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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
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Saturday Series 1 Endcliffe Park
Evening Event Wentworth Castle
Evening Event Ponderosa
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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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JK international orienteering weekend

Saturday, 29 March 2008 00:00
JK junior relay team JK women's team JK Men120 relay team

At the JK international orienteering weekend held in southern England over the Easterweekend, SYO members obtainedseveral podium places but only one overall winner, who was Kelly Candy on W21N.  In the relays on Easter Monday the Junior (M/W40-) team achieved 3rd place, theWomen's Open team (Jo Stevenson, Grace Elson, Jenny Johnson) got 2nd place and the Senior Men (120 ) team (Martin Ward, Mark Chapman, Charlie Adams) won, retaining their trophy from last year.

British Orienteering Board of Directors

Friday, 28 March 2008 00:00

Martin Ward was elected to be a BOF director at the AGM held at the JK.  SYO now has two members on the board of ten people, with the other being Jenny Peel, BOF Treasurer.  The first meeting of the new board is on 16th April.


Tuesday, 04 March 2008 00:00
Nick Barrable at Interland

SYO members Nick Barrable, Mike Sprot and Martin Ward were part of the England team that competed at the annual Interland competition, this time held in Holland.  England were again victorious, with Nick Barrable winning the H21 class. More info here.