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Agenda for Southdowns Orienteers Annual General Meeting 2024

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The Southdowns Orienteers (SO) Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place at 1230hrs on Saturday 1st June 2024 at Worth School, Paddockhurst Road, Turners Hill, West Sussex, RH10 4SD.

A copy of the Agenda SO AGM 2024 can be found here.

A copy of the Draft Minutes SO AGM 2023 can be found here.

A copy of the SO Annual Accounts 2023 can be found here.

Wed 15 MayRead 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…

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.

Sun 21 AprRead 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…

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…

Virtual Orienteering


During Covid times many clubs, including SO, set up a number of so-called virtual courses which club members could do on their own using the MapRun app. Instead of finding control flags participants used the GPS facilites of a smartphone or smartwatch to confirm that they had reached the desired locations. The courses that we set up are still available to use and links to them are listed below. In some cases the course may have expired - if you come across any of these please contact the club captain who can reset them.

Wed 20 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…


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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.