Level of event: Local
Type of event: Race
Thank you for coming along to a great sunny (and soggy) event. Planners comments to follow shortly.
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
Before attending any orienteering activity, orienteers, including officials, volunteers and coaches, should self-assess for symptoms of COVID-19. These are:
- A high temperature.
- A new, continuous cough.
- A loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste.
If you, or anyone you live with, have one or more of these symptoms you should not attend any sporting activity, even if your symptoms are mild.
If you have been informed that you need to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace (or are required to self-isolate in relation to travel), you
must do so. You should not leave your isolation location in order to participate in sport and physical activity.
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: Arundel
- Postcode: BN18 0ND *
- Grid Ref: SU980073
- Google Map
- Streetmap (OS 50k)
- Bing Map (OS 50k)
* Postcodes are not very precise in some areas, so don't rely on them for an exact location.
Directions / Parking
The area is accessed from Shellbridge Road (BN18 0ND) about 250m south of its junction with the A29. The route down to the parking follows a 700m gravel track which is uneven in places. Please drive slowly and carefully along this track, if your car has a particularly low clearance underneath you may want to consider not bringing it, or parking on Shellbridge Road and walking in. About 100m along the track there is a parking area which you can use - although the remaining 600m is little different to that first 100m. In that first 100m you may encounter standing water - don't panic it's not very deep. At the low point of the track there is some mud, best to stick to the inside of the bend at this point. Finally there is also a chain across the entrance to the track which we hope to be able to remove, but if not, it is possible to drive over it. Although there are passing spaces on the track we strongly recommend arriving by 10:40 am and not leaving before that time.
SO/BOF members: Seniors £6.00, Juniors £3.00, SO Juniors free (use discount code SOjuniors).
Non members: Seniors £8.00, Juniors £3.00
'Dibber' hire: Electronic punching (SI) chips are available to hire. SIAC (contactless): £2 (£1 Juniors), non-SIAC (not contactless) £1 (50p juniors)
Online entry only via racesignup
Online entry only
10:00 to 11:00. Courses close at 12:30.
1:5000 5m contours
The nature of the terrain varies significantly depending on the amount of recent rainful. On one day the area could be dry, the next covered in surface water. Due to the use of the area as a 4x4 driving area some of the tracks do have deep tyre tracks. If you encounter a flooded track it could be a couple of feet deep in places - although the central part is usually less deep.
Although the most obvious rides have been mapped other ones do come and go in the quarry area so take care.
The white forest is very runnable with low patches of brambles. Full leg cover recommended.
Contacts / Officials
Planner: James Yule
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