SOG 5Parham WoodsSat 14 April, 2018
Level of event: Local
Type of event: Race
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.
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.
Nearest town: Storrington
- Postcode: RH20 2EP *
- Grid Ref: TQ062152
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* 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.
Nearest trains at Pulborough (approc 6km) and buses to Pulborough / Storrington.
Yellow 1.5km, Orange 2.1km, Green 4.0km, Blue 6.3km
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
10:00 to 11:00. Courses close at 12:30.
1:10000 with 5m contours. 2014 map updated to 2018
Mixed woodland with a network of rides and paths.
No dogs allowed.
Parts of the course are very wet underfoot - please wear footwear with appropriate levels of grip.
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