Harlow Hill Lamp-O – 22 Feb 17

There was a great turnout last night for the 4th Lamp-O of the series organised by Tim Evans. Lots of shiny new CLARO jackets were on display as well, with Linda handing more out – just in time for the CompassSport Trophy.

Tim’s Organiser Comments: Thank you to all 20 of you for turning out on what was a pleasant winter evening.  I hope you enjoyed the course; all controls were visited. The results are currently draft as given the number who got number 12 wrong there will be a stewards enquiry tomorrow evening when I cycle past it. I have accepted all answers for 15 as it was a faint 1 on the control box, and I have also accepted 11 where the word “veg” was written as it is fairly overgrown. Special mention must go to Luke Parker, whose handwriting was the only one I couldn’t decipher. His squiggles for 1,2 & 3 were indistinguishable so I gave him half of them. He still came second, beaten by Leon Foster who visited 27 of the controls. First lady back was Vicky Bailey who was 4th overall with no mistakes (including number 12). The next event is in central Harrogate on the 8th March. See you there!
Tim Evans

Events Update

Wednesday evening had a good turnout – actually 13, but 12 runners as there were only 12 maps were available. David Day kindly gave up his map and went straight to the Pub!
Steve Fry was victorious – have a look at the results  from the Winter home page .

Don’t forget the Junior League at Killinghall Moor  this Saturday. Courses up to Long Orange.

 

Club Coaching – Be a Better Orienteer!

Richard Kirk and Jemima Parker will be conducting two more coaching sessions building on basic techniques covered before Christmas.  These will be:

  • Saturday 28 January 2017 – Relocation techniques
  • Saturday 4 February 2017 – Distance estimation

Venue:  Valley Gardens, Harrogate.  Meet at the Crucifix Memorial near the edge of the wooded area to the south west of the mini-golf course.  Grid Ref: SE 291548.

Parking: in either Ebor Rise or Harlow Moor Drive.

Timing:  each session will start at 14.00 and will last 90 minutes.

Equipment:  Compasses and maps will be provided.

Clothing:  Please wear suitable clothes and footwear for running/walking on wet and muddy ground in and out of the woods and not only on paths.   We will be active most of the time, but there will be some standing around during explanation/teaching, so dress warmly.

Under 16’s should be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult.

CST 2017

Message from Mike Hind – CompassSport Trophy Team Manager:

Hi all.

It’s that time of year again! This is my first call out for runners for this year’s team. I want you ALL.  That is every man Jack (and Jill) to turn out on March 12th at CLOK’s Cringle Moor event to represent Claro. The more runners we have the better we will perform. The area is a good one and I’ll try to get a map sent out (when I find it and get it scanned).

All I need from you is (for example)

  • Name ……………………Arabella Higginbottom
  • Age class………………..W90
  • BO number……………..268122
  • SI dibber number…….10943

If you don’t reply at all now – there will be reminders arriving about weekly up till the closing date.

Mike H

Winter LampO Series Started

A blustery/chilly January evening for the first Winter Lamp-O. Competitors rolled up fairly close to the start, so with 5 minutes to go numbers looked light but soon increased – all met enthusiastically by Ewan handing out maps and control cards. Tim Evans a clear winner, but very tight for second place – check out the results here.
Next event on 25th Jan in Knaresborough, final start location will be published soon.

 

Winter Lampo is on

Our Winter StreetO (or Lampo) events are on again starting next week. Why not work off a few of those mince pies in the company of fellow CLAROs and get out for a run? All welcome, but U16s must bring an adult that can keep up. Full details here.

Coaching – Compass work

If you have never really used a compass in orienteering, or if you think you need a refresher, then the next CLARO coaching session is for you. The session title is “Introduction to the Orienteering Compass and its use” and it will include a demonstration and some exercises, plus a short score event if time permits.

Please meet at 2.00pm on Saturday 25th November 2016 at the Crucifix monument (just near the top end of the mini-golf course) in Valley Gardens, Harrogate. Cost £1.50. Each session will last about 90 minutes.

No specialist equipment is needed. Compasses will be provided. Wear suitable footwear for running on rough ground and clothing appropriate to being outside whatever the weather – preferably clothes that you don’t mind getting muddy.

For further information, contact me, Richard Kirk, Coach, CLARO. 01423 879313  or richardk@claro-orienteering.org.uk.

AUTUMN STREET-O LATEST

The Autumn street (Lamp-O) penultimate event was held from the Empress on Wednesday evening. The conditions were good for mid November, and  Linda introduced a new twist of post boxes scoring double points that increased the route choice conundrum – the top 6 placed competitors had visited all 6 of them.

The temptation to gather some controls around Starbeck – and misjudging the time to get back up the hill to the finish, led to me being 50sec late back. Caitlin missed the 45minute cut-off by just 2 seconds, but fortunately didn’t impact on her well earned 3rd place.

Try a trickier night challenge at Hookstone this Saturday.