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Next Events

Sat 31 Aug
East Court
(Park-O P6)

Near: East Grinstead  more details...

Sat 7 Sep
Brooklands Park
(Park-O P7)

Near: Lancing  more details...

Sat 21 Sep
Hove Park
(Park-O P8)

Near: Hove  more details...

Sat 5 Oct
Newtimber Hill
(SOG A1)

Near: Pyecombe  more details...

Full list of all future events

Results from Sat 13 JulHampden ParkPark-O P5

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There were times when it was unusual to get over 30 runners atHampden Park so I was very pleased to see 46 of you today. Thankyou for making the effort and I hope you enjoyed the courses. Thankyou for all the positive feedback too and, for a change at my recen…

SO Junior Squad Compete at YBT Final 2024

Team Ice Cream

On 7th July our junior squad travelled to Northaw Great Wood in Hertfordshire to compete in the final of the Yvette Baker Trophy. This is the premier Junior Inter-Club competition for English and Welsh orienteering clubs. We had a team of fourteen juniors ranging from age 9 to 18.

The team braved torrential rain to get around their courses. The team did really well with some knockout performances. Full results here and courses here. After the event everyone got the now customary ice cream.

Next year's event is on 6th July and is being organised by SO at Capite Wood, so save the date now.

Fri 19 JulRead more…

Autumn SOG Planners Required

Your Club Needs You

Planners are required for the Autumn SOG series events at Abbots Wood, Cowdray, Selhurst & Ditchling Common.

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.

Thu 20 JunRead more…

Summer Trail Runs 2024

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Spring club nights returned 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 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.

Wed 5 JunRead more…

Midsummer Trail RacesWaterhall and Devil's Dyke

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The midsummer trail races are quite possibly our toughest events of the year. Not for the faint-hearted, the courses have easy navigation but feature a huge amount of climb. The Long courses are 8km and the Short courses closer to 4km. The events attract a loyal following of club members and runners. Signup for Waterhall on 12 June 2024 and Devil's Dyke on 19 June 2024. Always a good fun event and invariably on a warm and sunny evening.

Tue 4 JunRead more…

Waterhall - New map and area Brighton

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A brand new map of Waterhall, Brighton is being created for a SOG in 2025. It's an area new to orienteering and is available as a result of a re-wilding project by Brighton and Hove City Council. The trail race on Wednesday 12 June 2024 will use the first draft of the map and competitors will get an early view of the terrain. Sign-up for the trail race is at RaceSignUp and the event will use SportIdent punching.

Tue 4 JunRead more…

British Sprint Relay Championships

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At last year's championships our juniors came away with a bronze medal with other teams just missing out on the podium. This year's championships are being held at Birmingham University on June 22nd the day before the individual championships at Warwick University (actually in Coventry). The first entry date for the relays is Sunday 19th May so if you are interested in competing for the club please complete this StrawPoll asap.

As with all national relay championships the club will pay 50% of the entry fee. Note also that the standard entry fee for the individual champs also goes up after May 19th.

Wed 15 MayRead more…

SO Successes at the British Championships

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A select group of Southdowners headed up to North Yorkshire for the National Championships but came back with one British Champion (congratulations Roger) and four other podium places including a win in the Women's Short Open relay (Heather, Scarlet and Anna). Also on the podium Ruth Rhodes with a bronze in the individual, silver for the Men's Short Open relay team (Tommy, Stan and Pete) and an excellent Bronze for our juniors in their AdHoc Relay (Ben, Harriet and Emma).

Full results for the weekend can be found here

Sat 20 AprRead 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 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.