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About SYO

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.

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What is Orienteering?

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.

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SYO Virtual AGM & Awards

Tuesday, 29 December 2020 18:02

The SYO virtual AGM and Awards were held on Saturday 12th December. There was a surprisingly good turn out with over 40 households joining proceedings at some point. Whilst the competition season was badly affected by Covid there were still some fantastic performances and volunteering efforts to recognise. Well done to the following recipients.

Best male performance at the CSC - Peter Gorvett

Best female performance at the CSC - Freya Tryner

Best Overseas performance - Dave Peel.

Best Junior International performance - Alex Crawshaw

Best Domestic Performances by a Junior Female - Imogen Pieters

Best Domestic Performances by a Junior Male - Euan Tryner

Best Domestic Performances by a Senior Female - Jenny Peel

Best Domestic Performances by a Senior Male - Ian Cooper

Outstanding Progress by a Junior - Max Mobus

Best E Orienteering Performance by a female - Anna Todd

Best E Orienteering Performance by a male - Robbie Lightfoot

Junior Volunteer of the year - Dom Dakin

Senior Volunteer of the year - Peter Gorvett

Outstanding Dedication Award - Ian Cooper

The awards ceremony was followed by a Kahoot quiz on a wide range of orienteering topics. The lead changed several times through the quiz and we failed to make a not of the podium places! Please let me know the results and I'll update the website.

SYO's Cat Taylor selected for GB Senior Squad in 2021

Monday, 21 December 2020 18:48

Cat Taylor

Well done to SYO's Cat Taylor was has been re-selected for the GB Senior Squad in 2021. Good luck with your winter training Cat!