SOG A3Pashley + CoachingSat 05 October, 2019

Pashley in the Sunshine

Pashley in the Sunshine
Credit: Peter C

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

Results

Report

All final results posted. Control 130 has been made optional for the Orange, Green and Blue courses, and the time for the legs to and from control 130 has been removed from the results.

Planner's comments
Unfortunately control 130 which was used in Orange, Green and Blue was taken away by somebody just before start, so the results will be corrected.
Fortunately we found all parts of the control later. The area had been overgrown but the council had promised some clearing and I tried to plan with this in mind. Mowing/clearing took place on Wednesday. This brought the area more 'up to date' with the map.
My plan was to have the controls fairly easy to find but with a choice of routes and some fast running. The climbs do not seem to have been a problem.
Thanks to the helpers: Tim, Darren, John, Alan, Anna, Amelia, Madelyn, Jas, Patrick, Chris, Pete and the IT-team.


SI Comments

Nice day out at Pashley. Thanks to all helpers, particularly Einar for the courses, for making the event possible.

RouteGadget

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

A free coaching session will take place from 10.00-11.00. Perfect for newcomers, juniors and club members, our friendly bunch of coaches will have plenty of tips and advice. The SOG start will remain open until 11.30 so that participants can take part in the main event after the coaching session. Please let Robert Lines know if you will attend.

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.

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

From the West use A259, go through East Dean and continue towards Eastbourne for about 1.2 km then turn right onto B2103 signed for Beachy Head. From East take A259 out of Eastbourne past Eastbourne Downs Golf Club to top of hill. Then turn left onto B2103. Car park is 900 m along this road on your right.

Public Transport

Eastbourne – Brighton buses pass within 1km of car park

Course Information

Yellow 1.7k 70m climb

Orange 2.5k 90m climb

Green 3.7k 150m climb

Blue 5.7k 220m climb.

Entry Details

SO members fees: SO Seniors £4.00, SO Juniors free.
Non member fees: Seniors £5.00, Juniors £2.00. 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

Pashley and the Warren, 1:7500, surveyed 2015, updated 2018 by Chris Hooker.

Terrain Description

Pashley and The Warren should offer great sea views if we're lucky, as well as a variety of interesting earth features. In particular there is a Cross Dyke (long ditch) which is likely to have been a way of dividing land up in the Bronze Age and a number of tumuli or burial mounds. Don't miss the dew pond which is an artificial pond usually sited on the top of a hill, intended for watering livestock. Dew ponds are used in areas where a natural supply of surface water may not be readily available.

The course takes in a mixture of steep wooded slopes, fast open grassland and patches of thicket.

Dog restrictions

Dogs allowed

Facilities

None

Miscellaneous

The area is popular with dog walkers and cyclists.

Contacts / Officials

Planner: Einar Solgaard

Organiser:

Controller:

Photo Gallery

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Post-run Chat at the Hub Tent

Post-run Chat at the Hub Tent
Credit: Peter C