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Saturday Series 1 at Shire Brook Valley

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Sat 26th Sep 2020 Start Times 12:30 - 14:30

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Great first start to the new Saturday Series.  I did wonder if the event would go ahead at all when I arrived as a car had just gone up in flames...

Hope you all Enjoyed Colin Lynch's courses, the vegetation at this time of year makes it difficult to plan courses that keep you out of the worst affected places.  Thank you as always to our merry bad of helpers, there is always room for a few more if anyone would like to help!  Thank you also to the friends of Shirebrook Valley for making us so welcome.

Results are below, as inter-school competitions are currently suspended we have been asked to remove the school from the results. Schools year results are available on the other link above (or here).  Splits are available on the link above.  Hopefully normal life will resume at some point...

Luckily you won't have to wait long for the next Saturday League event as it is next Saturday at Norfolk Park so hope to see you all there.



  Name Class Club Time
1 Freddie Guy B5   5:02
2 Dylan Whitchurch B6   5:22
3 Evan Smith B4   5:24
4 Beau Elliott G4   5:33
5 Daniel Anderson B2   5:57
6 Jack Baxter B5   6:06
7 Neela Watkinson G4   6:12
8 Sophie Howsam G5   6:24
9 Stanley Preston B5   6:29
10 Hannah Chapman G4   6:31
11 Jack Walwyn B4   6:34
12 Nathan Peel B5   6:47
13 Milo Holdsworth B4   6:49
14 Jasper Kerr B4   6:55
15 Ewan Whitchurch B2   7:15
16 Alex Johnson B4   7:37
17 Alexander Lilley B3   7:38
18 Eve Wainwright G4   8:26
19= Felix Oliver B5   8:30
19= Samuel Fixter-Wilson B4   8:30
21= Alice Bendrey G3   8:33
21= Thomas Anderson B3   8:33
23 Polly Taylor G5   8:41
24 Esme Elliott G3   8:47
25 Hattie Wainwright G4   8:53
26 Thomas Taylor B5   9:07
27 Rowan Carr B4   9:11
28 Ada Lindenstruth G5   9:15
29 Louis Bryant B4   9:16
30 Max Lindenstruth B3   9:17
31 Albi Riley B4   9:25
32 Xavyn Elangasinghe B1   9:35
33 Esm? Craggs G5   9:37
34 Jack Norton B3   9:55
35 Phoebe Kerr G1   10:04
36 Martha Preston G1   10:05
37 Charlie Bramhill B4   10:21
38 Felix Woods B5   10:26
39 Esther Badger G3   10:48
40 Sidney Spooner Royal B3   10:54
41 Norah Rae G3   10:55
42 Anna Holt G5   11:28
43 Lucy-Laura Miller G5   11:32
44 Giorgio Avella B3   12:45
45 Dan Osborne B5   13:11
46 Harriet Osborne     13:13
47 Lucy Holt G3   13:31
48 Eliza-Blue Elliott G1   13:56
49 Jago Reynolds B4   14:07
50 Katy Ash G3   14:33
51 Leo Hart B5   14:42
52 Sam Healy B3   15:03
53 Sebastian Tootell     16:22
54 Romy Hamilton     16:31
55 Lucy Heyes G3   16:53
56 Alec Johnston B3   17:36
57 Aneesa Chowdhury G4   17:37
58 Isaac Marsden-Anson B3   17:38
59 Mia Hart G5   17:44
mp Maya Elangasinghe G3   12:58


  Name Class Club Time
1 Maxwell Groom B6   10:58
2 Ella Baxter G7   11:07
3 Lawrence Hodgson B6   11:27
4 Charlotte Chapman G7   11:36
5 Oscar Peel B7   12:01
6 Will Preston B6   12:08
7 Wilson Faulkner B7   12:11
8 Walter Faulkner B7   12:47
9 Beth Sykes G7   12:48
10 Sidney Werner B7   12:54
11 Freddie Guy B5   13:06
12 Flynn Rogers B7   13:08
13 Alice Pieters G7   13:21
14 Ellen Ash G7   13:30
15 Penny Bell G7   13:43
16 Rhys Caudwell B7   13:58
17 Jessica Lewis G7   14:27
18 Oskar Woods B6   14:54
19 Freddie Holdsworth B7   15:41
20 Sam Havenhand B8   16:06
21 Nathan Peel M10   16:19
22 Sophie Howsam     16:30
23 Seth Robertson B5   16:38
24 Jasper Kerr     16:42
25 Ewan Whitchurch B2   16:44
26 Pasco Reynolds B7   16:47
27 Dylan Whitchurch B6   17:19
28 Imogen Lilley G6   17:36
29 Alice Stavert-Dobson G9   17:39
30 Tilly Wainwright G6   17:48
31 Matthew Havenhand B7   18:19
32 Lucy Walwyn G6   18:35
33= Max Lindenstruth     19:06
33= Ada Lindenstruth     19:06
35 Abigail Howsam G6   19:13
36 Boris Vasiliev B7   19:14
37 Hannah Bendrey G6   19:39
38 Oliver Tootell B1   20:08
39 Jules Hamilton B1   20:15
40 Thea Stavert-Dobson G7   21:49
41 Sophie Backhouse G6   21:51
42 Rowan Thomas Hanks B4   22:42
43 Rose Thomas Hanks G7   22:43
44 Jack Harris-Illidge B3   22:56
45 Rory Keen B6   24:02
46 Edward Heyes B6   24:08
47 Lydia Miller G7   31:31
48 Amisha Watkinson G6   32:19
49 Samuel Peters B7   32:21
50 Dominic Peters B6   37:35
mp Phoebe Kerr     20:07
mp Felix Oliver B5   22:22
mp Eve McAnea G6   52:58


