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!
SYO was well represented at this year’s Interland with 6 runners all making the journey to northern France. 5 of us made the 3 hour journey down to the rendezvous together on Friday night; Charlie and Louise Adams, Lucy Wiegand, new member Sheila Sprott and of course myself, Michael Adams.
Interland is an annual competition between England and 4 other teams from Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands with competitors from M/W14 to M/W60.
Wednesdays Pre JK training will take place at Sheffield Hallam's Collegiate campus. It will take the form of a short (10-20minute) sprint training followed by some classroom based Pre JK preparation. The Sprint training will start outside the Pearson Building (map here: https://www.shu.ac.uk/university/visit/find-us/plancollegiate.html) at 7.00pm and we will meet there at 7.50pm to walk over to the classroom together. If you wish to come to just one part that is fine.
Tuesday is Retro Day in The Star, and last Tuesday (25th March) they had got to O for Orienteering. They featured pictures from articles from the 1970's and 1980's, pictures of familiar Orienteers of the day (if you have my longevity) and the start of a prestigious event from that time.
At Stoodley Pike, there were just 2 YHOA champions, Louise Adams W16, and Gill Harrington W55.
At Givendale there were 6 champions, 4 from one family! These were Louise Adams, W16, Michael Adams, M18, Charlie Adams, M50 and Janet Adams W50. Also Euan Tryner M10 and Peter Gorvett M65.
Photo (c) Wendy Carlyle.
Long standing SYO members Beryl and Guy Seaman have now moved from Sheffield to their new house in Gairloch in the North West Scottish Highlands. Thanks to them for their help at many SYO events during their membership. They are now INVOC members and already involved with their new club, with Guy contemplating doing some mapping around Gairloch.