Orienteering is an adventure sport for all ages. Races and training sessions take place every week in forests and parks around South Yorkshire and are open to anyone.
For more information on orienteering visit the British Orienteering Federation. Please feel free to come and try our events!
There was a great turnout at Millhouses Park on Saturday with 250 runs, 67 of whom were new to orienteering. It was the penultimate event in this years Schools League so everyone was out to gain a few more points!
As ever a huge thanks to all the helpers, especially the parents of many of the kids who have started recently.
Jenny Peel and Bill Edwards, W45 & M45 middle race champions.
Last weekend saw more great results for SYO at the British Middle and Sprint Championships.
British Sprint Chamionships
Saturday's Sprint Event was held around Aldershot Garrison. Courses were well planned and led to fast and furious racing. It was also a chance to try Emit's new touch free punching. Well done to Rachael Rothman (W35) and Jenny Peel (W45) who triumphed in the A finals to become British Sprint Champions. There were also podium places for Bill Edwards (3rd M45) and Peter Gorvett (2nd M65).
British Middle Championships
Sunday's British Middle Championships were held at Park Wood, Bradenham & Naphill. The technical but runnable woodland was clearly suited to our members resulting in several podium positions. Congratulations to new British Champions Bill Edwards (M45), Tim Tett (M55), Rachael Rothman (W35) and Jenny Peel (W45). Aidan Smith (M20), Pete Tryner (M40), Charlie Adams (M50), Pete Gorvett (M65) & Pippa Dakin (W18) won silver; while Alex Rothman (M35) was awarded bronze.
Check out the photos on our facebook page.
SYO Junior, Pippa Dakin, recently competed in the World Schools Orienteering Championships in Antalya, Turkey. Read the report on her fantastic experiece.....
18-24 April, Antalya, Turkey
After spending Sunday morning training, getting used to the terrain, I was really excited about the week ahead in amazing terrains which were totally different to anything I’ve ever experienced before; it was very rocky underfoot which made for difficult running, but the absence of brambles made up for this!
SYO scooped a number of prestigious awards at the recent British Orienteering AGM. Colin Best, Club Chair, was delighted to accept the award for Club of the Year on behalf of SYO. This was awarded in recognition of the outstanding contribution the club has made in the provision and development of orienteering.
SYO's Ian Cooper was awarded the Bonnington Trophy in recognition of the years of dedication and talent he has put into creating and updating maps for SYO. Ian has put in thousands of hours, over the years, on a voluntary basis providing mapping services for the club and this is a thoroughly deserved award. The piece of rock in the perspex part of the trophy is a bit of the Everest Summit brought back by Chris Bonnington.
SYO's Dave Peel also enjoyed great success. Peel Land Services, who provide professional mapping services to the orienteering community, were awarded the Silva Trophy for his superb maps of the 2014 JK areas. Another thoroughly well deserved recipient!
Yellow Girls: Elisabeth Mill, Imogen Pieters, Erin Bryant, Freya Tryner, Rachel Turner, Claire Turner, Carys Phoenix, Naomi Thornton & Elisabeth Chung.
Yellow Boys: Frederick Emmett, Conrad Reuber, Alfie Hall, Sam Doyle, Jonny Watson, Henry McDonald & Daniel Hill
Orange Girls: Alex Elliot & Isobel Reuber
Orange Boys: Euan Tryner, Joe Field, Ronan Sahni, Joe Owens & Thomas Doyle
Light Green Girls: Yasmin Field
Light Green Boys: Ryan Elliot, Seb Mobus, Callum Veitch, Tim Harthog & Hamish Mill
Green Girls: Pippa Dakin & Louise Adams
We placed 2nd to an experienced Leicestershire Orienteers (LEI) team. However, because they were in the top five in the final last year, SYO also qualifies for the final.
For many of our juniors this was only the 1st or 2nd big event they've competed in. Particular congratulations to our newer members whose score counted to the 1st team: Alex Elliot on Orange Women, Frederick Emmett on Yellow Men and Elisabeth Mill and Imogen Pieters on Yellow Women. Our other counters were Pippa Dakin, Louise Adams, Yasmin Field, Euan Tryner, Joe Field and Ronan Sahni. The other team members also played a vital role by keeping the other clubs scores lower. Indeed our 2nd team beat some other clubs' 1st teams!
Thank you to all the parents that drove their children to the event and supported us so effectively.
The final is on Sunday 5th July at Nottingham University and Highfield North (Terrain: Leafy University campus with adjacent inner city parkland, which should play to our strengths!). Please put the date in your diaries.