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For some Southdowners, August Bank Holiday weekend means travelling to the North York Moors for the annual White Rose weekend of Orienteering. The event is a great social occasion and is always based around a central event campsite with most events only walking distance away. The prestigious prize that everyone pursues is the White Rose Mug!
On Saturday 4th August, Barry McElearney touched the Moot Hall door in Keswick to complete the gruelling Bob Graham Round (BGR) in 22 hours and 41 minutes, comfortably inside the 24 hour limit set for membership of the elite Bob Graham 24 Hour Club.
Many Southdowners travelled to the Lake District last week to take part in the Lakes 5 Days orienteering festival. Stunning scenery and fantastic courses in 5 different locations with a typical array of Lakes weather thrown in for good measure. Day 1 saw a massive climb to the start in torrential rain, whilst Day 4 was hot, sunny and flat.
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.
During the Summer, some of our members head off for Orienteering holidays in far off places. Take a look at our popular events page to get some inspiration. Most of these events are open to all comers - you don't have to be a pro.
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.
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.
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.
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.