It was a bit of a mixed bag weather-wise for the 2014 Downsman. However, the competition was as exciting and close as ever, with another high finish rate. Well done to everyone, and hope you all enjoyed the day as much as we did. The final results are below.

Next year's competition will be on 3rd October 2015 and will be the 48th running of the Sussex Downsman Hike! We plan to make some major changes to some of the classes and will put the information on here as soon as possible, so please keep checking back for details. The link on the left should now lead you to the 2014 full results sheet.


Before entering, please download and read the event Handbook from the links on this website (though note the comments above). In the event of contradictions between the Handbook and this website, the Handbook will prevail.


If you are able to offer assistance with the running of the event, please get in touch with the organisers. We particularly need people willing to man a checkpoint (particularly owners of off road vehicles for the awkward ones).

Additionally, if your company would like to get involved in sponsorship of the event, please ask for our sponsors pack.


The 2014 event was another big success.

The winners were as follows:

Class A: No winner
Class B: Alpha Wolves, Glacier ESU - 13 hours 23 minutes
Class C: 272 Explorers - Black Cap (CP14) in 15 hours 28 minutes
Class E: Glacier ESU - 9 hours 53 minutes
Class E Mixed: No winner
Class S: Phoenix, 4th Uckfield - 5 hours 16 minutes
Class V: No winner

In addition, 19 teams completed the Open class

Full results are available on the link in the left margin.