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Sat 29th Apr 2017 Start Times 13:00 - 15:00

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Another Saturday event, another great turnout, really great to see so many parents etc. getting out there and giving it a go as well.  Thank you to all those who kept the cake & drink stall busy the SYO juniors will benefit greatly from the extra money.

A big thank you again to all our helpers especially Ricky & Colin for planning the courses and all our control hangers and collectors.

We a few items of lost property:- water bottle, fleece and a pair of reading glasses. If they are your please let us know, we will bring them along to Graves or you can arrange to collect them.

Results and splits are available on the link above. Schools League individual results are available on the 'Other' tab and the team results are below.  Current standings in the league are here. If anyone see any errors, misspellings etc. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The next schools event is on 20th May at Graves Park.


School Points Runners Counters
1 Hunters Bar Junior 398 18 Freya Tryner (100) James Bryant (100) Ella Baxter (99) Millie Norman (99)
2 Nethergreen Junior 396 16 Rosie Shrimpton (100) Matthew Diacon (100) Eli Daw (99) Robbie Lightfoot (97)
3 Dobcroft 393 10 Emily Morgan (100) Kieren Watson (100) Ethan Morgan (97) Olivia White (96)
4 Westways 368 8 Ella Barber (94) Joseph Barber (93) Poppy Tedstill (91) Neve Rowe (90)
5 Carfield 339 4 Dylan Swain (92) Herbie Werner (91) Sidney Werner (84) Oscar Swain (72)
6 Lydgate 283 3 Jessica Lewis (98) Eve Hinchcliffe (95) Sophie Watkins (90)
7 St Marys 277 3 Joseph Smith (96) Joseph Guy (94) Abigail Smith (87)
8 Ecclesall 276 3 Benjamin Taylor (96) Sam Halmshaw (95) Daniel Eastwood (85)
9 Birkdale 194 2 Sammuel Taylor (99) Harrison Britt (95)
10 Monteney 187 2 Cullen McMaster (95) Callum McMaster (92)
11= Carterknowle 184 2 Evan Jenkinson (98) Anna Osborne (86)
11= Greystones 184 2 Hannah Grierson (97) Verity Saich (87)
13 Rivelin 174 2 Erin Bryant (93) Martha Bryant (81)
14 Renishaw 172 2 Caspar Reynolds (93) Pasco Reynolds (79)
15 Abbeylane 99 1 James Wilson (99)
16= St Maries 98 1 Alexandra Garnett (98)
16= Stocksbridge Junior 98 1 Flynn Rogers (98)
18 Totley All Saints 97 1 Kassia Smith (97)
19 Brookhouse 96 1 Matthew Bagnall (96)
20= Nook Lane 94 1 Nathaniel Foster (94)
20= St Wilfrids 94 1 Olivia Heley (94)
22= Sheffield High School 93 1 Alice Pieters (93)
22= Sacred Heart 93 1 Luke Phoenix (93)
24 Grenoside 92 1 Victoria Smith (92)
25= Dore 90 1 Alex McDonald (90)
25= Watercliffe Meadow 90 1 Jacob Colley (90)
27 Mylnhurst 89 1 Benjamin Bedford (89)
28 Marlcliffe Primary School 88 1 Isobel Jukes (88)
29 Home Schooled 73 1 Tobias Bizzell (73)


School Points Runners Counters
1 Notre Dame 398 4 Frederick Emmett (100) William Garnett (100) Claudine Hodgson (100) Jasmine Schofield (98)
2 High Storrs 394 5 Josie Conduit (100) Phoebe Mead (100) Lucy Brook (97) Luke Grierson (97)
3= Forge Valley 198 2 Erin Lachlan (99) Luke Mallinson (99)
3= King Edwards 198 2 Lauren Watton (99) Resian Morris (99)
5 King Ecgberts 197 2 Henry McDonald (99) Rachel Turner (98)
6 Tapton 196 2 Edward Willis (100) Zak Lomas (96)
7 Parkwood 99 1 Kieran Dodds (99)
8= Silverdale 98 1 Alex Osborne (98)
8= Wath Compehensive 98 1 Emily Shentall (98)


A Saturday Afternoon Series event aimed at introducing newcomers to orienteering and includes the 8th event in the SFSS primary and secondary schools orienteering league.  There will also be long technical courses for over 16s, using nearby woodland and the Firshill Estate.

The area has several popular mountain bike trails, courses are designed so that you should not need to run along them and please be very careful when crossing them.

Registration will open at 1pm (from 12.30pm for adults) next to the car park on Shirecliffe Road map.  You can start any time from 1pm (12.30pm adults) – 3pm but the courses close at 3:30pm. 

Schools Event

Running alongside the public event is an event in the Sheffield Schools Orienteering League for both Primary and Secondary pupils.  Entry to the schools event is free if your school is a member of the SFSS and you are in Y3 or above. Information about the SFSS Orienteering League is here


Adults £4, £5 on green / blue. (£1 discount members).
Children / Students £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

Parking is available off Shirecliffe Road this may fill fairly rapidly so if full please park considerately on surrounding roads. Buses seem to be pretty regular with a variety of routesPlan your journey


Cakes and drinks will be on sale to raise money for the SYO juniors trip to the YBT final. Unfortunately there are no toilets - please go in advance!


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.  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.

Please note that the Green and Blue courses are for 16 and overs only as they cross roads.

Course School Years Distance Technical Level Who is it for?


1.1km 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 2.1km 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

Those doing either of the Orange courses need to be able to judge distances, orientate the map using surrounding features and a compass, use attack points and be bold enough to venture off paths for up to 30 metres

Long Orange Y10+ 3.5km 3

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

Light Green 3.9km 4

Ideal for improvers  The navigation difficulty increases and you start to use simple contours and point features.




As technically hard as the area allows.  You'll be experiencing a mixture of open heathland, mature woodland & technical urban terrain.

You will be crossing Shirecliffe Road so please take care. 




As technically hard as the area allows.  You'll be  experiencing a mixture of open heathland, mature woodland & technical urban terrain.

You will be crossing Shirecliffe Road so please take care. 

SYO Photography Policy

Please be aware that photography is permitted at all our events by spectators and parents though not anywhere where children may be changing e.g. club tent, car park, toilets, changing areas. Whilst the sharing of images taken at our events is not forbidden, please do think about how and where you share them and do not display children's names with the image. Any parents not wishing their children to be photographed should inform the Event Organiser and a wristband will be issued. Photographers should not take photos of any child wearing a wristband and any that are accidently taken should be deleted. SYO will not share photos of children on websites, social media, posters, in the press and other publications unless we have parental permission. If you have any concerns regarding inappropriate or intrusive photography please report them to an Event Official.

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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