SOG A5Pashley + CoachingSat 27 October, 2018

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



After a frosty start the sun came out and some welcome autumn warmth.

The area offers some tricky path networks, vegetation areas and a good variety of terrain with some hilly bits. We hope you managed to conquer them all.

The courses were planned to miss the worst parts of the area, the very steep bits and had to take avoidance of the Eastbourne marathon route as best we could.

We hope you all found the courses challenging enough in this interesting area and from the many comments received at the finish – most of you did .

We had many helpers before and on the day. Our thanks go to Mike Gammon for printing the courses, Steve Blount for checking the courses, Ralph, Joe & Les the SI team for the computing bit , Jas , Jill , Richard , Julie and Liam on map sales , Clive for car parking / marshalling and Chris Hooker for control collection .

Finally thanks to the University for car parking.


John Pittam and Dave White


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

Coaching precedes the orienteering event at 09.15. Newcomers, club members and juniors are welcome to attend the session. It runs for an hour and is suitable for all abilities from complete beginner to regular club runners. Our friendly bunch of coaches will have plenty of tips and advice to pass on. Please let Robert Lines know if you will attend via the Contacts tab.

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: Eastbourne

* Postcodes are not very precise in some areas, so don't rely on them for an exact location.

Directions / Parking

Directions and Parking Note parking is at bottom of hill again. From the west use A259. Go through East Dean Road and go up to the Downs, go down East Dean Road into Eastbourne and at traffic lights at foot of hill turn right onto Summerdown Road. At bottom of Summerdown Road bend into Paradise Drive. In 1Km turn left into Carlisle Road immediately turn left into Gaudick Road , turn right into Trevin Lower Car Park at University of Brighton. Limited parking , so please use local roads either Carlisle Road or Paradise Drive

Public Transport

Nearest rail station is Eastbourne 1Km away.

Course Information

Yellow 1.9 Km, Orange 2.7 Km, Green 4.1 Km & Blue 5.8 Km. Note safety bearing : SE to Central spur then downhill to start .

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

Scale 1:7500 .2015, updated 2016 Chris Hooker. Recent updates January 2018.

Terrain Description

Mixture of complex grassland, thickets, open woodland and ancient monuments, linked by network of paths. All on scarp slope. Courses staying away from steepest slopes.
Some paths may be muddy,suitable footwear advisable (studs / spikes recommended) and if windy / wet runners need to be sure that they will be warm enough.

Dog restrictions

Yes – under control


None. Possibility there may be toilets in café at the University. No muddy shoes please !


Misc : Note parking is approximately 200m walk from start / finish. Access is along footpath ( South Downs Way ) , and will be taped.Please use taped route, which will cross both Gaudick Road and Paradise Drive.Please take care. Please download before leaving The Warren and returning to your car. Please be aware of other users on the course – Mountain bike riders in woods and main paths, other walkers, dog walkers and runners participating in the Eastbourne Marathon.

Contacts / Officials

Planner: Dave White and John Pittam



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