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Wisley Common

Sat Series 2019/20

Sat 11 January, 2020

Near: Ripley
Level of event: Local

Type of event: Race, Juniors, Schools

Message from the Organiser

Thank you to everyone who took part in today’s event at Wisley Common. I hope you enjoyed your course. We were lucky to have access to such a beautiful area thanks to the kind permission of the Surrey Wildlife Trust and the Royal Horticultural Society.

I apologise if you experienced a shortage of maps or a delay to download your data. We were fortunate to have a record number of competitors for a Saturday Series event; and we were using a new version of timing software which has introduced some significant changes. I’m especially grateful to everyone who generously gave up their map after finishing in order to allow someone else to take part.

Some lost property was recovered: various baseplate compasses and a key on a keyring with a red metal rabbit. If any of them might be yours, please email

I hope you can come to the next Saturday Series event in Feb on a new area

Phil Slingsby


Corrected Final Results
Routegadget ... sorry we have a problem with some of the course times under routegadget!!
Yellow Map
Orange Map
Light Green Map
Short Blue Map

Pre Event Info

SN Saturday Series Old Series Info

These events are ideally suited to beginners, juniors and family groups who want to try orienteering or move up from school to forest orienteering.

Club members (wearing yellow high visibility jackets) are there to help. Just turn up on the day between 9.30 and 11.00 dressed to run or walk.

You don’t need any special equipment. Go to registration to pay for your map and electronic timing “dibber” hire and the helpers will suggest a suitable course. Most families start with a “Yellow” level course which is about 2.5km long and will take around 30-45 minutes. If you would like any help or advice, ask at registration. You can start your course anytime up until 11.30 and when you finish you should come back to the registration area to “download” your times and get your results. Downloading provides a safety check confirming that all participants have returned, so it is important that you visit the “download” before you leave the event


There are not normally toilets.

Series Contacts

Series Coordinator: David Lane

Course Information

  • Yellow (Beginners, controls on or visible from paths, about 2km (1.3miles))
  • Orange (Improvers, controls near paths, about 3km)
  • Light Green (More technical, controls generally not near paths, about 4km)
  • Short Blue (experienced orienteers, as technical as possible, about 4.5km)
  • Score - find as many points as you can in 45 minutes

Entry Details

Entry on day only - just turn up. If you are bringing a large group please e-mail the organiser in advance so enough maps can be printed.

Single Juniors £3
Paired Juniors £4
SN members £4
Others/groups (1 map, 1 dibber) - British Orienteering members £5
Others/groups (1 map, 1 dibber) - Not British Orienteering members £8
Extra maps £1 each

SI punching. (Not contactless/SIAC).

Dibber (electronic timing device you need to carry) hire: free

Registration & Start Times

Starts:10:00-11:30 (except event at end of March which has a mass start at around 10:15)

Registration opens 30mins before.

All competitors to finish by 12:30 when controls are collected in.

Dog restrictions

Dogs must be under control and you must clean up after them


Toilets will be available

Contacts / Officials

Planner: Emily and Adrian Butter

Organiser: Phil Slingsby

Important Event Information

Safety and Risk:
A comprehensive risk assessment will have been carried out by the organiser. Competitors are responsible for their own personal safety and for assessing their own abilities to complete the course. Neither Southern Navigators, the landowner or British Orienteering can be held liable for any accident or other incident arising while undertaking the event. Participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event - including clothing appropriate for the conditions, and if required, a means of summoning assistance (e.g. phone or whistle).
After forest orienteering, please check thoroughly for ticks and remove immediately if you find them. Lyme Disease is on the increase in the South East!

Insurance: All participants are covered by the British Orienteering third-party liability insurance policy. (NB: This is not a personal injury policy).

Privacy: If you enter an event or activity for which we publish results your name will appear in the results section of this website. In addition we may seek to have the results published elsewhere, e.g. by local newspapers. Read our data protection page to see how we look after your personal data.