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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
Held on a chilly, starry November night in St Leonard's Forest near Horsham this event saw four Southdowners come away with gold medals. Congratulations to Pete Chapman (M45-50), Neil Crickmore (M55-60), Alan Williamson (M65-75) and Roger Maher (M80+) who together dominated the Men's veteran classes.
We had a very successful day at the South East Long Champs at Holmbury Hill on 11 Nov 2018.
Undulating woodland on the Surrey Hills (with the summer vegetation still prominent) made for enjoyable, if physical, courses. SO recipients were dominant at the prize giving with 23 medalists.
For some Southdowners, August Bank Holiday weekend means travelling to the North York Moors for the annual White Rose weekend of Orienteering. The event is a great social occasion and is always based around a central event campsite with most events only walking distance away. The prestigious prize that everyone pursues is the White Rose Mug!
The main Sussex Orienteering season takes a break until September, but keep an eye out for our trail running sessions on a Tuesday night.
Come and join a relaxed group of like-minded runners on trails of 4km to 13km. All abilities take part.
This Sunday, at Preston Park is your last chance to improve your league position at the end of the Summer Sprint Series.
The event will be followed by a presentation of medals for the Sprint Series as well as prizes for the juniors who took part. All are invited to bring a picnic and catch up with others before the Summer break.
In June 2018, Southdowns fielded 11 teams at the SE Relays at Holmbush. Juniors (and some seniors) donned their war paint and got ready to do battle with the terrain.
Ultimate success went to our Handicap team of Chris Hooker, Tommy Heap and Will Heap winning the Handicap Trophy, our Women's Open Team of Bryony Crickmore, Maddie Bartlett and Anna Chapman winning the silver medal and Paul Luttman, John Morris and Neil Crickmore with a bronze in the Men's Open.
A small group of Southdowners took to the train to run in the South East Sprint Champs at the Olympic Park.
Congratulations to gold medalists Jack Kosky and Scarlet Heap, silver medalists Ffion Jones, Paul Luttman and Robin Smith and bronze medalist Anna Chapman.
This Saturday, at Rewell is your last chance to improve your league position at the end of the Spring 2018 league, as well as compete for the Chasing Start Championship Trophy.
The Chasing Start trophy will be awarded at the end of the event.
The league certificates will be awarded at the AGM. Read more to find out about league certificates.
The South East Middle Distance Championships were held at Rivers Wood on Saturday 12th May. There were a number of people who were not around to collect their medals.
Please read more to see who needs to collect a medal and to make arrangements to collect.
A number of items of clothing were left at our Sunny Sussex event. Please take a look at the attached picture to see if any belongs to you.
There were a pair of Nike trousers, a Craghoppers fleece, a padded jacket, a Mallorca hat and a black zipped band.
This year's regional heat on Sun March 11th is nice and local for SO - at Balcombe. We have manged to put together a team of 80 club members so it should be great social event for the club. As well as competing for team SO we are also helping out the organising club (DFOK) by taking on car parking and control collection roles. We will also be running a cake stall on behalf of the club's junior squad.
2018 Spring SOG current league standings
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.
Orienteers attend a wide range of events from local club events to huge national events and from urban sprints to long forest relays. Many travel overseas to events in Europe and beyond. We're a dedicated bunch!