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Medals Successfor SO at SE Sprint Championships

Se Sprint Champs Medallists 2022

The SE Sprint Championships at Manor Park & Surrey Research Park provided some great sprint orienteering. Congratulations to:

  • Liam Marsh - Bronze M18-M40
  • Kate Turner - Bronze W45-W55
  • Will Heap - Silver M45-M55
  • Steve Blount - Bronze M60-M65
  • Ruth Rhodes - Silver W70+
Sun 31 JulRead more…

Summer Adventures

Lake District

After the Hawth event, we take a break for the Summer season and are back to it in September.

Many of our members will be heading off to different parts of the country to take part in multi-day Orienteering events, including Lake District, Yorkshire and Sweden, amongst others I'm sure.

In addition some of our juniors have been selected for tours and events in Stockholm and Gothenburg ... more on this in the next news article ...

Read more for information about each of these events.

Sat 16 JulRead more…

Summer Trail Runs 2022

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Thursday evening trail runs are taking place again. These are social training events where you can run on your own or as a group. We meet at 6:30pm each week although you can run at any other time. A Doodle poll has been set up to allow you to sign up - particularly if you can't print your own map. It is intended that all runs will also be MapRun enabled. Runs will be added a few days before the Thursday each week - see below for list.

Fri 15 JulRead more…

Summer Season price reduction on Park O’s and Free Trial for newcomers

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We have just reduced our prices for the Park O series of events to encourage more participation. Adult members £2.50 (£3.50 for non-members). Junior members free (£1 for non-members). Why not invite some friends along who haven’t tried it before for a FREE trial. Either come along on the day or contact our secretary to guarantee a map. Park-O’s are fun events where you can get a feeling for the sport – you can walk or run, go as a group or on your own or challenge your navigation at high speed against some of our top competitive orienteers.

Thu 14 JulRead more…

Great day out for SO juniors at the YBT final- Irchester Country Park


Very well done to all our juniors who took part in the YBT final in Northamptonshire at the weekend. Everyone scored points for the club and we came 8th out of the 10 best clubs in the country, which considering we were one runner short and had a relatively young team is great. Results here http://www.leioc.org.uk/wordpress/lei_results/2022/Irchester-YBT22/index_clubresults.html We celebrated everyone’s runs afterwards with the traditional ice creams!

Wed 6 JulRead more…

British Sprint Championship Medal for Sue

Sue Crickmore W60 Sprint Bronze Medal 2022 Resized 5

Sue Crickmore triumphed at Leeds University, with a cracking run to take the bronze medal in the W60 British Sprint Championship Final on Sunday 12th June 2022. Well done Sue.

Tue 14 JunRead more…

SO AGM & Prizegiving 2022

Shield Women

The 2022 AGM was successfully held at Worth School on 4th June.

The club trophies and prizes were awarded and new officers elected. We still have two outstanding roles of Social Secretary and POC coordinator.

Sun 12 JunRead more…


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Volunteers are the heart of our club. Every event is run by volunteer club members and all are encouraged to get involved. It's a great way to learn new skills and get to know your fellow Southdowners a little better.

Our Volunteer Coordinator Di Turner is responsible for finding Planners, Organisers and Controllers for events. The Event Planners usually find their own volunteers for the 'on the day’ tasks such as map sales, newcomer assistance, first aid, car parking and control collecting, however, Di will also help find volunteers for these positions if required. In addition to this our IT team, responsible for registration and download, is always keen to train up new helpers and Di will happily put you in touch with them.