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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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SYO qualify for YBT Final

Published Monday, 03 April 2017 16:09


32 SYO juniors travelled to Primrose Hill near Scunthorpe for the Yvette Baker Trophy heat last Sunday.

The Hill is a bit of a misnomer as the area is very flat and fast and the SYO juniors produced some incredibly quick times. It was particularly great to see some of our younger juniors competing for the club for the 1st time. 

SYO won by 20 points over HALO in 2nd and EBOR in 3rd place. Congratulatons to everyone who ran and especially those that counted: Charlotte Chapman (Yellow Girls), Dom Dakin (Green Boys), Henry McDonald (Orange Boys), James Bryant (Yellow Boys), Freya Tryner (Orange Girls), Euan Tryner (Light Green Boys), Joe Owens (Light Green Boys), Joseph Guy (Yellow Boys), Freddie Emmett (Orange Boys) and Ryan Elliott (Green Boys). It is particularly good to see such a good spread across the different courses.

The final is in Alnwick, Northumberland on Sunday 2nd July. Keep the weekend free juniors.....

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Victory for SYO in Compass Sport Cup Heat

Published Thursday, 23 March 2017 16:04

AlexOn Sunday 12th March 76 club members travelled to deepest Lincolnshire to compete in the Compass Sport Cup Heat. In the battle of the brambles we came out victorious over DVO, NOC, LEI and NOR with a comfortable margin.

Well done to everyone who competed but particularly the scorers: Jenny Peel, Dominic Dakin, Euan Tryner, Kim Baxter, Dave Peel, Paul Bradbury, Jimena Saenz, Oli Johnson, Charlie Adams, Ryan Elliott, Martin Ward, Alex Elliott, Marcia Bradbury, Sam Crawshaw, Colin Lynch, Louise Adams, Nic Barber, Imogen Pieters, Clive Wilson, Paul Taylor, Pete Tryner, Seb Mobus and Brian Shaw. It is fantastic to see some new scorers amongst the list.

The final is on Sunday 22nd October at Virtuous Lady in Devon. Please out the date in your diaries.....


SYO success at British Nights and Northern Champs

Published Monday, 27 February 2017 15:19

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Well done to all SYO members that competed in the British Night and Northern Champs this weekend in the Lake District. 

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The British Night Championships was held on Saturday 25th February in the extremely technical terrain of Great Tower. Heavy rain and swirling mist made conditions particularly challenging. Congratulations to new British Night Champions Amanda Crawshaw (W45), Nick Barrable (M40) and Pippa Dakin (W20) and to silver medalists Martin Ward (M50), Peter Gorvett (M70), Tim Tett (M55) and Lucy Wiegand (W45).

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There was also great success the following day at Bigland. Courses were technically and physically challenging and competitors braved heavy rain, high winds and mud galore. Well done to the 10 new SYO Northern Champions: James Bryant (M10), Freya Tryner (W10), Imogen Pieters (W12), Pippa Dakin (W20), Nick Barrable (M40), Kim Baxter (W40), Lucy Wiegand (W45), Charlie Adams (M50), Peter Gorvett (M70) and Brian Shaw (M75).

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Many thanks to GBR elite athlete Graham Gristwood for presenting the prizes.

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