SOC Saturday Series 5 Royal Victoria Country Park

Saturday 12th February

Four courses of varying lengths to suit all ages and abilities in this beautiful, historic country park with parkland, woodland and seashore overlooking Southampton Water. Includes a Juniors and Newcomers league.
Suitable for children, families and individuals new to orienteering. A longer run is also available, primarily for those with prior orienteering experience. Full guidance will be available from our coaches. Entries will stay open until noon on the day of the event - subject to map availability.
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Yellow - controls are easy to find, mostly on paths 1.8km
   Entry limit: 12
   Entered: 10
Children in school years 6 and 7 may take part unaccompanied. Families and newcomers also welcome.
Orange - controls are on or near paths 2.4km
   Entry limit: 11
   Entered: 11
Good for those who want to start to get away from paths. Children in school years 8 and 9 may take part unaccompanied. Families and newcomers also welcome.
Light Green - longer and more route choice 3.3km
   Entry limit: 12
   Entered: 12
Children confident on the Orange course may wish to move up to this course for a challenge. Families and newcomers also welcome.
Green - suitable for experienced orienteers 4.6km
   Entry limit: 30
   Entered: 30
Distance measured between controls; actual distance run will be greater.
Entry Fees
    Senior: £5.00
    Junior: £2.00
    Entry Fee: £5.00

Juniors are under 21 on 31st December.

Fee includes your map and the hire of an electronic timer.
Event Information

Roya Victoria Country Park SO31 5GA

Car parking is available in Royal Victoria Country Park. Closest parking is in the Chapel car park which will be signed from the main entrance. Pay at the end of your visit by card.

Start at any time between 10.30 and 12.00

Event Centre
The event centre including Start, Registration and Download is on the grass past the Chapel from the car park . Please look for the SOC banner.

The Chapel Kiosk is available for takeaway drinks and snacks. Toilets are available in the wooden building adjoining the Chapel

Information for Beginners
New to orienteering? You may want to check out this video: Getting Started

The map is included in the entry fee and the scale is 1:5000 scale with 5m contours. Several fences have been overprinted with thick purple lines on the map. This means that they should not be climbed. Please use the gates instead. The YELLOW course has a short taped route straight after the road crossing.

The staff at RVCP have been busy since the map was last updated in January 2018! This means that there have been a number of changes on the ground that aren't on the map (e.g. a new fairy garden, a seating area around the chapel, new huts for parking meters, some distinctive features/trees now gone). Courses are planned to avoid the worst affected areas to minimise the impact on navigation.
The entry fee also includes the cost of hiring an electronic timer. A fee is applicable if the timer is lost.

Online entry only. Entry on the day via subject to map availability.

If you wish to compete as a group, only one entry is needed.

Royal Victoria Country Park consists of a mixture of open parkland and deciduous woodland with a dense path network. Parts of the woodland are very runnable, other parts have some undergrowth and/or holly. Full leg cover is recommended. Small paths can be indistinct, particularly in the area around the start. The area is mostly flat although longer courses may encounter some steeper slopes which can be slippery. There are some excellent views across the River Itchen and out towards the Solent from much of the open parkland.

Royal Victoria Country Park has a rich history and was previously home to a large military hospital for almost 100 years. Do check out the exhibits around the park and in the chapel if you want to learn more!

You will be given a print out of your result at Download. Results will be available on our website at

Help is needed for this event. If you can help please contact the organiser for a 50% discount code.

Clothing and equipment
Please come dressed for the weather. It is advisable to wear full leg cover and a cagoule may be compulsory in adverse weather. You will not need any special equipment. We can lend you a compass and a whistle. Please bring water to drink after completing your course.

You must not attend if you or a member of your household has COVID-19 symptoms, if you have been asked to isolate by NHS Test and Trace, or if you are required to quarantine.

Personal information
The personal data you provide will be used by the event organisers and their agents only for the purpose of processing and publishing entries and results and as required by our insurers to validate our cover.

