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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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SYO Successes at Portugal O Meet

Saturday, 29 December 2007 00:00

Several SYO members have made the trip down to Faro in Portugal for the 2008 Portugal O Meet.

Oli Johnson won the M21E class over the four days beating many top Scandinavians including most of the Norwegian team. Mike Sprot, Rob Baker, Neil Northrop, Clare Leventon and Laura Daniel have also taken several notable scalps during 4 days of top quality competition.

There were 114 runners in the M21E class. In the non-elite classes SYO have 3 other podium results overall. Full results available POM resultsPortugal 2008

M21E 1st Oli Johnson W21E 16th Laura Daniel
M21E 11th Mike Sprot W21E 27th Clare Leventon
M21E 16th Rob Baker W40A 5th Judith Checkley
M21E 18th Neil Northrop W60A 2nd Jill Gorvett
M21E 61st Shane Ohly
M60A 2nd Pete Gorvett

SYO Achieve Clubmark

Sunday, 09 December 2007 00:00

ClubmarkCongratulations are in order for all members of South Yorkshire Orienteers as we have become the 20th British Orienteering club to achieve Clubmark. Thanks must go to Colin Best and Melinda Riley who put a lot of hard work into making this a reality.

Further information on what this entails.

The club's policies can be viewed via the members' pages.

Orienteer of the year

Friday, 09 November 2007 00:00

Jamie StevensonSYO member and former World Champion Jamie Stevenson has been named Orienteer of the Year by British Orienteering for his 9th place in the World Champs Long in Kiev in August.