Claro Weekly News

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.

Claro Weekly News 20th April

Claro top 10s

Claro runners and riders were in action over the weekend. The following Top 10’s were achieved. At Brighouse Mike Cope was 8th on the Green, In the lakes at Graythwaite east on day 1 Ruth Ker was 1st on Green . In Grandola Tim Evans was 4th on the medium and 6th in the Long .

Also running were Allen and Jackie Barnes at Hardwick Hall, Sharon Bowes and Richard Kirk at Brighouse and Mike Hind, Liz Potterton and Susan Birtwistle in The Lakedistrict 2 days

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 event results are here.  The Next event is Wednesday 2nd May at Jacob Smith park, afterwards at the Mitre.

2   2 May 18     Jacob Smith Park/NW Knaresborough          Mike Cope

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.

British Orienteering Incentives

Congratulations to all those Claro members who have received BOF awards this year.
Full details of the scheme are on the BOF website here.

Lois Parker Racing Challenge: Bronze Award ***** 05/02/2018
Navigation Challenge ***** 05/02/2018
Matthew
Rochester
Racing Challenge: Gold Award ***** 09/01/2018
Racing Challenge: Silver Award ***** 09/01/2018
Racing Challenge: Bronze Award ***** 09/01/2018
Navigation Challenge ***** 09/01/2018
Toby
Rochester
Racing Challenge: Bronze Award *** 19/02/2018
Navigation Challenge *** 14/02/2018

Learning Experiences

We all make mistakes and this is how experience is gained. Two Claros have shared their learning experiences from the weekend.

North and South are not interchangeable, and if you are going to make this 180 degree error , it is best not to make it on a large Lake district fell by running down it at speed. This resulted in a 17 minute split for Ruth Ker. Meanwhile in Portugal your newsletter editor took the wrong path out of a complex junction , decided the compass was wrong and the Orienteer in the Swedish top must be right and ended up having to relocate with a split of 37 minutes.

Above right is the leg off the M60 map ( it is 9-10 on M55 and we had a 1:15,000 map) and above left is my GPX trace showing the compass was not wrong . The thin blue line was a two foot deep torrent following the overnight rain. I knew I was back on the map as other riders appeared but I couldn’t work out where.

The newsletter editor welcomes other learning experiences.

 

Claro Weekly News 4th April 2018

Claro at the JK  

Some superb runs by numerous Claros at the JK, as per last year these are a summary of those who finished in the top 16 of their age class.

In Fridays fast and furious sprint at Stafford MOD. Ruth Ker Podiumed with 3rd in W50. Edwyn Oliver-Evans was 5th in Men Open ( would an SI Air have gained him the 5 seconds he needed for 3rd?) Luke Fry was 16th in M14 and Susan Birtwistle was 16th in W60.

On Saturdays Middle at Brereton Spurs. Tamsin Ker was 1st on W16B, Ruth Ker was 6th on W50L, David Rochester was   12th on M45S, Matthew Rochester was 16th on M18L and Luke Fry was 16th on M14A.

On Sundays Long at Beaudesert Activity Centre Alex Robinson was 6th on M18L and Ruth Ker was 6th on W50L.

On Mondays very wet and muddy  relays also at Beaudesert Claro had 3 teams, Adhoc Claros of David Rochester, Tamsin Ker and Ruth Ker came 24th, Short Claros of Alex Robinson, Edwyn Oliver-Evans and Matthew Rochester came 24th on Short men and the Mature Claros of Tim Evans, Phil Robinson and Graham Ramsden came 33rd.

GB Squad 

Apologies ‘www.ontheredline.org.uk‘ about the Senior squad was launched by Maprunner not British Orienteering. There is a lot of interest for juniors ( and others ) in the blogs and training diaries.

We are looking to see if we can get any other news snippets to encourage our younger runners. Any ideas will be greatly appreciated.

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. Dates have been announced and Richard has planners for all but the first event, so if anyone fancies doing some planning for the first time over their Easter Holidays this is an ideal opportunity.  We are also looking to have a meet up after each event, more details to follow.

