SOG S8Worthlodge + CoachingSat 27 April, 2019

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



Thank you for coming along to the Worthlodge event, we hope you had a great time! To help us develop and improve our club events, Southdowns Orienteers are involved in a participant satisfaction programme set up by British Orienteering. Please spare 5-8 mins of your time to share your views.

Results posted.

Planners comments:

Thank you very much for coming to today’s event, I hope you enjoyed your courses and the abundant bluebells. Luckily storm Hannah didn’t pose us any issues, which had become a minor last minute worry of mine. Please upload your routes to routegadget and also complete the satisfaction survey—the former so that I can see how you fared (and your feedback if you add any comments), the latter so that we can learn how to improve future orienteering events (this is part of a British Orienteering level initiative). Additional thanks to all of my helpers, without whom the event could not have happened: Paul, Peter and Garry for control collection; Les, Bridget and Richard for parking; Neil and Susan for map sales; the SI team; and others. Additional, additional thanks to Neil for also being my advisor for this event, in particular your feedback on my draft courses.


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

The orienteering event will be preceded by a training session at 10.00. Newcomers, juniors and members are invited and there will be plenty of tips and advice from our friendly bunch of coaches. Please let Robert Lines know if you will attend. The session will end by 11.00 latest in order to leave enough time to start the orienteering event by 11.30am. Worth Lodge is one of our best areas for training with a wide range of features in an interesting terrain.

Participant Satisfaction Survey

This is a sampled event, and participants will be invited to share their views and comments on the event by completing a short anonymous survey that should take no more than 8mins.

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: Crawley

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

Directions / Parking

Parking on Whitely Hill (private road), £1 per car. Approach from eastern/B2110 end. Signed from junction of B2110 and B2036. Nearest postcode roughly RH10 4SA.
Please follow instructions of parking marshals.

Public Transport

~5km from Three Bridges Station

Course Information

Blue ~6.3km, 155m

Green ~4.3km, 110m

Orange ~2.6km, 65m

Yellow ~1.6km, 50m

(Straight line distances.)

Entry Details

SO members fees: SO Seniors £5.00, SO Juniors free.
Non member fees: Seniors £6.00, Juniors £2.50. Extra maps 50p.

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


9:45am to 10:45am. If you are attending coaching at 10am, please register before your session.

Start Times

From 10am - 11:30am. Courses close at 12:30pm.

Map Details

1:10,000, 5m contours. Updated April 2018.

Terrain Description

Varied, runnable forest, with many streams and paths. One of our best areas, it was used for the British Champs in 2011. The terrain has all sorts of interesting features. We look forward to welcoming you to a top quality session.




Full leg cover required. Wear clothing and footwear appropriate for running off-road. Cagoules may be made compulsory if weather is adverse. You are advised to carry a whistle.

A public footpath crosses the competition area. Please be courteous to other forest users. Also, please remind children not to climb on log piles.

Contacts / Officials

Planner: Jack Kosky


Controller: Neil Crickmore