Claro Weekly News

Claro Results

Claro runners were spread across the country this weekend.

In the London City races, Quentin Harding was 1st on Saturday and Sunday, Ruth Ker was 5th on Saturday and 3rd on Sunday. Davy Ker was 17th on Saturday pictured in action below.

In Anglesey Matthew Rochester was 24th on Saturday and Luke Parker 26th on Blue, on Sunday Luke was 29th but 6th M18 on Brown. Liz Potterton was 32nd on Saturday and 24th on Sunday on Green.

And last but not least up in The Lakes at Gallopen Mike Hind was 20th on Saturday and 26th on Sunday on Blue, Allen Barnes was 30th on Green and Jackie Barnes 16th on Light Green on the Sunday.

Coming up

If you are aware of any events I have missed please drop me an e-mail at news@claro-orienteering.org.uk

Club League

The club league has been updated and the winners can be seen here on the website. Allen Banister who currently compiles the results needs to step down so he can concentrate on the SI duties he has taken on for the club, so we need a volunteer to take on next years League, all the spreadsheets are set up for 2018/19 and the events chosen they just need populating after the events and lots of training will be given, please speak to Tim or Allen if you are interested.

Club AGM

This years club AGM will take place on Wednesday 17th October 2018. At the Kairos Church on Harlow Terrace starting at 7:30 , more details will follow shortly but put the date in your diaries

Harlow Hill Event 30th September

The next Club event that was due to be a YHOA superleague and championships at Angram is now just a regional event at Harlow Hill due to access problems at Angram. Mike Cope is organising and Graham Ramsden is Planning.

Full details are on the CLARO website. It has the usual timings, and courses are from White to Brown. Parking is in a proper car park at Central House off Otley Road. We were unable to park at RHS Harlow Carr because of a big event on there, which may be worth a visit afterwards. There is a walk to the start and from the finishes which are just off Crag Lane, but not too far.
There are two requests to CLARO members from me as organiser.
First, the event will have a timed out road crossing on Harlow Moor Road, where some courses will cross going towards Valley Gardens and coming back from them. This needs helpers to keep an eye on it. Also, there are two finishes which again means extra helpers. If you can help, and you are not in one of the regular helper teams, or you are not needed in your regular helper team, could you let me know, please? Include any preferences and whether you would like a late or an early run.
The second request is a bit more complicated. The Brown course will have 34 controls which means that split times are not recorded for the last 4 for those using an old style dibber. Competitors on the Brown course will be warned of this in the final details and at registration. They still get a proper finish time and so it is unlikely to worry many with an old dibber. It is also likely that most on the Brown course will have a newer dibber anyway. We are not going to offer newer dibbers to all as CLARO does not have any. However, if someone does ask at registration, I wondered if any CLAROs with newer dibbers would be prepared to let their dibber be borrowed. Perhaps CLARO members who are not competing, or who would be prepared to use a CLARO hire dibber if they are doing a shorter course,. Obviously, this would have to be on the understanding that any loss would have to be paid for at the cost of a replacement dibber – which may put some off.
If any CLARO member can help with either of these requests, please get in touch – mike.cope47@dsl.pipex.com
Thanks
Mike Cope

Adult Coaching

The Orienteering Foundation are running an adult course on Saturday 10th November cost is a very reasonable £12 for individuals or £6 for groups. Richard is willing to run a group if there are enough takers. There is the option of the LOC event on Holme Fell on the Sunday. Details are here.

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Claro Results
Well done to those Claro’s who raced at the British Championships we have some Silverwear in the club!

Results were:-
Quentin Harding 1st in his sprint heat, 4th in the final and 2nd on Sunday in the middle earning him a silver medal
Matthew Rochester 15th in his sprint heat but 3rd M18 27th in the B final but 6th M18, 24th in the middle
Susan Birtwistle 6th in her sprint heat, 15th in the A final and 16th on Sunday
Ruth Ker 2nd in her sprint heat and second in the final earning herself a silver medal she was 7th on Sunday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Well done all

Elsewhere at Hurstwood on Saturday after a sterling help with parkrun tail walking Liz Potterton was 10th on Green. It isn’t Orienteering but also congratulations to Nathan Parker who was 1st U23 on the Isle of Man end to end MTB race this weekend, the second year in a row a club member has won this category. Brother Luke was 3rd U23 and Dad Adrian was 32nd Vet B

Coming up

If you are aware of any events I have missed please drop me an e-mail at news@claro-orienteering.org.uk

Club League

The club league has been updated and the winners can be seen here on the website. Allen Banister who currently compiles the results needs to step down so he can concentrate on the SI duties he has taken on for the club, so we need a volunteer to take on next years League, all the spreadsheets are set up for 2018/19 and the events chosen they just need populating after the events and lots of training will be given, please speak to Tim or Allen if you are interested.

