Today Sheffield University Orienteering Club was named University club of the year by British Orienteering. We also came second in the overall competition looking at all the orienteering clubs across Great Britian. This is a fantastic achievement and shows that the hard work the club has put in in the last year is being recognised.
Last weekend, ShUOC travelled to the lake district to compete in BUC's Orienteering. It was a fine turnout from ShUOC with members representing both the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University.
The individual race took place on Loughrig, a tough open hillside with lots of detail. This produced some fantastic orienteering for both the experienced members of the club fighting for medals and the beginners fighting to complete their course.
The stand out performers of the day were Anwen Darlington, who took the silver medal in the womens class, and John Rocke, who's early mistake cost him a medal, finishing in 5th place in the mens. After the individual race, The University of Sheffield was in 2nd place behind Edinburgh University.
The relays took place on classic lake district orienteering area Bigland. Offering a different challenge from the individual the fast but tricky forest offered great challenges to competitors. In the mens race, Sheffield Hallam's tactics of sending their strongest runners out first saw them fighting for the lead after two legs but a great run by John Rocke saw The University of Sheffield take a silver medal with Hallam pushed down to fourth. In the womens race, Anwen Darlington led The University of Sheffield into fourth place behind an Edinburgh clean sweep of the podium.
Monday - 5.30pm Circuits, Goodwin Activity Room 2
Pub Fox and Duck 8.30 onwards..
Tuesday - 6.15pm Intervals meet outside the gates of Goodwin and then we'll run down to Endcliffe Park
Wednesday - 6.45 SYO Clubnight, this week is being run by Kris Jones and will be focussing on British Sprint and Middle Champs this weekend, I'd highly recommend it to anyone who is competing! It will be held in a classroom so please ask at reception
Thursday - 4.30 Sprintervals, meet outside the gates of Goodwin and please remember to print off a map http://www.shuoc.co.uk/sprintervals.html
Weekend - British Sprint and Middle Champs, for transport please check the forum.
On FRIDAY we are holding a Sport Relief competition. It is £2.50 to enter with 50p going back to ShUOC. This is a competition with other university clubs as to which club can run the most miles. It is up to you how many miles you would like to run.. It would be great to have everyone's support.
For Sport Relief we are raising money by seeing which University sport team can run the most miles in a 4 hour time limit.
It's £2.50 per person and you can run as many miles as you like with 50p being returned to the club it came from. There is a prize for the person wh...o runs the most miles.
You can only run for 1 sports team.
Details are still being finalised but 23rd of March, 11am-3pm, in Weston park.
Monday - 5.30pm Circuits, Goodwin Activity Room 2
Also pub, 8.30 onwards, Fox and Duck
Tuesday - 6.15 Intervals, meet ourside the gates of Goodwin and we'll run down to Endcliffe Park.
Wednesday - 6.45, SYO Clubnight, this week is a circuits session, Pearson Building, Sport Hallam
Thursday - The Kelham Island Urban Race on Thursday March 8th will be a normal (if there is such a thing), night middle’ish race on anew map. I have booked the upstairs room at the Fat Cat for food, great beer and a general get together afterwards. However, food needs to be pre-ordered and it would also be good to know who’s running at the same time so if you plan on coming please RSVP with food and course orders. Tim Tett's email is below the info, please RSVP to him NOT this email address.
Food of offer – all £4.50
· Steak & Ale Pie, Potatoes and Peas
· Chicken Curry & Rice
· Nutty Mushroom Pies, Pots and Peas (V)
Beer on Offer
· Plenty of Real Ale – it’s the Fat Cat
Courses on offer
· Long –6.0km as the crow flies
· Medium – 4Km
· Short – 1.5km. only crosses a few minor roads – should be ok for children if you trust them
The Long and Medium courses will cross several busy roads and because it gets dark later, the O’ing won’t start until 7 with last start around 7.45. Food will be from 8.30’ish.
68 Roebuck Road, Sheffield, S6 3GQ
T: 0114 266 7922
M: 07771 725021
Saturday - Urban Orienteering (SHAFF Weekend)
The event will be on an exciting all-new map by Oli Johnson including Park Hill flats and the new Sheaf Park, but also crossing to Victoria Quays with assembly in the new amphitheatre above the mainline Sheffield Station. It will have 3 urban orienteering courses plus some kids activities - a beginner's course and a kid's course,
Starts between 11:00 and 12:30. Cost for beginners and kids courses £1 juniors (under 21), £3 adults. The standard orienteering courses will cost £3 juniors, £7 adults, with a discount of £2 for adult British Orienteering members and those having a ticket for a ShAFF film. Please preenter at http://www.fabian4.co.uk/default.aspx?EventID=649 if possible so that we know how many maps to provide. Entries will stay open until Wednesday 7th March.
Course lengths are:
So quite a busy week this week!