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Saturday Series 2 Shire Brook Valley
Local Dusk Event Wheata Woods
Regional event Cowms Rocks

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 victorious at the YBT Final

Wednesday, 07 July 2021 17:33

YBT juniors 2021

On Sunday 4th July our junior team travelled to the National Arboreteum to compete in the final of the Yvette Baker Trophy. This was a fabulous venue with surprisingly tricky terrain and lots to do for all the family. Despite many of our older more experienced juniors being unavailable due to Covid isolation or competing at the Saunders, our young team (our oldest counter is only 12!) ran fantastically and managed to retain the trophy for the 4th year in a row! All the juniors who competed deserve our congratulations as every score helps but a particular well done to our 9 counters:

Ella Orange Girls 100
Anna Light Green Girls 100
Hannah Yellow Girls 100
Sophie Yellow Girls 99
Pasco Yellow Boys 99
Charlotte Orange Girls 99
Maxwell Orange Boys 99
Beth Orange Girls 98
Oskar Yellow Boys 95

Huge thanks to team captain Jacky for co-ordinating the team. Next year's final is at Irchester Country Park, near Wellingborough on Sunday 3rd July 2022 - save the date!



Junior Tour Selections

Tuesday, 29 June 2021 18:55
Well done to all the SYO juniors who have been selected for training camps this summer:
Lagganlia - James, Freya, Ciara, Lotte
Badaguish - Conrad
Deeside - Immy, Jamie
Stockholm - Alex E, Max, Matt, Euan

International Call-ups for SYO

Monday, 21 June 2021 19:47

Cat Taylor2

Well done to SYO's Cat Taylor who has been selected for the World Orienteering Champs team in the middle distance and forest relay disciplines. Well done also to Jonny Crickmore who has been selected as reserve for the sprint. WOC will hopefully take place early July in the Czech Republic

Congratulations also to our juniors. Euan Tryner has been selected for Junior World Orienteering Championships due to be held in Turkey in September and the European Youth Orienteering Championships scheduled for Lithania in August. Imogen Pieters has also been selected for EYOC.