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SO Regional event - Tilgate Forest, Crawley

SO Regional event - Tilgate Forest, Crawley
Sun 2nd Feb 2020
Suitable for familiesSuitable for young childrenSuitable for newcomersCoaching/advice availableOnline entry availableDogs allowed - constraints may applyRanking event


Venue:Tilgate Forest
Nearest town:Crawley
Event centre:Tilgate Park main visitors car park
Postcode:RH10 5PQ
Grid reference:TQ275345
Parking information:Pay and Display Car Park. £1.10/hour or £5.50/day. Main car parking: TQ276345. From M23/A23 take Pease Pottage exit, follow signs towards Crawley, then follow brown tourist signs to Tilgate Park (which also directs visitors entering Crawley from other directions). Postcode: RH10 5PQ. Mini-Buses There is a 2.1m height restriction in all Tilgate Park car parks. Please contact the organiser if you wish to bring a mini-bus and we will arrange parking for you.
Dog rules:Dogs must be kept on lead around Tilgate Lake at all times. Dogs are allowed off lead elsewhere in the park so long as the owner has them in sight, can bring them to heel at any time and they do not cause a nuisance to other park users. Dogs are excluded from the Nature Centre, Walled Garden and play area.


Description:The following courses (with provisional lengths) will be offered:- Brown (9.6km), Blue (7.1km), Green (4.5km), Short Green (3.6km), Light Green (3.6km), Orange (2.9km), Yellow (2.0km). An "Assisted White" course will be offered as an entry on the day course. This is shorter than the yellow course and is ideal for those juniors wanting to try it on their own. It will include some signs to help with directions. The event will use contactless SIAC electronic timing and also support non contactless dibbers. The area comprises of fast runnable parkland with intricate features and Forestry Commission Forest with areas of technical detail. Part of the western area was used for a Canadian Army camp during the Second World War and large elongated depressions show evidence of it's previous use. The large lake on the park side of the map was used by Sir Malcolm Campbell for flotation trials for his speed boat called the Bluebird, which went on to set the water speed record on Coniston Water in 1939.
Type:Cross Country
Physical difficulty of terrain:Medium
Entry times:Entry on day Reg 09.30-11.30. Starts 10–12. Turn up and run if pre-registered. Courses close: 14.00.
Punch type:SI
Hire fee: £1.00
Event number:75564
Event website:Click here


Course description:Tilgate Park (where all courses will start & finish) is a gently undulating mix of mature parkland and mainly runnable woods. Longer courses will cross the M23 into a hillier area of Forest Enterprise woodland, where runnability is still generally good but with some slower sections. Map 1:10,000 - survey and cartography by Neil Crickmore 2018. Drawn to ISOM 2017 using a LIDAR base map.
Colour coded courses:Yellow, Orange, Light Green, Short Green, Green, Blue, Brown
10.1km +
Very Easy
Very Hard
Course Technical Difficulty and Length (Km) are a guide to the standard of the courses offered.


Payment dateJunior/studentSeniorFamily/group
01/01/2020 - 19/01/2020 (CHEAP-RATE)£3.00 (£3.00)£8.00 (£10.00)£8.00 (£10.00)
20/01/2020 - 26/01/2020 (Standard)£3.00 (£3.00)£9.00 (£11.00)£9.00 (£11.00)
27/01/2020 - 31/01/2020 (Late)£3.00 (£3.00)£10.00 (£12.00)£10.00 (£12.00)
02/02/2020 - 02/02/2020 (Entry on Day)£3.00 (£3.00)£11.00 (£13.00)£11.00 (£13.00)
01/01/2020 - 02/02/2020 (white, yellow, orange courses)£3.00 (£3.00)£5.00 (£7.00)£5.00 (£7.00)
Non-member fees shown in brackets
Online entry via:fabian4.co.uk
Online entry closing date:31/01/2020

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Contact:Anna Chapman