This week ShUOC has been busy running and dancing! On Friday we attended a Ceilidh, and had a brilliant evening spinning, clapping, and agreeing that most of us can't dance. Thank you @ceilidhsoc for a fantastic event, everyone had a lot of fun!
The same evening, Toby Antcliff took part
in a track event hosted at the EIS, and where he flew into 1st place during the 800m event!!!
On Saturday, a large group travelled to Linacre Reservoirs to take part in the DVO orienteering event!
Short Green: 11th Max Watson
Brown: 1st Adam Conway, 2nd Dominic Green, 3rd Adrian Gallet, 4th Chloe Potter, 10th Ben Stevens, 11th Rebecca Ward, 13th William Lake
Saturday was a great day for fellrunners too!! Many members took part in the Dark Peak Fell Race club Champs, trecking across the fells. Others took part in the Baslow Bolt: 4th Harry Kneen, 5th Tim Barry, 35th Louis James.
The racing didn't stop there! On Sunday Adam Conway travelled to the Lake District for the Tim Watkins Trophy, experiencing "180 minutes of pure unfiltered slog".
And finally it is important to recognise the work of club members supporting the growth of juniors in our sport. Well done to Maya who travelled to Hawkshead to help out at the M/W16 junior training!
LESS THAN 1 WEEK 'TILL SPOOK!!
3, 2, 1. Go!
This week ShUOC attended the Great Urban Fell Race around Sheffield hosted by SPOOK alumni Tim Tett. The course took us up 3 of Sheffield's hills (Bolehills, Wincobank and Parkwood Springs) and back again in time for a BBQ. Well done to all who took part, whether you ran round as a group or braved the streets solo!
Thr same evening Joseph Goodwin took on the night orienteering around Silver Wood hosted by SYO, placing 4th on the Blue!
On Sunday, a large group of ShUOCers attended the Steel City Trail 10km up Porter Valley!!
1st Adrien Gallet
2nd Tim Barry
4th Andrew Macdonald
8th Dominic Green
10th Chloe Potter
14th Maya Hampshire Wright
16th Dan Ostler
17th Rebecca Ward
18th Adam Conway
19th Jack Baker
24th Abbie Walker
28th Liam Overett
38th Eleanor Ellis
And finally, a few members of ShUOC then took part in the local South Yorkshire X-Country!!
Well done to all who have raced and trained this week!!!!!!
📸 Helen Royles-Jone
This week, ShUOC has been up and about training and racing!
On Thursday, we teamed up with our sponsors at Up & Running Sheffield for a ShUOC × Altra Try-on run! Thank you to the team at Up & Running, the club had a brilliant time trying out the shoes and trying not to fall in the bogs of Redmires!
On Saturday, a large group of ShUOCers attended Endcliffe Park Parkrun, as well as others who visited other parkruns in Sheffield. Well done to Abbie Walker on a smashing overall 5km PB!!
On Sunday, some members orienteered in the Forest of Dean in the compass sport Cup, representing their home clubs. Will Lake and his SBOC team lead the way in the Trophy. Chloe Potter and Ben Stevens raced for local SYO club, who were 1st in the Cup, and Joseph Goodwin raced for WCOC who placed 7th!!
And in the Peaks, Henry Webb took part in the Roaches Fell race and placed 2nd, despite dealing with a fall that removed most of his chin!
Finally, a massive congratulations to Jessica Harrison, who completed her first ever marathon in the Gower!!!! A great achievement, well done!!!!
This weekend ShUOC held its Freshers Weekend in the Lake District!!
The trip got off to a great start with a late night run up to Gummer's How, where bogs reigned supreme and paths up slopes mysteriously dissappeared.
On Saturday there was orienteering training around Great Tower, with a great mix of courses for all, and a clock relay to round it all off!! The Forest Alc-O followed not long after, where Dominic Green managed to defend his title as an Alc-O champion, only just fending off Tim Barry who came in a close 2nd, and Will Lake coming in 3rd.
Sunday, and ShUOC set off for runs across the Coniston Fells. Despite the clouds being down at the top, the views lower down were still beautiful, making the pain of the hills worthwhile!
Earlier in the week, ShUOC has its Spooky Halloween Social Run down Rivelin. Some good outfits!!!!
And finally, some members who didn't attend the Freshers Weekend, attended the SYO Orienteering event at the EIS and Olympic Legacy Park. Blue: 2nd Adrien Gallet, 10th Chloe Potter.
