Park-O 5Queens ParkSat 07 July, 2018

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



Results, Splits and Photos posted.

Lovely day once again. Thank you Lucy, Matthew and Team for an enjoyable event.

Planners Comments

Thank you all for coming to Queen’s Park on such a lovely day! I apologise for number 2 being in the wrong place - I’d counted the number of trees from the end but not double checked with the gate and it appears more trees have been planted and I know a few people lost a reasonable amount of time on this. Sorry.
Just a reminder that olive green is out of bounds and shouldn’t be run across and thick black fences shouldn’t be crossed. Three people managed sub 44 seconds on control 124 on the sprint which is impossible without climbing over the fence ....
Thank you Matt, Mum and Vince for helping and Simon for helping to pack up!
I hope you all have fun at Preston park next week!



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Park O Series Info

Park-Os are friendly club events, usually in parks or school grounds, 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. Sprint courses are run or walked by any age group.

The Park-O series takes place in the early summer and is usually 6 events.

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Enquiries here

Read more about this series

Location Info

Nearest town: Brighton

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

Directions / Parking

Parking Parking is pay and display along West Drive, North Drive and East Drive which surround the park. (£1 for 1hr, £2 for 2hrs, £4 for 4hrs) You can use the “paybyphone” app to pay.

Registration will be located in the open area in the north-west of the park.

Course Information

Yellow – 1.2km, 15m climb, Orange 1.8km, 35m climb, Sprint 2.8km, 45m climb (please note the sprint course crosses the road on the northern edge of the park and all courses pass by the unfenced lake)

Entry Details

£4 Sprint, £2 Orange, £2.00 Yellow. SO juniors free

'Dibber' hire:
Standard electronic punching (SI) chip hire is included in the entry fee. SIAC (contactless) 'dibbers' can be hired for £2

Registration open

From 9:45 to 10:45

Start Times

From 10:00 to 11:00 Courses close at 12:00

Map Details

1:3000 with 2.5m contours, minor updates May 2018.
Please note park benches have not been mapped.

Terrain Description

Open Parkland with a large lake in the south central part of the area. Urban area to the north of the park (used on the sprint course only)

Dog restrictions

Dogs are permitted in the north-west part of the park where the start and finish are located HOWEVER the remainder of the park is not permissible to dogs and which unfortunately means none of the courses are dog friendly.


Café and toilets are located within the children’s play park in the south-west side of the park.


This is a public park. Please respect other park users particularly within the children’s play area.

Contacts / Officials

Planner: Lucy Jepson & Matthew Carrington



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