Saturday Series at Penn Wood

Saturday Series

28th March 2020

Location: Penn Industrial Estate
Nearest Postcode: HP7 0PX

Saturday Series event open to everyone, with courses suitable for beginners.

Registration and Start Times

Registration is open from 10am to 11.30am.
Starts from 10.15 to 11.45am Courses close at 1pm.
IMPORTANT: All entrants must report to the download tent by 1pm even if you retire or have not finished.
Start is 250m from Registration. Follow the tapes from the industrial estate, across the road at the crossing point, past the cricket field and into Penn Wood.. Distance from Finish to Download tent is 250m by same route. You will pass near the Finish on your way to the Start.

Entry Form


WHITE: 1.8km, 10 controls. Short and suitable for beginners and young children.
YELLOW: 2.6km, 10 controls. Suitable for improving beginners and juniors.
ORANGE:, 17 controls. Suitable for adult beginners and experienced juniors.
LIGHT GREEN: 3.3km, 11 controls. More challenging; for improvers and those with a bit of experience. Most controls away from paths and more route choices.
GREEN: 4.5km, 18 controls. Most challenging. Only for those with experience at orienteering. More navigation and longer legs between controls.

If you're a runner getting into orienteering, the Orange course is ideal, or Light Green if you are confident about your navigattion. For family groups, we recommend the Orange course, or Yellow if you want something shorter. For juniors, White and Yellow are good courses.

No courses cross any public roads. But there is a road crossing to get to the start. Under 16s need to be supervised.

Course lengths are straight line distances between the control points. You can expect to run around 20% more than the stated distances!

Entry Cost

£7 Adults / family groups
£5 TVOC / British Orienteering members
£3 Juniors / students (juniors on their own, or shadowed by an adult)
£2 Helpers (open to anyone)

Your entry fee includes up to two special waterproof orienteering maps, with your course printed on it, to keep as a souvenir, hire of a timing chip (SI) to register at each control point around your course, and a print out of your result and splits at the finish.


Organiser: Mark Thompson