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Southdowners bring home the Handicap Trophy at the SE Relays

Se Relay Junior Squad Square

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.

Sun 17 JunRead more…

Southdowners sprint to medal positions

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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.

Sat 16 JunRead more…

GB Honours

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A triple whammy of congratulations to Jonny Crickmore (M21) who has been selected to represent GB at the World University Championships in Finland in July, Euromeeting in Denmark in September AND the World Cup in the Czech Republic in October. Good luck from all of us!

Tue 12 JunRead more…

JROS Training Camp Selections

JROS Selections

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!

Mon 11 JunRead more…

British Championships 2018

British Champs

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!

RESULTS
Simple results and splits
Split times, WinSplits Online
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All results(pdf)

Mon 21 MayRead more…

Last event of the Spring 2018 league

Chasing Start

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.

Mon 21 MayRead more…

South East Middle Distance medals to collect

South East Medals

The South East Middle Distance Championships were held at Rivers Wood on Saturday 12th May. There were a number of people who were not around to collect their medals.

Please read more to see who needs to collect a medal and to make arrangements to collect.

Fri 18 MayRead more…

Lost property from Sunny Sussex

Lost property from Sunny Sussex

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.

Fri 18 MayRead more…

Juniors close 2nd at Yvette Baker

Competing in the Yvette Baker

Well done to our junior team who came a close second to Guildford Orienteers in the Yvette Baker SE round at Worth Lodge on Sunday 13th May.

We're always looking for juniors to join our teams, so if you're interested please speak to either the Junior Team Manager, Junior Coach or Club Captain - contacts here. If you can complete at least a yellow on your own then we'd be keen to give you the opportunity to join in and be part of the team.

Mon 14 MayRead more…

Summer trail runs have started

Trig Point Party

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. Last year's series finale started from Pyecombe and headed up Wolstonbury for the traditional Trig Point Party (see photo). The current series started at the same place but headed onto Newtimber Hill and beyond. 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).

Thu 26 AprRead more…

YBT Qualifying RoundWorth Lodge - Sunday 13 May 2018

The Yvette Baker Trophy is the premier orienteering competition for juniors in England and Wales. The qualifying round is at Worth Lodge on Sunday 13 May 2018. It's a Southdowns area, so not too far to travel. Junior Team Manager Julia Jarvis is coordinating the entries and we need as many SO juniors as possible to run in order to give us the best chance of qualifying. It's free to compete, but entries need to be via Julia. Please contact her via the Contacts tab and let he know either way.

Thu 19 AprRead more…

JK finishes with an SO relay win.

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The 2018 JK ended in a very muddy field but with a win in the Men's Short Open class with Alex Lines, Stan Heap and Jack Kosky. We also managed 5th and 8th place in the same class. Also in 8th place was the junior team of Amelia/Maddie Bartlett and Scarlet Heap. In the individual classes Roger Maher made in 3 wins out of 3 to claim gold in M80. Also on the podium were Ruth Rhodes (W75) and Mike Gammon (M85) who both finished 2nd. Finally some excellent results in Trail-O saw Matt and Sam Leitch on the podium for both Pre-O and Temp-O with Matt actually beating all the adults in the latter class to claim gold.

Sat 7 AprRead more…

Early success for SO at the JK

Rog Sprint

Congratulations to Ruth Rhodes (W75) and Roger Maher (M80) who both won gold medals at the JK sprint event on Good Friday. Honourable mentions also to Paul Luttman and Will Heap who were 4th and 7th in M45, to Neil Crickmore 4th in M55, Jill Blount 5th in W55 and Carol House 5th in W60.

Sat 31 MarRead more…

Orienteering Sports DayMichael Hall School

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200+ pupils took part in the 2nd annual orienteering sports day today around the Michael Hall school grounds, known to many of us as Kidbrooke Park in Forest Row. Children aged 12-18 raced around six different courses in some welcome sunshine. Four school 'teams' were battling it out, which made for some exciting viewing and lots of excited children!

Tue 20 MarRead more…

SO Juniors score top marks at CompassSport Cup

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SO Juniors earned valuable points at Balcombe Estate Compass Sport Cup qualifying round to ensure SO won through, to the grand Final. With the added buzz of the SO Junior Squad cake stall, excitement and anticipation was high.

Thu 15 MarRead more…