Well done to all who competed. Results can be found here.
Well done to captain Ralph Street who came 22nd in BUC's cross country last weekend.
Well done to all who competed. Results can be found here.
Monday - 5.30pm Circuits Activity Room 2
Monday night pub, 8.30pm onwards at Fox and Duck
Tuesday - 6.15 Intervals and Goodwin the down to Endcliffe Park
Wednesday - SYO Clubnight, this is a night orienteering session in the city, please look on the forum for details of where to meet and what time
Thursday - 4.15 Sprint orienteering intervals, meet at Goodwin. See http://www.shuoc.co.uk/sprintervals.html for details. Please print off your own map.
Sunday - Long run, details will go up on the forum towards the end of the week so please check for details of time and place. We will try to get out to the peaks, at the moment the plan is likely to be Edale.
Tomorrow 8 members of the orienteering club will be racing in the BUCS x-country race in Cardiff.
Six people with ties to the club make up the men's Sheffield University A team: Street, Buswell, Bayton, Rocke, Little, Beasant
Schorah will also run the A race for Hallam.
Our social secretary will be running the B race later in the day. We will all be running the social.
Last weekend was the British Uni's End of Winter Weekend (Website) held in beautiful Sheffield.
It started with a lovely long run out on Kinder Scout in the snow, 12km in 1hr 50. Tough going!
Then we all regrouped back in Sheffield and used the micro sprint map of Endcliffe Park for a bit of novel orienteering, much to the amusement of the other park's users.
On Sunday a depleted and hungover group travelled over to Wincobank for some top quality urban orienteering.
Black and gold flies above Kinder! [Photo: Dave Schorah]
For those not running the Kinder Trial, meet at 10:30am at the main car park in Edale as shown below. This is a pay and display car park, so you need change for the machine (probably approx. £3-4).
We will go for a run for up to 2 hours in two or three groups, there will be maps within each group. Each group must stick together but can return as early as they wish - make sure you have waterproofs and a bum bag/rucksack for on the hill and plenty of warm clothes for standing around after running.
We will eat lunch when everyone is back down and drive into Sheffield for the afternoon training in Endcliffe Park. We will be parking on Riverdale Road aiming to meet at approx. 2:30pm, here:
We will run a couple of short technical orienteering exercises before calling an end of the day’s activity. Make sure you have a compass for this!
Post orienteering we will retire to our accommodations and get sorted out for the evening. Everyone will meet up in broomhill at 7:00pm (possibly earlier if wanted), get food and find somewhere to sit in the Fox and Duck pub (where they allow food until 9pm I believe). We will later head to Pop Tarts (will let you know price of tickets later but should be no more than £4 hopefully).
Orienteering on one of Sheffield’s best urban forests - Wincobank. There will be a few loops to run and the potential to race one another if you wish to. Meeting at 11:00am, on Wensley St:
We will then depart early afternoon giving people plenty of time to get back home.
See you saturday!
So there's a bit on this week..
Monday - Circuits; 5.30pm, Acitivity Room 2
Tuesday - Intervals; 6.15 outside Goodwin, then run to Endcliffe Park..
Thursday - Hills; 6.30 outside Goodwin .
As usual remember to check the forum for any spontaneous training.
Hope everyone had a lovely Chistmas and New Year! So despite exams training continues.. Tends to be a good way to get out all the stress and madness from spending the day cooped up in a library..
Monday - Circuits 5.30pm Activity Room 2
Tuesday - Intervals, 6.15 outside Goodwin and we'll run down to Endcliffe park
Thursday - Hills, 6.30 outside Goodwin
So that's it for this week of organised stuff! Check the forum incase there's any runs going on at the weekend..
Last year we managed to raise a large amount of money for charity by climbing the height of Everest in a day up one of the roads in Sheffield. This year we would like to raise some more money for charity.
This year we are going to try to set a Guiness World Record. We are going for the fastest two person pantomime half marathon. The current record is detailed here.
Ralph and John will be our camel. We would like to encourage as many people as possible to enter the race whether that be as a pair (to run as a camel or cow or horse) or on your own (dressed as some kind of animal preferably). Kind of like a ShUOC farm yard if you will. For those not interested in running your support on the day would be greatly appreciated.
The two charities we will be raising money for are Unicef and Lymphoma and Leukaemia research. Eventually there will be a justgiving page set up but this is just to inform everyone of the plans and get people involved. If you are interested get your entries in fast as it is likely to fill up. http://www.sheffieldmarathon.com/ (If you decide to run as a camel you will be responsible for getting your own costume.)
After the success of the December training weekend, BUOT (British University Orienteering) are planning a late notice, quality weekend around Sheffield. Open to all student orienteers.
Saturday am: Kinder O Trial (race info @ http://www.fellrunner.org.uk/races.php?id=1977)
[if there is a group not feeling up to the kinder O trial a shorter peaks run group can split off for the morning and meet up later]
Saturday pm: spot of light orienteering and some pub food, potentially Hathersage
Saturday night: a round of beverages of choice at the infamous Sheffield Union's Pop Tarts
Sunday: some more fantastic orienteering on one of Sheffield's best areas (yet to be named) before departure.
Accommodation will be provided for those who want (floor space - free of charge), please post on the weekend's Facebook page.