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Success at JK International Festival of Orienteering

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Congratulations to all those who took part in JK over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend. Our very own Roger won all his races and got the JK Performance Shield as well as gold medals for the sprint and the two day event in M85L. Darrell High achieved a silver medal in M55L, Heather High a bronze medal in W18E and Ruth Rhodes a bronze medal in W80L over the two-day event.

Wed 10 AprRead more…

Summer Trail Runs 2024

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Spring club nights return on Thursday April 11th. Courses have been risk assessed according to this document.

We will meet as a group at 6:30pm each Thursday although we hope to make many of the activities available online to attempt at your leisure. Courses will be saved in the Trail Runs folder on MapRun (UK/Sussex/Trail Runs).

Please sign up using the Strawpoll and indicate (when appropriate) whether you would like a map provided (cost £1) or are happy to print off your own.

Sun 7 AprRead more…

Summer SOG Planners Required

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Planners are required for the Summer SOG series events at Worth School, Lancing Manor, Horsham Park, Hampden Park and Brooklands Park.

If you have planned before or would like to have a go for the first time, please speak to/email any of the club committee members listed on the contacts page. An event advisor will be available to support you throughout the planning process and on the day of the event.

Wed 3 AprRead more…

Entries now open for Sunny Sussex weekend in May

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Get your entries in now for a whole weekend of Orienteering between Arundel and Chichester. There’s a Middle Distance race on Saturday, followed by a Sprint race at Oaklands Park and Chichester University. Take advantage of the campsite at Eartham and then it’s a short drive to the Long Distance race at Houghton. Prizes on offer and children’s activities available with lots of opportunity for socialising and catching up with fellow Orienteers. Enter here.

Sat 30 MarRead more…

SO Juniors win YBT Heat at Gravetye

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Congratulations to our junior team who won today's Yvette Baker Trophy (YBT) heat at Gravetye Manor. Despite the rain and mud there was great team spirit, lots of fun and amazing map reading and running!

We had strong competition from the TVOC team, the final results were: SO 895 points, TVOC 893 points. We had five people score maximum points and lots of excellent runs from our whole squad.

Sun 17 MarRead more…

Spring Club Nights 2024

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Spring club nights returned on Tuesday January 2nd. Many thanks to Euan Marsh for once again taking the lead on these. Courses have been risk assessed according to this document.

We will meet as a group at 6:30pm each Tuesday although we hope to make many of the activities available online to attempt at your leisure. Courses will be saved in the Club Night folder on MapRun (UK/Sussex/Club Nights).

Please sign up using the Strawpoll and indicate (when appropriate) whether you would like a map provided (cost £1) or are happy to print off your own.

Mon 1 JanRead more…

Brighton City Race 2023 official event video

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The Brighton City Race will be back in 2025 as a level B national event. Check out all the excitement in this year’s official event video which is now online. It was shot in 4K, so if you change the settings in YouTube it’s even easier to see who’s who. There are photos here. We had a couple of items of lost property: A grey Decathlon hoodie (size L); and a Decathlon control description holder. Looking forward to the next BCR already. Happy Christmas, Rob.

Sun 24 DecRead 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 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 car parking, newcomer assistance and control collecting, however, the Volunteer Coordinator will also help find volunteers for these positions if required. In addition to this our SI team, responsible for registration and download, is always keen to train up new helpers and the Volunteer Coordintor will happily put you in touch with them.