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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.
The results for the SEOA Sprints event held at Brighton University on the 3rd September 2017, SEOA Medal winners and Planner/Organiser comments are now available on the Results Page here..
The results from the last of the Summer League events, SO Park-O 6 event held at Horsham Park on the 15th July 2017 and the final League Table, are now available on the Results Page here..
Last week Jonny Crickmore finished a creditable 32nd in a brutal WOC long race in Estonia and next week sees Ali Masson and Pat Jaffe taking part in the Junior World Orienteering Champs.
SO came away from the SE relays with two trophies and three further podium places. Congratulations to our two open teams of Pat/Liam/Nick and Bry/Scarlet/Lucy for winning their respective classes.
As a prelude to the SE Relays the 1600 team overnight Jukola relay will be taking place in Finland this evening. Top SO runners Jack Leitch, Ali Masson and Jonny Crickmore will be competing.