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Saturday Series 7

A Local and Schools event at Shire Brook Valley

On Sat 27th Apr 2019 from 12:30 until 15:00

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Description

Great to see plenty of people braving the weather today at Shire Brook.  I hope you all enjoyed James' courses, he did a great job for a first time planner.  A big thank you as always to our band of helpers, you all did a brilliant job.  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.

Provisional results are available above along with splits and schools results.  Hopefully the overall schools results will be updated by the end of tomorrow.

Finally don't forget that we are holding the Yorkshire Schools Championships on 12th May at Canklow, just this side of Rotherham.

School Team Results

Primary

  School Points Runners Counters
1 Nethergreen Junior 398 8 Oscar Peel (100) Robbie Lightfoot (100) Lawrence Hodgson (99) Oliver Beautyman (99)
2 Hunters Bar Junior 395 10 Ella Baxter (99) Sofia Stephenson (99) Toby Townsend (99) Mark Yeomanson (98)
3 Abbeylane 388 6 Abigail Howsam (100) Sophie Howsam (99) Naomi Robinson (95) Grace Robinson (94)
4 Dobcroft 294 3 Anna Todd (100) Amisha Watkinson (97) Rafferty Scrimshaw (97)
5 Renishaw 277 3 Pasco Reynolds (96) Caspar Reynolds (95) Jago Reynolds (86)
6 St Marys 197 2 Freddie Guy (100) Joseph Guy (97)
7 Lydgate 192 2 Thomas Taylor (96) Jessica Lewis (96)
8 Stocksbridge Junior 191 2 Flynn Rogers (98) Thea Stavert-Dobson (93)
9 Sacred Heart 188 2 Emily Davies (96) Tilly Storf (92)
10 Westways 187 2 Kai Harrison (94) Raphael Lang (93)
11 Hallam 185 2 William Preston (95) Stanley Preston (90)
12 St Marys (Chesterfield) 181 2 Hannah White (92) Joseph White (89)
13 Hathersage 100 1 Charlotte Chapman (100)
14= Wharncliffe Side 98 1 Alex Hess (98)
14= Sheffield High School 98 1 Alice Pieters (98)
14= Bamford 98 1 Ellie Cave (98)
14= Ecclesall 98 1 Imogen Boulton (98)
18 Broomhill Infants 97 1 Felix Oliver (97)
19 Grenoside 96 1 Olivia Smith (96)
20 Carfield 95 1 Sidney Werner (95)
21= Mundella 94 1 Andrew Speed (94)
21= STMARI 94 1 Joseph Byrne (94)
23 Oughtibridge 92 1 Zachary Black (92)
24 Bethany 91 1 Miles Plowman (91)

Secondary

  School Points Runners Counters
1 High Storrs 400 12 Lotte Sykes (100) James Bryant (100) Conrad Reuber (100) Alex Elliot (100)
2 Tapton 388 5 Amelia Phillips (100) Joseph Barber (98) Rania Maaranen (97) Jack Sherwin (93)
3 Birkdale 292 3 Matthew Morris (100) Samuel Taylor (98) Benjamin Bedford (94)
4 Notre Dame 291 3 Carys Phoenix (99) Jasmine Schofield (98) Luke Phoenix (94)
5 Sheffield High School 199 2 Imogen Pieters (100) Hannah Taylor (99)
6 Mercia 195 2 Isla Caudwell (98) John Joe Doyle (97)
7 Aston Academy 189 2 Daniel Hill (96) Matthew Bagnall (93)
8 Home Schooled 100 1 Naomi Thornton (100)
9 King Ecgberts 98 1 Henry McDonald (98)
10 King Edwards 97 1 Joseph Smith (97)
11 Wharncliffe Side 96 1 Francesca Hess (96)
12 Newfield 95 1 Herbie Werner (95)
13 Handsworth 92 1 Cameron Christian (92)

Year Group Results

Primary G4

  School Points Runners Counters
1 Abbeylane 294 5 Abigail Howsam (100) Sophie Howsam (99) Naomi Robinson (95)
2 Ecclesall 98 1 Imogen Boulton (98)
3 Dobcroft 97 1 Amisha Watkinson (97)
4 Grenoside 96 1 Olivia Smith (96)

Primary B4

  School Points Runners Counters
1 Nethergreen Junior 192 2 Lawrence Hodgson (99) Nathan Peel (93)
2 Hallam 185 2 William Preston (95) Stanley Preston (90)
3 Hunters Bar Junior 175 2 Jack Baxter (88) Malachi Wells Lyas (87)
4 St Marys 100 1 Freddie Guy (100)
5 Wharncliffe Side 98 1 Alex Hess (98)
6 Broomhill Infants 97 1 Felix Oliver (97)
7 Lydgate 96 1 Thomas Taylor (96)
8 STMARI 94 1 Joseph Byrne (94)
9 Abbeylane 92 1 Henry Wilson (92)
10 Bethany 91 1 Miles Plowman (91)
11 St Marys (Chesterfield) 89 1 Joseph White (89)
12 Renishaw 86 1 Jago Reynolds (86)