Start List
Yellow Ind/Gp Age Category Club Start window Helper
Zac Carveth Group M10 IND 11:15:00
Iain Cross Group M40 IND 11:00:00
Daniel Gunton Individual M10 IND 10:30:00
Richard Gunton Group M40 IND 10:45:00
Jane & Matthew Holme Group W45 IND 11:00:00
Malcolm McNeill and Niamh Cole (u8) Group W10 SOC 11:30:00
Marie Parton Group W45 IND 11:45:00
Miles Roberts Group M10 SOC 11:15:00
Susan Tatsinkou Group W45 IND 10:30:00
Erik Tosaki Individual M10 IND 11:00:00
Orange Ind/Gp Age Category Club Start window Helper
Nigel 6th Gosport A Group M35 IND 10:45:00
Lisa 6th Gosport B Group W35 IND 10:45:00
Matt 6th Gosport C Group M35 IND 10:45:00
Sherry Cooks Cabin Group W35 IND 10:45:00
Karen French Individual W12 WIM 10:45:00
Rachel Hepworth Group W50 IND 10:45:00
Gareth Mansfield Group M35 BAOC 11:00:00
Laura Rolland Group W40 IND 10:30:00
Paul Smith Group M55 IND 10:45:00
Daniel Tosaki Individual M14 IND 11:00:00
Maisie Westbrook Skelton Group W14 IND 11:00:00
Light Green Ind/Gp Age Category Club Start window Helper
Erin Adams Group W14 SOC 10:30:00
Vicki Barkaway Individual W65 SOC 10:45:00
Simon Brealey Group M40 IND 10:45:00
Matthew Gunton Individual M35 IND 11:45:00
Sharon Hayward Group W45 SOC 10:30:00
Thomas Holme Individual M16 IND 11:00:00
Louise Light Individual W55 SOC 10:30:00
Lindsey Lovegrove Group W40 IND 10:45:00
Tony Ludford Individual M75 BADO 11:00:00
Tom Parker Individual M40 IND 11:15:00
Paul Thwaites Group M60 SOC 11:15:00
Emily Williams Group W21 BAOC 11:00:00
Green Ind/Gp Age Category Club Start window Helper
Alan Bale Individual M50 IND 10:30:00
Chris Barrington Brown Individual M60 BAOC 10:30:00
David Battison Individual M75 SARUM 11:15:00
John Dasey Individual M35 SO 11:15:00
Jay Dillon Individual M45 IND 11:30:00
Allan Farrington Individual M65 BAOC 10:45:00
Grace French Individual W16 WIM 10:45:00
Annika Greenwood Individual W50 SOC 11:00:00 Helper
Doug Greenwood Individual M45 SOC 11:00:00 Helper
Julian Hartwell Individual M65 SOC 10:30:00 Helper
Andrew Holme Individual M40 IND 11:00:00
Amy Hulley Individual W21 SO 11:15:00
Lisa James Individual W50 SOC 11:15:00
Nicholas Jarvis Individual M21 SO 10:45:00
Dave Kesby Individual M50 IND 10:30:00
Mike Le Maistre Individual M40 SOC 10:30:00 Helper
Mark Light Individual M50 SOC 10:30:00 Helper
Serena Ludford Individual W55 BADO 11:00:00
Paul Miller Group M50 IND 10:30:00
Alastair Moir Individual M65 SOC 10:45:00 Helper
Ian Moran Individual M60 SOC 10:30:00
Tamsin Moran Individual W21 SOC 10:30:00
Natalie Morant Individual W50 SOC 11:30:00
Bernie Newitt Individual W55 SOC 11:00:00
Rachel Robertson Individual W55 SOC 11:45:00 Helper
Garry Staincliffe Individual M65 IND 11:00:00
Tina Stratford Individual W50 WSX 11:45:00
Rosie Watson Individual W20 NGOC 11:45:00
Joe Wilkinson Individual M16 IND 11:30:00
Matt Wilkinson Individual M45 IND 11:30:00