  Name Class Club Time
1 James Bryant B9   23:35
2 Freya Tryner G9   25:49
3 Caspar Reynolds B8   25:52
4 Isaac Oliver B9   29:59
5 Anna Todd G8   30:56
6 Evan Jenkinson B9   32:20
7 Lotte Sykes G9   35:15
8 Lawrence Hodgson B6   35:27
9 John Doyle B9   37:29
10 Oliver Craggs B9   38:36
11 Ben Ash B8   40:16
12 Maria Vasilieva G9   42:26
13 Oskar Woods B6   42:58
14 Adam Cladingboel     43:53
15 Hannah Chapman G4   45:51
16 Oliver Maaranen B8   48:56
17 Isabel Miller G9   49:53
18 Isla Caudwell G9   53:19
19 Luke Mallinson B13   93:14
mp Ciara Keen G9   31:07
mp Joseph Guy B8   42:20
mp Cynthia Thewlis     96:24

Light Green

  Name Class Club Time
1 Matthew Morris B11   23:55
2 Conrad Reuber B10   25:51
3 Olmo Combley B11   26:07
4 Imogen Pieters W16   27:43
5 Dylan Jenkinson B11   28:17
6 Amelia Phillips G11   37:17
7 Tom Holdsworth     38:22
8 John Doyle     39:09
9 Judith Cudden W45 SYO 41:17
10 Hugh Mackie B12   42:15
11 Steven Taylor M45   43:06
12 Millie Norman G10   43:51
13 Janita Maaranen W40   43:54
14 Daniel Hill B10   54:26
15 Vanessa Caudwell W45 SYO 55:12
16 Jonathan Glenister M55 SYO 75:22
17 Philip Thompson M85 EPOC 86:55
mp Ewan Mackie B10   47:42


  Name Class Club Time
1 Nick Phillips M45 IND 46:03
2 Robyn Stanyon W50 SYO 49:59
3 Pauline Tryner W45 SYO 54:07
4 Richard Llewellyn M65 NOC 55:05
5 David Howsam M40 SYO 56:08
6 Colin Best M70 SYO 56:42
7 Sam Higginbotham M21 IND 62:01
8 Jennamari Terava W21 DVO 62:40
9 Susan Guy W40 SYO 65:00
10 Vanessa Howsam W45 SYO 65:25
11 Neil Croasdell M70 EPOC 65:49
12 Jane Kayley-Burgess W60 DVO 67:34
13 Lorraine Reuber W50 SYO 68:23
14 Gareth Phoenix M45 SYO 68:47
15 Emily Pieters W45 SYO 69:39
16 allen barnes M75 CLARO 75:36
17 Henry Marston M70 SYO 81:05
18 Colin Drury M70 SYO 84:21
19 Cvetelin Vasiliev M45 IND 86:23
20 jackie barnes W70 CLARO 89:40
21 Toby Mallinson M55   93:34
mp Lorraine Mackie W45   64:13
mp Amy Terava W21 DVO 76:36
mp Beverley Inkson W50 SYO 80:27
  Jean Lochhead W70 EPOC 108:25


  Name Class Club Time
1 Tom Entwistle M21 SYO 42:38
2 Mark Anderson M40 SYO 45:19
3 Max M?bus M16 SYO 45:48
4 Colin Smith M55 SYO 46:56
5 DAVE TODD M50 SYO 47:01
6 Kim Baxter W40 SYO 47:43
7 Conrad Reuber M14 SYO 50:57
8 Sebastian Pugh M21 SYO 51:24
9 Joseph Goodwin M20 SHUOC 53:26
10 Mark Chapman M55 SYO 53:54
11 Paul Bradbury M60 SYO 56:45
12 Alice Rigby W21 SHUOC 57:06
13 Andy Sykes M55 DVO 58:07
14 Hannah Woods W40 SYO 58:27
15 Paul Norman M55 SYO 58:38
16 Helen Chiswell W40 DVO 60:23
17 Julian Pieters W45 SYO 61:08
18 Alex Forrest M50 SYO 61:41
19 Naomi Thornton W16 SYO 62:04
20 Peter Gorvett M70 SYO 62:50
21 Piers Miller M45 SYO 63:12
22 Louise Reynolds W40 SYO 63:22
23 Malcolm Spencer M60 DVO 65:27
24 Roger Lewis M45 SYO 65:51
25 Matt Gibson M45 IND 68:25
26 Markus Reuber M50 SYO 69:25
27 Bronwen Doyle W50 SYO 73:19
28 Mo Chapman W45 SYO 77:41
29 Peter Hayes M60 MDOC 80:11
30 David Cladingboel M50 LEI 93:38
31 Linda Hayles W65 EPOC 103:32
mp Kris Groom M40 SYO No fin


