SOG 5Parham WoodsSat 14 April, 2018

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



Planner's Comments

My aim was to give both blue and green courses a variety of route choices whilst avoiding the wettest parts of the map. From the feedback received afterwards, this seemed to work out well.

On the orange course I included some controls where there were good options to go direct rather than follow the line features to give some extra challenge for the more adventurous.

The weather turned out much better than I had expected and so it was a bit hot for the later runners, but on the plus side the ground was much drier than a few weeks ago.

Thanks to Chris Hooker, Michael Merrit, John Morris, Liam, Penny and the SI team for their help on the day and to Mike Gammon for reviewing the courses.

David Marsh

SI Team Comments

Thank you to Marsh family for a really nice event.

Results, WinSplits and League Table Published Nice morning for event, course drier than expected, all competitors accounted for.


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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.

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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

Approach via the A283 taking the turning to the west into Greatham Road.  From there follow "O" signs to the parking location at the old sawmill.  Post code RH20 2EP.  Please have £1 ready for parking.

Public Transport

Nearest trains at Pulborough (approc 6km) and buses to Pulborough / Storrington.

Course Information

Yellow 1.5km, Orange 2.1km, Green 4.0km, Blue 6.3km

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.

Map Details

1:10000 with 5m contours. 2014 map updated to 2018

Terrain Description

Mixed woodland with a network of rides and paths.

Dog restrictions

No dogs allowed.




Parts of the course are very wet underfoot - please wear footwear with appropriate levels of grip.

Safety bearing:

Yellow and orange competitors head east to the N/S road. Blue / Green if on west side head east and on east side head west to the road. Whole area is walled/ fenced in.

Contacts / Officials

Planner: David Marsh

Organiser: Penny Marsh