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Yvette Baker Trophy 2016

Friday, 08 July 2016 13:36

YBT final 2016

On Sunday 3rd July the SYO Junior team travelled by coach to the YBT final at Wormley Woods in Hertfordshire. More than 30 juniors ran on behalf of SYO, more than any other club! 13 English clubs competed in the competition with BOK topping the leader board on 874 points. Our noticeably young team performed incredibly well to finish in 6th place with a score of 848, only 3 points behind 4th placed Devon - last year's winners.

Well done to everyone who took part, but particular congratulations to those whose scores counted to the final result:

Name                                Class                  Score

Conrad Reuber                 Yellow Boys        99

Euan Tryner                      Orange Boys      99

Freya Tryner                     Yellow Girls         97

Freddie Emmett                 Yellow Boys        95

Alex Elliott                           Orange Girls       95

Jamie Lightfoot                   Orange Boys      93

Carys Phoenix                   Yellow Girls         93

Yasmin Field                       Green Girls         90

Louise Adams                    Green Girls         87

Next year's final is on Sunday 2nd July in Alnwick, Northumberland. Put the date in your diaries.......

South Yorkshire Schools Orienteering Final

Thursday, 07 July 2016 11:22

School Games

Hunters Bar Y3/4 Girls Winners

216 pupils aged 7-11 from 28 schools across Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield, took to the scenic fields of Canon Hall Country Park to compete in the South Yorkshire School Games, Orienteering Finals. South Yorkshire Orienteers' Colin Best organised the finals in conjunction with South Yorkshire Sport to support and promote orienteering in the region. 

It was wonderful to see so many of our regular schools' league competitors and club members qualifying with their school teams for the finals. The standard of orienteering was excellent, which is testament to the success of the Sheffield Schools' League in developing the sport of orienteering.

In the year 3/4 girls compeition, club members Ciara Keen and Freya Tryner were part of the winning team. Meanwhile, the year 5/6 boys competition was a very close fought affair. SYO's Daniel Hill played an integral part in leading Totley All Saints to a win, narrowly beating Hunters Bar in 2nd (Euan Tryner & Conrad Reuber - both SYO and classmate,Eddie Hall) and Nether Green, who were helped into 3rd place by SYO's Jamie Lightfoot.

The 2016/17 schools' league starts again in Endcliffe Park on Saturday 10th September from 1-3pm in Endcliffe Park and is open to all.

10 British Champions for SYO

Wednesday, 15 June 2016 20:12

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Olympic Rings at the Olympic Park

There were fantastic performances again from SYO at the British Sprints and Middles last weekend.

The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park provided an exciting setting for the British Sprint Championships, with most courses visiting the iconic Olympic Rings on their penultimate control in the heats. After successful completion of both heats and finals, 3 SYO members were crowned Sprint champion - Andy Preston M35, Tim Tett M55 and Jenny Peel W45 and there were well deserved podium positions for Robbie Lightfoot M10, Pete Tryner M40, Martin Ward M45 and Freya Tryner W10.

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Freya Tryner British Middle Champion W10

Sunday was the turn of the Middle distance, where SYO enjoyed even more success in the superbly challenging terrain of Leith Hill. Congratulations to the 7 British Middle champions Freya Tryner W10, Pippa Dakin W18, Jenny Peel W45, Euan Tryner M12, Andy Preston M35, Charlie Adams M50 and Tim Tett M55. Well done also to medalists Rachael Rothman (silver W21), Kim Baxter (bronze W21) and Imogen Pieters (silver W12).

Resounding victory for SYO

Friday, 10 June 2016 15:09

Timble Ings near Harrogate was the venue for the Northern heat of the Compass Sport Cup competition held on Saturday 4th June. SYO won convincingly, qualifying for the final which will be held at Tankersley, Sheffield on Sunday 16th October 2016.

Thank you to all the club members that made the trip (especially non-running chauffeurs) - your efforts are really appreciated. Congratuations particularly to the 7 course winners: Kim Baxter, Jenny Peel, Imogen Pieters, Pippa Dakin, Tim Tett, Dom Dakin and Euan Tryner. Well done also to the other club members whose results counted to the final score: Mark Chapman, Andy Preston, Colin Smith, Pete Gorvett, Henry Marston, Peter Tryner, Sam Doyle, Alex Elliot, Martin Ward, Louise Adams, Hilary Bloor, Michael Adams, Dean Field, John Franklin, Richard Baxter, Wendy Billing, Peter Guillaume and Zac Field.

