ShUOC has had an eventful week, with both local runs and epic trips keeping us busy!!!
On Monday, ShUOC took part in a Salomon Shoe Trial around Rivelin & Stannington - many thanks to the team at Up & Running Sheffield and Salomon!!!! Then on Wednesday many members took part in the next Urban Nights race - The Tipsy Sportsman - with mixed results ranging from those who had an enjoyable run to those who left their dinner behind a bin. Some members also took part in the SYO Loxley Common weekend, racing both in the daylight and the night!
But the grand finale of the week was the ShUOC trip to the depths of North Wales!
Some made the ambitious trip up the icy heights of Tryfan on Saturday morning to watch the sun rise. Two groups stayed up on the hills, exploring the mountains in the snow, clouds and sun, while the rest went orienteering training! Newborough Forest proved a technical and enjoyable area for o training, and the sunny weather made the seaside setting even more beautiful! Then in the evening we took a trip round Llyn Ogwen, watching the full moon rise. Sunday was an early start, but the views on the runs made it worthwhile. One group ran up from Llanberis across the Glyders, while the other two took alternative routes up a snow topped Yr Wyddfa from Pen y Pass before converging again to race down the Llanberis path. Some incredible photos were taken and energy was sapped dramatically.
Thank you to everyone who helped organise the trip and made it an amazing weekend!!
ShUOC has been up to a lot this last week!!
ShUOCers have been out orienteering in a range of places! On Thursday we held our selection race for BUCS around the Sheffield General Cemetery and surrounding streets, and then over the weekend various members took part for the their local club in the Compass Sport Cup Qualifiers! Well to those whose clubs have made it through the selection process!!!
ShUOC has also been busy running in the fells, with a successfully boggy social run across White Edge on Wednesday, and additionally Eve Pannone competed in the BB Kong Fell Race in the Lake District, placing 2nd Woman, and Toby Antcliff competed in the Eskdale Eureka race, placing 2nd overall! And finally, there has even been some XC this week, with Hannah Noble taking part in the Killamarsh Interclub XC and placing 2nd woman!
Well done all on an epic week!!
📸 Toby's Dad
As we successfully made it out of the Lake District terrain intact, it's time to review what ShUOC has been up to this week!
This weekend, a group from ShUOC travelled up to the Lake District to compete in the British Night Orienteering Champs, as well as the events in Keswick and Loughrigg! Some excellent running out there!
Long - 39th Joseph Goodwin, 42nd Rebecca Ward
M21 - 12th Adam Conway, 15th Dominic Green, 23rd Joseph Goodwin, 27th Benjamin Stevens
W20 - 6th Maya Hampshire Wright
W21 - 7th Rebecca Ward
Blue - 10th Benjamin Stevens, 14th Alex Mason, 45th Maya Hampshire Wright
Brown - 23rd Adam Conway, 33rd Dominic Green, 42nd Joseph Goodwin, 67th Rebecca Ward
While the orienteers were out trying not to get lost, Cynog, Alex and Tom spent their time exploring the fells of the Lakes, experiencing some cracking views!
ShUOC also hosted two GIAG events this week - Orienteering at Burbage and a Fell Run out from Castleton!! And on Thursday, the sky blessed us (or cursed us, depending on who you ask) with snow, leading to a classic snowy Rivelin Valley run (and a snowball fight where we dominated over mountaineering).
ShUOC has had a busy week, with members competing in a range of competitions!!
Orienteering of course was popular this week.
Some members took part in the SYO Lees Hall & Coneygree night event on Wednesday:
Blue: 3rd Adam Conway, 4th Joe Thomas, 5th Chloe Potter, 10th Dominic Green, 11th Rebecca Ward, 28th Eleanor Ellis, 29th Liam Overett, 34th Jack Baker, 42nd Alex Mason
Green: 26th Edward Corden
Orange: 7th Abbie Walker
Then on Saturday more competed at the SYO Ecclesall Woods event!
Blue: 1st Adam Conway, 2nd Chloe Potter, 3rd Adrien Gallet, 4th Dominic Green, 13th Maya Hampshire Wright, 14th Jonty Cope, 16th Abbie Walker, 20th Joe Thomas, 21st Edward Corden
Green: 6th Ben Stevens
And finally ShUOC also attended the PFO Event at Hardcastle Crags...
Brown: 4th Harry Scott, 7th Dominic Green, 10th Joseph Goodwin, 18th Jack Baker
Blue: 11th Eleanor Ellis
Green: 23rd Max Watson
And over in New Zeland, Thomas Entwistle has been competing in the Oceania Cup!
There have been many members running parkruns this week, as well as volunteering too! All across Sheffield, from Endcliffe to Hillsborough, to Millhouses and Castle members took part in some way shape or form, will some brilliant results!!
Fell Running and Cross Country have been popular this week too!!
On Saturday Alica Gamble took part in the Jarrett's Jaunt Fell Race, whose race time placed her 1st Woman!!
The same day, many members also competed in the BUCS XC Champs. Well done to Toby Antcliff, Ben O'Dowd, Tim Barry and Jason Hayman who all ran!
Then on Sunday, Alex Mason competed in the Loughrigg Silverhow Fell Race, placing 1st overall!!!!!!
And in XC, Hannah Noble ran in the Clowne Interclub XC!
Well done all, amazing efforts from all this week!!
📸 Bill Williamson, Hillsborough Parkrun, Ben Stevens