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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.
A select few made the trip down to Devon to face storm Brian and the slippery slopes of the Virtuous Lady to finish 10th in this national inter-club competition.
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.
Southdowns juniors help England to complete the Home International triple with a narrow victory over Scotland.
Sam, Ffion, Stan, Scarlet and Tommy represented the South East Junior Squad (SEJS) in this years Junior Inter-Regional Championships at the end of September.
British Orienteering has organised a junior coaching day on Tuesday 24 October 2017
Congratulations to our new British Champions Ruth Rhodes (Sprint), Scarlet Heap, Pat Jaffe and Mike Gammon (Middle)
SO have once again qualified for the CSC final this year - which will take place in Devon in October. The club has decided not to take a coach this year since it too far to do comfortably in a day, and as it will be the start of half term week many are planning on going down for a long weekend (or more) to get in some cream teas. I have set up a poll for members to indicate their availability for the event (and an accompanying one being held on the Saturday). I need to enter our team by Oct 7th so please complete the form asap.
Making his international debut Darrell High was part of the team that beat Scotland, Ireland and Wales in the Veteran Home International a week after Jonny Crickmore and Ali Masson contributed to a tight win in the Senior equivalent.
The spring/summer evening trail runs have now finished and so we move into our autumn/winter program. This year will include a more diverse selection of activities including headtorch runs in terrain, street orienteering events, night-time park orienteering as well as the traditional hunt-the-lampost type street activities. These activities are often planned just a few days in advance so keep an eye on the website each week.
There will be a free coaching drop-in session between 09.45 and 10.45 on the open area adjacent to the car park. Warm-up on the practice courses, check your pacing, and chat to the coaches.
There will be orienteering coaching sessions on the following dates:
- 09.15. 16 Sep 2017, Stanmer Park
- 09.45. Sat 23 Sep 2017, Lancing Ring
- 09.15. 7 Oct 2017, Great Walstead School (Under 12’s)
- 09.15. 18 Nov 2017, Slindon
- 10.00. 25 Oct 2017, Friston Central (Drop-in session only)
- 09.15. 6 Jan 2018, Sullington
- 09.15. 10 Feb 2018 Coates Common
Newcomers, club members and juniors are invited to join Saturday morning’s coaching session which will precede the Stanmer Park event. It lasts an hour, it’s free to take part, and our team of friendly coaches will have lots of tips and advice. Please let Robert Lines know if you will attend.
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.