Club AGM

This years club AGM will take place on Wednesday 17th October 2018. At the Kairos Church on Harlow Terrace starting at 7:30 , more details will follow shortly but put the date in your diaries

Harlow Hill Event 30th September

The next Club event that was due to be a YHOA superleague and championships at Angram is now just a regional event at Harlow Hill due to access problems at Angram. Mike Cope is organising and Graham Ramsden is Planning.

Full details are on the CLARO website. It has the usual timings, and courses are from White to Brown. Parking is in a proper car park at Central House off Otley Road. We were unable to park at RHS Harlow Carr because of a big event on there, which may be worth a visit afterwards. There is a walk to the start and from the finishes which are just off Crag Lane, but not too far.
There are two requests to CLARO members from me as organiser.
First, the event will have a timed out road crossing on Harlow Moor Road, where some courses will cross going towards Valley Gardens and coming back from them. This needs helpers to keep an eye on it. Also, there are two finishes which again means extra helpers. If you can help, and you are not in one of the regular helper teams, or you are not needed in your regular helper team, could you let me know, please? Include any preferences and whether you would like a late or an early run.
The second request is a bit more complicated. The Brown course will have 34 controls which means that split times are not recorded for the last 4 for those using an old style dibber. Competitors on the Brown course will be warned of this in the final details and at registration. They still get a proper finish time and so it is unlikely to worry many with an old dibber. It is also likely that most on the Brown course will have a newer dibber anyway. We are not going to offer newer dibbers to all as CLARO does not have any. However, if someone does ask at registration, I wondered if any CLAROs with newer dibbers would be prepared to let their dibber be borrowed. Perhaps CLARO members who are not competing, or who would be prepared to use a CLARO hire dibber if they are doing a shorter course,. Obviously, this would have to be on the understanding that any loss would have to be paid for at the cost of a replacement dibber – which may put some off.
If any CLARO member can help with either of these requests, please get in touch – mike.cope47@dsl.pipex.com
Thanks
Mike Cope

Park Run

Thank you for all the Claro’s who turned up at the park run on Saturday to volunteer, all went well and I think the tokens are now back in order.

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Claro News 6th August 2018

Claro Activity
Well done to those Claro’s who made the trip to the Lakes 5 days. In the words of one Claro Competitor. ‘You know how every day is hot and sunny this summer? Well, we sorted that out by going to the Lake District for our summer holidays! For an added challenge, we lowered the cloud level until the fells mimicked night orienteering and all those wearing glasses steamed them up to add to the fun’  All seemed to enjoy the well-organised event despite the standard Lakes weather and suggest we all add it to our diaries for 2022.

Here is Liz Drewe on the podium with her prize.

Overall results for those I found were ( order as they appear on Fabian4)

Will Drewe 9th M35S, best results 4th Day 4
Quentin Harding 1st M55, best results 1st Day 1,2 &4
Mike Hind 18th M65, best results 6th day 1 7th Day 2
Allen Barnes 8th M75, best results 5th Day 4 4th Day 5
Tamsin Ker 1st W16B, best results 1st Day 2 &3
Liz Drewe 1st W35S, best results 1st Day 2 & 5
Ruth Ker 4th W50, best results 3rd Day 2
Liz Potterton 6th W60, best result 7th Day 2
Jackie Barnes 13th W70L, best results 8th Day 4

More analysis is on the lakes 5-day website

Newsletter

The Newsletter will be having a months rest until the beginning of September

Coming up

If you are aware of any events I have missed please drop me an e-mail at news@claro-orienteering.org.uk

 

Park Run
As a number of Claro’s are regulars at the park run, we have agreed to take over the volunteering as much as possible on Saturday 8th September, more details will come out soon but place it in your diary and if you can help drop the chairman an e-mail

Club League

The last spring flower events will be the final two counting event in the club league, details are here on the website. Allen Banister who currently compiles the results needs to step down so he can concentrate on the SI duties he has taken on for the club, so we need a volunteer to take on next years League, all the spreadsheets are set up they just need populating after the events and lots of training will be given, please speak to Tim or Allen if you are interested.

British Mixed Sprint Relays

Six Claros headed up to Pegswood near Morpeth last Saturday for the 2018 British Mixed Sprint Relays.

NATO laid on a great event with a mixture of urban and country park terrain.

