Weekly Update 4th Nov
Suspension of Orienteering
It will come as no great surprise to you that as we enter lockdown again tomorrow all organised orienteering will cease. Although we have not yet received official government and British Orienteering guidance, we have been notified by Sheffield City Council that they have withdrawn permission for organised activities and events on their land. This means we have had to cancel the Botanical Gardens, Ecclesall Woods and Tankersley event plus our weekly club nights.
We are working hard to see if we can get permission to run more TOCs and will let you know if we're successful. In the meantime, feel free to have a go at the maprun courses. We will be adding more over the next couple of weeks. Visit our virtual orienteering page for more info.
SYO run fortnightly catching features sessions. The next session is this Sunday 8th November at 5pm
There’s a new zoom link, with password 1968 if prompted. The IP address for Catching Features is 126.96.36.199 (Nick's server)
Newcomers welcome email Nick for more information on getting started or join the zoom meeting on Sunday to watch the action if you want find out what it’s all about. Please don't be shy - a range of abilities take part!
The format will be as before with courses getting progressively harder through the session – more experienced players usually join in after the first couple of races at 5.30 and the session should finish by 6.30 at the latest.
We’ve also set up a WhatsApp group for anyone who’d like to play or organise occasional informal races. Email Nick if you’d like to join the group.
On-line circuits continues each Thursday at 7pm. There is a new link here, password 1968 (same as the Catching Features link). The sessions are suitable for all.
Event Safety Worskhop
British Orienteering have introduced an online event safety workshop.
Attendance at a British Orienteering Event Safety and Welfare Workshop is a mandatory requirement for all Organisers, Planners, and Controllers. It does not need to be reviewed so the workshop only needs to be attended / completed once.
The course aims to provide event organisers and planners an overview of the safety requirements and issues that may arise in staging an orienteering event. It has a particular focus on risk management and the means of controlling risks at acceptable levels.
The course is currently free for members to attend until 31st December 2020 and will take approximately an hour to complete. It would be great if as many members as possible could sign up to complete the workshop even if you've currently no intention of planning or organising an event. Older juniors can also complete the workshop. More info on British Orienteering on-line courses, here.
Not interested any more?