SOG A2Lancing Ring + CoachingSat 29 September, 2018

Heading down to the finish

Heading down to the finish

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



What a perfect day! The weather gave us all a chance to see Lancing Ring at its best, and competitors' comments at the finish were most appreciative.

Although not technically difficult, Lancing Ring gives a real challenge in making quick decisions about route-choice, and keeping exact control of one's position on the map - whilst moving at some speed! Even the most experienced made the occasional error. Hopefully anyone new to the sport had a chance to learn from the experience, and their appetite is whetted for future events.

I would encourage others to consider being a planner. There are not many days when I am out and about at dawn, but Lancing was - quite simply - magical.

On your behalf - ie the competitors - I would like to put in our heartfelt thanks all our helpers. Not only the Registration and SI team, but also those who willingly stayed behind at the end in order to collect the controls back in.


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

Coaching at 09.30 for an hour with assembly at 09.15. Competition starts between 10.00 and 11.00. Coaching is open to newcomers, club members and juniors and there is no additional fee to attend. Please let Robert Lines know if you will take part in the coaching. This week's session is: Taking Control of Map and Compass for Faster Navigation and will explore the techniques used by elite competitors.

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: Lancing

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

Directions / Parking

Details to follow

Course Information

Yellow (1.5km), Orange (3.0km), Green (4.0km), Blue (6.0km).
Technical difficulty: Easy (yellow) to hard (Blue). See Planning Guidelines.

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.

Contacts / Officials

Planner: Alan Williamson