Local and schools event at Norfolk Park
Sat 29th Nov 2014 Start Times 12:45 - 15:00
I have to say a massive thank you to all our volunteers. Especially to the Pheonix family, Katherine, Piers and Paul who were helping for the first time. Without their help event could not have taken place.
The next Saturday event is not until the Botanical Gardens on 17th Jan. However the SYO club champs is next Saturday and the following Sunday we will be heading down to Long Valley in Surrey to compete in the Compass Sport Cup Final (The final of the national inter-club competition).
In the new year we are also starting a coaching program. You may have seen a sign or flyer about it today. Information will also be on the website shortly.
Have a great Christmas and see you all on the 17th.
|1||Totley All Saints||398||Daniel Hill (100) George Butterley (100) Kassia Smith (99) James Buxton (99)|
|2||Hunters Bar Junior||396||Freya Tryner (100) Phoebe Mead (100) Nikki Fathollah (98) Alfie Hall (98)|
|3||Dore Primary||385||William O'Hanlon (98) Martha Darley (97) Clara Brand (96) Henry McDonald (94)|
|4||Sacred Heart||296||Carys Phoenix (100) Frederick Emmett (100) Luke Phoenix (96)|
|5=||Westways||281||Matthew Rhodes (99) Lily Stott (91) William Griffiths (91)|
|5=||Home||281||Naomi Thornton (99) Hannah Thornton (95) Joel Thornton (87)|
|7||Nethergreen Junior||193||Freddie Scott (97) Jacob Majeed (96)|
|8||Woodseats||192||Ananias Sambrooks (96) Robbie Wilson (96)|
|9||Mylnhurst||191||John Joseph Doyle (98) Benjamin Bedford (93)|
|10||Brookhouse||184||Alice Bagnall (96) Matthew Baghall (88)|
|11=||Ecclesall Juniors||97||Hugh Coleshill (97)|
|11=||Dobcroft Primary||97||Jonny Watson (97)|
|13||Greystones||94||Marie Cartron (94)|
|1||High Storrs||297||Ryan Elliot (100) Adam Majeed (99) Callum Veitch (98)|
|2||Bradfield||200||Ellie Rogers (100) Isobel Snowdon (100)|
|3||King Egberts||199||Rachel Turner (100) Isabella Smith (99)|
|4||Forge Valley||195||Madeleine Airey (98) Elise Ronan-Uliel (97)|
|5=||Meadowhead Academy||100||Josh Aspey & Caleb Sambrooks (100)|
|5=||Notre Dame||100||Thomas Doyle (100)|
The third event in the Saturday series, aimed at beginners but with courses for the experienced as well. It also includes the third event in the Sheffield Schools Orienteering League. The orienteering is suitable for all ages and abilities.
Norfolk Park is close to the centre of Sheffield. We will be based at the Centre in the Park (here). The park also boasts a pretty good adventure playground...
There is a car park off Guilford Avenue, with further parking on the road itself. By Tram the nearest tram stop is Arbourthorne Road. There is a five minute walk from the tram stop to the Centre in the Park. Registration will be in the centre with the start and finish near by. The centre has a cafe.
Registration for courses will open at 12:45pm. You can start any time from 1pm - 3pm but the courses close at 3:30pm.
Running alongside the public event is the third event in the Sheffield School Orienteering League for both Primary and Secondary pupils. Entry to the schools event is free if your school is a member of the Sheffield Federation of School Sports (SFSS). Information about the SFSS Orienteering League is here. It is not necessary for a teacher to be present from the school.
Norfolk Heritage Park is a 28 hectare park with a long history, as it is one of the oldest public parks in the country. From 1999 to 2005 the park has been regenerated through a £3.6 million restoration project. New visitor facilities have been constructed, including the Centre in the Park, a multi-purpose community building. The park landscape has been restored to its original Victorian character.
From an orienteering perspective its interest is largely in the woodlands that cover about 25% of the park and the urban surrounds which are currently undergoing re-development. There is a permanent course, maps can be downloaded from the Friends of Norfolk Park website.
2009 Ray Waight
2010 Chris Smithard (ShUOC) at 1:5000.
2017 Pete Tryner for the the Outdoor City Weekender event with the urban area surrounding the park and All Saints school and Sheffield College (Scale 1:5000 2.5m contours)
Safety & risk
A comprehensive risk assessment will have been carried out by the organiser, but participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event. If a competitor has a pre-existing medical condition that they think should be declared, please complete a medical form at enquiries. The sealed envelope will only be opened in an emergency.
SYO has an agreed policy on the taking of photographs at events, based on national guidance. This provides a sensible balance between the benefits and risks associated with the taking and use of images. If you are unsure about acceptable practice, please speak to the event organiser. Read our photography policy.