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Event Report: Wharncliffe North YHOA Super League event 09.02.2014. Colin Best M65

Sunday, 09 February 2014 17:31

The YHOA Super League is made up of a number of events offering the best quality cross country terrain in Yorkshire and Humberside.
Well today's event at Wharncliffe certainly offered that. My course, Green, stayed in the woods and didn't venture on to the Chase. It was rough and tough underfoot but the map, updated by Oli Johnson, was excellent and the quality of Colin Drury's planning matched the calibre of the map. It was a real challenge with few handrails to help you. Had you been running the British Champs you couldn't have wanted a greater challenge.
I know Colin had spent hours and hours planning so thank you Colin for a great course.

Junior Training Sessions a Hit

Thursday, 06 February 2014 18:49

We had a great turn out for level 2/3 (Yellow/Orange) training in Bingham Park on Sunday.  The session was aimed at juniors who have been running white / yellow / orange at our Saturday and Schools events and would like to learn new techniques to help them as they progress to harder courses.juniorTrainingBingham20140201

The coaching was led by Colin Best and focused on one of the key skills used in Orange courses: using Handrails (fences, walls, vegetation changes, streams etc) rather than just paths.  Once everyone got to grips with those they moved on to controls that are just off the handrails.

With the exception of Euan & Joe everyone was new to the club, with some hoping to run in the Compass Sport Cup and Yvette Baker Trophy later in the year.

Colin will be running another session at Ecclesall on 8th Feb.  If you are interested please contact him to book a place as spaces are limited.  Similar sessions are planned in March to teach other techniques.


SYO members selected for Interland

Saturday, 04 January 2014 09:30

Congratulations to the members of SYO who have been selected for the English team in the annual event against two Belgian teams (Flemish and French speaking), the Netherlands, the German region Nordrhein-Westfalische and the French Region Nord-Pas de Calais.  This year the event is being held in the Pas de Calais area on 30th March.  Selections are Aidan Smith (M20), Nick Barrable (M40), Charlie Adams (M45) and Lucy Wiegand (M45), with Michael (M18) and Louise Adams (W16) both selected as travelling reserves. 

Club Championships

Tuesday, 10 December 2013 10:49

Last Saturday, 30th November, the South Yorkshire Orienteers club championships were held at Loxley Common, Sheffield. There was a good turnout and the weather was fantastic. Congratulations to our new club champions:

  • Euan Tryner - first junior
  • Dave Peel - first male senior
  • Jenny Peel - first femal senior

Full results can be found on the event page and photos, taken by Clive Wilson, can be found here.

2013 SYO Club Championships Group Photo

Training 7th December

Sunday, 01 December 2013 18:04

It was great to see such a large turn out at our last training at Redmires Resevoir. Hopefully everyone found something useful to take out of the training. Next on the menu is Burbage mines on Saturday 7th of November (1-3pm). For those that haven't been, Burbage Mines is a small area of very intricate mining works and is perfect for practising using contours, which is the focus for this weeks session.

As usual there will be a number of courses on offer so there will be something for everyone and the compact nature of the area means that it is a great area to practice on. 

Parking is in the layby, about 500m west of Ringinglow on Ringinglow road. Controls will be out from 1pm until 3pm and maps will cost £1.

Look forward to seeing you all.


Upcoming training events

Tuesday, 12 November 2013 22:13

Now that the evenings have drawn in, club training has moved to the weekend. Over the next month there will be two club trainings; Firstly, this weekend we will be training at Redmires resevoir and on the 7th of December we will be training on Burbage mines. These training events are for the whole club and will have training exercises tailored to all abilities. If you want to improve your orienteering then these events are for you. 

Coaching will be provided by club coach and World Championships runner Kris Jones. For more information see the event pages here.

SYO Win the UK Orienteering League 2013

Friday, 08 November 2013 14:14

SYO have won the club competition in the UK Orienteering League for 2013.  The League awarded points for the major championships plus a variety of other events around the country including our own British Nights and Middle Distance races at Tankersley.  To win the league you need to be prepared to travel and also excel in a variety disciplines and different types of terrain.

The overall individual winner was our own Jenny Peel, and other class winners included Louise and Michael Adams, Martin Ward, Bill Hanley and Pete Gorvett. 

The other team point scorers were Jill Gorvett, Lesley Ward, Tim Tett , Nick Lightfoot, Zachary Field, Ian Cooper, Mark Chapman , Marcia Bradbury and Janet Adams 

See here for more details of the league.

Urban Nights back for another year

Monday, 14 October 2013 16:45


What better way to spend those cold miserable (sometimes) winter nights running on the roads than to do it with a sense of purpose – oh and something to look forward afterwards

SYO juniors win Peter Palmer Relays

Monday, 09 September 2013 16:58

 On Saturday night and Sunday morning last weekend, SYO Juniors won the premier national junior orienteering relays.

The team of Aidan Smith, Zac Field, Michael Adams, Pippa Dakin, Louise Adams (running with new member Imogen Clowes) and Dane Blomquist won with a nine minute lead. Click on the "More" link below to read Junior Captain Charlie Adams’ full report.

Two World Masters bronze medals for SYO

Monday, 05 August 2013 23:49

At the World Masters Sprint finals today, in Sestriere, Italy, Nick Barrable (M35) and Bill Hanley (M60) both won bronze medals.  Congratulations to them both.  Nick is continuing with a run of successful results at World Masters events; for Bill I believe this is the first time he has had a medal at this level.

WMOC Sprint Final Sestriere 610