Dob Park technical challenge – what’s next?

We were blessed with cool but dry conditions on Sunday. Dob Park wood was the driest we have ever used it, along with the vegetation still being down, great conditions. Favourable comments received thanks, one of which from a Green course competitor “sustained technical difficulty which we rarely see around here”. We had more competitors than ever attended at Dob Park, maybe we underestimated the attraction of the Snowden Crags extension, but in any case our apologies to those who had to wait for recycled maps.
Coming soon:

The first of our Wednesday evening Spring-O series is this Wednesday 17th April, using partial SI.
Check out the webpage.

The next of our Junior League events (adults welcome!) is on Sat. 18th May. Check out the webpage.

Our next regional event is the Ripon Urban on 26th May.

Springtime with Claro

Now the meteorological spring has arrived, and calendar spring isn’t far away, what’s happening at Claro Orienteering.

This Saturday afternoon, 16th March is the next in our series of Junior orienteering events at Jacob Smith Park, Knaresborough. Check out the details here.
A Light Green course will be available for Juniors (and seniors) wanting a go.

On Sunday 17th March, we have a team of 25 headed off to Cumbria to compete in the Compass Sport Trophy. Here’s to a good event – the weather looks kinder than the weekend just gone.

Wednesday 20th March is your last chance of a winter series Lamp-O, 6:30pm in Ripon, details here.
The spring Wednesday evening series using SI timing will start on 17th April, so keep an eye out for it.

Our next regional event will be Dob Park on 14th April. The area has been extended, so longer courses will have a moorland section visiting Snowden Crags. Latest details here.

Plumpton Rocks

“I’ve got a new favourite area!”

“Now that’s why I go orienteering!”

“Very, very fun.”

“Best event of the year.”

“Superb new map.”

“Will remain in my happy memories for years to come!”

“CLARO’s Plumpton Rocks event was wonderful. I’ve never seen so many finishers smiling despite making many mistakes. I crawled through a cave, ran by mistake into a rock passage that ended in a lake and edged along a foot-wide ledge above a 5 metre drop… and that was on the way to number 1.”

 

It appears everyone enjoyed themselves, despite the rain.  This is what I hoped for.   This event was for fun in a bonkers, entertaining, tiny area – not to be taken too seriously.

We re-mapped, organised, planned and controlled all in the last three weeks so appreciate that nothing went wrong and all the generous comments of thanks.

Lots of you arrived, and ran, early – the impressive Claro team were ready for you.

Results are up.   I would love to witness your experience on RouteGadget and will watch each one avidly – it makes planning worthwhile to see if you did what I expected.

Ruth Ker, Planner

Plumpton Rocks – Middle Distance Race – Sunday 25 November 2018

Claro are delighted to confirm that we will host a Middle Distance Regional Event on 25 November 2018 at Plumpton Rocks near Harrogate (not Ellington Banks as previously suggested due to access issues).

Claro extend many thanks to the owner of this amazing, natural playground, Robert Hunter, for his enthusiasm for our event.  Robert has overseen extensive renovation to Plumpton Rocks over the last few years, so the area is in superb condition.

Map extensively updated by Quentin Harding, Planned by Ruth Ker, Organised by Richard Kirk and all Controlled by David Day.

Courses, all Middle Distance; Yellow, Orange, Light Green, Very Short Green, Short Green, Green, Short Blue and Blue.   The area does not lend itself to a White course however the bold White competitor could tackle Yellow safely as the scope for disappearing is limited (it’s a bounded area with a large lake to go round).

More details

Make the most of this “Indian Summer”

Join us in Knaresborough for the Wednesday evening Lamp-O just after sunset (great views from the Castle hopefully). Don’t forget a torch / high-vis clothing (both essential), and enough cash for a beer afterwards in the Cross Keys (optional). Link from the side bar on the right or here. The car park is free after 18:00 , there is other parking nearby if full.