SOG S6SelhurstSat 06 April, 2024

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



The weather can improve! Selhurst allowed over 110 competitors to prove their worth in open forest running, with a bit of a slope in places, and also enjoy favourable weather. What a pleasant change from all that slip sliding of the previous few months. We also welcomed a group of scouts from Bersted for a taster session and they seemed to enjoy themselves. Thanks to Karen for coaching them. Car parking was not quite the problem we expected thanks to great work by Barrie and Maggy. Alan did an ace job juggling keys, gates, locks and keeping Forestry England happy. A personal thanks to Mike Gammon for his help in route design and keeping me broadly on track! And of course let us never forget all that background work by the committee and SI gang which goes on relentlessly and makes these events happen. Finally to Maggy Sawyer and Garry Greenstreet a massive thanks for their help with set-up and clear-up. So let us hope the sun is out to stay and we can enjoy the rest of the season.


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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.

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Location Info

Nearest town: Goodwood

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

Directions / Parking

Approach towards the West on to Selhurstpark Road from the A285 Chichester to Petworth Road. Club orienteering road signs off Selhurstpark Road into the car park SU 925119.

Car Parking is limited and controlled access to FE land.

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Public Transport


Course Information

Yellow 1.5k, 45m

Orange 2.6k, 60m

Short Green 3.5k, 100m

Green 4.7k, 130m

Blue 5.7k, 190m

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.

BOF member fees: Seniors £6.50, Juniors £3.25, SO Juniors free.
Non member fees: Seniors £7.50, Juniors £3.25.

'Dibber' hire:
Electronic punching (SI) chips are available to hire. SIAC (contactless): £2 (juniors £1), non-SIAC (not contactless) £1 (juniors £0.5)

Registration open

9:45 to 10:45

Start Times

10:00 to 11:00. Courses close at 12:30.

Map Details

1:10,00 Peel Land Surveys spring 2023, minor amendments 11/23

Terrain Description

FE Woodland with open areas and wooded slopes. Variety of tracks, rides and good running. Low brambles in some places. Some minor paths/forestry extraction routes not mapped. Note OOB habitat on map and restrictions

Dog restrictions

Keep dogs in sight and close by; use a lead if they don’t always return when called. Always clean up after your dogs.


Key drop likely at registration
Please bring your own water


Safety Bearing is due South to tracks by the road and then East or West to the car park.
This is a widely used FE area for dog walking and rambling. Please be considerate to all users.

Contacts / Officials

Planner: Garry Phillips