On Friday, Liam, Adrien and Evan set off to run The Sheffield Big Walk to help raise money for Genetic Disease Research at the University of Sheffield🧬. The route took them round Edale Skyline and heading back into Sheffield, in total they completed 50km with Eleanor joining for the final 30km🏃🏻🏃🏼♀️.
Evan told us about the day “A few of the more mentally unhinged members of ShUOC, including myself, decided to run The Big Walk in aid of Genetic Disease Research at the university this past Friday. We battled the physical, mental and geographical ups and downs but I’m very proud to say we all completed the distances even if we were in various states of broken!”
Adrien told us “It was a brilliant day out with some fellow ShUOCers in the Peaks running the 50km Big Walk, some niggles here and there but we mustered through!”
Liam just kept it simple, “It was fun”.
Eleanor summed up the day “It was a great end to my first year at university, running my longest run with some other ShUOCers. A really enjoyable day!”
A huge well done to all 4 ShUOC members, an absolute fantastic achievement! You can still donate to the cause to help support the research at the Uni🖤💛
The link to donate: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/shuoc-big-walk-2022
Last Sunday, ShUOC members headed to Leeds University for the British Sprint Individual Orienteering Championships.
First up in the morning was the Qualifiers, with members running courses to determine which final they made. These courses used Woodhouse Moor before heading back into the university campus and having to think fast in the intricate campus.
In the afternoon, after being placed into our finals, ShUOC members headed out into the technical areas of campus, with plenty of steps and levels to keep us all confused!
A huge well done to the following members:
MOpenB Tom Entwistle 8th
MOpenC Adrien Gallet 3rd
WOpenA Chloe Potter 7th
WOpenB Laura Harrison 11th
W20B Eleanor Ellis 1st
A few words from Tom nicely summed up the day, “Nice couple of courses at the British Sprints, with a fast and fun Qualifier and technical Finals area left you second guessing. Nice to see ShUOC both old and new out there running strong on their courses! No mispunches in that area is a great sign!”
A huge thank you to AIRE for organising the event. Photo credit to Wendy Carlyle📸
Last Thursday, ShUOC members competed in the Bamford Sheepdog Trials Fell Race. A huge well done to Joe Woodley who came 4th overall, with Evan Bowers coming 11th and Andrew Macdonald coming 24th over the 7km course with 300m of climb. Well done to Alice Gamble who came 64th overall.
Over at Stockton, well done to Laura Harrison who competed at the CLOK Stockton Riverside event as part of the 3 day Northern Jubil-O Weekend.
This weekend we will see the British Orienteering Mixed Sprint Relays and British Sprint Individual Championships held at Leeds Beckett University and Leeds University. Best of luck to all ShUOC members running both for ShUOC or their respective club!