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!
Christmas Junior Training with Cat Taylor
In the New Year SYO will be offering coaching sessions to beginner and improver orienteers on Saturday afternoons.
Dates & Locations
24th January – Endcliffe Park (Cafe)
31st January – Ecclesall Woods (Whirlowdale Road)
14th February - Bingham Park (Tennis courts)
28th February - Forge Dam (Cafe)
7th March - Limb Valley (Whirlowbrook Hall)
21st March - Limb Valley (Whirlowbrook Hall)
Locations subject to final permissions.
SYO travelled to Long Valley (Aldershot/Farnborough) last weekend for the CompassSport Cup Final with a small but select team of only 34 people (25 to count) and finished a mighty 2nd. Bristol with over 90 in their team won with Southern Navigators with over 100 in 3rd place. A big THANK YOU to all those who made the effort to run. We must have been the highest scoring team per person ever!
Last Saturday saw 50 or so gallant club members brave the cold for the annual club champs in a lovely Autumnal Ecclesall Woods. John Franklin planned a challenging odds and evens score event for the seniors, which certainly tested the brain power; while the juniors completed their own 30 minute normal score event. Most people made it back within the time limit, with Oli Johnson the highest scorer on the senior course and Dom Dakin on the junior course. However, the actual club champion was still to be revealed once ‘The Preston’s handicapped multiplier’ had been applied. Check out the SYO Facebook Page to see Martin Ward’s photographs capturing the event.
We then moved onto the excellent facilities at the HSBC clubhouse for lunch, the AGM and Award Ceremony. It was certainly a treat to be able to grab a warm shower post run! After tucking into a hearty lunch, Colin Best kicked off the AGM. Full details of his report will be found shortly in the members section.
Checkout the latest British Orienteering video introducing people to what Orienteering is about, a few SYO members feature