Level of event: Local
Type of event: Race, Coaching
I hope you all enjoyed your courses today, Parham is a super little area with a good variety of terrain. My intention was to keep you changing direction and off the paths as much as possible, while also ensuring you had plenty of route choice. Apologies to those of you that found the deeper parts of the marsh, as you were heading west to east to #74. In my defence, I moved #74 quite late in the planning process and despite having visited all control sites; I never walked the area to the west of its new position. That said, it is mapped as a marsh! Thanks must go to all my helpers, both before and during the event, including John Morris, Ian Curtis, Barry and Claire, Michele Funnell, Ruth Rhodes, Mike Gammon, Rob Lines, Ffion and the SI team including Ralph, Les, Mike, Paul and Joe. Finally, kudos to Simon for running both Blue and Green!
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
Great event at Parham today complete with a visit from the Gruffalo. Did anyone see the huge herd of black deer? It is also serves to remind us to check for ticks - some have been found! Comments to follow.
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: Storrington
- Postcode: RH20 2EP *
- Grid Ref: TQ062152
- 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
Access is via Greatham Lane off the A283. please do not use the Parham House entrance. Park at the Sawmill is directed by the parking Marshalls. please drive slowly along the estate road as this is crossed by runners on green and blue courses.
Parking will be £1 per car. Post code for sat nav: RH20 4RP
Nearest train at Pulborough.
Blue 6.5 km, 90 m climb
Green 4.2 km, 55 m climb
Orange 2.6 km, 30 m climb
Yellow 1.7 km, 20 m climb
SO members fees: SO Seniors £5.00, SO Juniors free.
Non member fees: Seniors £6.00, Juniors £2.50. Extra maps 50p.
Electronic punching (SI) chips are available to hire. SIAC (contactless): £2, non-SIAC (not contactless) £1
9:45 to 10:45
From 10am to 11:30am. Courses close 12:30.
1:10,000, with 5m contours. Map is by Mike Gammon from 2014, with minor updates for this event.
Mixed woodland with a network of rides, paths and watercourses.
Dogs are permitted in the parking area only at this event.
It's the Gruffalo's 20th birthday and he's going to be celebrating in the deep dark woods at Parham. Horsham District Council's Year of Culture Gruffalo will be trying out some Orienteering this weekend. See if you can snap a photo of him lurking around the woods on the yellow course and upload your sighting to www.globalgruffalo.co.uk
As there are many deer in the Parham area, there is the possibility of picking up ticks, so please check for them after your run.
Full leg cover is mandatory at this event.
Contacts / Officials
Planner: Barry Jones
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