Forest Evasion is our annual competition with the aim of meeting and interacting with other like-minded clubs. 2019 will be the 7th 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 cat and mouse style 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 2019 the competition will take place on the weekend of 3rd - 5th May, with the actual competition taking place on the Saturday - Sunday
This year we're really excited to be returning to the New Forest, a beautiful location which presents a great competition area. The first 2 Forest Evasion's ever were hoseted in the New Forest so we're ready to see its return
The cost for this years competition will be £11 per person which includes overnight camping (On Friday and Saturday) at Wilverly Campsite and a badge. 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 (from 19:00)||People Arrive / Set up tents|
|Saturday Morning (12:00)||Evasion starts from car park approx. 30mins from campsite.|
|Saturday Evening (20:00)||Dinner and campfire|
|Early Sunday Morning||Teams leave site early hoping to evade capture and arrive at the first checkpoint|
|Sunday 12:00||Competition ends, prizes awarded, people go home exausted but happy!|
The competition first ran in 2013, the winners to date are as follows:
2019 - Could it be you?
2018 - Ramsoc
2017 - CUHWC Duffers
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)