SYO qualify for YBT Final

Wednesday, 18 May 2016 17:09

On Saturday 15th May SYO hosted the Yorkshire heat of the Yvette Baker Trophy at Sandall Beat. The YBT is an inter-club competition for juniors named after Britain’s first orienteering world champion. Doncaster Racecourse provided an excellent base and the wood was gloriously runnable, producing some very fast times.

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SYO fielded a huge team of 43 juniors ranging in age from 7 to 18. They all competed brilliantly, resulting in a resounding victory for SYO over EPOC, AIRE and HALO. Well done to everyone who took part but particularly those that scored in the SYO 1st team:

Pippa Dakin                        Green Women                  

Dom Dakin                         Green Men                        

Seb Mobus                         Light Green Men              

Euan Tryner                       Orange Men                      

Alex Elliott                           Orange Women                

Freddie Emmett                  Yellow Men                        

Conrad Reuber                   Yellow Men                        

Freya Tryner                      Yellow Women                 

Josie Conduit                      Yellow Women                 


Many thanks to organiser, Lucy Wiegand; planner, Dean Field and controller Clive Wilson for delivering a fantastic event.

The final is on Sunday 3rd July in Hertfordshire.

BOC 2016

Tuesday, 03 May 2016 18:16

The weekend of 30th April and Ist May saw a large number of SYO members travel to Brown Clee for the British Orienteering Championships. Brown Clee is both physically and technically challenging. It combines complex and rugged moorland with wooded hillsides. The woodland is predominantly mature and fast, whilst the moorland has intricate contour detail throughout with a profusion of depressions and pits. 

BOC Individual

A fantastic run for Kim Baxter saw her take the W21 Elite trophy. 

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There were wins also for Euan Tryner M12, Dane Blomquist M20E, Bill Edwards M45, Tim Tett M50 and Jenny Peel W45.

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 Well done also to the other medalists: Conrad Reuber M10 3rd, Imogen Pieters W12 3rd, Richard Guillaume M35 3rd, Charlie Adams M50 3rd, Jenny Johnson W35 2nd, Jaimie Buckley 3rd W35, Al Buckley 3rd M40, Pippa Dakin 2nd W18E and Lucy Wiegand 2nd W45.


BOC Relays

Sunday was the turn of the the relay event. SYO's Euan Tryner, Imogen Pieters and Jamie Lightfoot won the mini relay, completing the JK and British double. There were also silver medals for the W40 team (Jenny Peel, Pauline Tryner & Lucy Wiegand) and the M40 team (Al Buckley, Pete Tryner and Nick Barrable) and bronze for the M50 team (Tim Tett, Charlie Adams and Dave Peel).

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Trophy wins for SYO at the Yorkshire and Northern Champs

Wednesday, 27 April 2016 17:01

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Isabelle Groom, W10 Yorkshire Champion

The Yorkshire Championships were held at Londesborough Park on 10th April. Congratulations to Isabelle Groom (W10), Euan Tryner (M14), Dom Dakin (M16), Louise Adams (W18), Charlie Adams (M50), Janet Adams (W50) and Paul Bradbury (M55) who are now Yorkshire Champions.

There was further success at the Northern Championships at Mulgrave Woods on 17th April. Well done to trophy winners: Freya Tryner (W10), Euan Tryner (M12), Pippa Dakin (W18), Dane Blomquist (M20), Laura Goy (W21), Rachael Rothman (W35), Alex Rothman (M35), Bill Edwards (M45), Tim Tett (M55) and Hilary Bloor (W60).

Congratulations also to those members who gained a top 3 position at the Northern Champs: Imogen Pieters (3rd W12), Max Mobus (3rd M12), Oli Johnson (2nd M21), Jenny Johnson (2nd W35), Pete Tryner (3rd M40), Charlie Adams (2nd M50) and Peter Gorvett (2nd M60).

Lee Scott

Tuesday, 19 April 2016 13:08

It is with great sadness that we heard about the sudden passing of Lee Scott.

Lee passed away last Saturday 9th April after a sudden illness caused by a brain tumour. Lee was in his first year as M50 and leaves a wife, Viv, and three teenage children.

Lee had orienteered since secondary school at Myers Grove, where he was encouraged to orienteer by Mike Giles, his Maths teacher. He became a regular attender at events organised by South Yorkshire Schools Orienteering Association whose key personnel included Mike and also Colin Best.

He had been a member of SYO for many years and his untimely death will come as a shock to many.  Our heartfelt condolences are extended to his wife and children.

His funeral will be held on Tuesday 26th April in Manchester. Please contact Pauline if you would like further details.

