Park-O P1Kidbrooke Park & AGMSat 10 June, 2023

Near: Forest Row
Level of event: Local
Type of event: Race



Planners Report (Daniel Jones):

The first Park-O of the 2023 summer events, took place at Kidbrooke Park, Forest Row. The Sprint course posed many challenging navigation choices and went around school buildings, and playgrounds, as well as the school gardens and parkland. Leg 16 to 17 (results corrected Sunday am, an extra leg had been excluded) on the Sprint course was removed due to confusion around old, prohibited fence line markings being not distinct enough in appearance to that of the permitted fence crossing markings, at this scale of the map. This led to some runners meeting closed gates that were not considered to be near any running routes, to have been opened.

The Orange and Yellow routes were undertaken by a good number of members, and we had a good number of junior guests opt to try these courses.

Annual Prize Giving. Congratulations to:

  • Sue Crickmore - Senior Performance Shield
  • Darrel High - Senior Performance Shield
  • Emma Chapman - Gold Junior Performance Certificate and £30.00 Voucher
  • Emily Waters - Silver Junior Performance Certificate and £20.00 Voucher
  • Heather High – Bronze Junior Performance Certificate and £10.00 Voucher
  • Ben Chapman - Gold Junior Performance Certificate and £30.00 Voucher
  • Tommy Heap - Silver Junior Performance Certificate and £20.00 Voucher
  • James Curtis - Bronze Junior Performance Certificate and £10.00 Voucher
  • Ben Chapman - Ricky Wise Junior Trophy
  • SI team gets the SOOTY award! OK, it's got Joe Barrett's name on it. Thanks, from Joe, to Penny Parker, Les Coles, Mike Ralph, Paul Wilson and Jane Lambert. Sootyjpg


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Pre event info

The 2023 SO AGM and prizegiving will take place from 1200 noon immediately after the Park-O. Please bring your own picnic lunch. Tea/Coffee/Squash/Biscuits will be provided.

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.

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Location Info

Nearest town: Forest Row

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

Directions / Parking

Signed form the A22 in Forest Row

Postcode RH18 5JA

Grid TQ418346

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Park as directed by marshals

Public Transport

Nearest train station East Grinstead.

Course Information

Sprint 2.5km - 2.9km

Orange 1.8km - 2.2km

Yellow 1.2km - 1.4km

Entry Details

Online entries only via

Newcomers are welcome and eligible for a free trial session - if you'd like to reserve a map or discuss the event please email our membership secretary.

Entries close 8pm the day before.

Sprint £4.00, Orange £2.00, Yellow £2.00, SO Juniors free using the regular code

SI-card hire £1 (£0.5 for juniors) or £2 (£1) for a SIAC to allow contactless punching

Registration open

From 9:45 to 10:45

Start Times

10:00 am - 11:00 am. Course closes 12:00 noon. AGM & Annual prize giving 12:30pm - 13:30pm.

Map Details

A4. 1:4000. 5m contours. 2017

Terrain Description

Extensive school grounds set around various buildings and parkland. No metal studs please.

Dog restrictions

Sorry no dogs allowed at this event.


Toilets & meeting room for AGM


Safety bearing: Head north to school buildings and assembly

No metal studs please.

Contacts / Officials

Planner: Dan Jones


Controller: Will Heap

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