RegionalTilgate ForestSun 02 February, 2020

Near: Crawley
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.

Tilgate Lake "Campbell's Lake"

Tilgate Lake "Campbell's Lake"

Pre event info

Pre-enter by midnight on Sunday 26th January for reduced price. Come along to this popular venue for Orienteering. Excellent facilities, combined with a variety of terrain make for a great day out. Courses offered for all ages and abilities and help provided for newcomers. Pre-enter for a guaranteed map and course or turn up on the day and enter.

Regional Series Info

Open to everyone. These events offer a larger range of colour coded courses (including the usual yellow, orange, green, blue) and attract a wider group of people from different clubs. Regional events often offer a white course which is easier than a yellow and ideal for juniors wishing to try it on their own for the first time as there should be a control at every decision point. Seven colours are used with each representing a certain level of difficulty (both technical and physical). The darker the colour, the longer and harder the course. For cheaper prices and to ensure a map, pre-entry is recommended via Fabian 4.

Volunteer here

Enquiries here

Directions / Parking

Pay and Display Car Park. £1.10/hour or £5.50/day. Main car parking: TQ276345. From M23/A23 take Pease Pottage exit, follow signs towards Crawley, then follow brown tourist signs to Tilgate Park (which also directs visitors entering Crawley from other directions). Postcode: RH10 5PQ

Mini-Buses There is a 2.1m height restriction in all Tilgate Park car parks. Please contact the organiser if you wish to bring a mini-bus and we will arrange parking for you.

Course Information

The following courses will be offered

Brown (9.6km 130m 19 controls)

Blue (7.1km 120m 14 controls)

Green (4.5km 60m 12 controls)

Short Green / Light Green (3.6km 50m 10 controls)

Orange (2.7km 40m 9 controls)

Yellow (2.0km 35m 9 controls)

An "Assisted White" course (1.7km 35m 7 controls) will be offered as an entry on the day course. This is shorter than the yellow course and is ideal for those juniors wanting to try it on their own. It will include signs to help with directions.

The event will use contactless SIAC electronic timing and also support non contactless dibbers.

Entry Details

Pre-Entry via Fabian4 recommended to secure a map.

Cheapest pre-entry deadline Sun 19th Jan
Courses light green to brown: £8 for senior BOF member, £10 for other seniors
Courses white to orange: £5 for BOF senior member, £7 for other seniors

Second entry deadline Sun 26th Jan
Courses light green to brown: £9 for senior BOF member, £11 for other seniors
Courses white to orange: £5 for BOF senior member, £7 for other seniors

Third entry deadline Fri 31st Jan
Courses light green to brown: £10 for senior BOF member, £12 for other seniors
Courses white to orange: £5 for BOF senior member, £7 for other seniors

Entry on the Day (subject to map availability)
Courses light green to brown: £11 for senior BOF member, £13 for other seniors
Courses white to orange: £5 for BOF senior member, £7 for other seniors

JUNIORS
All courses and entry stages: Free for SO members, £3 for other juniors

ELECTRONIC TIMING DIBBER HIRE
£1 for standard, £2 for contactless SIAC

Registration

Registration 9.30 – 11.30

Start Times

Starts 10.00 – 12:00. Turn up and run if pre-registered. Courses close: 14.00. Start & finish 200m.

Map Details

Map 1:10,000 - survey and cartography by Neil Crickmore 2018. Drawn to ISOM 2017 using a LIDAR base map.

Terrain Description

The area comprises of fast runnable parkland with intricate features and Forestry Commission Forest with areas of technical detail. Part of the western area was used for a Canadian Army camp during the Second World War and large elongated depressions show evidence of it's previous use. The large lake on the park side of the map was used by Sir Malcolm Campbell for flotation trials for his speed boat called the Bluebird, which went on to set the water speed record on Coniston Water in 1939.

Dog restrictions

Dogs must be kept on lead around Tilgate Lake at all times. Dogs are allowed off lead elsewhere in the park so long as the owner has them in sight, can bring them to heel at any time and they do not cause a nuisance to other park users. Dogs are excluded from the Nature Centre, Walled Garden and play area.

Facilities

Lots to do in the Park including Nature Centre (small entry charges), children’s play area, Café, Pub, Walled Garden with maze, Go Ape, Go Ape Junior. See Tilgate Park website for further info.

Miscellaneous

This event takes place on both Forestry Commission land and Crawley Borough Council land.

Access to the CBC part has been granted by kind permission of Crawley Borough Council.

Access to the Forestry Commission part has been granted by kind permission of the Forestry Commission. Access is normally restricted to public rights of way. Please respect these restrictions at all other times.

Contacts / Officials

Planner: Neil Crickmore

Organiser: Anna Chapman 07729 729399 webmanager@southdowns-orienteers.org.uk

Controller: Mike Murray

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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Photo Gallery

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Go Ape Junior

Go Ape Junior

Land forms near the old Canadian Army Camp

Land forms near the old Canadian Army Camp

Crawley's Millennium Beacon

Crawley's Millennium Beacon

Tilgate Woods

Tilgate Woods

Titmus Lake

Titmus Lake