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Win for SYO at CSC Heat

Tuesday, 19 March 2019 14:01

Over 100 members of the club travelled to Sherwood Pines near Mansfield to take part in the Compass Sport Cup Heat. Thankfully the day was mostly dry and sunny and, in contrast to last weekend, there was very little mud to be found anywhere. Conditions were quick and many members raced round their courses in very swift times. 

Juniors run one of two courses - Green (TD5) and Orange (TD3) - and are split into Men and Women.

Our Junior scorers were as follows:

Orange - Women - Freya (100), Imogen (98) and Alex C (96)

Orange - Men - Olmo (96)

Short Green - Junior Women - Isabelle H (96)

Green - Junior Men - Dom (100) and Euan (98)

The full results can be found here

SYO won convincingly by 97 points over DVO. We had 7 course winners - Oli, Al, Kim, Tim T, Paul B, Dom and Freya - who scored the maximum 100 points. Our other scorers were Chris W, Charlie, Jenny P, Peter G, Euan, Jill, Pete T, Imogen, Martin, Jaimie B, Amanda, Alex C, Olmo, Isabelle H, Lucy, Jenny J, Alex R & Michael. (Ian and Colin S also scored 95 points the same as our last scorer). Well done to everyone who took part, even if you didn't score, as you all helped push down the score of other clubs.

The final is on 20th October at Pippingford Park near Crowborough in the deep south! Please put the date in your diaries - we need as many members as possible to attend so we can hold off BOK and FVO to retain our trophy!

5 Northern Champions!

Monday, 11 March 2019 22:24

Well it was an interesting weekend for Spring in Sheffield, with all 4 seasons in one hour, let alone a day, on Sunday for the Northern Champs!
But despite the rain, snow, rain again, wind and (maybe?) sun, we now have 5 Northern Champions, with 18 podiuming in the junior classes!
Check out these winners, along with all the past years' in our Hall of Fame
Full results and pictures can be seen here.
Well done to all those who took part and helped put on the event - great efforts all round!

AIRE 50th Anniversary Event

Tuesday, 05 March 2019 16:00

A good number of SYO juniors travelled up to Ilkley at the weekend to take part in a special 50th anniversary event, which included orienteering on the 60s, 70s & 80s O-maps from back in the day!

The Historic stitched together map

The event offered the opportunity to try out orienteering as it used to be in the 'good old days' - try out pin punching, hunt for large fabric 2D kites, copying your course onto maps from throughout the decades, and even the old results washing line system! This had been the stuff of legend up till now for us juniors!

Thanks to AIRE for a great event (and the map!)

?: James Garnett

Yorkshire Superleague Prize Winners!

Wednesday, 13 February 2019 16:00

Congratulations to the juniors have managed to podium in the 2018 Yorkshire Superleague! The Yorkshire Superleague is the primary orienteering league for the YHOA region, based on performance in the best events held each year. This is run in addition to the more specialist YHOA Urban and YHOA Night Leagues.

In the Junior categories we have done especially well, with the vast majority of SYO's podium places in the league coming from the juniors:

M10 1st Joseph, 2nd Freddie & 3rd Robbie
M12 2nd Conrad, 3rd John
M14 1st Euan, 2nd Sam C, 3rd Jamie & Max
M16 3rd Sam D
M18 1st Ryan, 3rd Dom

W10 1st Anna, 2nd Charlotte, 3rd Alice
W12 1st Freya, 2nd Alexandra, 3rd Isabelle G
W14 1st Alex, 3rd Imogen
W16 2nd Isabelle H

Find out more about this years' league on the YHOA website. You don't need to enter in advance - just turn up and run at Regional events in Yorkshire (see the 2019 listing for which ones). And don't worry if you can't make all the dates - it's just your best 5 results that count (out of 9 this year).

The first event of the 2019 League is a couple of weeks' time, at Royds Hall (EPOC), where the 2018 prizegiving will take place!

View the Final league table, and the League Winners listings for 2018

English Cross Country selection

Wednesday, 06 February 2019 18:24

2 SYO juniors have been selected to be in the South Yorkshire team for the English Schools Cross Country Championships, to be held in March at Temple Newsam, Leeds.

Euan and Dom have both been selected after competing in the Sheffield XC league over winter.

Along with other SYO juniors, they find that it's a great way to improve their running, and gives them the opportunity to ditch the map every now and again!

The primary and secondary leagues start again next year in the winter term. Races are organised into year group categories, and get gradually longer for each category, so they're about the same length as to what you'd run at orienteering - so a great way to train, and for free!

For other ideas on how to train, have a look in the 'Training' section of Other Useful Stuff.

If you haven't had a go already, why not give it a go in Autumn 2019?

New 'Get up to Speed' Videos - filmed here!

Monday, 07 January 2019 17:14

A new video on Setting (Orientating) your Map was released recently, featuring GB Orienteer Charlotte Ward. This will be one of a series of 8 videos explaining the basic skills of Orienteering, presented by GB athletes.

But this one may be of particular interest to SYO members, as it was filmed on one of our areas - can you see which one?

View it on Youtube here. The whole series will be published on the South London Orienteers' Youtube Channel

Find out more about the series on the GB Athletes' webpage On the Red Line

New Instagram Page!

Thursday, 03 January 2019 21:07

New Year, New Insta Page! Follow us, and we'll update you when there's something new to see over here on the website.

View the Instagram Page but bear in mind that you must Follow us (and be registered on Instagram) to see our posts.

Junior Team Captain's Speech

Sunday, 16 December 2018 17:30

With us nearing the end of another year of orienteering, we thought it would be nice to look back at the successes this year has brought for the SYO Juniors. Click here to view the speech, as well as some 2019 Dates for your Diary...

The Junior Captain's Speech

Monday, 31 December 2018 00:00

With us nearing the end of another year of orienteering, we thought it would be nice to look back at the successes this year has brought for the SYO Juniors. 

Here's a message from not quite the real Queen, but our 'Queen Bee', Jacky (SYO Junior Team Captain)...

O-Christmas Present Ideas

Wednesday, 05 December 2018 07:50

Need to fill up your Christmas List a bit more? Stuck for Christmas present ideas? Or unsure of what item you actually need to get?

Heres a few ideas of what the orienteering fanatic might like for Christmas!

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