Both teams came away with medals! Steve, Adrian and Ruth in the V40+ category ended up with silver medals just losing out to a fast finishing FVO team. However Tim, Susan and new member Quentin in V55+ stormed home in first place for gold! A very speedy (injured) Quentin brought them home in the lead, maybe he’s done this sort of thing before!!

Results

Knaresborough Urban – 27 May 18

Organiser’s Comments (Richard Kirk)
Thanks to everyone who came along to enjoy some entertaining navigating up and down Knaresborough’s hills and along and through its various ginnels and hidden corners.  Results are here. The weather cooperated after a worrying series of wet and cold days — and the crowds came out.  I hope that no one feels that their winning run was spoiled by people jams on some of Knaresborough’s narrow stone stairs!
We were lucky this year to have the use of facilities at the Henshaws Arts and Crafts Centre which afforded an excellent run in – and a devilish final control which caught a few of you out – but compensation in the form of rather a good café not 20 paces from Download.
As always, the CLARO machine swung into action to make my job simple and straightforward.  We enjoyed putting the event on and hope you had as much fun on your run.  We look forward to next years CLARO Urban.
LOST PROPERTY:
  • A black headband
  • A pair of dark brown tortoiseshell style sunglasses.
Claimants contact me on richardk@claro-orienteering.org.uk
Planner’s Comments (Ruth Ker)
From me, simply, thank you.  To Richard (organiser), Graham (controller) and Mike (long-suffering map up-dater) for such slick contributions.   To you all for coming and for your generosity of warm-hearted compliments and appreciation of my efforts to entertain and to catch you out (successful in many cases it would appear).  It makes it all worthwhile when you have enjoyed yourselves.    I would love to see your run on RouteGadget (please).

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Claro top 10s

Claro Runners have been competing afar in the last 2 weeks. Over the weekend in Balmoral at the British Champs, and for some reason the Queen wasn’t there to welcome them, Ruth Ker was 10th on W50L, Mike Hind was 19th on M65L and Liz Potterton was 24th on W60L. Combined as Claro’s Scottish Adventurers they were 19th in the Ad-Hoc class on Sundays relays.

Meanwhile, on eerily quiet roads on Saturday at the 4hr NYMBO from Grewelthorpe, despite a lacklustre start Tim Evans was 3rd V50 and 5th Overall, Adrian Parker was 9th V40 and Jemima Parker and Jo Anderson were 2nd W50. On Sunday Jackie Barnes was 7th on Short Green on the PFO event at Brun Valley. At the BAOC event at Woodthorpe Ruth Ker was 1st Woman and 2nd O/A on the Light Green

The previous week Tim Evans was at the annual MTBO camp in Denmark, his best results were 9th M55 in Camp Cup race 3 and 16th overall in the Hoker the final ultra long race. The picture is from the crying mile. This event had 20 controls a course length of 1 mile and a map scale of 1:1666, this was part of the evening entertainment.

Knaresborough Town Centre Race Sunday 27th May

CLARO are organising an Urban event this Sunday starting from Henshaws, where I am advised there is also an excellent Cafe. Ruth Ker has planned some excellent courses. A newly updated map at 1:4,000 has been prepared with additional parts of the town centre and Conyngham Hall that have not been used before. There are excellent opportunities for off-road junior courses. This event has a castle, river, railway, bridges, ginnels, steps…… Full details are on the website here. I hope to see many of you there.

Coming up

If you are aware of any events I have missed please drop me an e-mail at news@claro-orienteering.org.uk

British Mixed Sprint Relays

NATO are organising 2 events on the 9th and 10th June in Morpeth details are here. The first event is on Saturday afternoon and is the British mixed sprint relay. We already have one team and we would like a few more, teams are of 3 people and must have at least one man and one woman. If you are interested please can you e-mail Ruth so she can collate teams. Entries close 3rd June. As agreed at the latest committee meeting the club will contribute to the entry fee.

Spring Flowers 2018
No sooner have the winter blues subsided that we start to think of the next series of events the Spring Flowers. These will be like last year with limited SI boxes. . We are also looking to have a meet up after each event. The Next event is Wednesday 30th May at Harlow Hill.

4 30 May 18 Harlow Hill, Harrogate Tim Evans

5 13 June 18 Conyngham Hall, Knaresborough Toby & Liz Rochester

6 27 June 18 Brimham Rocks Liz Potterton

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Claro top 10s

Claro runners were in action over the weekend. Those that ventured North to CLOKs event seem to have fared better than those that ventured South to the SYO event. At Hutton Lowcross Emma McAnaw was 3rd Lady on Blue and David Day was 5th Man. At Grimethorpe Sharon Bowes was 4th lady on Green.

