SOG S4Parham + CoachingSat 23 March, 2019

Near: Storrington
Level of event: Local
Type of event: Race, Coaching



Planners Comments

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!


Barry Jones


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 8 events each. Electronic timing (SI) is used.

Help on the day always appreciated.

Volunteer here

Enquiries here

Location Info

Nearest town: Storrington

* 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

Public Transport

Nearest train at Pulborough.

Course Information

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

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

From 10am to 11:30am. Courses close 12:30.

Map Details

1:10,000, with 5m contours. Map is by Mike Gammon from 2014, with minor updates for this event.

Terrain Description

Mixed woodland with a network of rides, paths and watercourses.

Dog restrictions

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

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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