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Summer Trail Runs start April 30th

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It's that time of the year when there is enough daylight to enjoy runs around the Sussex countryside on a Tuesday evening without the need for headtorches. This popular series will start with a run from Ditchling Common and will hopefully take in some beautiful bluebell woods. Details of all trail runs will appear in the events section - though sometimes just a few days beforehand. We are always looking for suggestions for new routes (see link below).


Wed 8 MayRead more…

Congratulations to Lucy and Matt

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On Sunday 28th April life-long Southdowns member Lucy Jepson, daughter of Chris Jepson married Matt Carrington at Colgate Church.

Lucy has been Orienteering since birth and introduced Matt to Orienteering when they met. She has been teaching Matt some techniques but we think he may have a way to go to catch Lucy! Congratulations Lucy and Matt. We look forward to seeing you in a forest soon!

Wed 8 MayRead more…

What not to do in a major relay

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Find yourself at the front! It's a well known saying that you can't win a major relay on the first lap but you can certainly lose it. The first major international relay of the season took place in Sweden over the weekend of 27/28 April with many GB squad runners competing for their Scandinavian clubs. Jonny Crickmore was running first lap for OK Ravinen's first team and twice took a route to the left when just about every other team went straight. Fortunately they proved good choices and he actually gained a few seconds over the main pack on one of them.

Mon 29 AprRead more…

Lost Property

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A couple of items of lost property have found their way to the club captain.

1) A d2b thermal hat found after the Southwick Hill event

2) A size 12 SO fleece left after the CSC event in the Ashdown Forest

I'll bring them to Rivers wood, or contact me via contacts page

Fri 29 MarRead more…

Spot the Gruffalo in the deep dark wood at Parham!

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It's the Gruffalo's 20th birthday on Saturday and he's going to be celebrating in the deep dark woods at Parham. Horsham District Council's Year of Culture Gruffalo will be trying out some Orienteering this weekend. See if you can snap a photo of him lurking around the woods on the yellow course and upload your sighting to www.globalgruffalo.co.uk!

Wed 20 MarRead more…

SO progress to CompassSport Final

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With the final so close to home this year both us and SLOW were clearly aiming for a win at the qualifying heat held in the Ashdown Forest today. Fortunately our large team, breadth of strength and good performances on the day saw us through. Some more analysis will follow later but for now: Oct 20th - SAVE THE DATE

Sun 17 MarRead more…

SO Juniors win YBT SE Heat

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Thirty of our junior members took part in the south east heat of the Yvette Baker Trophy competition. They competed on yellow, orange, light green and green courses. They won by 8 points over closest rivals Guildford Orienteers.

Sat 9 MarRead more…

England Selections

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Congratulations to Scarlet Heap W16,Tommy Heap M14 and Jonny Crickmore M21 on their recent selection to represent England at the Interland competition being held in France in March. A huge well done!

Mon 7 JanRead more…

SE Individual League Winners

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The final 2018 league results have been published and reveal that nine Southdowners won their respective age classes. Congratulations to Tommy, Liam, Will, Alan, Joe, Robin, Mike, Scarlet, Jill and Ruth. Certificates will be awarded at the DFOK Chelwood event on Jan 13th.

Fri 4 JanRead more…

Newcomers welcome

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Looking for a new challenge? Southdowns Orienteers welcomes people of all ages to turn up and give it a go. You can walk or run, take part as a group or on your own.

Check out our newcomers pages, contact page, come along to an event or attend one of our monthly coaching sessions.

Thu 3 JanRead more…

SO win trophies at all ages

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SO triumphed at the recent South East Families and Veterans competition on Ashdown Forest. Peter Chapman won the men's veteran trophy M40+, Anna Chapman won the ladies veteran W40+ trophy and Linda Hulley won the ladies super veteran trophy W60+. The Chapman family also went on to win the family competition with the help of Ben and Emma (M10 and W10).

Thu 3 JanRead more…

Jack Kosky takes on Europe

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Many British orienteers participate in the City Race EuroTour which saw its final event take place over the weekend of Dec 8th/9th in Funchal, Madeira. Winning the men's elite race was our very own Jack Kosky. Not far behind Jack was CompassSport editor Nick Barrable who ended up 2nd overall in the tour. The two of them race again in Brighton on the 22nd and will be joined by Jack Leitch who has been putting in some good performances recently in the Scottish cross country scene.

Wed 12 DecRead more…

Junior selection races announced for 2019

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All juniors M/W14+ have an opportunity to be selected for regional training camps and international competitions taking place in 2019. Do you fancy going to an orienteering camp next summer? Or perhaps you'd like to represent England at the next Junior Home International! The selection races have just been announced....

Mon 3 DecRead more…

SO 3rd in UK Orienteering League

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Following our 5th place at the CompassSport Cup the final UK Orienteering League table has been published following the Southern night and day champs, and places SO as the 3rd best club in UK. The league is based on the performance of a club's top 15 runners (which have to be spread over a range of age classes) in a number of defined races.

Sat 1 DecRead more…

Juniors dominate Southern champs

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Four Southdowners were crowned Southern Champions at the steep-sided event at the Devil's Punchbowl. Congratulations to the trio of Heap children Tommy (M14), Scarlet (W16) and Stan (M18) who were joined by Roger Maher (M80). Full results and analysis can be found at https://www.southernnavigators...

Sun 25 NovRead more…