Local and schools event
A Schools and Local event at Shire Brook Valley
On Sat 28th Apr 2018 from 12:30 until 15:00
I'm booking wall-to-wall sunshine for the next event... Well done to everyone who came along today despite the rain. A huge thank you to our planners Louise, Andy and Peter and of course all our other volunteers. Thank you as well to the Shire Brook Conservation Group for the use of the centre. I hope you enjoyed running round the area but also got a chance to look at the displays to see how much it has changed since the 90s.
Competitor of the day has to go to Erin Simmons, G5 who did the White, Yellow, Orange and Long Orange courses - 8.7km and 180m in climb in total and that was the straight line route!
School Team Results
|1||Hunters Bar Junior||400||22||Ella Baxter (100) Sofia Stephenson (100) Freya Tryner (100) James Bryant (100)|
|2||Nethergreen Junior||396||9||Lawrence Hodgson (100) Oscar Peel (99) Robbie Lightfoot (99) Annabelle Maltby (98)|
|3||Dobcroft||389||9||Joseph Diacon (100) Anna Todd (99) Amisha Watkinson (95) Emily Morgan (95)|
|4||Carterknowle||382||4||Evan Jenkinson (98) Anna Osborne (97) Corin Varela (94) Anyes Varela (93)|
|5||Grenoside||368||4||Olivia Smith (96) Charlotte Smith (93) Victoria Smith (90) Connie Jones (89)|
|6||Abbeylane||357||6||James Wilson (96) Lila Bullett (88) Bella Bullett (87) Henry Wilson (86)|
|7||Ecclesall||277||3||Daniel Eastwood (94) Imogen Boulton (92) Sylvia Fagg (91)|
|8||Carfield||276||3||Sidney Werner (97) Gabriel Walton-ryan (91) Lola Walton-Ryan (88)|
|9||Stocksbridge Junior||273||3||Flynn Rogers (98) Alice Staver-dobson (93) Thea Stavert-dobson (82)|
|10||Totley Primary||268||3||Luke Craine (95) Daniel Bates (90) Luca Bates (83)|
|11||Birkdale||191||2||Samuel Taylor (97) Thomas Phillips (94)|
|12||Oughtibridge||186||2||Maxwell Groom (93) Isabelle Groom (93)|
|13||Totley All Saints||181||2||Hugo Deeks (91) Jacob Parr (90)|
|14||Renishaw||180||2||Pasco Reynolds (95) Caspar Reynolds (85)|
|15||Nether Edge Primary School||177||2||Henry Teague (89) Beckett Teague (88)|
|16||Lydgate||173||2||Noah Varley (87) James Hamilton (86)|
|17=||Hathersage||99||1||Charlotte Chapman (99)|
|17=||Mylnhurst||99||1||John Joe Doyle (99)|
|19||St Marys||98||1||Joseph Guy (98)|
|20||Sheffield High School||97||1||Alice Pieters (97)|
|21||Low Edges||96||1||Erin Simmons (96)|
|22||Brookhouse||92||1||Matthew Bagnall (92)|
|23||Dore||91||1||Alex McDonald (91)|
|24||Meersbrook||90||1||Lily Jo Bassindale (90)|
|25||SunnyHill primary||88||1||Eva Cox (88)|
|26||Hallam||87||1||William Preston (87)|
|27||Home Schooled||84||1||Toby Bizzell (84)|
|1||High Storrs||399||11||Jamie Lightfoot (100) Euan Tryner (100) Isobel Reuber (100) Benjamin Townsend (99)|
|2||Tapton||382||4||Amelia Phillips (100) Rania Maaranen (95) Rosie Shrimpton (94) Joseph Barber (93)|
|3||Notre Dame||293||3||William Garnett (100) Frederick Emmett (97) Alexandra Garnett (96)|
|4||Birkdale||291||3||Dominic Dakin (100) Matthew Morris (99) Benjamin Bedford (92)|
|5||Sheffield High School||199||2||Imogen Pieters (100) Hannah Taylor (99)|
|6||King Ecgberts||194||2||Jack Page (100) Henry McDonald (94)|
|7||King Edwards||193||2||Lauren Watton (99) Joseph Smith (94)|
|8||Meadowhead Academy||183||2||Poppy Lowe (92) Madeline Eggar (91)|
|9=||Ecclesfield Secondary||97||1||Harriet Jones (97)|
|9=||Silverdale||97||1||Matthew Diacon (97)|
|11||Penistone||96||1||Ewan Mackie (96)|
|12||Aston Academy||95||1||Daniel Hill (95)|
|13||Bradfield||93||1||Molly Shah (93)|
|14||Newfield||91||1||Herbie Werner (91)|
Year Team Results
