Park-O P7Lancing ManorSat 09 September, 2023

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



Hi All, I hope you enjoyed your day at sunny Lancing. The HTML results are now posted with times excluded on legs to controls 8 and 9 due to a misplaced control 8 on the sprint course. The Orange course was also affected but the overall result was not changed. The SI team.

Planner’s notes for Lancing Manor
It was really pleasant putting out controls in the cool of early morning, but it must have been really hot running later in the morning. My sincere apologies for misplacing control 8 on the Sprint course, putting it next to the wrong thicket, and thanks to everyone who took the upset so calmly. By the time the news had filtered back, it was too late to re-site the control (although thanks to late starter Rob Lines for doing so during his run).
Lancing Manor offers three quite distinct types of terrain; a field with a wooded edge, a chalkpit with thorn scrub, and urban parkland. I hope the courses managed to mix these in an interesting way. My thanks to Neil for pointing out possibilities in this respect and to him and Chris Hooker for facilitating updates to the map. There is now a new path across McIntyre’s Field, from control 2 to control 3 on the Sprint course. I was thinking of sending a note to some Biology journal on ‘Orienteers as a seed dispersal
mechanism’, as I watched people removing the burrs they had picked up there!
David Wilson


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

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Location Info

Nearest town: Lancing

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

Directions / Parking

Parking is at the Leisure Centre and is accessed from Manor Road just north of the A27/A2025 roundabout.

Course Information

Yellow 1.4km 45m climb

Orange 2.3km 60m climb

Sprint 3.3km 70m climb

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, there will be no entry on the day.

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

Starts 10-11am

Map Details

1:4000 with 5m contours.

Terrain Description

Mixture of open parkland and an old quarry area. The sprint course in particular may encounter some undergrowth so consider wearing leg cover.

Dog restrictions

Dogs on leads welcome

Contacts / Officials

Planner: David Wilson