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50 years of SYO and YHOA Middle Distance Championships at Ecclesall Woods

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Sun 4th Sep 2022

Ecclesall Woods is the site of SYO‘s first ever event, held in September 1972. There will be 2 races – a middle distance race incorporating the Yorkshire Middle Distance Champs and a fun event using a composite map of Ecclesall Woods through the decades. There will be prizes for the Yorkshire Champions and class winners in the fun event. Moor details to follow.

Venue Details

Ecclesall Woods comprises over 100 hectares (300 acres) of mature deciduous woodland of variable runnability and is notable for a large number of thickets. The gently sloping land is divided by two roads and a network of bridleways, footpaths, streams and ditches. Some of the minor paths have become overgrown or are difficult to discern when covered by autumn leaves.

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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