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Evening Event at Ranmoor

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Wed 31st Mar 2021

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Well what a lovely way to start up orienteering again!  Lovely evening, great score course planned by Beverley.  Great assembly area thanks to the Church and as ever Jacky and Pauline for organising.  How many time did you run the maths through your head whilst running round trying to figure out if it was worth breaking the odd or even sequence?

Results available on the link above, we're getting close to the point where we will have live results on the website...

Next up will be a night race at Treeton on Tuesday evening planned and organised by new member Mathew Pickering.  following that will be a chance on the 11th to run at Tankersley (entries close on Sunday).


Who can enter

We have a couple of spaces left. Members of other clubs are now welcome to enter. Please note that government and British Orienteering guidance states that we should still "minimise travel" but if you live within a reasonable distance of Sheffield you are welcome to attend.

All under 16s must be accompanied by an adult as there are numerous road crossings.

How to enter

All entries must be made in advance on the SYO Entry System. Entries close 22/3/21. There will be no entry on the day.


Start / finish / download outside St John's Church, Ranmoor. Please be very considerate of any church users. Nearest postcode S10 3GX. What3words: output.union.frosted


Please park considerately on residential roads surrounding the Church. The best place to park will be the marked bus parking bays on Fulwood Road (Gmaps), directly outside Notre Dame School. Car parking is permitted after 4pm.

There is also plenty additional parking on Tapton Park Road (off Fulwood Rd, behind the Florentine pub)
For safety reasons, please do not park on the lower part of Ranmoor Park Road below the church entrance.


View the Start List. Starts 5pm to 6.30pm. You should select your start block when you enter. Please stick to your start block. There are 2 separate starts operating adjacent to each other, sharing the same start triangle. It doesn't matter which start you use - just choose the shortest queue. Courses close 7.40pm promptly. 

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

Courses & Scoring

The aim in a score event is to find as many controls as you can in the time allowed, earning 10 points for each control visited. If you are late back you lose points.There are 2 score options:

Long Score - 60 minutes. Penalty for lateness 10 points per minute late.

Short Score - 45 minutes - Remains north of Fulwood Rd. Penalty for lateness 5 points per minute late.

On both courses earn a bonus of 10 pts for each consecutive odd or even control visited.

For example 31 - 35 - 47 - 22 - 43 - 56 - 44 would score 10 + 20 + 20 + 10 + 10 + 10 + 20 = 100

Only your first visit to a control counts.


Brand new map created Dec 2020 by Dom Dakin. 1:5000 scale.


£5 British Orienteering / SYO members
£3 juniors & students.
Pairs pay for one entry, extra map £1. If you are shadowing a junior, just pay for the junior entry.
Dibber hire free but must be ordered in advance.


We need some volunteers to enable this race to go ahead. Control collectors are also required. If we get lots of offers it will make the job easier for all. If you can possibly collect a few controls or help in any other way please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Helpers receive a free run. Please enter using code HERE2HELP. 

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.  Practise 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.

Additional Important Safety Info

Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. Please take extreme care crossing roads.  

Event Officials

Organiser - Pauline Tryner / Jacky Dakin
Planner - Beverley Inkson

Venue Details

Urban and footpaths around Ranmoor & Fulwood

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.


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