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South Yorkshire Juniors win regional round of Yvette Baker Trophy

Sunday, 27 April 2014 21:50

 

Sunday 27th April saw a team of 16 SYO juniors travel to the Yorkshire heat of the junior inter-club competition in Harrogate. This marked a massive improvement on last year when we failed to mobilise a full team of 9 counters.
This year we were able to field runners across all 4 courses and there were a number of strong performances. All 9 of our counters placed in the top 3 of their class and the other clubs were unable to compete. The winning margin was 7 points which indicates a reasonably comfortable victory.
This victory qualifies us for the national final which is being held in southern England on 6th July. Unfortunately this clashes with the 2nd stage of the Tour de France which finishes in Sheffield. This once-in-a-lifetime experience was deemed too much of opportunity to miss and hence SYO will not be sending a team to the final this year. Hopefully we can qualify again next year and show our strength in the 2015 Final.
The SYO counters were Pippa Dakin, Joe Owens, Michael Adams, Euan Tryner, Louise Adams, Imogen Clowes, Hamish Mill, Dominic Dakin and Jake Field. The other competing (and reducing the scores of other teams) were Yasmin Field, Joanna Smith, Joe Field, Callum Veitch, Ryan Elliot, Alex Elliot, Sam Hallam and Jack Page.

Interland 2014 29/30 March

Friday, 04 April 2014 10:59

SYO was well represented at this year’s Interland with 6 runners all making the journey to northern France. 5 of us made the 3 hour journey down to the rendezvous together on Friday night; Charlie and Louise Adams, Lucy Wiegand, new member Sheila Sprott and of course myself, Michael Adams.

Interland is an annual competition between England and 4 other teams from Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands with competitors from M/W14 to M/W60.

Interland 2014 England Team

Pre JK Training - Wednesday 2nd April

Tuesday, 01 April 2014 23:50

Wednesdays Pre JK training will take place at Sheffield Hallam's Collegiate campus. It will take the form of a short (10-20minute) sprint training followed by some classroom based Pre JK preparation. The Sprint training will start outside the Pearson Building (map here: https://www.shu.ac.uk/university/visit/find-us/plancollegiate.html) at 7.00pm and we will meet there at 7.50pm to walk over to the classroom together. If you wish to come to just one part that is fine. 

Kris

Pre JK Training

Tuesday, 01 April 2014 23:37

Tomorrow there will be a Pre JK Training session taking place at Sheffield Hallam's Collegiate campus. The format of the training will be a short sprint training (10-20 minutes) starting from 7.00pm followed by an indoor session looking at preparing for the JK. We will meet at the Pearson building (map here: https://www.shu.ac.uk/university/visit/find-us/plancollegiate.html) for the sprint and will be heading over to a classroom at 7.50pm to begin the indoor session at 8.00pm. If you wish to just come for the indoor session that is fine, meet us at Pearson to head over at 7.50pm. Likewise, if you just want to do some sprint training.

Kris

Nostalgia....

Friday, 28 March 2014 01:35

Tuesday is Retro Day in The Star, and last Tuesday (25th March) they had got to O for Orienteering.  They featured pictures from articles from the 1970's and 1980's, pictures of familiar Orienteers of the day (if you have my longevity) and the start of a prestigious event from that time. Star_SYO0002a.jpg

SYO Champions

Monday, 24 March 2014 22:17

Stoodley PikeSYO members have had sucess at the recent YHOA Championships at Stoodley Pike and the YHOA middle distance Championships at Givendale.

At Stoodley Pike, there were just 2 YHOA champions, Louise Adams W16, and Gill Harrington W55.

At Givendale there were 6 champions, 4 from one family! These were Louise Adams, W16, Michael Adams, M18, Charlie Adams, M50 and Janet Adams W50. Also Euan Tryner M10 and Peter Gorvett M65.

Photo (c) Wendy Carlyle. 

Beryl and Guy

Sunday, 23 March 2014 15:00

Long standing SYO members Beryl and Guy Seaman have now moved from Sheffield to their new house in Gairloch in the North West Scottish Highlands. Thanks to them for their help at many SYO events during their membership. They are now INVOC members and already involved with their new club, with Guy contemplating doing some mapping around Gairloch.

Loxley Common Middle Distance Race 16th March 2014

Sunday, 16 March 2014 17:45

SYO held a successful event today on Loxley Common. A small but experienced team of helpers saw the event run smoothly and returning runners were full of praise for the courses planned by Ryan Wilson who was ably controlled by his Dad Clive. This was Ryan's first foray into planning a major event so well done!

Charles Hird had updated the map and fought a guerrilla war with Wadsley Commoners who seemed to wait until he had remapped a bit and then went to cut back the trees in that area. So well done to Charles as well!

Loxley Common Middle Distance Race 16th March 2014

Sunday, 16 March 2014 17:43

SYO held a successful event today on Loxley Common. A small but experienced team of helpers saw the event run smoothly and returning runners were full of praise for the courses planned by Ryan Wilson who was ably controlled by his Dad Clive. This was Ryan's first foray into planning a major event so well done!

Charles Hird had updated the map and fought a guerrilla war with Wadsley Commoners who seemed to wait until he had remapped a bit and then went to cut back the trees in that area. So well done to Charles as well!

Jenny Peel is British Night Champion

Wednesday, 26 February 2014 15:22

Jenny Peel on the podium at the British Night Championships 2014This year the British Night Championships were held in Ashdown Forest on the 22nd February. The Forest provides a number of venues for south east clubs, and many people consider Pippingford Park to be the jewel in the crown. It is more contoured than most areas in the region, has expanses of runnable heathland and woodland, both with plenty of ‘brown’ features, and in particular, has few paths. This Army Training Site has no public access.

265 competitors entered the 10 courses. Graham Gristwood (FVO) proved to be the Mens Champion (11.0km, 420m in 63.41), with Jegor Kostylev (INT) 5 minutes down and Richard Robinson (NOC) third. In the Ladies classes, an on-form W45 Jenny Peel (SYO) was the Ladies Champion (7.6km, 235m in 68.05), 3 minutes ahead of W21 Helen Gardner (SLOW).

Other SYO champions were Pippa Dakin who won the W16 class for the second year running,  Zac Field in M20 and former British Night Champion Dave Peel who won M45.

Congratulations to all the winners and thanks to Mole Valley for organising the event.

Photo (c) Robert Lines.