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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!
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.
Don't forget to book your place at the club dinner with Jim Parker by Monday 19th March.
The dinner will be held on Saturday 24th March at 7.00pm at the Sportsman Inn, Goddards Green.
Newcomers, juniors and club members are invited to join Saturday morning's training session. It's free to take part and our friendly bunch of coaches will have lots of expert advice on how to improve your navigation. Please let Robert Lines know if you will attend.
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.
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.
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.
Volunteers are the heart of our club. Every event is run by volunteer club members and all are encouraged to get involved. It's a great way to learn new skills and get to know your fellow Southdowners a little better.