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Regional event (Technical... Cowms Rocks
Saturday Series 2 Shire Brook Valley
CompassSport Cup Final Tankersley Wood
Saturday Series 3 Botanical Gardens
Event Date Venue
Saturday Series 1 Endcliffe Park
Evening Event Wentworth Castle
Evening Event Ponderosa
Urban Score Orienteering ... Dore

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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Garmin Ultrasprint at Cliffhanger

Sunday, 13 July 2008 01:00

UltrasprintAnother successful Ultrasprint race was held at the Cliffhanger outdoor festival in Millhouses Park on Saturday 12 July. Over the two rounds the eventual men's winner was Matt Crane, and women's winner was Alice Leake.

After the Ultrasprint members of the public were able to try novice courses in the labyrinth, and literally hundreds did! The team of SYO helpers were overwhelmed with demand from people, especially kids, to give it a go. Full report.

Junior-Inter Regional Championships - Bronze medal for YHOA

Thursday, 03 July 2008 01:00

Bronze medal winning YHOA squad at the 2008 JIRCSYO had 6 juniors selected for the Yorkshire and Humber team at the JIRC in Richmond this weekend (28-29 June). Well done to Simon and Adam Bradbury, Cari Littler, Robin Tett, Aiden Smith and Tim Martin for their selection and contributing to an excellent 3rd place result for both the girls and boys teams. Results. YHOA individual race results. Photo © Rob Lines.

Summer Social Event

Saturday, 14 June 2008 01:00

SYO are having a Summer Social Event on Sunday 22nd June.  The event will comprise some sort of Orienteering on the Walkley Street Map – could be individual, could be teams/relay to be made on the day, could be something else.  It will be followed by a BBQ.  The O’ing is likely to be held in the afternoon with the BBQ going on into the evening.  Everyone is welcome.