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We need to get JK and British relay entries in at the end of the month so please let the club captain know your availability via the doodle poll. If you're new to multi-day events or relays take a look at our popular events page - all members welcome. Contact the club captain for more info about relay events.
This year's regional heat on Sun March 11th is nice and local for SO - at Balcombe. The club captain will be entering the team so please let him know (via a doodle poll - see below) asap if you can run.
Enter now or save the date for Sunny Sussex, our weekend of Orienteering in the High Weald. Two regional events on Sat 12th May and a national event on Sun 13th May. All events close together, making for a great social occasion.
Come and join us for the Club Dinner on Saturday 24th March at 7.00pm at the Sportsman Inn, Goddards Green.
Please contact Jim Parker to let him know you're coming and send your menu choices ASAP.
After many months of development we are pleased to present our new website which has been redesigned to adapt to many different devices and improve security.
All the content has been updated and the Forum has been replaced by Facebook.
"I love running in the woods, jumping streams, scrambling through mud and splashing in puddles".
"The thrill of finding the checkpoint, then getting lost, then finding my way again, then getting lost. Brilliant! The kids did way better than me!"
Ten Southdowners became individual age class winners based on their performances in SE League events in 2017.
This annual event was convincingly won by GB athlete Jonny Crickmore. The Elizabeth Brown trophy was won by M60 Pete Jones from SN who managed to visit all the controls in 57 minutes.
Please contact the organiser if you wish to claim: an Energiser LED headtorch; JK 2017 Buff; Magnifying spectacles; or a medal for finishing in the top 3.
Pebbles, estates, clanking gates and climb
Eleven Southdowners travelled to the Chilterns to challenge themselves against the dark of Penn Wood. Ed Lines (M20), Alex Lines (M21), Neil Crickmore (M55) and Ruth Rhodes (W75) came away with trophies for winning their age classes.
Congrats to Neil Crickmore who took gold at yesterday evening's SE Night Champs. There were silver medals for Sue Crickmore and Alexander Lines. Robert Lines, Chris Hooker and Jill Blount won bronze.
Six Southdowners were crowned Southern Long Distance Champions in the New Forest at the weekend. Congratulations to Scarlet Heap, Pat Jaffe, Anna Chapman, Julia Jarvis, Mary Fogo and Mike Gammon.
A select few made the trip down to Devon to face storm Brian and the slippery slopes of the Virtuous Lady to finish 10th in this national inter-club competition.