|1||Hunters Bar Junior||289||4||Ella Baxter (100) Beth Sykes (98) Ellen Ash (91)|
|2||Dobcroft||278||3||Amisha Watkinson (95) Hannah Bendrey (94) Georgina Thomas (89)|
|3||Hathersage||99||1||Charlotte Chapman (99)|
|4||Sheffield High School||97||1||Alice Pieters (97)|
|5||Grenoside||96||1||Olivia Smith (96)|
|6||Carterknowle||93||1||Anyes Varela (93)|
|7||Ecclesall||92||1||Imogen Boulton (92)|
|8||Meersbrook||90||1||Lily Jo Bassindale (90)|
|9=||SunnyHill primary||88||1||Eva Cox (88)|
|9=||Abbeylane||88||1||Lila Bullett (88)|
|1||Nethergreen Junior||295||4||Lawrence Hodgson (100) Oscar Peel (99) Jake Ashpole (96)|
|2||Hunters Bar Junior||259||3||Malachi Wells Lyas (90) Boris Vasilev (88) Rhys Caudwell (81)|
|3||Abbeylane||256||3||Henry Wilson (86) Alfie Lowe (86) Harris Eggar (84)|
|4||Stocksbridge Junior||180||2||Flynn Rogers (98) Thea Stavert-dobson (82)|
|5||Carfield||97||1||Sidney Werner (97)|
|6||Renishaw||95||1||Pasco Reynolds (95)|
|7||Birkdale||94||1||Thomas Phillips (94)|
|8||Oughtibridge||93||1||Maxwell Groom (93)|
|9||Dore||91||1||Alex McDonald (91)|
|10||Nether Edge Primary School||89||1||Henry Teague (89)|
|11||Hallam||87||1||William Preston (87)|
|12||Totley Primary||83||1||Luca Bates (83)|
|1||Dobcroft||288||3||Anna Todd (99) Emily Morgan (95) Eva Britt (94)|
|2||Grenoside||272||3||Charlotte Smith (93) Victoria Smith (90) Connie Jones (89)|
|3||Hunters Bar Junior||192||2||Sofia Stephenson (100) Matilda Wells Lyus (92)|
|4||Nethergreen Junior||98||1||Annabelle Maltby (98)|
|5||Carterknowle||97||1||Anna Osborne (97)|
|6||Low Edges||96||1||Erin Simmons (96)|
|7||Ecclesall||91||1||Sylvia Fagg (91)|
|1||Hunters Bar Junior||285||3||Ben Ash (97) Toby Townsend (95) Mark Yeomanson (93)|
|2||Nethergreen Junior||280||3||Robbie Lightfoot (99) Sam Buckley (92) Oliver Maaranen (89)|
|3||Totley All Saints||181||2||Hugo Deeks (91) Jacob Parr (90)|
|4||Lydgate||173||2||Noah Varley (87) James Hamilton (86)|
|5||Dobcroft||100||1||Joseph Diacon (100)|
|6||St Marys||98||1||Joseph Guy (98)|
|7||Abbeylane||96||1||James Wilson (96)|
|8||Ecclesall||94||1||Daniel Eastwood (94)|
|9||Nether Edge Primary School||88||1||Beckett Teague (88)|
|10||Renishaw||85||1||Caspar Reynolds (85)|
|11||Home Schooled||84||1||Toby Bizzell (84)|
|1||Hunters Bar Junior||297||8||Freya Tryner (100) Lola Mead (99) Lotte Sykes (98)|
|2||Dobcroft||179||2||Olivia White (90) Pippa Hogg (89)|
|3||Nethergreen Junior||96||1||Connie Watton (96)|
|4||Oughtibridge||93||1||Isabelle Groom (93)|
|5||Carfield||88||1||Lola Walton-Ryan (88)|
|6||Abbeylane||87||1||Bella Bullett (87)|
|1||Hunters Bar Junior||196||2||James Bryant (100) Oliver Craggs (96)|
|2||Carterknowle||192||2||Evan Jenkinson (98) Corin Varela (94)|
|3||Totley Primary||185||2||Luke Craine (95) Daniel Bates (90)|
|4||Mylnhurst||99||1||John Joe Doyle (99)|
|5||Birkdale||97||1||Samuel Taylor (97)|
|6||Stocksbridge Junior||93||1||Alice Staver-dobson (93)|
|7||Brookhouse||92||1||Matthew Bagnall (92)|
|8||Carfield||91||1||Gabriel Walton-ryan (91)|
|1||Sheffield High School||199||2||Imogen Pieters (100) Hannah Taylor (99)|
|2||Tapton||189||2||Rania Maaranen (95) Rosie Shrimpton (94)|
|3||Meadowhead Academy||183||2||Poppy Lowe (92) Madeline Eggar (91)|
|4||High Storrs||98||1||Millie Norman (98)|
|5||Ecclesfield Secondary||97||1||Harriet Jones (97)|
|6||Notre Dame||96||1||Alexandra Garnett (96)|
|7||Bradfield||93||1||Molly Shah (93)|
|1||High Storrs||297||3||Jamie Lightfoot (100) Benjamin Townsend (99) Conrad Reuber (98)|
|2||Silverdale||97||1||Matthew Diacon (97)|
|3||Penistone||96||1||Ewan Mackie (96)|
|4||Aston Academy||95||1||Daniel Hill (95)|