Primary G5

  School Points Runners Counters
1 Hunters Bar Junior 290 3 Ella Baxter (99) Beth Sykes (97) Ellen Ash (94)
2 Hathersage 100 1 Charlotte Chapman (100)
3 Sheffield High School 98 1 Alice Pieters (98)
4 Lydgate 96 1 Jessica Lewis (96)
5 Nethergreen Junior 95 1 Penelope Bell (95)
6 Stocksbridge Junior 93 1 Thea Stavert-Dobson (93)
7 St Marys (Chesterfield) 92 1 Hannah White (92)

Primary B5

  School Points Runners Counters
1 Nethergreen Junior 290 3 Oscar Peel (100) Oliver Beautyman (99) William Westaway (91)
2 Stocksbridge Junior 98 1 Flynn Rogers (98)
3 Dobcroft 97 1 Rafferty Scrimshaw (97)
4 Renishaw 96 1 Pasco Reynolds (96)
5 Carfield 95 1 Sidney Werner (95)
6 Mundella 94 1 Andrew Speed (94)
7 Hunters Bar Junior 93 1 Rhys Caudwell (93)
8 Oughtibridge 92 1 Zachary Black (92)

Primary G6

  School Points Runners Counters
1 Dobcroft 100 1 Anna Todd (100)
2 Hunters Bar Junior 99 1 Sofia Stephenson (99)
3 Bamford 98 1 Ellie Cave (98)
4 Nethergreen Junior 97 1 Annabelle Maltby (97)
5 Sacred Heart 96 1 Emily Davies (96)

Primary B6

  School Points Runners Counters
1 Hunters Bar Junior 293 3 Toby Townsend (99) Mark Yeomanson (98) Ben Ash (96)
2 Westways 187 2 Kai Harrison (94) Raphael Lang (93)
3 Nethergreen Junior 100 1 Robbie Lightfoot (100)
4 St Marys 97 1 Joseph Guy (97)
5 Renishaw 95 1 Caspar Reynolds (95)
6 Sacred Heart 92 1 Tilly Storf (92)

Secondary G7

  School Points Runners Counters
1 High Storrs 296 3 Lotte Sykes (100) Ruth Yeomanson (99) Maria Vasileva (97)
2 Mercia 98 1 Isla Caudwell (98)
3 Wharncliffe Side 96 1 Francesca Hess (96)

Secondary B7

  School Points Runners Counters
1 High Storrs 295 4 James Bryant (100) Isaac Oliver (99) Oliver Craggs (96)
2 Birkdale 98 1 Samuel Taylor (98)
3 Mercia 97 1 John Joe Doyle (97)
4 Notre Dame 94 1 Luke Phoenix (94)
5 Aston Academy 93 1 Matthew Bagnall (93)
6 Handsworth 92 1 Cameron Christian (92)

Secondary G8/9

  School Points Runners Counters
1 Sheffield High School 199 2 Imogen Pieters (100) Hannah Taylor (99)
2= Tapton 197 2 Amelia Phillips (100) Rania Maaranen (97)
2= Notre Dame 197 2 Carys Phoenix (99) Jasmine Schofield (98)
4 High Storrs 98 1 Millie Norman (98)

Secondary B8/9

  School Points Runners Counters
1 High Storrs 298 3 Conrad Reuber (100) Benjamin Townsend (99) Dylan Jenkinson (99)
2 Tapton 283 3 Joseph Barber (98) Jack Sherwin (93) Matthew Furniss (92)
3 Birkdale 194 2 Matthew Morris (100) Benjamin Bedford (94)
4 King Ecgberts 98 1 Henry McDonald (98)
5 King Edwards 97 1 Joseph Smith (97)
6 Aston Academy 96 1 Daniel Hill (96)
7 Newfield 95 1 Herbie Werner (95)

Secondary G10/11

  School Points Runners Counters
1= High Storrs 100 1 Alex Elliot (100)
1= Home Schooled 100 1 Naomi Thornton (100)

Secondary B10/11

  School Points Runners Counters

Secondary G12

  School Points Runners Counters

Secondary B12

  School Points Runners Counters

Information

Come orienteering and explore the lovely Shirebrook Nature reserve in the South East of Sheffield (here). This is the 7th race in the Saturday Series of events aimed at introducing adult and junior newcomers to orienteering and includes the very popular SFSS schools league. There are 6 different courses to choose from catering for young children, runners, newcomers and experienced orienteers.

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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.

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 a member of the SFSS and you are in Y3 or above. Information about the SFSS Orienteering League is here

Costs

Adults £5, British Orienteering / 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.

Facilities

There are toilets at the centre.  As there is no cafe we will be selling hot drinks and cakes to raise money for Dave Hollinger, who was badly injured in a skiing accident in March 2018. Cake donations welcome.

Entries

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.

Map

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1:7500. The existing map has been extended substantially increasing the size of the previous area.

Courses

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?
White

Y3/4

Y5

1km
25m Climb
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 1.3km
25m Climb
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 every time 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 2.8km
55m Climb
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

 

Light Green

 Y10

 Y11

3.6km
100m Climb
4

 

Ideal for improvers or confident adult beginners. The navigation difficulty increases - you will be using simple contours and point features. 

 

Green  

4.2km
120m climb

5 As technically difficult as the area will allow.

 

Blue

 

5.6km
150m climb

5 As per the green course but further in distance.

Venue Details

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.

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.

Photography

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.

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