Level of event: Local
Type of event: Race
I was trying to make the most of a small area without repeating the courses from the handicap.
I was a bit surprised about the times on the orange compared with the other courses! The winning times were a bit faster than usual for a SOG, but in the area given this were necessary
to avoid the courses repeating themselves too much. Tricky legs are a bit difficult in this
area. ?The green course was so popular that we ran out of maps. Thank you to John and Dave for
the car parking, and to those who gave up their green maps so everyone could run the course
that they wanted to, and thanks to Scarlet for helping out on the start and keeping the supply
of maps flowing. Thanks to the SI team Ralph Phillips, Les Coles and Mike Ralph for doing
their thing and coping with all the dogs that found their tent fascinating.?
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.
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: Storrington
- Postcode: *
- Grid Ref:
- 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
Parking at the Trinity Centre on Thakenham road. Once this parking is full competitors will be directed to overflow parking at Thakenham Primary School on Rock Road.
Nearest trains at Pulborough. Buses connect with Worthing Pulborough and Horsham.
Yellow (1.5km), Orange (3.0km), Green (4.0km), Blue (6.0km).
Technical difficulty: Easy (yellow) to hard (Blue). See Planning Guidelines.
SO members fees: SO Seniors £4.00, SO Juniors free.
Non member fees: Seniors £5.00, Juniors £2.00. Extra maps 50p.
Electronic punching (SI) chips are available to hire. SIAC (contactless): £2, non-SIAC (not contactless) £1
From 9.45am - 10.45am (Please no latecomers!)
From 10.00am - 11.00am. Courses close 12.30pm
Scale 1:5,000 with 5m contours
Complex path network through mixed woodland and fields, with some inclines.
Contacts / Officials
Planner: Liam Marsh
Organiser: Penny Marsh
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