Sunny Sussex WeekendRivers Wood MiddleSat 12 May, 2018

Near: Balcombe
Level of event: Regional
Type of event: Race

Location Info

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

Pre event info

Rivers Wood middle distance race is set in the Sussex Ouse Valley. The map is newly surveyed for the weekend.

This event incorporates the South East Middle Distance Championships.

Sunny Sussex Weekend Series Info

A weekend of orienteering in the High Weald area of Mid Sussex where you can take part in a middle distance at Rivers Wood, sprint at Goffs Park and a long distance event at Worth Lodge, all within 8km of Crawley. Pre-enter all three events and receive a £3 discount per senior. See Event Flyer.

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Directions / Parking

Details to follow

Course Information

Middle distance: Black (M18 M20-40); Brown (M16 M45-50 W18 W20-40); Blue (M55-60 W45-50); Green (M65-75 W16 W55-60); Short green (W65-75 W80+ M80+), Light green (M14 W14); Orange (M12 W12); Yellow (M10 W10); White; String course. 

To be competitive in the South East Middle Distance Champs you need to be a member of the South East Orienteering Association and enter your age-specific course.

Entry Details

Enter online at Fabian4

To be competitive in the South East Middle Distance Champs, please enter the age-class specific course (see course information). 

To 29/04/18: BOF seniors £8, Other seniors £10, SO juniors free, Other juniors £3.

To 06/05/18: BOF seniors £9.50, Other seniors £11.50, SO juniors free, Other juniors £3.

EOD: BOF seniors £11, Other seniors £13, SO juniors free, Other juniors £3.

EOD White, yellow & orange: BOF seniors £5, Other seniors £7.

£3 discount for seniors entering all three events

'Dibber' hire: 
Electronic punching (SI) chips are available to hire. 
SIAC (contactless): £2, non-SIAC (not contactless) £1 per day


11:30 - 13:00

Start Times

12:00 to 13:30 Courses close 15:00

Map Details

Extended mapped area of Rivers Wood - some not used for Orienteering for nearly 20 years, some completely new to the sport.

Terrain Description

This varied area comprises of broad-leaf woodland and farmland. The woodland is undulating with an extensive but irregular path network.


Ultrasport Clothing and Equipment, String course for children, Toilets


Accomodation: Crawley, Horsham and Haywards Heath are all nearby and offer a wealth of accomodation. For more information, visit

Local attractions include the Bluebell Railway, Tilgate Park with GoApe and Nature Centre, Borde Hill Garden, Wakehurst botanic garden, Nymans NT and Standen NT,

Contacts / Officials

Planner: Peter Chapman

Organiser: Anna Chapman

Controller: Paul Todd LOK

Important Event Information

Safety and Risk: A comprehensive risk assessment will have been carried out by the organiser, but participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event. Information about how to keep yourself and your children safe at an event can be found here.

Insurance: Please note that if you have participated in three orienteering events/activities and not joined an orienteering club that is a member of British Orienteering then you are not covered by our public liability insurance.

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