Local and schools event
A Schools event at Forge Dam
On Sat 12th Mar 2016, 13:00 - 15:00
Hope everyone enjoyed the spring day at Forge Dam today. Looks like the cafe were doing a roaring trade in ice creams.
Thank you to all our helpers without whom these events couldn't happen.
Just a few stats: 321 runs, 481km run, 4473 controls visited (ish)
|1||Hunters Bar Junior||396||24||Josie Conduit (100) Euan Tryner (100) Conrad Reuber (98) Corin Yates (98)|
|2||Nethergreen Junior||395||12||Jaimie Lightfoot (100) Amelia Phillips (99) Robbie Lightfoot (98) Rosie Shrimpton (98)|
|3||Grenoside||384||11||Connie Jones (99) Eleanor Towning (97) Harriet Jones (96) Helena Claxton (92)|
|4||Dobcroft||382||5||Ethan Morgan (99) Jonny Watson (97) Emily Morgan (94) Emily Chambers (92)|
|5=||Carterknowle||373||7||Dylan Jenkinson (95) Alex Osborne (95) Jessica Bradshaw (93) Evan Jenkinson (90)|
|5=||Home Schooled||373||6||Hannah Thornton (96) Harrington Kirin (94) Tobias Bizzell (92) Joel Thornton (91)|
|7||Greystones||364||5||Olmo Combley (99) Niamh McMillan (98) Luke Grierson (96) Pablo Dallow-Arino (71)|
|8||Ecclesall||353||4||Hugh Coleshill (99) Rosie Brown (90) Samir Bower (85) Ruben Senesi (79)|
|9||Abbey Lane||285||3||James Wilson (96) Cameron Batty (95) Henry Escadale (94)|
|10||Hallam||268||3||Zak Lomas (98) Jack Gaymond (90) Sam Havenhand (80)|
|11||Totley All Saints||265||3||Lauren Hancock (97) Kassia Smith (95) Jacob Parr (73)|
|12||Carfield||261||3||Herbie Werner (93) Tristan Condie (92) Lola Walton-Ryan (76)|
|13||Sheffield High School||196||2||Hannah Taylor (99) Elizabeth Chung (97)|
|14||St Wilfrids||191||2||Olivia Heley (100) Ben Heley (91)|
|15||Mylnhurst||184||2||John Joseph Doyle (97) Benjamin Bedford (87)|
|16=||Sacred Heart||178||2||Carys Phoenix (96) Luke Phoenix (82)|
|16=||Oughtibridge||178||2||Isabelle Groom (100) Peter Riordan (78)|
|18||Dore||169||2||Henry McDonald (92) Joseph Taylor (77)|
|19||St Thomas||157||2||Olivia Watkins (82) Finn Mcnair (75)|
|20||Birkdale||100||1||Samuel Taylor (100)|
|21||Lydgate||96||1||George Froggatt (96)|
|22||St Marie's||94||1||Alexandra Garnett (94)|
|23||Brookhouse||93||1||Matthew Bagnall (93)|
|24||All Saints High School||90||1||Aidan Greenwood (90)|
|25||Porter Croft||87||1||Charlotte Baxter (87)|
|26||Renishaw||81||1||Caspar Reynolds (81)|
|1||High Storrs||398||4||Hannah Dixon (100) Ryan Elliot (100) Alfie Hall (99) Callum Veitch (99)|
|2||Birkdale||199||2||Siqi Yu (100) Max Broadbent (99)|
|3||Notre Dame||198||2||Thomas Doyle (100) Luca Walton-Ryan (98)|
|4=||King Ecgberts||100||1||Jack Page (100)|
|4=||Tapton||100||1||Max Mobus (100)|
|4=||Home Schooled||100||1||Naomi Thornton (100)|
|7=||Wath Compehensive||99||1||Emily Shentall (99)|
|7=||Forge Valley||99||1||Luke Mallinson (99)|
|9||Shooters Grove Primary||98||1||Erin Lachlan (98)|
|10=||Aston Academy||97||1||Alice Bagnall (97)|
|10=||Bents Green||97||1||Jack Crolla (97)|
InformationA Saturday Afternoon Series event aimed at introducing newcomers to orienteering and includes the 6th event in the SFSS primary and secondary schools orienteering league.