1   18 April 18   Hookstone Woods, Harrogate                      Ruth Ker

2   2 May 18     Jacob Smith Park/NW Knaresborough          Mike Cope

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                 Matthew & Liz Rochester

6   27 June 18  Brimham Rocks                                             Liz Potterton

 Northern Championships 

The Northern Champs is being hosted by EBOR in Wass Forest on 22 April.  There is a supporting Urban event hosted by HALO in Thirsk on the previous day 21 April.  Both are UKOL events.  Details can be found on EBOR and HALO websites.  Entries are via Fabian4.  Both organisers need more helpers and I hope that some CLARO members will be willing to offer some help.  If you are going to either or both events and you can help, prices for seniors with a helper discount code drop from £10 to £4 (Thirsk) and £17 to £10 (Wass).  For the Northern Champs, organiser Mike Ridealgh particularly needs helpers for the second shift – run first and help later.  Ken Hutson is the Thirsk organiser.  For the helper discount code and to let organisers know of your helping preferences, please contact them directly by email – ken.hutson@gmail.com and ridealghm@yahoo.co.uk.  The 3 CLARO members who have already entered can get a refund equivalent to the discount if they contact the organisers and are willing to help.  Please volunteer if you can.

Spring O Series

It may still feel a bit arctic, but the crocuses are well out on The Stray and British Summer Time is finally here.  So, almost, is Spring-O!  Be prepared to run through the proverbial dappled woods and then relax in a local hostelry with a cooling drink. Details are available here.

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Claro Top 10s 

Claros were running all over the North of England this weekend, with some excellent results. At CLOK’s Acorn event Alex Robinson was 4th on Black, On Brown, Luke Parker was 1st, on Blue Will Drewe was 10th Man,  whilst on Green David Day was 2nd man and Jemima Parker was 7th lady.

On the other side of the country at SROCs Farleton Knotts event  Ruth Ker was  2nd lady on Blue, Liz Potterton was  9th lady on Green and Tamsin Ker was  1st lady on Light Green.

 

JK News  

Good luck to all those Claros making the trip to Cannock Chase this weekend for JK2018. For those who don’t know the JK is an annual orienteering festival held over the Easter weekend, the location moves around the country it was in Yorkshire in 2016. Full details of this year’s event are here.
A new website has been launched ‘www.ontheredline.org.uk‘ about the Great Britain Senior Orienteering squad. There is a lot to interest juniors in the blogs and training diaries.

Those attending especially the  juniors might also be interested to know that on day 1 of the JK,  Kris Jones (after his run) Cat Taylor and others (possibly Ali McLeod, Sasha, Megan and Will Gardner) have offered to do a fairly informal chat/Qand A with juniors in the gym at around 3.45/4.00 for about 20 minutes or so.

Coming up

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

Winter Blues 2018

The last event of the series was in  Pateley Bridge last Wednesday. Stan Appleton had devised an excellent course and had to warn the runners of the importance of the brown lines on the map.  Even the locals found alleys they didn’t know about, hopefully we will be back there again soon.

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. Dates have been announced and Richard has planners for all but the first event, so if anyone fancies doing some planning for the first time over their Easter Holidays this is an ideal opportunity.  We are also looking to have a meet up after each event, more details to follow.

1   18 April 18   Hookstone Woods, Harrogate                       Ruth Ker

2   2 May 18     Jacob Smith Park/NW Knaresborough          Mike Cope

3   16 May 18   Killinghall Moor, Harrogate                            Allen Banister

4   30 May 18   Conyngham Hall, Knaresborough                 Toby & Liz Rochester

5   13 June 18  Harlow Hill, Harrogate                                   Tim Evans

6   27 June 18  Brimham Rocks                                             Liz Potterton

Northern Championships

The Northern Champs is being hosted by EBOR in Wass Forest on 22 April.  There is a supporting Urban event hosted by HALO in Thirsk on the previous day 21 April.  Both are UKOL events.  Details can be found on EBOR and HALO websites.  Entries are via Fabian4.  Both organisers need more helpers and I hope that some CLARO members will be willing to offer some help.  If you are going to either or both events and you can help, prices for seniors with a helper discount code drop from £10 to £4 (Thirsk) and £17 to £10 (Wass).  For the Northern Champs, organiser Mike Ridealgh particularly needs helpers for the second shift – run first and help later.  Ken Hutson is the Thirsk organiser.  For the helper discount code and to let organisers know of your helping preferences, please contact them directly by email – ken.hutson@gmail.com and ridealghm@yahoo.co.uk.  The 3 CLARO members who have already entered can get a refund equivalent to the discount if they contact the organisers and are willing to help.  Please volunteer if you can.

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Claro Top 10s 

Unfortunately, Snow stopped play, so no Claro top 10’s even at the Park Run where Ruth Ker despite being only 5 seconds off her PB was only 11th, probably saving herself for Sunday’s race which was then cancelled.

