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SO win through to CompassSport Final

Balcombe

For the second year in a row SO won the regional heat of the CompassSport Cup and so will be heading to the final on Cannock Chase on Sunday 21st October. In a large heat held at Balcombe we narrowly beat SLOW (who will be joining us in the final). Full results are on the DFOK website. Please put the date of the final in your diaries as we would like to take a large team there.

Sun 11 MarRead more…

Success at British Night Championships

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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.

Tue 27 FebRead more…

JK and British Relays

JK

We have entered 15 teams for the JK relays, details of which can be seen here. There is still time for people to swap teams or laps - let the club captain know. Not much interest in the British at the moment. If you're new to multi-day events or relays take a look at our popular events page - all members welcome. Contact the club captain for more info about relay events.

Sun 25 FebRead more…

CompassSport Cup Team

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This year's regional heat on Sun March 11th is nice and local for SO - at Balcombe. We have manged to put together a team of 80 club members so it should be great social event for the club. As well as competing for team SO we are also helping out the organising club (DFOK) by taking on car parking and control collection roles. We will also be running a cake stall on behalf of the club's junior squad.

Fri 9 FebRead more…

Welcome to our new website

Southdowns Website

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All the content has been updated and the Forum has been replaced by Facebook.

Wed 31 JanRead more…

What's All The Buzz About?We asked some of our new members why they keep coming back.

2011 Newcomers

"I love running in the woods, jumping streams, scrambling through mud and splashing in puddles".

"The thrill of finding the checkpoint, then getting lost, then finding my way again, then getting lost. Brilliant! The kids did way better than me!"

Fri 26 JanRead more…

SE Individual League Winners

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Ten Southdowners became individual age class winners based on their performances in SE League events in 2017.

Sun 14 JanRead more…

Xmas Score event

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This annual event was convincingly won by GB athlete Jonny Crickmore. The Elizabeth Brown trophy was won by M60 Pete Jones from SN who managed to visit all the controls in 57 minutes.

Thu 28 DecRead more…

Lost property and medals - Brighton City Race

Brighton Medal

Please contact the organiser if you wish to claim: an Energiser LED headtorch; JK 2017 Buff; Magnifying spectacles; or a medal for finishing in the top 3.

Thu 21 DecRead more…

2017 Brighton City Race

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Pebbles, estates, clanking gates and climb

Sun 17 DecRead more…

Four Southern Night Champions from SO

Southern Nights

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.

Sun 3 DecRead more…

SE Night Champs at Farnham

Senights

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.

Sun 12 NovRead more…

The new O-top design

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The embargo has been lifted and we can now reveal the new design for our O-tops.

Visit our Clothing and Club Kit page for more info, sizes, prices and to order.

Sat 11 NovRead more…

Congratulations to our Southern Champions

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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.

Mon 6 NovRead more…

SO at the CompassSport Cup Final

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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.

Mon 23 OctRead more…