South Yorkshire Orienteers organises a range of orienteering events throughout the year. The table below lists all of the confirmed upcoming events.
We also have a calendar of events for the next six months that can be downloaded here or picked up at an event.
Some of the events SYO organises are part of an orienteering league. Each event will have details of any league it is in, but the most common leagues are the Yorkshire Urban League, the Yorkshire Night League and the Yorkshire Orienteering Superleague. Flyers for some of these leagues can be found in the League Flyers section of this page.
Other Events of Interest
The table below shows events not organised by SYO, but that might be of interest to those who typically attend SYO events.
Neighbouring orienteering clubs such as Derwent Valley Orienteers (DVO) and Eborienteers (EBOR) regularly organise events and details can be found on the British Orienteering website.
|Sun 22nd Dec 2019||East Midlands League 2019||Sherwood Pines (note change of venue)||Regional||NOC|
|Wed 1st Jan 2020||East Midlands Urban League 202...||Wirksworth||Regional||DVO|
|Sun 5th Jan 2020||Regional Event||Bramley Fall & Hawksworth Woods||Regional||AIRE|
|Sun 5th Jan 2020||East Midlands League 2020||Strawberry Hill||Regional||NOC|
|Sat 18th Jan 2020||YHOA Night League||Bishop Wood South||Regional||EBOR|
|Sat 25th Jan 2020||YHOA Night League||Middleton Woods||Regional||AIRE|
|Sat 8th Feb 2020||East Midlands League 2020||Bramcote Hills & The Hemlockstone (Middle Distance Event)||Regional||NOC|
|Sun 9th Feb 2020||Midlands Championships (UKOL)||Shining Cliff||Major||DVO|
|Sun 9th Feb 2020||East Midlands League 2020||Lindop Woods||Regional||DVO|
|Sun 16th Feb 2020||YHOA Superleague||Harden Moor and Bingley St Ives||Regional||AIRE|
SYO's club night takes place on Wednesday evenings during term time. Each session consists of a mix of physical and technical training. Once per month club night takes place at the SYO local evening event. The first two sessions of September will take place at the slightly earlier time of 6.15-7.45pm to take advantage of the last of the summer evening , before we revert to our normal time of 7-8.30pm and our winter base at High Storrs.
The South Yorkshire Schools Orienteering League aims to provide school pupils with the opportunity to learn and develop map-reading skills while improving their fitness in a fun, competitive and challenging sport. The league runs from September to June.
Coaching & Development
SYO has an active coaching and development programme with sessions that combine technique and physical training and are suitable for people of all ages, experience and ability. We are also looking to train members to become event volunteers.
Permanent Orienteering Courses
There are a number of permanent orienteering courses (POCs) throughout South Yorkshire which are available to try at your leisure for little or no cost. The table below lists all known POCs in South Yorkshire including details on how to obtain maps for the courses.