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Next Events

Tue 24 Apr
Newtimber Trail Run

Near: Pyecombe  more details...

Sat 12 May
Rivers Wood Middle
(Sunny Sussex Weekend)

Near: Balcombe  more details...

Sat 12 May
Goffs Park Sprint
(Sunny Sussex Weekend)

Near: Crawley  more details...

Sun 13 May
Worth Lodge Long
(Sunny Sussex Weekend)

Near: Crawley  more details...

Full list of all future events

Results from Sat 21 AprSt Leonards Forest + CoachingSOG 7

• Results • Routegadget • WinSplits

SI event results, Routegadget, WinSplits and SOG League table now posted. Planner's Comments Soon. SI Team Beautiful day in the forest, thank you Robin for planning a really good event in a new SOG area for SO. A bi…

Next Regional EventRivers Wood Middle
Sat 12 May

Sunny Sussex Weekend

Near: Balcombe

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Rivers Wood middle distance race is set in the Sussex Ouse Valley. The map is newly surveyed for the weekend.

This event incorporates the South East Middle Distance Championships.

Next Regional EventGoffs Park Sprint
Sat 12 May

Sunny Sussex Weekend

Near: Crawley

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Goffs Park sprint race takes place in the evening and offers lots of variety within a small area. Many natural features and a selection of man-made features should make for a fast and furious sprint race. The park is close to the centre of Crawley with it's wide selection of accommodation and restaurants (adjacent to the park and in the High Street).

Next National EventWorth Lodge Long
Sun 13 May

Sunny Sussex Weekend

Near: Crawley

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A visit to Worth Lodge is an opportunity for some high quality orienteering in Wealden mixed woodland. A wide range of courses ensures that there is something for everyone.

This event incorporates the Yvette Baker Trophy South East round.

Rules for the YBT can be found here.

YBT Qualifying RoundWorth Lodge - Sunday 13 May 2018

The Yvette Baker Trophy is the premier orienteering competition for juniors in England and Wales. The qualifying round is at Worth Lodge on Sunday 13 May 2018. It's a Southdowns area, so not too far to travel. Junior Team Manager Julia Jarvis is coordinating the entries and we need as many SO juniors as possible to run in order to give us the best chance of qualifying. It's free to compete, but entries need to be via Julia. Please contact her via the Contacts tab and let he know either way.

Thu 19 AprRead more…

Summer trail runs start April 24th

Trig Point Party

It's that time of the year when there is enough daylight to enjoy runs around the Sussex countryside on a Tuesday evening without the need for headtorches. Last year's series finale started from Pyecombe and headed up Wolstonbury for the traditional Trig Point Party (see photo). The current series will start at the same place but head onto Newtimber Hill and beyond. Details of all trail runs will appear in the events section - though sometimes just a few days beforehand.

Mon 16 AprRead more…

Enter now for Sunny Sussex event in May

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Enter now for Sunny Sussex, our weekend of Orienteering in the High Weald. Cheapest senior price for entries by 29th April. Middle distance and sprint events on Sat 12th May and a long distance national event on Sun 13th May. All events close together, making for a great social occasion. Wide range of courses for novices to experts.

Sat 14 AprRead more…

2018 French NW Orienteering Championships Brittany

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The Nationale Nord-Ouest orienteering championships take place in Brittany 9-10th June 2018. There are 3 events (sprint/middle/long) over the 2 days. Phil Conway will be attending the event and wondered whether any SO members might also be interested, more information can be found at nno2018.jimdo.com.

Fri 13 AprRead more…

JK finishes with an SO relay win.


The 2018 JK ended in a very muddy field but with a win in the Men's Short Open class with Alex Lines, Stan Heap and Jack Kosky. We also managed 5th and 8th place in the same class. Also in 8th place was the junior team of Amelia/Maddie Bartlett and Scarlet Heap. In the individual classes Roger Maher made in 3 wins out of 3 to claim gold in M80. Also on the podium were Ruth Rhodes (W75) and Mike Gammon (M85) who both finished 2nd. Finally some excellent results in Trail-O saw Matt and Sam Leitch on the podium for both Pre-O and Temp-O with Matt actually beating all the adults in the latter class to claim gold.

Sat 7 AprRead more…

Early success for SO at the JK

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Congratulations to Ruth Rhodes (W75) and Roger Maher (M80) who both won gold medals at the JK sprint event on Good Friday. Honourable mentions also to Paul Luttman and Will Heap who were 4th and 7th in M45, to Neil Crickmore 4th in M55, Jill Blount 5th in W55 and Carol House 5th in W60.

Sat 31 MarRead more…

Orienteering Sports DayMichael Hall School

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200+ pupils took part in the 2nd annual orienteering sports day today around the Michael Hall school grounds, known to many of us as Kidbrooke Park in Forest Row. Children aged 12-18 raced around six different courses in some welcome sunshine. Four school 'teams' were battling it out, which made for some exciting viewing and lots of excited children!

Tue 20 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.