A big thank you to all who helped organise the trip away this weekend, it was a big task, but it was carried out excellently!
ShUOC has been here there and everywhere this week!!!!
On Saturday, a group of ShUOCers travelled up to the EBOR York Indoor Cup at Millthorpe School, leaving bright and early to pick up a Parkrun at Temple Newsam on the way up.
Women's Open: 2nd Eleanor Ellis, mp Chloe Potter.
Men's Open: 5th Dominic Green, 13th Adrian Gallet, mp Ben Stevens.
Back in Sheffield, another group met at a rather boggy Endcliffe Parkrun. Well done to Jonty Cope, Hannah Noble, Rebecca Ward, Joseph Goodwin and Abbie Walker for braving the cold morning!!
Over in the Lake District, Andrew Macdonald took two races, first completing the Race to the Summit, placing 1st U23, followed by the Buttermere Shepherds Meet where once again he stole the title of first U23!
Down in the depths of Wales, the OMM was underway. Maya Hampshire Wright, and SPOOK alumni Madeleine Davis came 11th Female team on the medium score, and Robert Seddon and his partner came 2nd overall on the Short Score.
It's been a weekend of long racing too! On Saturday SPOOK members Liam Overett completed the Endurancelife North York Moors Marathon, a brilliant feat!!!! And on Sunday Charlotte Mosley took on the Worksop Halloween Half Marathon, completing it in a spookily smashing time, despite achey knees.
Some ShUOCers have been racing Cross Country this weekend too!! Alex Mason and Jason Hayman both competed at the Manchester University X-Country Relays on Saturday. And on Sunday, Eve Pannone, Chloe Potter, Alice Gamble and Alex Mason all raced at the South Yorkshire X-Country in Longley Park!!
And finally, our Social Sec Tom Perry has been out in the depths of Czechia, orienteering training as part of the British Squads pre JWOC prep!!!!!
Well done all who have competed this week!!!!!!!
This weekend, ShUOC took part in the British Fell Relays in Braithwaite.
ShUOC's team, comprising of Louis James, Andrew Macdonald, Dominic Green, Abbie Walker, Rebecca Ward & Freya Tatham, had a brilliant race placing 4th overall in the mixed teams category! This was the first time that we know of, that ShUOC has put forward its own team rather than just running under local clubs (ye oldie SPOOK members let us know if this isn't the case), so congratulations all!!!
Well done too to the other members of ShUOC who competed and ran for their local clubs: Cynog Williams, Edward Corden, Ben Sharrock, Tim Barry, Henry Webb, Alice Gamble, Alex Mason, Tom Perry, Eve Pannone & Harry Kneen, as well as our SPOOK Alumni! Some really brilliant performances out there!!!!
On Sunday, while the Fell runners were out on 'easy recovery' runs up some big hills, other ShUOCers raced in the EPOC orienteering event at Judy Woods. Well done to Ben Stevens who was 5th on the Brown, and to Max Watson who was 13th on the Light Green!!
And finally, out in the Peak District, Jack Baker took part in the Peak Raid, placing 17th out of 105, with 430 points. A brilliant result!!!!
Well done all who have raced and to those who have been joining us during our training session!!!!
It's been go go this week!!!!
Across Friday, Saturday and Sunday, some ShUOC and SPOOK members attended the EuroMeeting in Stirling, with Chloe Potter and Nathan Lawson competing for the GB team, and Thomas Entwistle, Dominic Green and Adam Conway taking part in the public racing. Lots of close sprint racing, well done all who competed!!!!!!
Back in Yorkshire, the Unsanctioned Athletics event took place on Saturday from Bakewell, where Cynog Williams claimed 2nd place, with Tom Perry just behind in 3rd!!!
Over in Grindleford, Henry Webb ran in the Grindleford Gallop, a whole 21 miles across the Peaks, coming in 1st place!!
More running on Sunday, with many ShUOCers freezing in the cold attending the Steel City 10km in Shire Brook!!!!
Steel City 10km: 1st Adrien Gallet, 5th Liam Overett, 10th Rebecca Ward, dnf Eleanor Ellis.
Others from ShUOC competed in the South Yorkshire X-Country race!! Well done to Alice Gamble, Charlotte Mosley, Jason Hayman and Alex Mason who all ran!!!!!
And of course, on Wednesday ShUOC hosted its freshers meal at BBs Italian, followed by a trip along west street (thank you too our sponsers @mrwilsons and @Hoffenbrau) and ROAR!!!!
