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First Aid TrainingFree to SO Members

First Aid Box

As a club we would like to increase the coverage of first aid assistance at our events: both to increase the likelihood of a qualified first aider being present should the need arise at a small local event where the formal provision is just 'first aid kit at download’ and also to make it easier to create a roster of club first aiders for National/Regional events whilst still ensuring everyone gets their own run.

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Tuesday evening social training


From the end of September until Easter SO will be running a series of training activities on Tuesday evenings between 7:30 and 8:30. The social aspect of these activities are just as important as the training themselves, and many of the activities will be undertaken in pairs or groups. Some participants will retire to a local hostelry afterwards for post training refreshments. Each month we will put on different types of training, see below for more details.

Mon 8 OctRead more…

Running Orienteering and Camping (ROC) 2018 Mountain Marathon


On the weekend of 29/30 September, a small band of enthusiastic SO runners travelled to the Lake District to compete in the Running Orienteering and Camping (ROC) 2018 Mountain Marathon

Mon 8 OctRead more…

Junior Inter-Regional Championships

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It was the Junior Inter-Regional Championships (JIRC's) this weekend with Individual Races at Chatsworth House and Relays at Carsington Pastures. SO have a number of juniors in the South East Junior Squad (SEJS) - Amelia, Maddie, Sam, Stanley, Ffion, Scarlet & Tommy and they all helped the team to an amazing 4th place. The best result since 2006!

Mon 1 OctRead more…

Juniors Orienteering Activity DayWed 24 October

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British Orienteering is sponsoring a 'youth activity day' for M/W10-14's at High Ashurst Outdoor Activity Centre near Dorking on Wednesday 24th October. Aimed at juniors from London and the South East, the day will include orienteering exercises as well as outdoor activities like high ropes, climbing wall and archery. A great opportunity to have some fun and make new friends!

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CompassSport Cup Final - Sun Oct 21st

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Having qualified from the regional heat at Balcombe we are off to the final again. The final is on Cannock Chase (similar terrain to this year's JK) on Sunday Oct 21st. If there is enough interest we may hire a coach to take us up there and back on the day. I have set up an online poll at https://doodle.com/poll/8xbxs3... for members to indicate their availability and interest in a coach.

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SO Success at London City Race

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Congratulations to Jack Kosky who finished 2nd (but first British runner) on the Men's Elite course at the race held around the City and South Bank. Also on the podium was Ruth Rhodes 2nd in the Women's Hypervets class. Near misses for Neil Crickmore (4th in Men's Supervets), Lucy Thraves (an excellent 7th in Women's Elite) and Robin Smith (7th in Men's Ultravets). Results can be found at http://slow.org.uk/racereports...

Sun 16 SepRead 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.