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Local and schools event at Botanical Gardens

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Sat 20th Feb 2016 Start Times 12:45 - 14:45

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Another great day of orienteering today at the Botanical Gardens.  Thank you to all the staff at the Gardens and for the use of the classroom.  Thank you also to all the helpers today.

Preliminary results are available above using the 'Results' link.  Splits are also available on the 'Splits' link so you can see where you lost your time!  If there are any missing results / typos This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  School Team results are available below.  Results by year are available on the 'Other' tab above.  League results so far for both individual and schools are available on the schools site.

The next schools event is on the 12 March at Forge Dam.  But there are a few other events that may be of interest on our events page.


Team Results


School Points Runners Counters
1= Hunters Bar Junior 398 17 Corin Yates (100) Euan Tryner (100) Lotte Sykes (99) Josie Conduit (99)
1= Nethergreen Junior 398 18 Rosanna Richardson (100) Robbie Lightfoot (100) Jaimie Lightfoot (100) Rania Maaranen (98)
3 Dobcroft 390 7 Ethan Morgan (99) Emily Morgan (98) Emily Chambers (97) Olivia White (96)
4 Carterknowle 382 9 Thomas Warren (98) Corin Varela (97) Alex Osborne (95) Anna Osborne (92)
5 Westbourne 372 5 Emma Sargent (97) Erin Davies (96) Samuel Radley (90) Joe Davies (89)
6 Grenoside 370 7 Harriet Jones (96) Connie Jones (95) Grace Walton (90) Heath Justice (89)
7 Lydgate 365 4 George Froggatt (95) Esther Smith (93) Finn Slate (92) Jonathan Smith (85)
8 Ecclesall 358 6 Reuben Young (93) Anna Barker (92) Nina Lallemand (87) Annabelle Taylor (86)
9 Totley All Saints 354 4 Daniel Hill (93) Ben Lashmar (88) Kassia Smith (87) Aron King (86)
10 Greystones 346 4 Luke Grierson (96) Noah Blackwood (91) Rosabelle Sadiq (85) Ben Blackwood (74)
11 Abbey Lane 281 3 Katherine Wright (94) Henry Escadale (94) Ruby Wright (93)
12 Sacred Heart 277 3 Carys Phoenix (98) Frederick Emmett (98) Luke Phoenix (81)
13 Sheffield High School 199 2 Imogen Pieters (100) Hannah Taylor (99)
14= Westways 187 2 Beppe Tyas (99) Luca Tyas (88)
14= Rivelin 187 2 Erin Bryant (95) William Bridge (92)
16 Home Schooled 183 2 Hannah Thornton (92) Joel Thornton (91)
17 Dore 177 2 Henry McDonald (93) Aria Karanjkar (84)
18 Mylnhurst 162 2 Benjamin Bedford (92) John Joseph Doyle (70)
19 Hallam 99 1 Zak Lomas (99)
20 Birkdale 97 1 Matthew Morris (97)
21 St Marys 91 1 Joseph Guy (91)
22 St Marie's 90 1 Alexandra Garnett (90)
23 Meynell Pimary 82 1 Tyler Brown (82)
24 Brookhouse 71 1 Matthew Bagnall (71)


School Points Runners Counters
1 High Storrs 397 8 Callum Veitch (100) Phoebe Mead (99) Alfie Hall (99) Hannah Dixon (99)
2 King Ecgberts 299 3 Rachel Turner (100) Jack Page (100) Fred Dally (99)
3 Tapton 200 2 Max Mobus (100) Sebastian Mobus (100)
4= Dronfield 198 2 Joseph Dixon (100) Michael Dixon (98)
4= Notre Dame 198 2 Thomas Doyle (100) William Garnett (98)
6 Birkdale 193 2 Siqi Yu (97) Max Broadbent (96)
7 Home Schooled 100 1 Naomi Thornton (100)
8 Silverdale 99 1 Travis Padgett (99)
9 Aston Academy 98 1 Alice Bagnall (98)

Schools Event

A Saturday Afternoon Series event aimed at introducing newcomers to orienteering and includes the fifth event in the SFSS primary and secondary schools orienteering league.

NOTE: Registration and courses will start and close 15 minutes earlier than normal to give us time to collect controls before the gates shut!

Registration will open at 12:45pm in the classroom at the Botanical gardens. This is situated down towards the bottom entrance to the gardens off Thompson Road See it on a map.  You can start any time from 12:45 – 2:45pm but the courses close at 3:15pm.

Schools Event

Running alongside the public event is an event in the SFSS Orienteering League for both Primary and Secondary pupils.  Entry to the schools event is free if your school has entered and you are in Y3 or above. Information about the SFSS Orienteering League is here.  Please make sure that you run the correct course for your year before running any other course, only your first run will be counted in the schools league.


Adults £4, SYO members £3
Children £2 (Free for the first run if you are in Y3 or above and your schools is in the SFSS)
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, plus £1 for each extra map.

Travel and parking

Botanical Gardens is best reached from the city centre by the buses that service Ecclesall Road. Parking is off Ecclesall Road in metered bays. Make sure you don’t park in a “Permit holders only” bay or you will get a parking fine!


Toilets near the classroom and a café near the Broomhill entrance.


All courses are entry on the day.  Everyone is welcome; these events are particularly suitable for newcomers to orienteering.  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.  REGISTRATION PAGE

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.


If you complete a course and there is still time you are welcome to try another.

See below for details on the courses on offer.

Course School Years Distance Technical Level Who is it for?


1.0km 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.
Year 3 pupils can compete with Y4s.
Yellow Y6,7 1.4km 2 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.
It will also no longer have a control everytime you need to decide where you are going. For example you may need to make a couple of turns on paths between controls
Orange Y8,9 2.3km 3

Harder still, the Orange course introduces:

  • Choosing routes - e.g. should I go round the paths to the left or right
  • Using 'Point Features' as control sites
Long Orange Y10+ 2.7km 3

Similar difficulty to an orange course, but quite a bit further!

This course is split into 2 parts with part 1 printed on one side, when you get to the last control you turn over to part 2

Map Memory 1.9km 4

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.

Sprintervals 4 x 1km 3

Experienced orienteers looking for a hard workout and practicing navigation at speed.

This time the courses have a central first control with a butterfly so you can run head-to-head with another runner, taking the loops in different order.

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.


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