Sunset and Beyond

Southampton Orienteering Club is celebrating its 50th year. As part of our celebrations we are introducing a new event in an exciting format.

The Sunset and Beyond Relay pits teams of six against each other in a parkland and urban setting. The early runners will start in daylight then, as the sun sets, later runners will compete in the dark. Each team must have at least two female runners and a maximum handicap of 40 points using the Harvesters system (see below). We are aiming to keep the competition tight, with mini-mass starts just a few minutes later than the expected winning time for the previous leg. You get the excitement of the Harvester in a four to five hour event!

The event is on Saturday 24th March at Fleming Park, Eastleigh. The mass start is at 5pm and prizegiving for the top three teams is at 10pm.

Handicap points are based on age class:

Class 10 12 14 16 18 20 21 35 40 45 50 55 60 65+
Men 1 2 4 6 8 9 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3
Women 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0

Approximate leg lengths are as follows:

Leg 1 2 3 4 5 6
Length 4.0km 5.0km 7.0km 5.0km 7.0km 4.0km

Legs 1 and 6 are suitable to be run by under 16s as the urban area is not visited by these legs.

Buy one, get one free!

The entry fee is £54 per team. Enter two teams from one club, get the second free! 

The entry system is ready now for team captains to enter and pay for their teams. Entries close on Monday 19th March.

After entering team captains will get a link to the team declaration form which can be submitted at any time up until the event.


Location: Fleming Park, Eastleigh SO50 9LH

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