Well done to all those brave Juniors who turned up to a somewhat chilly Valley Gardens

Coming up

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

Winter Blues 2018

The last event of the series is this Wednesday   21st March. Meet at Nidd Walk car park, just on the north side of the main river bridge.OS99/158656 or HG3 5NA in Pateley Bridge.  Details are below for what hopefully will be a delightful spring evening. Note the start time of 7 pm to allow travel from Harrogate and to make sure it is dark. Food afterwards in the Crown

Date                Wed 21 Mar 18
Venue             Pateley Bridge
Organiser     Stan Appleton

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. Dates have been announced and Richard has planners for all but the first event, so if anyone fancies doing some planning for the first time over their Easter Holidays this is an ideal opportunity.

1   18 April 18   Hookstone Woods, Harrogate                       TBC

2   2 May 18     Jacob Smith Park/NW Knaresborough          Mike Cope

3   16 May 18   Killinghall Moor, Harrogate                            Allen Banister

4   30 May 18   Conyngham Hall, Knaresborough                 Toby & Liz Rochester

5   13 June 18  Harlow Hill, Harrogate                                   Tim Evans

6   27 June 18  Brimham Rocks                                             Liz Potterton

 

Northern Championships

The Northern Champs is being hosted by EBOR in Wass Forest on 22 April.  There is a supporting Urban event hosted by HALO in Thirsk on the previous day 21 April.  Both are UKOL events.  Details can be found on EBOR and HALO websites.  Entries are via Fabian4.  Both organisers need more helpers and I hope that some CLARO members will be willing to offer some help.  If you are going to either or both events and you can help, prices for seniors with a helper discount code drop from £10 to £4 (Thirsk) and £17 to £10 (Wass).  For the Northern Champs, organiser Mike Ridealgh particularly needs helpers for the second shift – run first and help later.  Ken Hutson is the Thirsk organiser.  For the helper discount code and to let organisers know of your helping preferences, please contact them directly by email – ken.hutson@gmail.com and ridealghm@yahoo.co.uk.  The 3 CLARO members who have already entered can get a refund equivalent to the discount if they contact the organisers and are willing to help.  Please volunteer if you can.

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Claro Top 10s and Compass Sport Trophy

At the Compass Sport event at Canklow Luke Fry was 3rd on Orange, Ruth Ker was 5th on Blue Women, Lois Parker was 6th on Junior Women Short Green with Tamsin Ker 9th, Luke Parker was 7th on Short Brown.   Overall Claro were 3rd just 4 points behind NATO. Congratulations to EPOC the Trophy heat winners, Luke Fry our only Category winner and all the other 24 Claros who ran in the event.

On Saturday a number of Claros braved the weather and ventured to the final event of the NYMBO winter series in Hawes. The weather thankfully held during the morning, Tim Evans was 3rd and 1st V50, David Day was 7th and 2nd M70

Coming up

 

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

 Winter Blues 2018

 The last event of the series is next Wednesday  21st March. Meet at Nidd Walk car park, just on the north side of the main river bridge.OS99/158656 or HG3 5NA in Pateley Bridge.  Details are below for what hopefully will be a delightful spring evening. Note the start time of 7 pm to allow travel from Harrogate Food afterwards in the Crown.

 

 Date Venue Organiser
Wed 21 Mar 18 Pateley Bridge Stan Appleton

 Northern Championships 

The Northern Champs is being hosted by EBOR in Wass Forest on 22 April.  There is a supporting Urban event hosted by HALO in Thirsk on the previous day 21 April.  Both are UKOL events.  Details can be found on EBOR and HALO websites.  Entries are via Fabian4.  Both organisers need more helpers and I hope that some CLARO members will be willing to offer some help.  If you are going to either or both events and you can help, prices for seniors with a helper discount code drop from £10 to £4 (Thirsk) and £17 to £10 (Wass).  For the Northern Champs, organiser Mike Ridealgh particularly needs helpers for the second shift – run first and help later.  Ken Hutson is the Thirsk organiser.  For the helper discount code and to let organisers know of your helping preferences, please contact them directly by email – ken.hutson@gmail.com and ridealghm@yahoo.co.uk.  The 3 CLARO members who have already entered can get a refund equivalent to the discount if they contact the organisers and are willing to help.  Please volunteer if you can.

Winter Lampo #5

Well done to Matthew Rochester for a successful debut as Lampo planner last night. An excellent turnout – probably not far off a record. Results are now up. One more to go for this series, and the first time we have done a Lampo in Pateley Bridge, so don’t miss it.