Local and schools event at Norfolk Park
Sat 21st Nov 2015 Start Times 13:00 - 15:00
Another beautiful if cold day, we are being very lucky with the weather this year! You can see preliminary results using the link above and also split times so you can see where you lost those vital seconds. You can also see the year group results using the results above. The school team results are below.As usual if you see any spelling mistakes, incorrect years, schools etc. please let me know. Hopefully we will have finalised results soon.
Thanks to all the staff at the Centre in the Park for all their help. It makes organising a whole lot easier, they do a mean bacon butty as well!
Events after Christmas can be seen on the Events / Whats On section of our website
Schools Team Results
|1||Hunters Bar Junior||397||Freya Tryner (100) Euan Tryner (100) Josie Conduit (99) Ciara Keen (98)|
|2||Nethergreen Junior||394||Robbie Lightfoot (99) Jaimie Lightfoot (99) Isabelle Hampton (98) Marie-Anne Battersby (98)|
|3||Carterknowle||388||Dylan Jenkinson (98) Jessica Bradshaw (97) Alex Osborne (97) Evan Jenkinson (96)|
|4||Greystones||380||Niamh McMillan (96) Isobel McMillan (96) Luke Grierson (95) Olmo Combley (93)|
|5||Westways||378||Beppe Tyas (95) Isaac Western (95) Lily Stott (94) Joseph Barber (94)|
|6||Totley All Saints||377||Kassia Smith (97) Daniel Hill (96) Megan Hill (93) Aron King (91)|
|7||Dobcroft||357||Thomas Harrison (93) Emily Chambers (89) Emily Morgan (88) Eva Britt (87)|
|8||Grenoside||342||Harriet Jones (93) Alex Hopkins (87) Ben Hopkins (84) Connie Jones (78)|
|9||Sacred Heart||286||Carys Phoenix (100) Frederick Emmett (99) Luke Phoenix (87)|
|10||Lydgate||277||George Froggatt (100) Finn Slate (91) Oliver Lewis (86)|
|11||Home Schooled||269||Hannah Thornton (95) Joel Thornton (92) Annie Bishton (82)|
|12||Dore||254||Henry McDonald (96) Aria Karanjkar (81) Freya Longstaff (77)|
|13||Sheffield High School||199||Imogen Pieters (100) Hannah Taylor (99)|
|14||Abbey Lane||189||James Wilson (97) Josiah Holden (92)|
|15=||Rivelin||177||Erin Bryant (92) William Bridge (85)|
|15=||Hallam||177||Zak Lomas (94) Louie Clegg (83)|
|17||St Marys||100||Joseph Guy (100)|
|18||Oughtibridge||99||Isabelle Groom (99)|
|19||Mylnhurst||93||John Joseph Doyle (93)|
|20=||Grindleford||91||Bryn Heason (91)|
|20=||Bradway||91||Isobelle Colton (91)|
|22||Westbourne||90||Joseph Roman (90)|
|23=||Anns Grove||89||Beth Crolla (89)|
|23=||Carfield||89||Herbie Werner (89)|
|23=||Brookhouse||89||Matthew Bagnall (89)|
|26=||Renishaw||88||Caspar Reynolds (88)|
|26=||Ecclesall||88||Samir Bower (88)|
|28||St Thomas||76||Harriet Claxton (76)|
|29||Porter Croft||75||Charlotte Baxter (75)|
|30||Loxley||74||Poppy Holt (74)|
|1||Tapton||399||Max Mobus (100) Joe Owens (100) Sebastian Mobus (100) Adam Weigand (99)|
|2||High Storrs||398||Alex Elliot (100) Ryan Elliot (100) Phoebe Mead (99) Roisin McMillan (99)|
|3=||Mount St Marys||199||Grace Black (100) Oliver Black (99)|
|3=||King Ecgberts||199||Hamish Mill (100) Jack Page (99)|
|5||Notre Dame||197||William Garnett (99) Thomas Doyle (98)|
|6||Birkdale||99||Max Broadbent (99)|
|7=||Aston Academy||98||Alice Bagnall (98)|
|7=||Bents Green||98||Jack Crolla (98)|
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 1pm. 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.
All courses are entry on the day. You just have to turn up, pick a course and fill in an entry form. There will be people on hand to help you if you have any questions.
If you ran one of the previous schools events in the series then you should have completed an entry form an been given a number. With the number we are able to add you into the results system much quicker. You can download an entry form with your details on from the registration page using the registration number and email address.
If this will be the first event you have attended this year then please go the the registration page and enter your details. If you don't get chance to do this before the event then you can still register at the event.
For those who would like to do a second run you will need to complete another entry slip with the same details as before. You are welcome to fill this out in advance and bring it with you when you download (with the £1 entry fee for the second course) and we can give you a map to save queuing again.
Adults £4, £3 for club members
Children £2. Children running a schools courses whose school is a member of the SFSS are free.
Any additional courses will cost an additional £1
If you would like to go around in a group you would just pay for one entry.
Orienteering Courses Available
If you complete a course and there is still time you are welcome to try another.
At an orienteering event there are a range of different courses to try, depending on your navigation experience, age, fitness etc. You can pretty much garantee that there will be a course that will suit you! The courses are colour coded and at different events a course with a particular colour, e.g. Yellow, should be similar both in difficulty and distance.
|Course||School Year||Distance||Technical Level||Who is it for?|
|White||Y4,5||1.5km||1||The easiest course and a great place for children to start. The course is entirely on paths and each time you have to make a decision - which path to take, there will be a control point.|
The next step up and a good place for teenagers etc. to start. The course will use paths but also other line features - Fences, streams etc.
Because of the park setting there will be some controls that do not follow line feature. Instead they will be on a point feature (e.g. a tree) but close by. By turning the map so that it matches the ground you will be able to see the next control to go to.
Harder still, the Orange course introduces:
Similar difficulty to orange but longer.
Please note that the course is in two parts. You complete the first part before turning the map over to part 2
Harder still the Light Green uses more controls off paths etc.
Experienced orienteers or someone up for a challenge! Rather than carrying a map each control has a map extract that shows the location of the next control. You have to figure out the route and then run to the next control. If you lose your way you have no option but to retrace your steps back to the last control and try again.
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.