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UKOL & SEOUL
Come and enjoy a weekend of orienteering in Sussex and Hampshire. The Chichester Urban is being held as the second event of the “November Classic Weekend”. The historic Cathedral City of Chichester plays host to a high energy urban Orienteering race, which is part of the UK Orienteering League (UKOL) and Southern England Orienteering Urban League (or SEOUL). You will find some charming runs through flagstone courtyards and footpaths, as well as beautifully tended parks. Cheapest pre-entry through Fabian4 by midnight on 23rd October, 2019.
On Friday 1st November there is a night urban event in Southsea hosted by BAOC, part of the Wessex Region Night League and of course of Sunday there is the pinnacle event of the weekend, the 52nd November Classic hosted by SOC.
Due to the large turnout of club members we managed to come an excellent third in the national inter-club competition. Despite only having two members in the top three of any course (congratulations Roger and Tommy) we remained competitive against Bristol (4th), South Yorkshire (2nd) and Forth Valley (1st). The tub of chocolates prize was quickly shared around those members that stayed for the prize-giving. The team results are now published (Mon evening) on the MV website but are wrong, we have more points than shown.
Congratulations to Ffion Jones, Stan Heap, Scarlet Heap and Tommy Heap who were selected to compete at the Junior Home Internationals in Northern Ireland this weekend. Great results for Tommy Heap winning the M14 Individuals and Scarlet Heap winning the W16 Relay leg, with solid performances from both Stan and Ffion for their teams.
I have today finalised our team of 118 runners!
I have e-mailed out details of this team along with allocated start times. If for some reason you didn't receive this information please check your spam folder and if still nothing e-mail me directly and I will forward.
Final details can be found on the MV website http://www.mvoc.org/Events/20191020CompassSport/20191020FinalDetails.pdf
There is a weekend orienteering camp for juniors taking place in the New Forest during Nov 1-3rd. It is aimed at club juniors aged 11-13 years at Orange standard (TD3) or Yellow level (TD2) aiming to improve to Orange.
Two Southdowners conquered the Barbican and the city of London to podium at the UK's largest city orienteering race. Taking home their chocolate prizes were Sam Leitch (2nd in Men under 21 class) and club captain Neil Crickmore improving on his 4th at the British Sprints to come 3rd in the Men over 55 class.
SO came away with a clutch of six medals from the British Sprint and Middle Championships. Congratulations to M8o Middle Champion Roger Maher who also won Bronze in the Sprint. Jonny Crickmore also won two medals Silver in Middle and Bronze in Sprint while there were Bronzes for Tommy Heap (Middle) and Ruth Rhodes (Sprint)
Early on Sunday morning 19 members of the SO junior squad competed in this year's Peter Palmer Relays which was hosted by SAX. It's always exciting, but for the first time ever the squad was able to field four strong teams and were competitive in the main PPR as well as the daybreak competitions.
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.