BlackheathSat 9 Oct, 2021

Local level event

Explanation of Event levels

Local events are usually low key and in the 'localised' area, ideal for newcomers to try the sport. Training are non competitive events used for training and coaching, aimed at members of the club, but they can attract people from neighbouring clubs, and are often ideal for newcomers to try the sport. Regional events attract participants from around the local Region, National events are high quality competitions that will attract people from far away, Major events are Major Events such as a British Championships.

Terrain type: Woodland



Planners Comments

I hope everyone enjoyed running on Blackheath. The courses aimed to take in the best runnable forest as well as tougher heathland. Inevitably there was path running involved on the longer legs. As ever in orienteering, it was important to make good route choices and maintain concentration all the way!

Organisers Comments

It's difficult to find the right time to orienteer on Blackheath with all the nature things that the Council is obliged to protect. Fortunately we managed to get agreement that a few dozen orienteers would not extinguish any species and Phil agreed to plan some courses and the weather treated us very favorably and Team-GO sprang into action to make the whole thing work. My thanks to all involved.

Last updated: Mon 25 October, 2021

Location Info

Near: Guildford
Lat,Lng: 51.20474,-0.51959
Postcode: GU4 8RB
What3Words: ///fool.flocking.smoke

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Directions / Parking

There are a number of different places to park cars. We will try and direct you to an appropriate one. Preferred approach is from the A248 at Chilworth station, up Sampleoak Lane. Aim for the Blackheath crossroads , nearby post code GU4 8RB.

Map / Terrain

Open heathland with delicate flora. Orienteers are requested to treat it sensitively and favour path route options wherever possible

Course Information

Short Blue (Experienced) 5.2km
Light Green (Experienced) 3.8km
Orange (Intermediate) 2.5km
Yellow (Novice) 2.0km

Entry Details

Online entries only via RaceSignup

Senior: £7.00
Senior Chip hire: £1.00
Junior: £3.00
Junior Chip hire: £1.00

Juniors are under 21 on 31st December.

Registration and Start times

Starts are from 1:30pm till 3pm. Entrants select 15-minute start blocks. This is to reduce your queueing time, not for strict enforcement.

The start is no more than half a mile from any of our parking areas.

Contacts / Officials

Organiser :

Nearest A&E Hospital

Royal Surrey, Guildford GU2 7XX