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About SYO

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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Pippa represents GB at EYOC

Published Wednesday, 24 August 2016 17:50

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Well done to Pippa Dakin, who earlier in the summer, represented GB at the European Youth Orienteering Championships. Read her report on her experience.......

This year the competition was held in Poland and based in the city of Jaroslaw. There were three races in total; Long, Relay and Sprint.

Before we travelled out the team had spent time familiarising ourselves with the terrain that we would be faced with by looking at maps of the area and planning courses for each other. Only the Long area had a previous map and so one of the GB coaches created a map of the Sprint area for our use! To further help with preparations as what to expect from the terrain, when we arrived we had the chance to walk around the town where the Sprint was to be run and also participate in the model event on the Eastern part of the area where the Long was to be held. We knew after the trainings that it was going to be a tough few days ahead of us with temperatures hitting 30 degrees Celsius as well as the extremely physical terrain.

Being my last year at the competition I had hopes that all my training, both physical and technical, in the lead up to the competition would enable me to post pleasing results, unfortunately this was not exactly the case.

In the Long race I made a number of technical mistakes and was also feeling very physically drained due to the heat and tough terrain. This led me to a 34th place and out of the top 20 finish I had hoped for, 6 minutes behind 20th position.

For the Relay it had been decided that I was to run in a mixed relay and was on first leg, my preferred leg! This race I was much cleaner than the previous day with only one technical slip up and was much happier afterwards.

The Sprint was the last race and I was feeling very tired and not as sprightly as I had hoped. This meant the whole course was a struggle to get up to speed, and even though technically relatively clean I ended up in 36th place.

I had a great time in Poland and I am very grateful for the financial help I received - this helps me to continue orienteering to high levels and rely less heavily on my parents for financial support. I have learnt many lessons from the EYOC 2016 experience about where the faults are in my orienteering, specifically in technique and how to approach racing and can now work on these so that in the future I can achieve that top 20 placing that I have set my sights on!  

Ian Wainwright

Published Thursday, 28 July 2016 22:04

We are sorry to have to report that Ian Wainwright died in the early hours of Wednesday last week.

Ian was passionate about running, for many years running every day.  He was active in SYO both as competitor and official before he broke his neck in 2009 in an unfortunate accident.  He still completed a section of the Olympic Torch Relay in 2012.

Quoting from Hallamshire Harriers' Facebook page:

"Everyone who encountered Ian will remember his forthright and honest views, his compassion, generosity, support, love of life and his sense of humour. Ian’s philosophy of life is aptly summed up in the words of one of his great heroes, Emil Zatopek: ‘Great is the victory, but the friendship of all is greater.’"

Ian’s funeral will take place at Hutcliffe Wood Crematorium on Thursday 4 August at 12.30 pm.  To anyone attending, could you please follow this link so his family are aware of how many are attending, thank you.

Our thoughts are with Margaret and the rest of the family.


Logo Competition

Published Tuesday, 12 July 2016 16:20

The process of agreeing SYO's new logo is nearing completion. The 3 finalists of the SYO logo competition are Adam Bradbury, Marcia Bradbury and Julian Pieters. We would like club members to vote for their favourite. The one with the highest number of votes will become SYO's new logo. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your choice by the1st August:

Logo A

Adam's Logo


Logo B

Marcia's logo


Logo C

Julian's logo


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