Archive of News and Information stored under the Members category.
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.
After months of selection races all over the country, two of our junior squad members have been selected for the Junior Regional Orienteering Squads (JROS) summer training camps.
Congratulations to Scarlet Heap (W16) who is going to Deeside and Stanley Heap (M18) who is going to Stockholm. Looking forward to hearing your top o-tips when you get back!
Huge congratulations to our very own Roger Maher who became the M80 British Champion at Balmoral Castle this weekend. Congratulations also to Scarlet Heap, 4th on W16A and Robin Smith, 7th on M65L. Fantastic results for the SO members that made the long journey north!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.