SYO win the 2021 Compass Sport Cup Final
When the 2021 Compass Sport cup Final was in danger of being cancelled for the 2nd year in a row, SYO stepped in to host and were rewarded with a fabulous victory on home terrain!
Over 800 competitors from all over the country descended on Hesley and Tankersley to take part, including 120 members of SYO. There were stand out performances from our 8 course winners - Oli, Laura, Martin, Peter G, Imogen, Euan, James and Ella - who all scored the maximum 100 point score. Congratulations also to our other point scorers - Jonny, Joe T, Chris W, Nick B, Andy, Alex R, Cat, Rachael, Jenny J, Mark C, Richard B, Kim, Colin B, Freya, Max, Charlotte and Anna. We scored a record breaking 2397 points to win over FVO, who finished in 2nd place on 2368, while WCOC had their best result for a number of years to finish 3rd. In the small clubs competition, the trophy was won by SROC with an excellent score of 1261. Well done to everyone who ran even if you weren't a scorer as your results push down the scores of others and thank you to Amanda for captaining such a fabulous team to victory!
Hesley Woods Scout Camp proved to be an excellent assembly area and Peter Guillaume constructed a fabulous arena from which clubs could socialise and enjoy the race. Nick Lightfoot's commentary team really enhanced the event vibe, backed up by the excellent results service provided by Pete Tryner and Martin Ward. The overall event organisation was masterminded by Paul Bradbury while Karl Marshall planned challenging courses, which made the most of Tankersley and Hesley's technical terrain. The map was clear and accurate thanks to recent updates by Ian Cooper and the whole event was ably overseen by expert controllers Charlie Adams and Graham Louth. We are hugely grateful to this team of key officials who pulled the event together in just 7 weeks - a fabulous team effort. Thanks also to all the members and their families who volunteered on the day, without whom this event wouldn't have been possible.
The 2022 Compass Sport cup final will be hosted by FVO at Devilla near Stirling on Sunday 16th October. Put the date in your diary as we will need to perform our socks off to beat FVO on home turf!