Forest Evasion is our annual competition with the aim of meeting and interacting with other like-minded clubs. 2017 will be the 5th year the competition has run. This page is designed to give an overview of what to expect from Evasion, full rules will be sent to participants ahead of the competition.
Evasion is a 24 hour competition designed to appeal to outdoor societies, Scout Networks and SSAGO clubs with teams of 'Evaders' (4-7 people) or 'Catchers' (working in pairs or as a team). The Evaders' task is to navigate between a number of given checkpoints while the Catchers attempt to find them. Each time a catching team catches an evading team they gain points and the Evaders lose a life. Ultimately the teams with the most lives or the most points after 24 hours are the winners.
In 2017 the competition will take place on the weekend of 21st-23rd April, with the actual competition taking place on the Saturday - Sunday
This year we're really excited to be going to somewhere new, Thetford Forest, a beautiful location which presents a great competition area. Following on from 2 years in the New Forest and 2 years in the Forest of Dean we thought it time to try somewhere new.
The cost for this years competition will be £12.50 per person which includes overnight camping at Two Mile Bottom Campsite, a badge and some minimal (but delicious) snacks along the route. It also covers hiring the forest. We have tried to reduce costs as much as we can and we do not aim to make any profit from the event.
|Friday Evening||People Arrive / Set up tents / Campfire|
|Saturday Morning||Teams cook breakfast and prepare, teams release around 10 am. If arriving on Saturday morning please ensure you arrive before 9:30 am so that you can be signed in.|
|Saturday Evening||Teams finish day 1 and cook dinner. If you'd rather not cook then Thetford is only 10 mins drive and has a Wetherspoons (amongst other things). Another campfire. Teams will camp at the campsite not in the forest.|
|Early Sunday Morning||Teams leave site early hoping to evade capture and arrive at the first checkpoint before 9AM|
|Early Sunday Afternooni (Estimated finish at 3 pm)||Competition ends, prizes awarded, people go home exausted but happy|
The competition first ran in 2013, the winners to date are as follows:
2016 - Southampton City Network (Tom Candy, Peter Ogilvie, Arshad Emmambux )
2015 - Cambridge University Hillwalking Club (Philip Withnall, Vicky Ward, Joe Hobbs, Chris Arran, Tom Leach)
2014 - Bath University Mountaineering Club (David Clare, Jon Ridley, Strachan McCormick, Martin MacDonald)
2013 - Southampton's Duke of Edinburgh Society (Rachel Manson, Charlotte Callaway, Alex Manning, Georgia Howes)