Level of event: National
Type of event: Race
Thank you for coming along to our West Angmering event. Many people stayed for the prizegiving, but if you missed your prize, please contact Anna, our event coordinator. Officials comments and photos now available.
Planner's comments from Ralph Phillips:
As the planner I find you never stop learning the subtle margins when constructing course for events and I have to say I had an excellent controller in Kieran Devine who kept me on the path of legality for all levels of competitors.
Bit of a shock that the firing range was active which I did not know of its existence. Having walked around that area and spoken to the occupants of the dwellings near by to inform them orienteering would be taking place, they did not mention that there was a range in the quarry. Though with hindsight the quarry should have been etched out-of-bounds and I would not have taken the Yellow and Orange competitors that way.
A couple of competitors stated that control 75 should not have been in the pit but on top edge. My thought was you could see the top of the control (not the kite) from 10 paces away, would make it easy enough for competitors.
Most comments were positive of the courses produced and the finishing timings were as expected. I could not do anything about the brambles but the maps were marked where the brambles were present.
Many thanks to the to all those who helped to ensure this event was a success; it took a great deal of pressure off my shoulders which I’m very grateful for.
Organiser’s comments from Jennie Warner:
We are so lucky to have places like Angmering Park on our doorstep. To be able to see the rolling downs, countryside towards the sea and the stunning Arundel Castle, on a warm and sunny day, what more could we ask for. Being there on the day with all the hustle and bustle of orienteers made me feel like all of the hard work before was worth it. And it was hard work. This was the first event beyond a ‘SOG’ (an SO local event) I have ever organised. I was fortunate to have Anna Chapman guide me through, and I thank her so very much.
When organising, I tried to think of all the things I really like about events I go to. I really like having the parking and assembly all in one area with the finish finishing there. I like the string course only a minutes walk away, and to have clear signage for enquiries/first aid/start etc. I like to have enough toilet paper and drinking water available. Finally I like, as a helper that I know what I am doing and feel looked after. I really hope as organiser I managed to achieve most, if not all of the above.
It was so nice to see so many people mingling around the assembly area before and after the event. It had a very relaxed feel to it. It was also wonderful to have a proper gathering for the prize giving. This really did top off a great day.
I would like to thank Ralph for planning courses that got orienteers having in-depth discussions about route choices and seconds lost here and there. Our controller Kieran did a great job assisting me with final details and risk assessments. Finally, the event could not have taken place without my troop of fantastic helpers, and for that I am so very grateful.
I hope Angmering Park National Event went as well for all the orienteers as much as it did for me and SO look forward to welcoming you all back to Sunny Sussex very soon.
We had to re-load the course files onto Routegadget as the wrong courses were showing. We apologise to anyone that has been affected by this and in particular if you have cleared your GPS file. We felt it was better to get the correct courses up.
Save the date for next year's Sunny Sussex around Eastbourne on 16th and 17th May 2020.
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Pre event info
World Orienteering Day Event. This semi-mature beech woodland set in the heart of the South Downs National Park will offer fast and runnable courses. This is a South East League event.
Entry on the day subject to availability. Newcomers, families and children welcome and should look at entering white, yellow, orange or long orange. Start list here - start times will be posted in the next couple of days. FINAL DETAILS
Sunny Sussex Weekend 2019 Series Info
A weekend of orienteering in the South Downs National Park, centred around the historic town of Arundel. Take part in a high energy middle distance race at Rewell SW and Quarry. Head over to Arundel for the evening urban race and finish the weekend off with a long distance national event at the newly mapped West Angmering. Pre-enter all three events and receive a £3 discount per adult. The weekend coordinator is Anna Chapman.
Nearest town: Arundel
- Postcode: BN18 9QG *
- 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
The event will be signposted from the A27 at the Crossbush Roundabout. Please approach the event along Blakehurst Lane, turning left off the A27 duel-carriageway heading Eastbound. If you are travelling West along the A27 from Brighton/Worthing, please go all the way to the Crossbush Roundabout and travel back along the A27 Eastbound prior to turning left onto Blakehurst Lane. When you leave the event, please follow the signs to indicate whether you are going to travel East or West along the A27. Access to the parking is along a single track road off Blakehurst Lane. Please drive along this track at no more than 20mph. Parking fee £1.
Competitors can run any course they want to but please note:
- This is a South East League event and competitors that run "down" i.e. a shorter or easier course than their recommended age class will only score a proportion of the points available, had they run the recommended course or a higher one.
- There are prizes for the combined results from Rewell Quarry and West Angmering. Competitors will be eligible if they run their recommended age class or run "up" i.e. a longer course. Prizes will be awarded for the first three combined results in each of the following age groups: M/W 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20-40, 45-50, 55-60, 65-75, 80+
Black 12.7km 140m climb M21
Brown 11.1km 110m climb (M35-40)
Short Brown 9.0km 110m climb (M18-20, M45-50, W21, M21S)
Blue 7km 80m climb (M16, M55-60, W35-40, M35S-40S)
Short Blue 5.8km 80m climb (M65, W18-20, W45-50, M18S-20S, M45S-50S, W21S)
Green 4.6km 60m climb (M70, W16, W55-60, M55S-60S, W35S-40S)
Short Green 3.6km 45m climb (M75, W65-70, M65S, W18-20S, W45-50S)
Very Short Green 3.0km 30m climb (M80+, W75-90, M70S-M85S, W55S-70S)
Light Green 3.3km 50m climb (M14, W14, M16B, W16B)
Long Orange 5.8km 55m climb (Adult Novice)
Orange 3km 35m climb M12, W12, M14B, W14B
Yellow 2.4km 25m climb M10, W10
White 2.1km 25m climb M10B, W10B
Children’s String Course
SPORTident timing will be in use. The controls will be enabled for contactless punching but will work as normal for those that don’t have a SIAC dibber. Contactless dibbers (SIAC) can be hired for £2/day. Normal dibber (SI) hire charge £1/day.
Entry on the day (subject to map availability)
Seniors light green to black (British Orienteering Member) £15.00
Seniors light green to black (Non-member) £17.00
Seniors white, yellow, orange and long orange (British Orienteering Member) £5.00
Seniors white, yellow, orange and long orange (Non-member) £7:00
SO Juniors Free
Other juniors £3.00
Family rates for pre-entry capped at the rate of 2 adults plus 1 child.
Entry on the day 9:30am to 11:30am
10am to 12noon. Courses close 2pm Start is 300m from assembly. Finish is in the assembly area.
New map in 2019 by Dave Peel at 1:10,000 with 5m contours
Semi-mature beech woodland set in the heart of the South Downs National Park.
Dogs allowed in assembly area, but not on the course please.
Running kit trader - Ultrasport, food provided by Tom's catering, toilets.
Based around historic Arundel, with its Medieval Castle, Wildfowl and Wetland Centre, boating on the River Arun and plentiful inns and cafes. Tourist information can be found here. Camping and caravan options can be found here.
Contacts / Officials
Planner: Ralph Phillips
Organiser: Jennie Warner email email@example.com
Controller: Kieran Devine
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