SOG A9Washington Common & CoachingSat 22 January, 2022

Coaching at Washington Common

Coaching at Washington Common

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



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Pre event info

We are offering FREE JUNIOR COACHING sessions for those who are learning to navigate the yellow or orange course. It is suitable for primary school age children and those just starting to learn how to get around a course using a map. The sessions are fun and based on learning key skills in short sessions. This week the focus will be on contours and those brown features on the map. Please contact Karen Ashworth if you think you may be interested. Parents are welcome to attend too. Meet at 10am at the Social Hub (the green hexagonal tent). You will have time to do a course after the coaching, so please pre-book your course.

Before attending any orienteering activity, orienteers, including officials, volunteers and coaches, should self-assess for symptoms of COVID-19. These are:

- A high temperature
- A new, continuous cough
- A loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste
If you, or anyone you live with, have one or more of these symptoms you should not attend any sporting activity, even if your symptoms are mild.

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

Location Info

Nearest town: Washington

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

Directions / Parking

Parking is limited and the areas available are restricted.

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The main parking is on the Old London Road which is a dead end. Access after the Washington roundabout is from the northbound A24 using the filter for Thakeham followed by an immediate left turn. There are some private houses requiring access. Please park considerately. Note that on leaving the exit is A24 Northbound or along the minor Rock Road towards Storrington. Secondary parking is on London Road in Washington Village TQ 123130 and this may suit people wishing to leave southbound. However this requires crossing the A283 Steyning Road and then using the safe pedestrian subway (expiring.headrest.skylights) from Sandhill Lane under the A24 towards registration.

Public Transport

Stagecoach No1 Worthing/Midhurst, Compass 100 Henfield/Pulborough and Metro23 Crawley&Horsham/Worthing all stop in Washington Village.

Course Information

Yellow 1.6km climb 35m
Orange 2.7km climb 45m
Green 4.2km climb 70m
Blue 5.4km climb 95m

Entry Details


Senior: £5.00 Non-member senior supplement: £2.00 Senior Chip hire: £1.00 Senior Enhanced Chip hire: £2.00 Junior: £2.50 Junior Chip hire: £0.50 Junior Enhanced Chip hire: £1.00

SO juniors enter for free using the special discount code. Check club website or Email the event organiser for further information.

Registration open

9:45 to 10:45

Start Times

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

Map Details

1:5000 March 2020

Terrain Description

Woodland with open areas. Low brambles in some places Some minor paths not mapped. Note OOB area on map and restrictions.


No key drop
Please bring your own water


Safety Bearing is due West to the OOB private road running North/South.
This is a widely used NT area for families, dog walking and gentle recreation. Please be considerate to all users and ensure social distance norms are followed.
Access to the start is via the NT entrance path at Grid TQ 121136 and follow signs.
Exercise care on descending from the finish to registration
Avoid touching control points and move away briskly from the start and all controls

Contacts / Officials

Planner: Garry Phillips



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Briefing session

Briefing session