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British Orienteering has published updated guidance about coronavirus and orienteering, requiring that all orienteering events be cancelled at this time. SYO has therefore followed this advice and cancelled all events within the next few months.

Junior Events


Here are events of interest for juniors that are coming up in the next year. Unless it says, you can take part in any of these events, no matter your experience.

There is a list of competitions where you represent SYO (or region/school), one of the Selection races for the 4 main Summer training camps one of bigger National competitions and events that you might find fun to try.

A list of our own events and trainings can be seen on the SYO Events List - this list includes events that are in the Schools League. For a list of just the Schools League events, have a look on our dedicated Schools page. For a list of all events in the country, see the BOF Fixture's List, or the national Major Fixtures List To find out what all these different competitions are, you could have a look here, or ask another club member.

Compete for SYO (or your School)

You will be entered by SYO for most of these events - you'll be contacted beforehand to see if you want to take part. Italics denotes events that require selection in order to take part.

DateEventVenueNearest TownClub/Region 
Sun 22nd Mar 2020 British Relay Championships Iron Hill and Parkgate Rough   SEOA Make it a weekend with the BOC Long on the Saturday
Mon 13th Apr 2020 JK Relays Hutton Mulgrave and Skelder Whitby NEOA Attend the whole JK over the Easter weekend, with the 3 other individual race (in table below)
Sun 3rd May 2020 Yvette Baker Trophy - Heat Hookstone Woods Harrogate CLARO  
Sat 16th May 2020 YHOA Schools Championships Middleton Park Leeds AIRE (Representing your school)
Sun 21st Jun 2020 British Mixed Sprint Relays Skelmersdale Skelmersdale NWOA Make it a weekend with the BOC Sprint Champs on the Saturday
Sun 5th Jul 2020 Yvette Baker Trophy - Final       *Pending qualification
Sat/Sun 26/27th Sep 2020 Junior Inter Regional Championships   Southampton SCOA Competing for the Yorkshire Squad (selection required)
Sat 10th Oct 2020 British Schools Score Championships Shipley Country Park Heanor EMOA Competing for your school
Sun 18th Oct 2020 CompassSport Cup Final Sutton Park Sutton Coldfield WMOA *Pending qualification
Sat 14th Nov 2020 Selection Race for World Schools Champs 2021 Tolmers Scout Camp and Northaw     Compete for a chance to go to World Schools Serbia 2021
Sun 15th Nov 2020 British Schools Championships Wormley Woods     Competing for your school

National Champs (& other fun summer events)

These events often need you to pre-enter - and watch out, as there are closing dates! If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch with us. The normal sites for pre-entries are Fabian4 and SiEntries. Details about entries are found in event details. These events are often selection races - check out the table below.

DateEventVenueNearest TownClub/Region 
Sat 21st Mar 2020 British Long Distance Championships Golden Valley & Cognor Wood Haslemere SEOA ...with the Relays on the Sunday
Fri 10th Apr 2020 JK Sprint Stockton Riverside Stockton NEOA ...and finish the Easter weekend with the relays on the Monday
Sat 11th Apr 2020 JK Middle Sneaton Forest Whitby NEOA
Sun 12th Apr 2020 JK Long Pickering Forest Pickering NEOA
Sat 25th Apr 2020 Spring in Lakes - Middle Blakeholme Kendal SROC ...a whole weekend of fab selection races!
Sun 26th Apr 2020 Spring in Lakes - Sprint Windermere Windermere LOC
Sat 9th May 2020 British Middle Distance Championships Summerhouse Knott Newby Bridge LOC  
Sun 10th May 2020 Northern Championships High Dam Newby Bridge MDOC  
Sat 20th Jun 2020 British Sprint Championships Skelmersdale Skelmersdale NWOA ...with the Sprint Relays on the Sunday
Sat 25th - Fri 31st July Croeso Multiday 2020 Snowdonia   WOA week of orienteering in brilliant terrain
Fri 28th - Mon 31st Aug White Rose 2020 North Yorkshire   EBOR ...a crazy weekend of orienteering, perfect as a quick family break
TBC - postponed Southern Championships Long Valley North South Central BKO Cancelled in January, posponed, date TBC

Selection Competitions

You must be selected to run at some Junior Competitions. They include the Junior Inter-Regional Championships (JIRCs), the Junior Home Internationals (JHIs) and Interland. There are also selection races for all the JROS summer training camps - details of which can be found on the JROS website. Selection policies for Interland and the JHIs will be published on the Orienteering England Website, whilst the teams for the JIRCs are selected by the Yorkshire Junior Squad Coaches.

The table below lists all the 2020 selection races for the JHIs, and the 4 JROS summer camps. More details for these races can be found in the table above, and then on the relevant clubs' websites.



10/11th Oct


18-25 July


18-25 July


18-30 Aug


22-31 Aug

26th Jan Southern Champs   ✔  POSTPONED      
9th Feb Midland Champs   ✔  CANCELLED      
22nd Feb British Nights       ✔ *  
21st March British Long
10th April JK 1 - Sprint     ✔ *
11th April JK 2 - Middle
12th April JK 3 - Long
25th April SinL - Middle    
26th April SinL - Sprint     ✔ *
9th May British Middles      
10th May Northern Champs      

SinL = Spring in Lakes        * Only 1 of these 3 competitions can count


Here are the next few events of interest for juniors (that aren't being organised by SYO) - watch out for entry deadlines on the bigger events!

Sat 21st / Sun 22nd Mar British Long & Relay Weekend South East
Fri 10th - Mon 13th Apr JK Weekend North East

Click on the link below for more details about these events, a longer list of upcoming events, as well as some other larger and fun events you might like to try.

Last modified on Monday, 23 March 2020 20:03