WNL9 – Brighton City Race (SO)

Location Info

Event Details

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  • The year ending fixture on the Wessex Night League calendar that became a classic, unique for its mass start format after Christmas shopping completed!

Results available:

Post Event Comments:

Gavin Clegg, League coordinator:

In the Open; Peter Suba by dint of his fastest mins per k in Brighton is up 2 places to 3rd and could well challenge Alan and Dan for the title. Tereza is up 2 to 6th chasing Becca in 4th. Both have been to all the races so far. Rob Hick had a great run in Brighton and is up 7 to 9th.

In the Handicap; Charlotte still leads with Tereza in 2nd having swapped places with Mike Frizzell who frustratingly missed a control in the butterflies at Brighton. Mike is another who has run all races so far. However I think the real challengers to Charlotte are the heavy hitters who have only been to four or so events so far and are languishing at present in the teens – namely Mary Nixon, Robin Smith, Carolyn Dent, Ian Sayer and Chris Branford – we shall see.

Have a lovely Christmas and all the very best for 2018.

Planners comments are available published on the SO website here.

Pre-Event Bulletin:

The event is organised by Southdowns Orienteers. The event has its own website – please make sure you go there for up to date details and a lot more information. Some of the information is copied here for your convenience but may be out of date.

Directions and Parking

The event centre is Middle Street School, Middle Street, Brighton (BN1 1AL). The school will be open to competitors from 16:00. Check the event website for details on parking arrangements as there are many options.


Course 1-5 maps are at a scale of 1:5,000 on A3 waterproof paper. Course 6 have a 1:2500 map on A4.

Registration & Start Times

Registration from 17:00

Senior race mass start: 18:00
Junior Race mass start: 18:30

Lanes course opens at 19:00

Course Information

CourseStraight line Length (Actual in brackets)ClimbControlsNote
16.7 (8.8) km180m29Mens Open (16+)
25.7 (7.3) km150m 23M Vets (40-50)
W Open (16+)
35.4 (7.0) km130m 22M Super Vets (55-60)
W Vets (40-50)
44.8 (6.4) km120m 20 M Ultra Vets (65+)
W Super Vets (55-60)
53.0 (4.2) km50m 19 W Ultra Vets (65+)
M/W Hypervets (75+)
61.6 (2.2) km20m 15 M&W Juniors (12-16) and Accompanied Juniors (-16)
Extra Lanes1.4 (1.8) kmSee below


Since the main adult courses do not use The Lanes this year, SO have decided to put on a short course in this iconic area that can be attempted after your main run. It starts and finishes adjacent to the School. This extra course will use the same 1:2500 A4 map as the Junior courses. There is no pre-entry for this course but to ensure that SO have enough maps if you would like to run this course please complete the Doodle poll at: https://doodle.com/poll/tnrgacbu47wpy9en

Entry Details

Entries via fabian4 . Entry on the day until maps last.

EOD Seniors         £10.00

EOD Juniors         £6.00

The event will use SI timing. Controls will be SIAC enabled. SI dibber hire £1.00

Contacts / Officials

Enquiries to:   [email protected]

Planner:           Neil Crickmore

Organiser:       Robert Lines

Last updated on Tue, 26th December 2017, 09:25 by Peter Suba