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.
A fantastic run for Kim Baxter saw her take the W21 Elite trophy.
There were wins also for Euan Tryner M12, Dane Blomquist M20E, Bill Edwards M45, Tim Tett M50 and Jenny Peel W45.
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.
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).