So, the 50th Downsman is over and the full results are available on the link in the left margin of each page of the website. The rest of the website will be updated once I've had a holiday!

The organising committee that has put on the last 16 events is now in the throes of retiring. The new team have commenced the process of taking over and will soon be along to update you on their plans for the future.

We’ve had a lot of fun over the years running Downsman and it’s been a great pleasure to see the enjoyment of those taking part, including service crews and checkpoint staff. We are confident that the event will continue to thrive under new management.


The 2017 event was another big success.

The winners were as follows:

Class A: Mid Sussex Network - 17 hours 28 minutes
Class B: 272 Explorers - 13 hours 25 minutes
Class E: Trident ESU - 8 hours 34 minutes - A NEW RECORD
Class E Mixed: Trident ESU - 11 hours 41 minutes
Class S: Challengers (Mid Sussex) - 5 hours 48 minutes - A NEW RECORD
Class V: No team completed the event
The Waghorne Trophy was awarded to the Service Crew of Team 1, Mid Sussex Network

In addition, 23 teams completed the Open class

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