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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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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.

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.