Archive of News and Information stored under the Members category.
Five hardy Southdowners travelled to south Wales for the British Night Championships on Saturday - Alan Velecky M50, Jane Lambert W55, Scarlet Heap W16, Will Heap M45 and Roger Maher M80. Night orienteering at its very best (and most difficult!) in the sand dunes of Merthyr Mawr. Congratulations to Roger Maher who brought home gold and to Scarlet Heap who won bronze.
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Ten Southdowners became individual age class winners based on their performances in SE League events in 2017.
There are loads of videos, books and articles out there to inspire and inform newcomers, juniors and seasoned orienteers. Here are just a few to get you started. Some of these videos have been made by members of the SO junior squad. Further useful links can be found in the information section.
Many Southdowners travel further afield and take part in a wide variety of sociable multi-day events and alternative format races. Here are a few suggestions from around the UK.
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.
As a club we would like to increase the coverage of first aid assistance at our events: both to increase the likelihood of a qualified first aider being present should the need arise at a small local event where the formal provision is just ‘first aid kit at download’; and also to make it easier to create a roster of club first aiders for level B/C events whilst still ensuring everyone gets their own run.
Congratulations to our new British Champions Ruth Rhodes (Sprint), Scarlet Heap, Pat Jaffe and Mike Gammon (Middle)
Stan Heap who was this week named as a member of the Great Britain talent squad (https://www.britishorienteering.org.uk/news/3885). Also to Ali Masson who recently competed for Great Britain at Euromeeting 2017, and to Scarlet Heap, Ruth Rhodes, Tommy Heap, Jack Kosky and Neil Crickmore for making the podium at the London City Race. Finally to Ali Masson and Jonny Crickmore who were part of the victorious England SHI team.
On day 2 of the British Championships Tommy was joined on the top of the podium by siblings Stan and Scarlet as together they won the Junior Ad Hoc relay trophy.
Those hours spent drawing up an orienteering map of Brunel based on street maps and aerial photographs paid off as Stan was crowned M16 JK Sprint Champion. He was joined on the top of the podium by Club Captain Neil Crickmore in his first year as an M55. Results can be found at http://www.sportident.co.uk/results/2017/JK2017/
Southdowns Orienteering Club (known as SO) is a friendly and active club covering the whole of Sussex in the South East Orienteering Association (SEOA). We organise many events during the year with all details and locations displayed on the Events section of the website. The best way to find out about us is to come along to an event where you will receive a very warm welcome and plenty of help to get you started.
SO is keen to encourage their juniors, so all junior members are free to enter all SO events.
The club is affiliated to British Orienteering, the sport’s national governing body, and you join the club via the British Orienteering website. The link below will take you to the pre-filled first page of the British Orienteering members page.
NB: If you are joining towards the end of the year, please be aware that, if you join after 1stNovember of that year, your membership will be valid until 31stDecember of the following year, so you get 14 months of membership for the price of 12.