Archive of News and Information stored under the Members category.

The new O-top design

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The embargo has been lifted and we can now reveal the new design for our O-tops.

Visit our Clothing and Club Kit page for more info, sizes, prices and to order.

Sat 11 NovRead more…

Congratulations to our Southern Champions

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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.

Mon 6 NovRead more…

First Aid TrainingFree to SO Members

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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.

Mon 16 OctRead more…

Four Champions and Three Podiums at British Sprint/Middle Champs

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Congratulations to our new British Champions Ruth Rhodes (Sprint), Scarlet Heap, Pat Jaffe and Mike Gammon (Middle)

Sun 1 OctRead more…

Congratulations to…

Stan Heap who was this week named as a member of the Great Britain talent squad ( 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.

Sun 10 SepRead more…

Heap Juniors win British Relay Title

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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.

Mon 8 MayRead more…

Stan Heap wins JK Sprint Title

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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

Fri 14 AprRead more…

Joining Southdowns Orienteers

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.


Tue 27 SepRead more…

Clothing and Club Kit

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New club long sleeved tops and sprint vests will be available from the end of July 2018.

We also have stock of the standard short sleeved club tops and jackets.

To place an order or make an enquiry either email or talk to me at an event (Mike Turner in a white Mini).

Sat 12 DecRead more…

About Us

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Southdowns Orienteers is a large friendly orienteering club with around 300 members ranging in age from 1 to 80+. We have a range of abilities amongst our members, from absolute beginners to British Champions.

Mon 19 NovRead more…