Meanwhile, at the Canterbury Park Run, Edwyn Oliver-Evans was 1st home and in the BAOC event at Richmond Ruth Ker was first Woman, Allen Barnes was first M75 and Jackie Barnes first W70.

Coming up

If you are aware of any events I have missed please drop me an e-mail at news@claro-orienteering.org.uk

Spring Flowers  2018

No sooner have the winter blues subsided that we start to think of the next series of events the Spring Flowers. These will be like last year with limited SI boxes.  We are also looking to have a meet up after each event. If you missed the first events results are here.  The Next event is Wednesday 16th May at Killinghall Moor.

3   16 May 18   Killinghall Moor, Harrogate                            Allen Banister

4   30 May 18  Harlow Hill, Harrogate                                   Tim Evans

5   13 June 18  Conyngham Hall, Knaresborough                 Toby & Liz Rochester

6   27 June 18  Brimham Rocks                                             Liz Potterton

British Mixed Sprint Relays

NATO are organising 2 events on the 9th and 10th June in Morpeth details are here. The first event is on Saturday afternoon and is the British mixed sprint relay. We already have one team and we would like a few more, teams are of 3 people and must have at least one man and one woman. If you are interested please can you e-mail Ruth so she can collate teams.  As agreed at the latest committee meeting the club will contribute to the entry fee.

Event Safety Workshop.

We are running another event safety workshop on the 23rd May and have space for a few more volunteers. British Orienteering require that anyone who plans, organises or controls an event has to have attended this course. The course lasts about 3 hours and is a lifetime award so you don’t need to renew, so if you are thinking of planning a lamp-o or one of the spring flowers you would need to have attended one of these workshops. If you are interested please contact Vince or Tim.

Colin John

Club members who knew Colin will be saddened to hear that he passed away this Monday, following a serious heart attack. Colin moved to us from DVO in 2013 and helped control and plan a number of events including the Compass Sport event at Guiscliff. Colin was previously a member of AIRE before CLARO formed and he moved south through work in the 1980’s. Our thoughts are with Jacqui his wife and the rest of his family.

Kendal Mountain Film Festival

Some of you may recall the event that was cancelled due to the snow, this has now been rearranged for Thursday 17th May at Ashville school details are here.

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Claro top 10s

Claro runners and riders were in action over the weekend. The following Top 10’s were achieved. At Thirsk , Matthew Rochester was 10th in Men Open, Allen Barnes was second in Mens Hyper Vet, Elizabeth Rochester was 9th on course G . The next day at Wass Matthew Rochester won the M18L class ( he was also last but you have to be in it to win it) . Will Drewe was 2nd on M35S, David Day was 7th on M70L, Allen Barnes was 5th on M75L, Liz Drewe was 2nd on M35L, Ruth Ker was 3rd on M50L, Liz Potterton was 9th on W60L, Jackie Barnes 9th on W70L.

On Saturday Adrian Parker was 3rd M40 and 11th Overall and David Day 1st M70 at the NYMBO event at Cropton. On the previous Wednesday in Ripon, Allen Barnes was 6th in the BAOC 60 minute score and David Day 7th ( thanks to David Day for this information)

Coming up

If you are aware of any events I have missed please drop me an e-mail at news@claro-orienteering.org.uk

If you are aware of any events I have missed please drop me an e-mail at news@claro-orienteering.org.uk

British Mixed Sprint Relays

NATO are organising 2 events on the 9th and 10th June in Morpeth details are here. The first event is on Saturday afternoon and is the British mixed sprint relay. We already have one team and we would like a few more, teams are of 3 people and must have at least one man and one woman. If you are interested please can you e-mail Ruth so she can collate teams. As agreed at the latest committee meeting the club will contribute to the entry fee.

Woodthorpe BAOC event.

I have received the following plea from Phil Batts at BAOC.
Dave Riches has agreed to put on the cancelled event ( due to snow) at Woodthorpe in York on the 16th of May. He is doing this completely by himself and would welcome some help in running the start and collecting in controls.

Are you able to help him out, please? I am teaching that week at Longmoor so cannot help him myself, details are on the BAOC site here

Open Adventure

It is not run under BOF rules but it is clearly Map reading, Team Parker have been out competing in the Open 5 race series over winter, this is a series of 5 hour score races on foot and bike. Adrian and Luke finished 2nd in the male pairs, Nathan was 8th in Male singles and Jo Anderson and Jemima were 4th in the female pairs.
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Pictures courtesy of Open5 facebook page, Luke still looks fresh despite having to push his dad up the hills.

 

 

Kendal Mountain Film Festival

Some of you may recall the event that was cancelled due to the snow, this has now been rearranged for Thursday 17th May at Ashville school details are here.