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Saturday Series 2 at Norfolk Park

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Sat 3rd Oct 2020 Start Times 12:30 - 14:30

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It has been a while since we set up and took down the event in the rain... Norfolk Park is beautiful on a sunny day.. ..honest. Well done to everyone who got out there on their courses, a fantastic turnout (251) given the conditions. For the stats lovers amongst you total running time 120:54:29, 3018 controls visited, 666.6km run and 14.37km of height gained...

Courses were planned today by one of our juniors Matt Morris (M16) he did a great job for a first-time planner especially given his controller (me) was a bit lacksadaisical...  He started orienteering on the Yellow course at the school's events 4 years ago and is now a member of the Yorkshire Junior Squad, went with the squad out to Sweden on our tour last summer and would have gone on the national M/W16 summer tour to Deeside if not for Covid so lots for you all to aim for!

We had a fantastic number of helpers today which hopefully made everyone's job easier and meant that people didn't get too wet and cold.

Provisional results are below with splits and schools results using the buttons below. If you see anything wrong This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The next Saturday Series event is not until Sat 7 Nov at the Botanical Gardens assuming it can still go ahead.  In the meantime, we hope to have one of our regional events in the City Centre next Sunday once we have agreement from the council on the start locations, hopefully it will be confirmed on Monday.  There will be courses for juniors right up to elite level.

See you all at an event soon



Split Times Schools Results


  Name Class Time
1 Freddie Guy B5 8:18
2 Felix Woods B5 9:04
3 Finn Stewart B5 9:11
4 Beau Elliott G4 9:39
5 Alexander Lilley B3 9:58
6 Ewan Whitchurch B2 10:20
7 Nathan Peel B5 10:37
8 Sophie Howsam G5 10:42
9 Jack Walwyn B4 10:43
10 Stanley Johnson B1 10:45
11 Hannah Chapman G4 10:57
12 Jasper Kerr B4 11:17
13 Louis Bryant B4 11:22
14 Josiah Staniforth B6 11:28
15 Esther Andrews G6 11:29
16 Milo Holdsworth B4 11:44
17 Thomas Anderson B3 11:46
18 Stanley Preston B5 12:00
19 Alex French B3 12:09
20 Martha Johnson G3 12:10
21 Alec Johnston B3 12:14
22 Lucy-Laura Miller G5 12:15
23 Neela Watkinson G4 12:29
24 Hattie Wainwright G4 12:54
25 Evie Westaway G3 12:58
26 Evie Hutchins G4 12:59
27 Alice Green G5 13:00
28 Thea Green G2 13:12
29 Katy Ash G3 13:14
30 Rowan Carr B4 13:36
31 Nedd Hunt B4 13:38
32 Jack Baxter B5 13:57
33= Eve Wainwright G4 14:12
33= Jack Norton B3 14:12
35 Alice Bendrey G3 14:17
36 Jack Harris-Illidge B3 14:28
37 Esme Elliott G3 14:40
38 Phoebe Kerr G1 15:40
39 Benjamin Wallis BR 16:09
40 Daniel Byrne B2 16:12
41 Joseph White B5 16:14
42 Benjamin Andrews B1 16:30
43 Charlotte Andrews G4 16:31
44 Alex Johnson B4 17:21
nc Alex Ashton B4 17:29
45 Charlie Bramhill B4 17:58
46 Anabelle Staniforth G2 18:10
47 Lucy Heyes G3 18:43
48 Anna Holt G5 19:03
49 Sam Walker B6 19:06
50 Holly Johnston G5 19:35
51 Leo Hart B5 19:37
52 Mia Hart G3 19:38
53 Mattie Rothman B1 20:10
54 Daniel Anderson B2 21:03
55 Lucy Holt G3 23:18
56 Martha Preston G1 24:00
57 Ava Hutchins G4 24:43
58 Ali Rothman   25:36
59 Ibrahim Ali +1 M3 54:18
mp Alex Ashton B4 20:19
mp Jago Reynolds B4 28:41


