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!
Pippa Dakin finished 5th in the Middle race at the World Schools Championships in Antalya, Turkey following on from her 8th place in the Long race to help the English team to second place overall in the senior girls competition. Pippa (2nd from right) is pictured here at the awards ceremony (photo: Josh Jenner)
The Individual Day was held in New Beechenhurst - a lovely runnable deciduous forest with a complex network of ditches. The excellent facilities and beautiful sunshine, coupled with good planning and an excellent map (by SYO's Dave Peel) combined to produce a really enjoyable day.
Congratulations to new British Champions, Aidan Smith (M20 Elite) and Nick Barrable (M40). There were also podium positions for Jamie Lightfoot (3rd M10A), Euan Tryner (3rd M12A), Charlie Adams (3rd M50L), Tim Tett (2nd M55L) and Jenny Peel (3rd W45L). On the shorter courses Judith Guillaume was 1st on W60S, Pauline Tryner 1st on W40S and Freya Tryner 2nd on W10B.
The relays were held on Canop Ponds, another runnable but hilly deciduous forest. SYO were involved in some exciting head to head races and achieved a number of podium places. Particular congratulations to M50 British Champions - Tim Tett, Nick Lightfoot and Charlie Adams. A special mention must also go to bronze medallists in the Mens Premier Class - Aidan Smith, Michael Adams and Dane Blomquist - an excellent result particularly considering they are all still juniors!
In the other relay competitions, the M14 (Joe Field, Euan Tryner & Dom Dakin), M40 (Nick Barrable, Martin Ward & Pete Tryner) and W40 (Lucy Wiegand, Pauline Tryner & Jenny Peel) teams all narrowly missed out on victory and had to settle for silver.
The next big competition is the British Sprint Championships in Aldershot and the British Middle Championships in High Wycombe over the weekend of the 9th / 10th May. The closing date for entries is midnight on the 26th April, so it's not too late to enter if you haven't already done so. Also good luck to all SYO juniors running in the Yvette Baker Trophy this Sunday at Cromford Moor.
This training will run longside the junior & adult improver coaching and is aimed at experienced club members. It will be DIY - there will be controls out and maps provided and you can plan whatever exercises / courses you fancy from the all controls map.
Several members ventured a short way north to Middleton Park in Leeds for the British Night Champs last weekend. We had 4 Trophy winners and several other podium places...
M35 3rd Alex Rothman
M40 1st Nick Barrable
M45 2nd Dave Peel
M50 2nd Nick Lightfoot
M55 1st Tim Tett
M65 1st Pete Gorvett
M70 1st Brian Shaw
W16 3rd Yasmin Field
W18 2nd Pippa Dakin
W45 3rd Lesley Ward