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.
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.Find out more about orienteering...
Virtual Orienteering Courses - MapRun
Virtual Orienteering Courses (VOCs) use smartphone technology to enable you to physically go orienteering without there being real controls to find. The free Maprun F App enables you to explore the outdoors as a family or individual at a time convenient to you. Download the map, choose your route and then run, jog or walk at your own pace to the control points and the app will notify you when you reach the correct location!
SYO have set up a number of courses ranging from short easy 'yellow' courses for children to challenging score events for runners.
Visit our dedicated virtual orienteering page to find out more!
SYO qualify for 2020 Compass Sport Cup Final
Orienteering clubs up and down the country took part in the qualifying rounds of the Compass Sport Cup Competition on Sunday 15th March. Over 100 SYO members travelled to Huddersfield to take part in the heat at Fixby and Bradley Woods alongside 5 other large clubs – AIRE, CLOK, DVO, DEE & EBOR. There were fantastic runs from all our members resulting in a win for SYO with a score of 2418, over AIRE in second place with 2349 points. Congratulations to the club’s point scorers: Euan 100, Andy 100, Martin 100, Peter G 100, Freya 100, Oli 99, Amanda 99, Conrad 99, Anna 98, Lucy 98, Dom 98, Imogen 98, Richard H 97, Jenny J 97, Charlotte 96, Alex C, 96, Pete T 96, Alex E 95, Tim T 95, Isobel 94, Richard B 94 Colin B 94, Ryan 93, Tom 92 and Nick L 91.
Thank you to everyone who took part – you all contributed to SYO’s win. The final is on Sunday 18th October at Sutton Park in Sutton Coalfield. Please put the date in your diary when fingers crossed we will all be back orienteering again!