  Name Class Time
1 Lawrence Hodgson B6 10:26
2 Walter Faulkner B7 11:13
3 Rhys Caudwell B7 11:19
4 Oscar Peel B7 11:23
5 Beth Sykes G7 11:32
6 Maxwell Groom B6 11:43
7 Pasco Reynolds B7 12:10
8 Wilson Faulkner B7 12:20
9 Lu Watkins W45 12:29
10 Ben Tricklebank B7 12:46
11 Alice Pieters G7 13:04
12 Oskar Woods B6 13:36
13 Penny Bell G7 14:05
14 Abigail Whittaker G4 14:52
15 Flynn Rogers B7 14:57
16 Hannah Whittaker G7 15:01
17 Jessica Lewis G7 15:05
18 Abigail Howsam G6 15:12
19 Jasper Kerr B4 15:19
20 Lucy Walwyn G6 15:44
21 Charlotte Andrews G4 16:53
22 Josiah Staniforth B6 16:56
23 Esther Andrews G6 17:03
24 Joseph Byrne B6 18:04
25 Boris Vasilev B7 18:13
26 Louis Bryant B4 18:21
27 Imogen Lilley G6 18:32
28 Rory Keen B6 18:43
29 Sophie Howsam G5 19:08
30 Hannah Bendrey G6 19:16
31 Freddie Holdsworth B7 19:22
32 Tilly Wainwright G6 19:25
33 Rowan Carr B4 19:56
34 Rowan Thomas Hanks B4 20:13
35 Rose Thomas Hanks G7 20:20
36 Hannah White G7 20:39
37 Amisha Watkinson G6 21:45
38 Phoebe Kerr B1 22:06
39 Lucy-Laura Miller G5 23:07
40 Harry Scott-Walker B7 23:24
41 Ellie Scott-Walker G5 23:26
42 Sam Walker B6 23:37
43 Leo Hart   23:38
44 Edward Heyes B6 23:39
45 Dominic Peters B6 24:08
46 James Wallis B3 24:26
47 Nedd Hunt B4 25:27
48 Ellen Ash G7 26:40
49 Anna Holt G5 28:08
50 Lucy Holt G3 29:48
51 Isla Murphy G5 31:17
52 Mia Hart G5 31:36
53 Paulina Cristos G4 31:58
54 Samuel Peters B7 32:42
55 Yusuf Shah B5 37:51
56 Ibraheem Shah B2 38:39
57 Alex Stewart B7 46:12
58 Hakim Ali B5 49:03
mp Ella Baxter G7 9:34
mp Rafferty Scrimshaw B7 12:42
mp Harvey Gibson-Black B7 22:42
mp Ben Fraser B6 23:40
mp Charlotte Chapman G7 32:58
mp William Westaway B7 12:02
mp Summer Taylor-King G8 26:52


  Name Class Time
1 Evan Jenkinson B9 18:10
2 James Bryant B9 18:19
3 Robbie Lightfoot B8 20:08
4 Isaac Oliver B9 20:11
5 Anna Todd G8 20:57
6 Caspar Reynolds B8 21:23
7 Ciara Keen G9 21:41
8 Lawrence Hodgson B6 24:54
9 Isla Caudwell G9 25:34
10 John Doyle B9 26:58
11 Dan Yeomanson M45 27:41
12 Sofia Stephenson G8 28:54
13 Annabelle Maltby G8 29:26
14 Flynn Rogers B7 32:13
15 Abigail Howsam G6 32:19
16 Hannah Tindale W21 32:27
17 Maria Vasileva G9 33:25
18 Olivia White G9 33:27
19 Daniele Fagiolino M21 34:02
20 Ruth Yeomanson G9 36:02
21 Isabel Miller G9 36:23
22 Freddie Guy B5 36:26
23 Oliver Maaranen B8 38:32
24 Hannah Chapman G4 39:14
25 Oskar Woods B6 41:42
26 Jules Hamilton B1 42:24
27 Rowan Thomas Hanks B4 45:23
28 Rose Thomas Hanks G7 45:50
29 Sam Havenhand B8 49:22
30 Luke Miles B8 49:43
31 Karen Berry W55 53:56
32 Ali Family & Friends B8 87:54
mp Maxwell Groom B6 25:22
mp Joseph Guy B8 27:24
mp Barry Jackson M60 32:25
mp Ben Ash B8 25:21

