SYO 50th Anniversary Double weekend at Wharncliffe Woods
Sun 27th Feb 2022
Join us for a fabulous weekend of racing on two of SYO's premier areas and help us celebrate our 50th anniversary. Sunday's event takes us Wharncliffe, which was previously used for the British Championships in 2011 and the Northern Championships in 2019. The varied terrain, comprising of intricate former mine workings on the wooded slopes, the intricate rock detail of the Edge and the runable open moorland of The Chase, will provide a significant physical and technical challenge to the country's best orienteers. It is part of the YHOA Superleague and the British Universities Relays are also being held alongside the event.
Terrain & Map
Entries & Costs
Standard entries close on 14th February. After that adult fees increase by £1 and entries will be subject to map availability.
1 Black, 9.7 km & 300m climb (26 controls) - M21
2 Brown, 8.4 km & 210m climb - M35, M40
3 Short Brown, 6.6 km & 175m climb - M18, M20, M45, M50, W21
4 Blue, 5.7 km & 175m climb - M16, M55, M60, W35, W40
5 Short Blue, 4.8 km & 140m climb - M65, W18, W20, W45, W50
6 Green, 4.3 km & 130m climb - M70, W16, W55, W60
7 Short Green, 3.5 km & 95m climb - M75, M80, W65, W70
8 Very Short Green, 2.7 km & 55m climb - W75, W80
9 Light Green, 3.6 km & 110m climb - M14, W14
10 Long Orange 5 km & 115m climb - Newcomer and improver adults if fancy a longer distance.
11 Orange, 2.9 km & 70m climb - M12, W12, Newcomer adults.
12 Yellow 2.1 km & 55m climb - M10, W10
13 White, 1.8 km & 25m climb - Beginner juniors.
Suggested courses above but competitors are free to enter which ever course they prefer to run.
COVID Guidance for competitors & volunteers
You must not take part in any form of orienteering if you have tested positive for covid, have Covid symptoms or have been asked to self-isolate. Please be super courteous to any members of the public that you come across before, during or after the event and try to maintain social distancing.
Planner: Colin Drury
Assistant Planner: Kris Groom
Controller: Paul Addison (DVO)
Wharncliffe Woods and Wharncliffe Chase is one of SYOs best orienteering areas, having been used several times previously for the British Championships and other major events. The terrain is a mixture of runnable woodland, thicker plantation, and open moorland on the Chase. Several areas of intricately contoured former mining works exist on the slope, and there is a good variety of rock detail.
Wharncliffe is a tough area, both physically and technically and with good course planning provides an excellent orienteering challenge.More details about Wharncliffe Woods...
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.