This year's competition will be on 1st October 2016 and will be the 49th running of the Sussex Downsman Hike!

Now we have run an event under the "new" format, we'd love to hear your feedback from a competitor's point of view.

Well done to everyone who took part last year. Teams, Service Crews and supporters.


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 (especially owners of off road vehicles for the awkward ones).

Additionally, if your company would like to promote themselves through the event, please get in touch.


The 2015 event was another big success.

The winners were as follows:

Class A: No winner
Class B: Glacier ESU - 14 hours 13 minutes
Class E: Glacier ESU - 10 hours 8 minutes
Class E Mixed: Trident ESU - 10 hours 41 minutes - a new record
Class S: Phoenix, 4th Uckfield - 6 hours 38 minutes - the record for the new route
Class V: West Sussex County Caving Team - 10 hours 39 minutes - the record for the new route

In addition, 15 teams completed the Open class

Full results are available from the link in the left margin of each page.