|5||King Edwards||94||1||Joseph Smith (94)|
|6||Tapton||93||1||Joseph Barber (93)|
|7||Birkdale||92||1||Benjamin Bedford (92)|
|8||Newfield||91||1||Herbie Werner (91)|
|1||Tapton||100||1||Amelia Phillips (100)|
|2||King Edwards||99||1||Lauren Watton (99)|
|1||High Storrs||297||5||Euan Tryner (100) Alfie Hall (99) Olmo Combley (98)|
|2||Notre Dame||197||2||William Garnett (100) Frederick Emmett (97)|
|3||Birkdale||99||1||Matthew Morris (99)|
|4||King Ecgberts||94||1||Henry McDonald (94)|
A Saturday Afternoon Series event aimed at introducing newcomers to orienteering and includes the 7th event in the SFSS primary and secondary schools orienteering league. There is also a green course for experiencd orienteers. The longer courses use the newly extended map.
Registration for the events will open at 12:30pm and you can start any time from 12:30pm – 3pm. All courses close at 3:30pm at which time we will start to collect controls so please make sure you start early enough to complete your course in time.
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 a member of the SFSS and you are in Y3 or above. Information about the SFSS Orienteering League is here
Adults £5, SYO members £4
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 (Or £2 if your previous run was free)
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 by the visitor's centre.
Take to the A57 towards Worksop from the Parkway and at the first big island take the first left, B6064 towards Woodhouse. Take the first right into Stone Lane. The car park is on the right. Drive carefully as you will meet competitors on their way to the start. The car park has a height barrier which is 1.8 metres.
If getting there by public transport it is about 20 minutes by bus from the centre of Sheffield, there are several options use the Yorkshire Travel Planner to get to Coisley Hill from where it is a 5 minute walk down Stone Lane.
There are toilets at the centre. As there is no cafe we will be selling hot drinks and cakes to raise money for the SYO Junior Squad. Cake donations welcome.
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.
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.
The existing map has been extended substantially increasing the size of the previous area.
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?|
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.
Harder still, the Orange course introduces:
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
Similar difficulty to an orange course, but a bit further! Good place for adult beginners to start.
Ideal for improvers or confident adult beginners. The navigation difficulty increases - you will be using simple contours and point features.
|5||As technically difficult as the area will allow.|
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.
This is a new area for orienteering with a map surveyed and drawn by Chas Hird in 2016/2017; first use is April 2017. The reserve is mostly wooded, with open areas and a good path network.
Sheffield Parks and Woodlands website says "Situated in South East Sheffield, the Shire Brook Valley contains over 100 hectares of land protected for Nature Conservation and recreation. The Reserve is open to the public all year round. Local Nature Reserve status was gained for the valley in 1999". A booklet 'Shire Brook, The Forgotten Valley', written by local people about the fascinating history of the valley is described here. As well as the Shire Brook Valley Visitor Centre, the reserve also contains Birley Spa Victorian Bathhouse.More details about Shire Brook Valley...