Local and schools event at Botanical Gardens
Sat 20th Feb 2016 Start Times 12:45 - 14:45
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.
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.
|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)|
|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)|
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.
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.
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.
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
Harder still, the Orange course introduces:
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
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.
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.