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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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News

Team Bronze for Yorkshire

Tuesday, 15 October 2019 13:46

Yorkshire team

At the end of September eachyear the country's best juniors gather for a weekend of fierce competition at the Junior Inter-Regional Championships, which this year was hosted by SYO. An amazing eighteen SYO juniors (out of a possible 24) were called up to run for Yorkshire.

The individual day was held on Cowm's Rocks - a brand new orienteering area behind the Snake Pass Inn. This was always going to be a physical and technical challenge but even more so in the brutal conditions experienced on the day! True Yorkshire grit showed through though with some excellent results by SYO juniors. Congratulations to Imogen for winning W14 and for Jamie taking 3rd on M14. There were also very well-deserved top 10 positions for Euan (4th M16), Alex C (4th running up on W16), Freya (5th running up on W14), Alex E (8th W16) and Dom (10th M18). Well done to Dylan, Ciara, Sam T and Claudine for making their Yorkshire debuts and to Max, Sam C, Isabelle H, Conrad, Sam D and Will G for also performing well for the team - you all made a difference and helped Yorkshire to a tie on 2nd place with North West after day 1.

Following the individual competition the teams transferred to an overnight stay at Kingswood Outdoor Centre near Doncaster. Warm showers and food were followed by the prize giving for the individual and then a ceilidh just to ensure everyone was thoroughly worn out!

Relay day dawned and it was still raining torrentially, although spirits seemed to be high as the teams arrived at Tankersley. There were some excellent relay performances, particularly Imogen, Alex C and Evie (from AIRE) taking the win in the girls relay! There were other notable performances from Dom and Sam T who brought their teams up 5 places and Freya who took her team up 4 places; although all our juniors performed well to help Yorkshire to 3rd place in the relay competition. Overall, over the 2 days competition, Yorkshire finished in 3rd (just six points) behind the North West in 2nd and Scotland in 1st.

A massive thank you to all the volunteers who completed some very long shifts in cold, wet conditions over the 2 days but particular thanks to Jacky for organsing the overnight accommodation, Pete for managing all the SI, Charlie and Dave P for planning, Amanda and Mark C for organising, John (DVO) and Tony (AIRE) for controlling and Pauline for her role as weekend co-ordinator. 

Check out the photo album for the weekend on the SYO Facebook Page.

SYO Success at the British Schools Score Champs

Tuesday, 15 October 2019 14:54

High Storrs team

Forty seven SYO juniors travelled to Heaton Park in Manchester on Saturday 12th October to compete in the British Schools Score Championships. The sun shone, which was lovely for spectators and competitors alike and made a decent change to many recent events! Competitors had 45 minutes to find as many of the 30 controls had they could. Four juniors, including SYO’s Euan and Dom, managed to score the maximum 300 points in the time allowed. The SYO juniors all excelled themselves with 19 individual medal wins! Congratulations to:

Y5 Boys - Will P 3rd
Y6 Girls – Charlotte 1st, , Ellen 2nd
Y6 Boys- 1st Oscar, 2nd Jake
Y7 Girls – 1st Anna
Y7 Boys – 1st Robbie, 2nd Joseph, 3rd Ben A
Y8 Girls – 1st Freya, 2nd Ciara
Y8 Boys – 3rd Isaac
Y9 Girls - 2nd  Millie
Y9 Boys – Sam T 1st, Ben T 2nd
Y10/11 Boys – 1st Euan, 3rd Olmo
Y12/13 Girls – 2nd Alex E
B12/13 Boys – 3rd Dom

HBJ and Nether Green winning teams

There were also excellent results in the team competitions. In the primary competition Nether Green won the primary boys while Hunters Bar took 2nd in the primary boys and 3rd in the primary girls. In the secondary competition, High Storrs won the lower secondary girls and lower secondary boys competitions. Visit the SYO Facebook page for more photos of the event.

Next up is the British Schools Champs on Sunday 17th November in Black Park near Slough!

Podium Success at the British Sprints & Middles

Tuesday, 17 September 2019 16:19

1 2 3 in W10

This weekend saw 2 highly successful days of competition with 30 medals for SYO members!

LEI hosted the British Sprint Champs at Loughborough Uni on Saturday in glorious sunshine. As usual our juniors excelled with wins for Lawrence (M10), James (M12), Ella (W10) and Alex C (W14). Robbie (M12), Anna (W12) and Charlotte (W10) picked up silvers while Imogen (W14) took a bronze. In the men's senior and vet classes Nick B took the win in M35 while Bill E topped the podium in M50. Meanwhile it was silver all round for the women with Laura (W35), Kim (W40) and Amanda (W45) all taking silver.

Sunday saw the action move to Chinley Churn for the British Middle Champs hosted by DVO. Despite the mist, SYO were even more successful here with 17 podium positions! It was a 1, 2, 3 in W10 for Ella, Charlotte and Alice; while the M10 boys managed 1st (Lawrence) and 3rd (Maxwell)! Robbie (M12) and Alex C (W14) both took gold, with Anna (W12) and Imogen (W14) taking well deserved silvers. It was another strong performance from SYO's women with a win for Amanda on W45, silvers for Laura (W35), Lucy (W50) and Judy (W65) and a bronze for Rachel on W35. In the men's classes Nick B took gold in M35 while Andy (M40) and Martin (M50) took bronze.