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Urban Score Orienteering Event at Dore

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Wed 21st Jul 2021

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Another amazing weather day… very warm for running!  It was happy accident that the start and download area was so beautifully shaded – we weren’t expecting quite such a heatwave when the assembly location was finalised!

I hope you all enjoyed exploring the nooks and crannies of Dore, which looked stunning in the evening sunshine.  Colin’s thoughtful control placement made for interesting problem solving and it was nice to hear positive comments from returning runners who had visited parts of Dore they never knew existed.

A very big thank you to all the helpers who contributed to the success of the event – it was definitely a case of many hands making light work for everyone – what a team!


Results above.  No standard splits analysis for score events, but Other downloads a csvfile suitable for import to Excel if anyone wishes to examine them.


Explore the leafy and historical village of Dore, south-west Sheffield in our urban score orienteering event.  Newcomers and non-members welcome.

village green

How to enter

All entries must be made in advance on the SYO Entry System. Entries close Monday 19th July. There will be no entry on the day.

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


Start / finish / download on the open space behind Dore Primary School, accessed from suggested parking via the path opposite Totley Brook Road at its junction with Furniss Avenue, S17 3QP.  Start/finish what3words: office.cats.talked



Please park considerately on residential roads in the area.  Totley Brook Road (south west of junction with Furniss Avenue) has plenty of easy parking.  Postcode:  S17 3QP.   It Is also possible to park on Furniss Avenue but there is usually less space. Please do not park in the Saxon Avenue cul-de-sac area to the south of assembly.


Starts 5pm to 6.30pm. You should select your start block when you enter. Please stick to your start block.  Courses close 7.45pm promptly. If you are struggling to make 6.30pm, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we'll try to make arrangements for a later start.

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.

Earn a bonus of 10 pts for each consecutive odd or even control visited (Long course only).  For example 31 - 35 - 47 - 22 - 43 - 56 - 44 would score 10 + 20 + 20 + 10 + 10 + 10 + 20 = 100

Short Score - 45 minutes. Penalty for lateness 5 points per minute late. (No bonus scores for consecutive odds/evens.)

Only your first visit to a control counts.


Map created by Aidan Smith in 2011.  Latest updates by Ian Cooper 2021.

Long – A3, 1:5000 scale.

Short – A3/A4, 1:4000 / 1:5000 scale (tbc on final planning)

No loose control descriptions.  Control descriptions will be printed on the front (or back) of the map


The terrain is predominantly urban (no brambles!) with a few areas of park, open ground and small patches of woodland.  Full leg cover is not required, though be aware there may be some summer undergrowth around some of the controls in the open areas.


£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.


If possible, please arrive at the event ready to run and without needing to use the toilet.  We thank The Hare & Hounds, Church Lane for kindly agreeing that volunteer helpers, and orienteers who have travelled from further away, may use the toilets at the bar/restaurant – this is about an 8 minute walk away from Assembly.  The Hare & Hounds would be pleased to welcome thirsty and hungry orienteers during the evening for food and/or drinks.  Pre-booking is not necessary, however if you prefer to reserve a table, visit .


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 – Robyn Stanyon.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if any queries
Planner – Colin Smith

Venue Details

Urban area at the western edge of Sheffield with an interesting old village centre.  It was mapped by Aidan Smith in 2011 at 1:5000, using the urban mapping specification (ISSOM).  Dore Primary School grounds and some parkland are included in the mapped area.

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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