SOG A7Washington Common & CoachingSat 07 January, 2023

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



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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.

Pre event info

This event features our monthly COACHING session. We are now offering more advanced coaching for adults and juniors, run by Rob, in addition to younger children and beginners coaching, run by Karen.

Rob's programme for the year will be to work through the various skills and techniques required for orienteering at all levels of the sport, including advanced. Each session will be at a different location so that participants experience varying terrain, maps and mapping styles.

Karen's training will be suitable for those with younger children who are just getting into yellows. As a guide, we would expect primary-aged juniors to be with Karen. Adults and secondary school-aged juniors (11+) will be with Rob.

Please register your interest by emailing Anna, or via the Spond app if you are a parent of a junior. Parents, please also ensure you have filled out a consent form for this coming Orienteering year 2022-23 and sent it to Anna. You may need to ask for a consent form if you are not on the junior app Spond.

Meet at the hub tent at 9:45, ready to start at 10am. Parents, please liaise with the coach with regard to whether we need your help. We will meet back at the hub tent by 11:15. Please pre-enter for your run as normal, starts will be held open until 11:30 and course closing time 1pm.

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.

The main parking is on the Old London Road which is a dead end. Access from the Washington roundabout is from the northbound A24 using the filter for Thakeham, followed by an immediate left turn. There are some private houses on this road requiring access. Please park considerately. Note that on leaving, the exit is A24 Northbound only, 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 by the KIA garage and then using the safe pedestrian subway (expiring.headrest.skylights) from Sandhill Lane under the A24 towards registration. Both areas will have limited signage.

Public Transport

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

Course Information

Yellow - 1.7km climb 30m

Orange - 2.5km climb 40m

Short Green - 3.3km climb 45m

Green - 4.2km climb 65m

Blue - 5.7km climb 90m

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 club secretary.


SO/BOF Senior members £5.00 (non-members £6),

Juniors £2.50 (SO Juniors free - use discount code SOjuniors).

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

Registration open

9:45 to 10:45

Start Times

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

Map Details

1:5000 5m contours March 2020

Terrain Description

NT Woodland with open areas and many tracks as popular with walkers. Low brambles in some places. Some minor paths not mapped. Note OOB lane on map and restrictions



Key drop likely at registration

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

Contacts / Officials

Planner: Garry Phillips