Light Green

  Name Class Club Time
1 Jamie Lightfoot B10   18:36
2 Olmo Combley B11   19:09
3 Ella Baxter G7   25:01
4 Ewan Mackie B10   25:21
5 Amelia Phillips G11   25:51
6 Dylan Jenkinson B11   26:20
7 Tom Holdsworth     27:32
8 Hannah Woods W40 SYO 28:26
9 Toby Johnson M45   28:57
10 Joseph Smith B10   30:49
11 Alice Stephenson G10   32:18
12 Alexandra Garnett G10   35:51
13 Ingun Borg W50 SYO 36:05
14 Vanessa Caudwell     37:11
15 Becky Ball W40 SYO 37:48
16 Rebecca Tomlinson W40   43:03
17 Jonathan Glenister M55 SYO 48:19
18 Ana R Longares +2 W45   53:22
19 Cynthia Thewlis W60 EPOC 72:03
mp Charlotte Chapman G7   21:21
mp Conrad Reuber B10   22:44


  Name Class Club Time
1 Conrad Reuber     25:13
2 Dom Dakin M18 SYO 26:55
3 William Garnett B12   27:36
4 Erica Morris W21 SYO 29:50
5 Bill Hanley M65 SYO 31:07
6 Jenny Lightfoot W50 SYO 33:10
7 Hugh Mackie B12   33:21
8 Roger Lewis M45 SYO 33:24
9 Nick Phillips M45 IND 34:21
10 David Howsam M40 SYO 35:16
11 Colin Best M70 SYO 35:18
12 Pauline Tryner W45 SYO 36:37
13 Alfie Hall B16 SYO 36:40
14 Rose Hartmann W21 SYO 36:55
15 Susan Guy W40 SYO 40:17
16 Nigel Berry M55 IND 41:10
17 Cvetelin Vasilev M45 IND 41:34
18 Lorraine Mackie W50   41:54
19 Jane Kayley-Burgess W60 DVO 42:09
20 Judith Cudden W45 SYO 42:12
21 Gerry Symes M70 AIRE 43:59
22 Jim Elder M70 SYO 44:11
23 Lorraine Reuber W45 SYO 44:14
24 Neil Croasdell M70 EPOC 45:25
25 Colin Drury M70 SYO 46:53
26 Vanessa Howsam W45 SYO 47:00
27 Jacky Dakin W55 SYO 49:33
28 Janita Maaranen W40 SYO 50:25
29 Martin Wheeler M65 LOG 51:30
30 Jackie Page W70 EPOC 57:31
31 Judith Goodair W75 EPOC 60:35
32 Jean Lochhead W70 EPOC 62:20
mp Emily Pieters W45 SYO 34:22
mp Jamie Irvine M21 SYO 39:14
mp Guy Goodair M80 EPOC 72:25
mp Robert Page M70 EPOC 30:53


