SOG A6Selhurst & CoachingSat 09 December, 2023

Near: Goodwood
Level of event: Local
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

We are offering FREE COACHING this week for both children and adults. This is part of our monthly coaching programme. Younger juniors who are on white or yellow courses or just starting out will be with Karen. Parents may stay with juniors if they are new to it or very young.

Older juniors who are running orange courses, juniors who are at secondary school and adults will be working with another coach to practice and learn a variety of important skills.

Please register your interest in good time on Spond or with Anna if you don't have the Spond app. Meet at the computer tent at 9:45, ready to start at 10am. Please pre-enter for your course as normal, you will have time to run after the coaching.

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

Directions / Parking

What3Words: mystified.inhaler.sunshine

From south, east and west, from A27 take A285 N toward Petworth. After 7.7km turn left (W) onto Selhurstpark Road signed to Goodwood. Car park is 1.2km on right.

From north, pick up A285 in Petworth and head south toward Chichester for 11.6km. Turn right (W) into Selhurstpark Road signed to Goodwood. Car park 1.2km on right.

Please share cars, space is tight, there is a 49 car limit on this event. NO PEDESTRIANS OR PARKING ON ROAD.

Public Transport

Chichester train and bus stations 8 miles

Course Information

Blue 5.4km, green 4.3km, short green 3.0km, orange 2.5km, yellow 1.6km.

Entry Details

Pre-entry via Newcomers are welcome and eligible for a free trial session - if you'd like to reserve a map or discuss the event please email our membership secretary.

SO members fees: SO Seniors £5.00, SO Juniors free.
Non member fees: Seniors £6.00, Juniors £2.50.

'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;10,000. Updated by Peel Surveys spring 2023 with minor amendments November 2023

Terrain Description

Northern wooded scarp slope with four dry valleys and a variety of trees and wildlife. There is a moderate network of tracks and paths. Small areas of favourable dormouse habitats have been marked OOB and courses planned to avoid these. Uninterrupted views of Halnaker Windmill, the coast and the I.O.W. from the car parks.

Dog restrictions

Yes, on leads in the car parks and near the OOB areas please. Otherwise, under close control in the forest.


First Aid box at Download/Registration
No toilets


Training attendees are asked to park 100m to the west of the main car park (what3words: outhouse.prefect.lousy). Marshalled parking alongside forest tracks just inside the gate. NO PEDESTRIANS OR PARKING ON THE ROAD

Contacts / Officials

Planner: Sue & Barrie Pearson



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.

Whistles: Carrying a whistle is strongly recommended at all our events and may be made compulsory by the organiser depending on identified risks and conditions.

SIACs: Note that in contactless mode no record of a SIAC "punch" is held in the control box. By using contactless punching, competitors are accepting the resulting risk that we may take longer to find them if they are lost or injured.

Covid Prevention: Please adhere to the British Orienteering Code of Conduct and take care to allow others to maintain social distance if they wish.

Ticks: Please be aware that ticks are common across many of the areas we run in and can carry infections such as Lyme Disease and Tick-Borne Encephalitis. This is why the rules of orienteering say that you MUST wear full leg and abdomen cover in the forest. Full arm cover is also recommended. Please check for ticks after running and seek medical advice if you develop flu like symptoms or a spreading circular rash after being bitten. There is an excellent government leaflet here.

Insurance: All of our events are registered with British Orienteering and are covered by their public liability insurance; individuals are advised to consider their own private accident insurance.

Please note that the insurance only covers those registered as being part of the event so if you are taking part as a group, or are accompanying / shadowing a child please make sure you register the names of everyone taking part as you sign up.

For club taster / coaching sessions, individuals who are registered as attending are insured for a maximum of 3 initial sessions whilst deciding whether to join; they must be members of British Orienteering by their 4th session.

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