SOG A7Millennium WoodSat 04 January, 2020
Near: Haywards Heath
Level of event: Local
Type of event: Race
Results, Splits, Routegadget and Winsplits posted. SOG Autumn League Table updated.
Thanks for all coming to Millennium Wood on what turned out to be very pleasant day.
This was the first event James and I have planned and we had a great time doing it.
The courses were planned to have a mixture of some long legs with route choices and
short technical legs. Unfortunately we weren't expecting the paths to be quite as muddy and slippery as they were and this coupled with the hilly terrain it made it very physically challenging so really well done to everyone .
It was great to see everyone enjoying themselves ,especially the younger ones, the first timers and the Scouts
A big thank you to the SI team, the Southalls for map sales, Chris , Garry for control
collecting, Nicola for parking & control collecting & Neil for guiding us through the planning.
Looking forward to planning another event we promise to make it easier ;-).
Alan & James Yule
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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 10 events each. Electronic timing (SI) is used.
Help on the day always appreciated.
Nearest town: Haywards Heath
- Postcode: RH17 5DN *
- Grid Ref:
- Google Map
- Streetmap (OS 50k)
- Bing Map (OS 50k)
* Postcodes are not very precise in some areas, so don't rely on them for an exact location.
Directions / Parking
Directions and Parking The easiest route from all directions is via the A272. Parking is at Warden Park Academy, Broad Street, Cuckfield (B2184). RH17 5DP. Turn north off the A272 onto the B2184 from the roundabout at the eastern end of the Cuckfield bypass (signed Cuckfield B2184). The entrance into Warden Park Academy is after 800 metres on the left, just after the Wheatsheaf Pub. Parking is on the tennis courts (playground) accessed by taking the left fork of the driveway. Please follow signs and the marshals instructions. Car parking £1.
Nearest trains at Haywards Heath (2km)
Blue: 5.3 km, 140m of climb
Green: 3.8km, 110m of climb
Orange: 2.5km, 55m of climb
Yellow: 1.9km, 55m of climb
SO members fees: SO Seniors £4.00, SO Juniors free.
Non member fees: Seniors £5.00, Juniors £2.00. Extra maps 50p.
Electronic punching (SI) chips are available to hire. SIAC (contactless): £2, non-SIAC (not contactless) £1
9:45 to 10:45
10:00 to 11:00. Courses close at 12:30.
1:7500. Minor updates by Tommy Heap for 2019. Resurveyed and extended in 2017 by Les Hooper. Based on the original 2007 map by Les Hooper.
Millenium Wood was formerly farmland, planted 15 to 20 years ago with native species and has quickly achieved a level of maturity. This is complemented by blocks of ancient woodland, some conceal former stone pits with significant ground detail. Parts of the area arey muddy. The blue and green course have controls at the top/ bottom of very steep and slippery slopes but you do not have to go straight up or down them.
Dogs are allowed
None. There are public toilets at the car park near the junction of Broad Street and Cuckfield High Street. Post event, The Wheatsheaf is one of several local pubs offering hot and cold food.
Note that the start / finish area is 600 metres from the car park, initially along pavements and then a public bridleway. Follow the red/white tapes – please use the pedestrian crossing to cross Broad Street. Two side roads also need to be crossed. Please take care. Parents/guardians are advised to accompany children under 16 crossing the road to the start and returning from the finish. Note that the start and finish will be close to each other.
There is a punching start and finish.
Yellow and Orange courses have a compulsory crossing point over the stream. You MUST cross here. The bridge is narrow and slippery. Take care when crossing.
Some sections of barbed wire fence that are not visible will be taped.
Contacts / Officials
Planner: Alan and James Yule