50 years of SYO and YHOA Middle Distance Championships at Ecclesall Woods
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.
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.More details about Ecclesall 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.