumn 2019 updates. 1:7500

Terrain Description

Very runnable mature beech wood on long ridge. Minimal undergrowth. Many minor paths have been obliterated by fallen leaves.

Dog restrictions

Yes, but on leads please.




Limited mobile phone coverage.

Access for this event has been granted by kind permission of the Forestry Commission. Access is normally restricted to public rights of way. Please respect these restrictions at all other times.

Contacts / Officials

Planner: Robin Smith