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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All the content has been updated and the Forum has been replaced by Facebook.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.
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.
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.