Night Champ wins for South Yorkshire Orienteers
South Yorkshire Orienteers have over 250 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.
Orienteering is a challenging outdoor adventure sport. The aim is to navigate between control points marked on an orienteering map and decide the best route to complete the course in the quickest time.
It does not matter how young, old or fit you are as you can choose the course that's right for you and run, jog or walk it at your own pace. It is excellent for adults wanting to shape up, add some excitement and mental challenge to their running and meet new friends. It is also ideal for families as everyone can take part at the level that's right for them and it allows children to develop independence, confidence and decision making skills.Find out more about orienteering...
Two coachloads of SYO juniors and accompanying classmates travelled to Stowe Park to compete in the British Schools Championships on Sunday 23rd November.
In the large secondary school category High Storrs retained the trophy they won in 2019. In the small secondary schools category new kids on the block Mercia came 3rd in their competition debut and in the primary schools category Hunters Bar took silver medal position.
There were plenty of wins for Sheffield schools in the year group competitions:
G8 - 1st High Storrs
G10 - 1st High Storrs
B5 - 1st Hunters Bar, 3rd Carterknowle
B6 - 1st Nether Green, 3rd Hallam
B8 - 1st Tapton
B10 - 1st High Storrs
There were also plenty of indvidual medals for SYO juniors. There were a whopping 11 championship titles for Sophie, Ella, Lotte, Alexandra, Naomi, Louis, Freddie G, Oscar P, Evan, Euan and Max. Seven silver medals were won by Charlotte, Anna, Rebecca, Lawrence, Wilson, Robbie and Matt; while Abigail, Olivia, Stanley, Will P, James and Will G finished in bronze medal position.
Many thanks to Jacky for masterminding the trip. Next year the British Schools Champs will be in Sheffield on Sunday 20th November. Save the date!
The British Long Distance Championships took place on Saturday 2nd October at Braunton Burrows in Devon. Around 60 members made the long journey and were rewarded with technically and physcially challenging courses in the sand dunes. As usual there were some fabulous performances from SYO. Well done to the 7 newly crowned British Champions:
M45L Nick B
M55L Dave P
M70L Peter G
W50L Jenny P
Congratulations also to the 6 silver medal winners - Jack (M10), James (M14), Euan (M18E), Sophie (W10), Freya (W14) and Kim (W45) and the 6 bronze medallists - Louis (M10), Jamie (M16), Martin (M50), Abigail (W12), Anna (W14) and Amanda (W45).
Thank you to BOK and Devon for putting on a great event despite the torrential rain!