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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 success at the French 6 Days

Tuesday, 12 August 2008 01:00

Cari with ThierryThe 6 Days of Aveyron was a successful week for SYO. Full results on the website. Oli Johnson had top ten positions all week and finished 3rd overall in H21E. Tim Tett was 2nd in H45 and Robin Tett 5th in H16. Matt Crane finished 6th in H21E, and also third in the sprint event. Cari Littler, pictured here with World Champion and French 6 day winner Thierry Gueorgiou, finished 15th in D14.

Stage Win for Aidan Smith in O-Ringen

Sunday, 03 August 2008 01:00

Aiden wins Stage 3!Aidan Smith finished third place overall in the M13 category at the Swedish 5 Days in the mountainous terrain of Salen. His week of strong results included a stage win on Day 3 and a second place on Day 4. The junior classes at the O Ringen are tightly contested and Aidan fought off some tough competition to come in third overall after a chasing start on the final day.

Other good SYO results included a 2nd place for Pete Gorvett on Day 4, his training on the fells no doubt paying off on a challenging downhill course after taking a chair lift up to start above the tree line.

Gold medal in the WOC relay!

Sunday, 20 July 2008 01:00

The British men's team won gold in the World Orienteering Championships today. The team was Graham Gristwood, Jon Duncan and SYO's Jamie Stevenson. More info on the BOF website.

Graham Gristwood, Jon Duncan and Jamie Stevenson won Gold in the Relay at the 2008 World Champs. (Credit: Soren Anderson)
Photo by Digisport