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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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Triple trophy success for SYO at the Harvester Relays

Tuesday, 20 May 2008 01:00

SYO teams won 3 of the 7 classes at the Harvester Relays competition held near High Wycombe.  The overnight relays, for teams of 7 in the A course and teams of 5 on the B course, were held in the Chilterns on an area that was technically quite challenging, with large patches of holly in the forest making accurate navigation difficult, especially at night.

SYO teams at the Harvester prizegiving

SYO won the Harvester Trophy (Mens Open, on the A course), the Handicap Trophy (also on the A course) and the Womens' Handicap Trophy (on the B course).  Team members enjoyed a champagne breakfast with bacon butties in the morning sunshine - thanks and well done Tim as Club Captain. Harvester Results page.

British Championships success

Wednesday, 23 April 2008 01:00

Jill Gorvett punches the last control at the relays at CulbinCongratulations to Oli Johnson for retaining his M21E British Champion title, and all the other SYO and ShUOC successes. Link to BOF article.

Other SYO British Champions are Bill Edwards (M40L) and Peter Gorvett (M60L), while in the relays SYO won the M40 and W40 categories, with 2nd and 3rd places in several other classes.

The Culbin sand-dune forest was great, and so too was the weather.  An excellent weekend all round, and well worth the long trip north.

The British Elite championships at Middle and Sprint distance

Friday, 11 April 2008 01:00
The British Elite championships at Middle and Sprint distance took place on 5th/6th April.  Excellent results for SYO, including a win for Matt Crane at Middle distance, and some other highly placed SYO runners, as reported on the BOF news pages. BOF report here.