  Name Class Club Time
1 Mark Anderson M40 SYO 34:57
2 Joe Taunton M21 NOC 35:51
3 Richard Hunt M45 SYO 35:52
4 Karl Marshall M50 SYO 36:07
5 Alex Rothman M40 SYO 36:59
6 Kim Baxter W40 SYO 37:20
7 Chris Lambert M21 SYO 38:12
8 Dave Todd M50 SYO 38:16
9 Rachael Rothman W40 SYO 39:07
10 Colin Lynch M50 SYO 40:15
11 Kris Groom M40 SYO 43:46
12 Craig Lucas M21 LOG 43:53
13 Piers Miller M45 SYO 44:59
14 Laura Harrison W20 SHUOC 45:24
15 Markus Reuber M50 SYO 45:51
16 Paul Norman M55 SYO 47:57
17 Naomi Thornton W16 SYO 48:32
18 Louise Reynolds W40 SYO 49:35
19 Robyn Stanyon W50 SYO 50:34
20 James Garnett M50 SYO 50:58
21 Andrew Ridgway M55 NOC 52:04
22 Megan Harrison W21 EPOC 54:25
23 Mo Chapman W45 SYO 55:08
24 Matt Gibson M45 IND 55:44
25 Malcolm Spencer M60 DVO 58:38
26 Alex Forrest M50 SYO 62:28
27 Peter Hayes M60 MDOC 71:31
28 Linda Hayles W65 EPOC 78:06
mp Joseph Goodwin M20 SHUOC 45:41
mp Peter Gorvett M70 SYO 51:14
mp John Purkis M65 SYO 109:32


So it seems that our Saturday Series events are like buses.....none for ages and then 2 in quick succession! Saturday Series 2 takes place on 3rd October at Norfolk Park. 

Alongside the white to light green courses, there are green and blue urban courses for adults using both the park and the surrounding intricate housing estates - although a large part of these courses are urban we would advise using studded shoes as there are still plenty of grassy slopes to negotiate. 

Due to Covid regualtions, everyone must pre-enter on the SYO entries system by Thursday 1st October. There is absolutely no entry on the day. Second runs are still permitted but you must still pre-enter.

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. The league will still run for children in their school years across the 9 events with best 5 to count. 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 will open on Saturday 26th September at 7pm and close on Thursday 1st October. 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.

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 

Free run for helpers. Please use code HERE2HELP. Offers of help to Pauline please.

Travel and parking

Norfolk Park is close to the centre of Sheffield. We will be based outside the Centre in the Park (here). Nerest postcode S2 2PL. What3words: best.closer.rush

There is a car park off Guildford Avenue however there is only space for about 20 cars.  There are plenty of residential roads nearby but please park considerately.  By Tram the nearest tram stop is Arbourthorne Road. It is a five minute walk from the tram stop to the Centre in the Park. The centre has toilets and a fab cafe.


A mix of runable woodland and open parkland within the boundaries of the park. Intricate housing estates surround the park.


 Norfolk Map Extract



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?
White Y4,5


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.
Yellow Y6,7 1.8km

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.

Because of the park setting there will be some controls that do not follow line feature.  Instead they will be on a point feature (e.g. a tree) but close by.  By turning the map so that it matches the ground you will be able to see the next control to go to.

Orange Y8,9 2.2km

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
  • Basic use of a compass
Light green Y10+ 3.0km

Harder than the Orange, this course will also go outside of the park and will cross minor roads. It is only suitable for secondary aged children or older.


Age 16+ 3.6km

A course which uses both the park and surrounding urban areas. It is as technically hard as we can make it given the area. Over 16s only due to road crossings.

Although a large part of this and the Blue course are urban we would advise using studded shoes as there are still plenty of grassy slopes to negotiate

Blue  Age 16+



As for the Green but longer and hillier...


Organiser Pauline Tryner. pauline'at'
Planner Matt Morris
Controller Pete Tryner

Venue Details

Norfolk Heritage Park is a 28 hectare park with a long history, as it is one of the oldest public parks in the country.  From 1999 to 2005 the park has been regenerated through a £3.6 million restoration project.  New visitor facilities have been constructed, including the Centre in the Park, a multi-purpose community building.  The park landscape has been restored to its original Victorian character.

From an orienteering perspective its interest is largely in the woodlands that cover about 25% of the park and the urban surrounds which are currently undergoing re-development.  There is a permanent course, maps can be downloaded from the Friends of Norfolk Park website.

Mapping History:
2009 Ray Waight
2010 Chris Smithard (ShUOC) at 1:5000. 
2017 Pete Tryner for the the Outdoor City Weekender event with the urban area surrounding the park and All Saints school and Sheffield College (Scale 1:5000 2.5m contours)

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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