JK 2016

Monday, 28 March 2016 21:24

Yorkshire delivered a fantastic festival of orienteering to mark the 50th anniversary of the JK. The 4 days brought a great variety of terrain and widely varying weather conditions.  As the event was in our region, SYO were helping throughout the weekend.  A huge thank you to everyone who volunteered over the weekend.  A special mention must go to Lucy Wiegand and Peter Gorvett who managed the entries and enquiries team for the entire weekend and should be commended for their flexible and accommodating approach. Thanks must also go to Charlie Adams, who was assistant organiser at the relay and Louise Adams who coordinated the tasty YHOA junior squad cake stall – thanks also to those who provided cakes!

W10 Sprint Champion

The weekend kicked off on Friday in glorious sunshine at the Sprint race held on the Leeds University campus.  Multiple levels and tricky covered areas called for careful navigation.  SYO had only one JK sprint champion – Freya Tryner on the W10 but there were a number of other commendable podium positions. Well done to:
W12 Imogen Pieters
M12 Euan Tryner
W18E Pippa Dakin
M20E Dane Blomquist
W45 Jenny Peel
M45 Martin Ward
M55 Tim Tett
M65 Pete Gorvett
M20E Michael Adams
M50 Dave Peel

Saturday and Sunday were the two individual days, with the JK champions being decided by the combined times from both races.  Saturdays race was at Wass forest on the edge of the North York Moors.  Great runs by several club members put them in good positions going into day two with Imogen Pieters (W12A), Jaimie Buckley (W35L), Charlie Adams (M50L), Tim Tett (M55L) and Hilary Bloor (W60S) all leading their classes.

Sunday brought us to Kilnsey in the Yorkshire Dales; an area of lightning fast moorland with tricky areas of old quarrying.  A few club members were caught in a horrendous 20 minute hail / snowstorm whilst on their course which dropped them down the results.  Winners on the day were Euan Tryner (M12A), Tim Tett (M55L), Hilary Bloor (W60S) and Colin Best (M65S).

When the overall results were calculated Tim Tett won SYO’s only gold in M55 Long – a great victory!
Tim Tett - JK M55L Champion Six silvers were awarded:
W10A Freya Tryner
W12A Imogen Pieters
M12A Euan Tryner
W18 Elite Pippa Dakin
W35L Jaimie Buckley
M40L Alastair Buckley
Well done also to the bronze medallists:
M35L – Andrew Preston
W35L – Jenny Johnson
W45L – Lucy Wiegand
Congratulations also to Hilary Bloor who won W60 Short and to Clive Wilson and Colin Best, who were 2nd in M60S and M65S respectively.
On the Elite Courses there were good overall performances by Aidan Smith 10th  in his 1st year as a senior, Nic Barber 19th and 32nd Nick Barrable (running up from M40!).  The Elites had a middle race at Wass followed by a long at Kilnsey – at 20.1km with 645m of climb it is one of the longest courses ever run in the UK.  In the Women’s elite race Laura Goy ran well to finish in 12th position overall.
Monday was relay day at Storthes Hall near Huddersfield.  Snow on the drive up was ominous but the weather held for some good SYO performances. 
The Mini Relay kicked it off; the Schools League has brought so many juniors into the club that we had 5 out of the 14 teams in the Mini Relay (M/W 12 and under).  Our top team of Jaimie Lightfoot, Imogen Pieters and Euan Tryner won the race and there were some great performances by all our runners in this class and in the Junior (40-) relay and Intermediate (48-) relay. For many it was their in their first taste of a big orienteering relay event.SYO's JK Mini-Relay Winning Team
Our other podium place on the day went to our Senior Women’s team of Lucy Wiegand, Jenny Lightfoot and Jenny Peel who finished in 3rd.  The Senior Men’s team finished just off the podium in 4th.  Laura, Jenny and Rachael ran well to achieve 5th place in the Women’s Trophy with Tim, Pete G and Nick 5th in the Veteran Mens.

The JK were the first races in this years main competition season.  Next up :
Sun 10th Apr YHOA Championships, Londesborough, Market Weighton
Sun 17th Apr Northern Championships, Mulgrave Woods, Whitby

Orienteering for Sport Relief

Monday, 21 March 2016 14:30

GLBCYD6o 1Despite a rather soggy and grey day, we had a great turnout at our Brodsworth event. A grand total of £434 was raised for Sports Relief. Many thanks to all those that turned up and donated and to the skeleton team of helpers. Particular thanks to organiser - Paul Bradbury, planner - Colin Drury, controller - Dave Peel and SI Manager - Tim Wiegand.