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South Yorkshire Orienteers have over 200 members ranging in age from 5 to 85. There is a wide range of ability and experience within the club from beginners to elite orienteers, who represent Great Britain all over the world. We offer a friendly and informal welcome to the sport - supporting adult and junior beginners and more seasoned orienteers alike with coaching and a programme of regular events.

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Trophy wins for SYO at the Yorkshire and Northern Champs

Published Wednesday, 27 April 2016 17:01

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Isabelle Groom, W10 Yorkshire Champion

The Yorkshire Championships were held at Londesborough Park on 10th April. Congratulations to Isabelle Groom (W10), Euan Tryner (M14), Dom Dakin (M16), Louise Adams (W18), Charlie Adams (M50), Janet Adams (W50) and Paul Bradbury (M55) who are now Yorkshire Champions.

There was further success at the Northern Championships at Mulgrave Woods on 17th April. Well done to trophy winners: Freya Tryner (W10), Euan Tryner (M12), Pippa Dakin (W18), Dane Blomquist (M20), Laura Goy (W21), Rachael Rothman (W35), Alex Rothman (M35), Bill Edwards (M45), Tim Tett (M55) and Hilary Bloor (W60).

Congratulations also to those members who gained a top 3 position at the Northern Champs: Imogen Pieters (3rd W12), Max Mobus (3rd M12), Oli Johnson (2nd M21), Jenny Johnson (2nd W35), Pete Tryner (3rd M40), Charlie Adams (2nd M50) and Peter Gorvett (2nd M60).

Lee Scott

Published Tuesday, 19 April 2016 13:08

It is with great sadness that we heard about the sudden passing of Lee Scott.

Lee passed away last Saturday 9th April after a sudden illness caused by a brain tumour. Lee was in his first year as M50 and leaves a wife, Viv, and three teenage children.

Lee had orienteered since secondary school at Myers Grove, where he was encouraged to orienteer by Mike Giles, his Maths teacher. He became a regular attender at events organised by South Yorkshire Schools Orienteering Association whose key personnel included Mike and also Colin Best.

He had been a member of SYO for many years and his untimely death will come as a shock to many.  Our heartfelt condolences are extended to his wife and children.

His funeral will be held on Tuesday 26th April in Manchester. Please contact Pauline if you would like further details.

JK 2016

Published Monday, 28 March 2016 21:24

Yorkshire delivered a fantastic festival of orienteering to mark the 50th anniversary of the JK. The 4 days brought a great variety of terrain and widely varying weather conditions.  As the event was in our region, SYO were helping throughout the weekend.  A huge thank you to everyone who volunteered over the weekend.  A special mention must go to Lucy Wiegand and Peter Gorvett who managed the entries and enquiries team for the entire weekend and should be commended for their flexible and accommodating approach. Thanks must also go to Charlie Adams, who was assistant organiser at the relay and Louise Adams who coordinated the tasty YHOA junior squad cake stall – thanks also to those who provided cakes!

W10 Sprint Champion

The weekend kicked off on Friday in glorious sunshine at the Sprint race held on the Leeds University campus.  Multiple levels and tricky covered areas called for careful navigation.  SYO had only one JK sprint champion – Freya Tryner on the W10 but there were a number of other commendable podium positions. Well done to:
W12 Imogen Pieters
M12 Euan Tryner
W18E Pippa Dakin
M20E Dane Blomquist
W45 Jenny Peel
M45 Martin Ward
M55 Tim Tett
M65 Pete Gorvett
M20E Michael Adams
M50 Dave Peel

Saturday and Sunday were the two individual days, with the JK champions being decided by the combined times from both races.  Saturdays race was at Wass forest on the edge of the North York Moors.  Great runs by several club members put them in good positions going into day two with Imogen Pieters (W12A), Jaimie Buckley (W35L), Charlie Adams (M50L), Tim Tett (M55L) and Hilary Bloor (W60S) all leading their classes.

Sunday brought us to Kilnsey in the Yorkshire Dales; an area of lightning fast moorland with tricky areas of old quarrying.  A few club members were caught in a horrendous 20 minute hail / snowstorm whilst on their course which dropped them down the results.  Winners on the day were Euan Tryner (M12A), Tim Tett (M55L), Hilary Bloor (W60S) and Colin Best (M65S).

When the overall results were calculated Tim Tett won SYO’s only gold in M55 Long – a great victory!
Tim Tett - JK M55L Champion Six silvers were awarded:
W10A Freya Tryner
W12A Imogen Pieters
M12A Euan Tryner
W18 Elite Pippa Dakin
W35L Jaimie Buckley
M40L Alastair Buckley
Well done also to the bronze medallists:
M35L – Andrew Preston
W35L – Jenny Johnson
W45L – Lucy Wiegand
Congratulations also to Hilary Bloor who won W60 Short and to Clive Wilson and Colin Best, who were 2nd in M60S and M65S respectively.
On the Elite Courses there were good overall performances by Aidan Smith 10th  in his 1st year as a senior, Nic Barber 19th and 32nd Nick Barrable (running up from M40!).  The Elites had a middle race at Wass followed by a long at Kilnsey – at 20.1km with 645m of climb it is one of the longest courses ever run in the UK.  In the Women’s elite race Laura Goy ran well to finish in 12th position overall.
Monday was relay day at Storthes Hall near Huddersfield.  Snow on the drive up was ominous but the weather held for some good SYO performances. 
The Mini Relay kicked it off; the Schools League has brought so many juniors into the club that we had 5 out of the 14 teams in the Mini Relay (M/W 12 and under).  Our top team of Jaimie Lightfoot, Imogen Pieters and Euan Tryner won the race and there were some great performances by all our runners in this class and in the Junior (40-) relay and Intermediate (48-) relay. For many it was their in their first taste of a big orienteering relay event.SYO's JK Mini-Relay Winning Team
Our other podium place on the day went to our Senior Women’s team of Lucy Wiegand, Jenny Lightfoot and Jenny Peel who finished in 3rd.  The Senior Men’s team finished just off the podium in 4th.  Laura, Jenny and Rachael ran well to achieve 5th place in the Women’s Trophy with Tim, Pete G and Nick 5th in the Veteran Mens.

The JK were the first races in this years main competition season.  Next up :
Sun 10th Apr YHOA Championships, Londesborough, Market Weighton
Sun 17th Apr Northern Championships, Mulgrave Woods, Whitby

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