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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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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.

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.