Well done to all who have raced and trained this week!! Here's to another exciting week to come!!
📸 Wendy Carlyle, Grindleford Gallop, Eleanor Ellis, https://www.instagram.com/josh.luke.brown/
ShUOC has had a busy week again!!!!
On Wednesday, a group headed out to the SYO Dusk Event at Moss Valley & Owler Carr for an evening of falling into streams and missing paths in the dark.
Blue: 1st Joe Thomas, 2nd Chloe Potter, 4th Adam Conway, 5th Adrien Gallet, 9th Dominic Green, 16th Henry Webb, MP Rebecca Ward & Edward Corden.
Green: 3rd Ben Stevens, 9th Jack Baker, MP Cynog Williams.
Saturday saw more SYO racing, with many running at the Bolehills event!
Blue: 1st Adam Conway, 2nd Chloe Potter, 3rd Adrien Gallet, 6th Maya Hampshire Wright, 7th Joe Goodwin, 8th Jason Hayman, 14th Rebecca Ward, 16th Liam Cuerett (Overett), 22nd Eleanor Ellis, 24th Jonty Cope.
Green: 4th Abbie Walker
Light Green: 6th Max Watson, 21st Harry Jones et al.
And then on Sunday (because no we hadn't had enough of getting lost yet), more ShUOCers traveled to Longshaw for a DVO event!
Brown: 1st Adam Conway, 3rd Adrien Gallet, 4th Dominic Green, 6th Chloe Potter.
Blue: 2nd Ben Stevens, 13th Rebecca Ward, 29th Eleanor Ellis.
Orange: 13th Adeliya Yerbolatova
Of course, we can't forget the most important orienteering event of the week! Our annual Alc-O race round the pubs of Crookes & Broomhill took place on Friday! Last year's winner Jason Hayman had his crown stripped, but still placed a respectable 3rd, with the win going to Dominic Green and 2nd place going to Eleanor Ellis!!
Fell runners have also been active this week!! On Saturday the Curbar Commotion was hosted in the Peaks! 4th Tim Barry, 6th Harry Kneen, 36th Roberto Graham-Exposito. In the Lake District, Eve Pannone took part in the Langdale Horseshoe claiming 2nd Female!!!
Well done to all who have competed!!!!!!
Another week, another load of races and runs!
This week has seen more of our GIAG events take place, with The Edge orienteering training on Wednesday seeing a brilliant turnout, and despite the pouring rain many also joined our run round Redmires! ShUOC has also begun its weekly training schedule again, thank you to all who have turned up to those too!
Yesterday saw ShUOC team up with SYO at the regional orienteering event at Rivelin Valley! Some brilliant planning from our secretary Adam, despite the unforgiving terrain, and great organisation from our captain Eleanor! Thank you too to all who volunteered today, braving the rain to help ensure things ran smoothly!
Brown: 1st Joe Thomas, 13th Joe Goodwin, 14th Adrien Gallet, 15th Chloe Potter, 19th Rebecca Ward, 29th Liam Overett.
Blue: 3rd Michael Finch
Light Green: 2nd Abbie Walker, 10th Max Watson
Up in the Lake District, other ShUOCers travelled up to the Hodgson Brothers mountain relays. Well done to Ben Sharrock, whose team came in 1st place. Cynog Williams, Alex Mason, Henry Webb, Edward Corden whose team were 4th. Eve Pannone and Ben O'Dowd whose team was 7th. Alice Gamble, whose team was 55th.
Even further afield, Andrew Macdonald took part in the Loch Ness Marathon, having a smashing run and beating his sub 3h goal! Congratulations!!!
And finally fresher Will Lake took part in the Peak raid!
Well done to all!!!!!!!!!!!
It's been a busy week for ShUOC with races and freshers events alike!
Firstly welcome to everyone who is thinking of joining, it's been great to see so many show and interest at the fairs. Today's GIAG up Porter Brook was a huge success, great to see so many turn up! Hope to see more new faces at our events next week too!
On Saturday a group of ShUOCers competed in the John Hewitt Shelf Moor.
9th Edward Corden, 14th Tom Perry, 17th Cynog Williams, 18th Alex Mason, 20th Henry Webb, 33rd Eve Pannone, 91st Thomas Entwistle, 141st Louis James, 143rd Harry Scott, 181st Alice Gamble, 207th Abbie Walker.
And then today, following the grueling fell race on Saturday, Alice Gamble competed in the Sheffield 10km!!
Well done to all who have raced this week!