Great news! Our successful Saturday Series resumes on Saturday 26th September at Shirebrook Country Park. We have chosen to hold the first one at Shirebrook rather than Endcliffe because it is much quieter with members of the public.

Due to Covid regualtions, the big change is that everyone must pre-enter on the SYO entries system. There is absolutely no entry on the day. Second runs are still permitted but you must still pre-enter.

Entry list now available here.


Schools Event

Unfortunately the SFSS and National PE Association have decided that no inter-school competitions can currently take place. As a result pupils will run individually in their school years. Results will be published but no schools' names will be listed. As soon as the SFSS allow competitions to restart we will reinstate the schools' league.


Starts for white and yellow will be open from 12.30 to 3pm.
Starts for orange and light green will be open from 12.30pm to 2.45pm
Starts for green and blue will be open from 12.30 to 2.30pm.

All courses close at 3.30pm.

When you enter you will be asked to select a 15 minute start block. Please make sure you only turn up at the start during the start block you have chosen. Parents/carers are welcome to accompany their children on the course.

How to enter

You must pre-enter on the SYO entries system. Entries are open now and close on Thursday 24th September. If you have any problems with regards to entries, please email the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Status 13:30 24/9:  Entries available on all courses.  First start block sold out ("out of stock" at end of page) on green and blue.

Enter early to guarantee your entry and ensure you get the best choice of start times.

If you are a school pupil, you will need your 4 digit school's ID to enter. There is a 'lookup' function on the entries site. If you don't have an ID number, please email the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

To complete your entry you will need to agree to "abide by the Participant Code of Conduct".  This can be found here.

COVID Guidance for competitors & volunteers

Some key points from the code of conduct:

  • You must not take part in any form of orienteering if you or any member of your household have had recent Covid-19 symptoms.
  • Minimise contact with people from outside your household before, during and after your run.  Practice social distancing at all times, including before and after your run as well as when you are out on your course.  Take particular care to keep the required distance from other people in the vicinity of the Start, at download and when passing other competitors or members of the public on narrow paths, going through gates, etc.
  • Do not congregate in groups greater than 6 at the event.
  • Sanitise your hands before and after your run.
  • Do not touch the controls. If using a SIAC dibber hover your hand above the SI unit. If dibbing, just place the dibber in the hole, without touching the box.
  • Please be super courteous to any members of the public that you come across before, during or after the event.


Adults £5, British Orienteering / SYO members £4
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  £2 

50% discount for helpers. Please use code HERE2HELP. Offers of help to Pauline please.

 Travel and parking

Parking is available by the visitor's centre. Nearest postcode: S13 7BP. What3words: curving.finely.little (car park entrance).

Take the A57 towards Worksop from the Parkway and at the first big island take the first left, B6064 towards Woodhouse. Immediately after the roundabout, take the first right into Stone Lane. The car park is on the right. Drive carefully as you will meet people walking along the road. 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.


Shire Brook Valley reserve is mostly wooded, with open areas and a good path network. 


shirebrook map 1

1:7500. Peel Land Surveys 2017


See below for details on the courses on offer. Course lengths are indicative and may well change subject to final planning and controlling.

Course School Years Distance Technical Level Who is it for?



20m Climb

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 1.9km
30m Climb

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 2.7km
65m Climb

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



80m Climb

Ideal for improvers or confident adult beginners. The navigation difficulty increases - you will be using simple contours and point features. There's often a catching feature beyond the control to stop you going to far wrong.


110m climb

5 As technically difficult as the area will allow.



120m climb

5 As per the green course but further in distance.



Organiser Pauline Tryner. pauline'at'
Planner Colin Lynch
Controller Pete Tryner

Venue Details

Shire Brook Valley 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".   "The area was once a hive of mining and industrial activity, with evidence of waterwheels dating back to Tudor times."  The Shire Brook Valley Visitor Centre at the end of Stone Lane is our usual base.  The reserve extends south of the A57 and contains Birley Spa Victorian Bathhouse.

Map History

2016 - Charles Hird - Survey & Cartography

2017 - Peel Land Surveys - Extended to include all the reserve to the North of the A57.

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.


When entering our events your personal details (name, gender, age class & club) will appear in the results section of this website. Read our privacy policy to see how we look after your personal data.