SOG A7Sullington Warren + CoachingSat 05 January, 2019

Near: Storrington
Level of event: Local
Type of event: Race, Coaching

Results

Report

The results have been posted. NOTICE Peter Stubberfield's car keys went missing from the key box at the SI tent. The car key was attached to a long piece of bright yellow string if any member found his keys please inform Ralph Phillips SI Team lead. Stand-down found by a competitor.

Planners Comments

Thank you all for coming along to Sullington Warren, a compact but good little area. The idea was to keep everyone changing direction without covering to much of the same ground, which seems to have been achieved. Hopefully everyone enjoyed their runs on a surprisingly dry area for the time of year.

It was also good to see the local Air Cadet Squadron taking part - hopefully you all enjoyed it and we'll see you again before long.

An error the night before was identified that meant all the courses were 16% shorter than advertised, however this doesn’t appear to have detracted from the event. There may have been some comments if it was 16% longer!

The event couldn’t have happened without the help from various people. Tom and Julia on registration, Steve for organising, Penny & Gethyn for sorting out car parking with on the day help from John, both Mike M’s for control collecting, Karen for assistance completing the risk assessment, Andy for gaining National Trust permission and of course the SI team of Ralph, Paul, Mike and Les. Thanks to anyone else I have missed out.

Nick Jarvis

Planner


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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 10 events each. Electronic timing (SI) is used.

Help on the day always appreciated.

Volunteer here

Enquiries here

Location Info

Nearest town: Storrington

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

Directions / Parking

Car Parking at Steyning Grammar School Rock Road site NE of Sullington Warren on Rock Road, Storrington. Car parking will be signed from the junction of the B2139 and Water Lane at TQ098148 and will be £1 per car. The start/finish area is on the northern edge of the area (about 400 metres on pavements along the B2139 then crossing the road into Sullington Warren for the final 100 metres). About a 5 minute walk for most people

Public Transport

Buses to Storrington. Nearest trains at Pulborough.

Course Information

Blue – 5.9km, 165 metres climb, 26 Controls – two sided map

Green – 4.3km, 120 metres climb, 19 Controls – two sided map

Orange – 2.5km, 55 metres climb, 14 Controls

Yellow – 2.0km, 45 metres climb, 11 Controls

Entry Details

SO members fees: SO Seniors £4.00, SO Juniors free.
Non member fees: Seniors £5.00, Juniors £2.00. Extra maps 50p.

'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

The map is a couple of years old now, but has planners updates for this event – mainly to reflect newly cleared areas, changes in runnability and the addition of some thickets. Scale 1:5000.

Terrain Description

A compact area of sandy heathland and woods of varying runnability. The area is undulating with some short sharp sandy slopes, some interesting contour detail and a low lying marshy area.

Dog restrictions

The area is VERY popular with dog walkers, so please bear this in mind and keep yours under control at all times and clear up any mess.

Facilities

None.

Miscellaneous

As the area is very popular with the general public, please be courteous at all times. Our continued use of this lovely little area depends on us not upsetting the locals.

Contacts / Officials

Planner: Nick Jarvis

Organiser:

Controller:

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