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
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 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.
Nearest town: Forest Row
- Postcode: RH18 5JA *
- Grid Ref: TQ418346
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* 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
Park as directed by marshals
Nearest train station East Grinstead.
Sprint 2.5km - 2.9km
Orange 1.8km - 2.2km
Yellow 1.2km - 1.4km
Online entries only via Racesignup.co.uk.
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
From 9:45 to 10:45
10:00 am - 11:00 am. Course closes 12:00 noon. AGM & Annual prize giving 12:30pm - 13:30pm.
A4. 1:4000. 5m contours. 2017
Extensive school grounds set around various buildings and parkland. No metal studs please.
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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