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Pre-enter by midnight on Sunday 26th January for reduced price. Come along to this popular venue for Orienteering. Excellent facilities, combined with a variety of terrain make for a great day out. Courses offered for all ages and abilities and help provided for newcomers. Pre-enter for a guaranteed map and course or turn up on the day and enter.
Don't forget to enter for British Orienteering Champs, JK2020 and our own Regional event at Tilgate by midnight on Sun 26th Jan for cheaper entry prices. The British Champs is in our region this year and is open to all members of British Orienteering (every SO member is a member of British Orienteering). You'll find the same kind of courses, just with the addition of commentary, elite classes and a more exciting event arena. Well worth a go. JK2020 is an annual international event and is attended but lots of SO members - this year it is in the North-East.
With a number of events coming up in the next couple of months where we would like to see you participate, either as competitors or as helpers, we have set up a poll for you to indicate your availability for these. It would be helpful if all club members could complete the poll - even if you are unavailable for all.
An Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is now available at SO events in the download tent.
It is very simple to use, you don’t need to be trained to use it. Just open the cover and it will give you clear instructions on how to attach the pads. It will then assess the heart rhythm and will only instruct you to deliver a shock if it’s needed. You cannot deliver a shock accidentally.
To find out more: view a short promotional/training video here or speak to Steve Blount the next time you're at a SO event.
Pre-entries for our February regional event are now open on Fabian4. Next price break is by midnight on Sun 26th January.
Wide range of courses on offer with good facilities and close start and finish.
Further details here.
The following Summer Sprint League 2019 medals are still held by the chairman and will be available at the following events at the SI tent.
A number of club members travelled down to the Forest of Dean at the end of November for the Southern Day and Night Championships. We came away with seven trophies with particular congratulations to Roger Maher (M80) and Ruth Rhodes (W75) who did the double. Also winning were Mike Gammon (M85 Day), Neil Crickmore (M55 Night) and Jonny Crickmore (M21 Night).
Southdowners were busy competing in the South East Night and Long Championships over the weekend of 23/24 November 2019. 18 medals were won by SO members!
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.