Registration will open at 1pm next to the cafe at Forge Dam map. You can start any time from 1pm – 3pm but the courses close at 3:30pm.
The event is also part of The Outdoor City Weekender
Playing in Sheffield; The Outdoor City 11-13 March? Make a date with The Outdoor City Weekender.
Another big part of the Weekender is the Sheffield Adventure Film Festival (ShAFF) .
Running alongside the public event is an event in the SFSS Orienteering League for both Primary and Secondary pupils. Entry to the schools event is free if your school has entered and you are in Y3 or above. Information about the SFSS Orienteering League is here
Adults £4, SYO members £3
Children £2 (Free for the first run if you are in Y3 or above and your schools is in the SFSS)
Any additional courses will cost an additional £1
If you would like to go around in a group you would just pay for one entry, plus £1 for each extra map.
Travel and parking
There is very little parking at Forge Dam itself so parking will be on nearby residential roads. Please park considerately. You should find plenty of space on Whitely Lane, Brookhouse Hill and Brooklands Cresent. See the link to the map above
Please don't try and drive down Ivy Cottage Lane to park by the stream, given the numbers of people running in these event recently it is very unlikely there will be a space. Turning round will be hard and most importantly there will be lots of people running around.
The nearest bus stop is on Brookhouse Hill, 5 minutes walk from Registration. Plan your journey
Toilets and café next to registration. Plus playground and a looong slide...
If you complete a course and there is still time you are welcome to try another.
See below for details on the courses on offer.
|Course||School Years||Distance||Technical Level||Who is it for?|
The easiest course and a great place for children to start. The course is entirely on paths and each time you have to make a decision - which path to take, there will be a control point.
The next step up and a good place for teenagers etc. to start. The course will use paths but also other line features - Fences, streams etc.
Harder still, the Orange course introduces:
Those doing either of the Orange courses need to be able to judge distances, orientate the map using surrounding features and a compass, use attack points and be bold enough to venture off paths for up to 30 metres
Similar difficulty to an orange course, but quite a bit further!
The course crosses Whiteley Wood Road twice. Whiteley Wood Road will have traffic on it so children need to cross with care.
Experienced orienteers or someone up for a challenge! Rather than carrying a map each control has a map extract that shows the location of the next control. You have to figure out the route and then run to the next control. If you lose your way you have no option but to retrace your steps back to the last control and try again.
Ideal for improvers The navigation difficulty increases and you start to use simple contours and point features.
Forge Dam forms one of several ponds created along the Porter Valley to feed metal-working mills. The Porter Valley is wooded along all of its length west from Hunters Bar (Bingham Park) to Ringinglow. The Forge Dam map includes Forge Dam Park and surrounding woodland, which was planted for the 1951 Festival of Britain.
The Forge Dam map includes Whiteley Woods, a larger area of woods which is also on some versions of the Bingham Park map. This part also includes an area of overgrown allotments, some of which are now mature woodland. There is some contour detail and the ruined walls, hedges and bulding bases add interest.More details about Forge Dam...
Permanent Orienteering Courses
There are a number of permanent orienteering courses (POCs) throughout South Yorkshire which are available to try at your leisure for little or no cost. The table below lists all known POCs in South Yorkshire including details on how to obtain maps for the courses.
The South Yorkshire Schools Orienteering League aims to provide school pupils with the opportunity to learn and develop map-reading skills while improving their fitness in a fun, competitive and challenging sport. The league runs from September to June.
Coaching & Development
SYO has an active coaching and development programme with sessions that combine technique and physical training and are suitable for people of all ages, experience and ability. We are also looking to train members to become event volunteers.