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Next Events

Sat 21 May
Abbots Wood - SE Middle Distance Champs
(Sunny Sussex Weekend Event 1)

Near: Polegate  more details...

Sat 21 May
Sovereign Harbour, Eastbourne
(Sunny Sussex Weekend Event 2)

Near: Eastbourne  more details...

Sun 22 May
Friston Forest
(Sunny Sussex Weekend Event 3)

Near: Eastbourne  more details...

Sat 4 Jun
Worth School, AGM & Prizegiving
(Park O 1)

Near: Turners Hill  more details...

Full list of all future events

Next Regional EventAbbots Wood - SE Middle Distance Champs
Sat 21 May

Sunny Sussex Weekend Event 1

Near: Polegate

Sunny Sussex Logo 2022

Enter now whilst maps available.

A weekend of orienteering in the South Downs National Park, centred around the vibrant seaside town of Eastbourne.


FINAL DETAILS


This event incorporates the South East Middle Distance Championships. Medals will be presented to the first three SEOA members in each of the following age groups:

M/W 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20-40, 45-50, 55-60, 65-75, 80+

Weekend prizes will be awarded for the first three combined results of the daytime events in each of the following age groups: M/W10B, M/W 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20-40, 45-50, 55-60, 65-75, 80+

Next Regional EventSovereign Harbour, Eastbourne
Sat 21 May

Sunny Sussex Weekend Event 2

Near: Eastbourne

Sunny Sussex Logo 2022

Enter whilst maps available.

A weekend of orienteering in the South Downs National Park, centred around the vibrant seaside town of Eastbourne.


FINAL DETAILS


This event is part of the Southern England Urban Orienteering League.

Sunny Sussex Prizes will be awarded for 1st place in each of the following age categories:

M/W 12, 14, 16, 18-35, 40-50, 55-60, 65-70, 75+

Next National EventFriston Forest
Sun 22 May

Sunny Sussex Weekend Event 3

Near: Eastbourne

Sunny Sussex Logo 2022

Enter whilst maps available.

A weekend of orienteering in the South Downs National Park, centred around the vibrant seaside town of Eastbourne.

FINAL DETAILS

This event is a South East League Event.

Weekend prizes will be awarded for the first three combined results of the daytime events in each of the following age groups: M/W10B, M/W 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20-40, 45-50, 55-60, 65-75, 80+

SO Juniors Qualify for Yvette Baker Trophy Final

Ybt 2022

Our team of 16 juniors put in a great performance at Worthlodge to qualify for the Yvette Baker Trophy final, the annual junior inter-club competition. Our 9 highest placed runners scored 897 points.

For many of our juniors this was their first time competing for the club and for four of our younger juniors they paired up to complete a yellow course without shadowing for the first time.

Mole Valley and Dartford Orienteering Club were also competing, but they took part in the Yvette Baker Shield event as they have smaller junior teams and the best 5 scores count towards the final result. Mole Valley scored 498 points and DFOK scored 300 points.

Sun 8 MayRead more…

Summer Trail Runs 2022

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Thursday evening trail runs have starting 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.

Wed 4 MayRead more…

SOUTHDOWNS ORIENTEERS ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2022

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Notice is hereby given for our annual general meeting to be held at Worth School, Paddockhurst Road, Turners Hill, West Sussex, RH10 4SD on Saturday, 4th June 2022 at 1.30pm.

A draft agenda can be found here.

The AGM is preceded by a Park-O (on a brand-new area!) and will be followed by a bring your own buffet and the annual prizegiving where club trophies and certificates are handed out.

Mon 2 MayRead more…

JK Success in Wales over Easter

Mens Short

Well done to everyone who took part in the JK2022 - the annual international Festival of Orienteering - which always take place over the Easter weekend. We competed in very varied terrain from University to iron workings to mine workings to a military training site. Great competition, technical areas, social assembly areas and great weather made for a great weekend. Special congratulations to Mike Gammon M90 who became JK Champion, Emils, Tommy and Nick Jarvis who won the JK Men's Short Relay event and Ruth Rhodes W80 who became JK Sprint Champion. Take a look at the maps and routes here. More photos if you read on ...

Mon 18 AprRead more…

SO relay teams triumph at British Champs

Mw70 Prize

Congratulations to Andy Parkinson, Di Turner and Robin Smith who took the British Champs title convincingly in the M/W70+ competition. We also followed in SO tradition and performed well in the short relays with silver medals in both the men's short relay (Liam Marsh, Will Heap, Alan Velecky) and women's short relay (Scarlet Heap, Heather High and Anna Chapman).

Eleven teams took part altogether and there was lots of support on the run in for all.

Tue 29 MarRead more…

Pat Maher takes M85 British Champion title by 20 seconds

Pat Podium Ind

Pat Maher took his first British Champion title at the British Long Champs at Golden Valley near Liphook on 26th March. He won it by only 20 seconds - close competition! Mike Gammon made it onto the podium in silver in M90, Heather High also raced to silver in W16A (missing the top spot by only 31s) and Amelia Bartlett running in W20 Elite won bronze in another well fought competition.

Sun 27 MarRead more…

March Club Coaching

Group Lunch

Will Heap, one of our Club Coaches ran a fantastic coaching session in the sunshine at Cowdray Forest near Crawley. Participants included children from the age of 11 upwards and adults of all ages who take part in orange to black courses. Everyone had a great day and learnt so much from the different exercises.

We started off with a gentle warm up, led by Scarlet and then split off into three groups.

Sun 20 MarRead more…

Volunteers

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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.