Super Sunday for SYO
Sunday 11th March was Compass Sport Cup competition time with qualifying heats held up and down the country. This year it was SYO's turn to host the heat for this part of the country. Surprisngly only 2 other clubs, in the cup competition for large clubs, chose to attend our heat but there were 6 clubs competing in the trophy competition for smaller clubs.
Organiser Paul Bradbury found a fabulous new hardstanding car park and assembly area close to the start and finish. He also managed to organise the first warm and sunny day in months which encouraged people to hang around and sample the delights of the SYO Junior refreshment stand.
Canklow is a small but interesting area comprising of a sloped deciduous woodland and a narrow strip of complex quarry workings. Colin Lynch planned interesting courses that criss crossed the area resulting in some fast and furious racing.
SYO fielded a large team with 87 competing in the competition courses. It was fabulous to see so many club members doing their bit including lots of newer members taking part in their first CSC competition. SYO won by 20 points over DVO sealing a place in the final on Cannock Chase on 21st October. DVO also qualify as we finished in the top 3 at the final last year so a good result for both clubs!
Congratulations to the 5 course winners - Jenny P, Al B, Freya T, Dom D and Kim B who scored 100 points each - and the other 20 scorers - Charlie A, Laura G, Andy P, Mark C, Aislinn P, Janet A, Seb M, Jamie L, Imogen P, Judy J, Paul B, Jenny J, Paul J, Jenny L, Matthew M, Paul T, Bill H, Pauline T, Henry M, James B, Naomi T, William G, Alex E and Nick L. Well done even if you didn't score as your contribution pushes down the scores of our competitors.
In the Trophy competition EPOC were the victors in a tight competition between the smaller clubs, also securing a place in the final.
Thank you to everyone who helped particularly Paul, Colin, Pete and Brian for fulfilling the major official roles. Thank you also to Jacky & Dom for co-ordinating the cake stall and raising £270 for the SYO juniors.
Meanwhile, across the Channel, 8 members of SYO were doing their bit for England competing in the Interland competition in the Netherlands.
The whole SYO contingent aquitted themselves brilliantly. Well done to course winners Nick B (M40) and Euan T (M14). There were also great results for Sam C (4th M14), Max M (5th M14), Ryan E (11th M20), Amanda (5th W40), Lucy W (7th W40), Martin (6th M50) and Sam F (ShUOC 8th M20). We missed them at the CSC heat - thankfully there will be no country call up clashes with the final!