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.

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Claro Top 10s

Lots of top 10’s this week. At Bishopswood Luke Parker was 5th, Alex Robinson 7th and Matthew Rochester 10th on Brown. Ruth Ker was 1st woman and 4th, Will Drewe 7th , Liz Drewe 2nd woman and 8th and Adrian Parker 10th on Blue. Linda Kelly was 3rd on Light Green. Charlotte Drewe was 6th on White.

Meanwhile further North in border country  Susan Birtwistle was 9th on WSV Tim Evans was 8th on the MSV in the Roxburgh Reivers Melrose/Tweedbank double sprint.  The Melrose event went round the rugby pitch and the warning from the final details was Border rugby players are coached to run through, or over you, not round you!

Claro Event Guisecliff
EVENT CANCELLED

Unfortunately it has become necessary to cancel the planned Regional Event at Guisecliff on Sunday 4 Mar 18 due to the prevailing weather conditions. The decision was made because it is considered that it would not be possible to run a fair or safe competition. Thanks to those officials who have already put in a lot of time and effort into this event.

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

Next event is this Wednesday  7th March Knaresborough Cricket Club, Crag Top, Aspin Lane, Knaresborough, HG5 8EP . Details are below and include a new location for what hopefully will be a delightful spring evening for the last of the series.

Date Venue  Organiser
Wed 7 Mar 18 Knaresborough Rochester family
Wed 21 Mar 18 Pateley Bridge Stan Appleton

YHOA Superleague

YHOA’s intrepid statistician ( Our own Vince) has been crunching the numbers and has update the league with the results from the 3rd event at Tankersley, these can be found here 

 JK2018    Relays

You have missed entries for the individual races , but it isn’t to late to e-mail Ruth for a relay entry.

Compass Sport Trophy

All club members should have had an e-mail from Mike Hind about the Compass Sport Trophy and the start times for the 25 Claros taking part.

 Meet Your Club Members  

A while back we started an occasional series about club members, where they could introduce themselves. Similar to the articles in Compass Sport. Here is the second in the series about Chris Dicken, the Controller for the Guiscliff event this weekend. I hope the next article in this series won’t be another 11 months  so if anyone would like to volunteer.

Looking at the new membership list I realised that there were quite a lot of names I didn’t know.  Last year Linda Kelly did a “who am I” for the newsletter so as I’m controlling Guisecliff I thought this would be a good time to do a few words for the newer members of the club. I did hope to meet you this weekend, but sadly that will now have to wait until it is rearranged. .

So Chris who are you ?
Well I no longer have an official role in the club, other than Grade B controller and organiser, but over the years I have managed to be secretary, membership secretary, newsletter editor, chairman and finally fixtures secretary.    I haven’t been treasurer, but there again I do that for our allotment association so one set of accounts is enough.  I was once YHOA chairman as well. I can usually be recognised by my yellow fluorescent hat.

How long have you been a member of Claro and why do you orienteer ?
This is year 25, joining a few years after Claro was formed – in the days before the internet, so finding out that there was a local club wasn’t that easy.  My first event was at Nutwith & Roomer, an area the club is returning to sometime soon, I think.  Always did cross country at school, then road running, but much prefer to be in the woods or out on the moors and combined with a love of maps what other sport could there be.  I still get a thrill arriving at a control site and seeing the kite.

We don’t seem to see you at many events
Unfortunately not now-a-days.  Mainly due to injuries (you name it I’ve had it in the last few years – currently Achilles letting me down) or one or two health issues – the real flu and eyesight problems. But once upon a time I did manage to get out most weekends.  And paradoxically since I retired I’ve had less time – there are too many things to fit into life, so something had to suffer.
I do get to most Claro events and most of my O life now seems to be either controlling or organising or taking on things like the JK 2016 Starts coordination and similarly for the 2019 BO long distance championships (volunteers will be needed ….).

Any special areas you like best ?
Most of my orienteering has been reasonably local – YH areas and a bit in the NE and a bit in the Lakes, but I’ve never travelled particularly far afield to orienteer.  I like the areas where you can run fast, rather than the slow extremely technical areas, though I quite like controlling or planning on more complex areas, so for example Brimham Rocks is good from that respect. Out on a Yorkshire or Lakeland fell is always great.

When not Orienteering
As noted above I’m retired now after a lifetime in the Electricity Supply Industry – computer control systems.  So many things to do; our allotment (plus being treasurer), garden, painting and drawing (plus chairman of the local club), walking, cycling, theatre, concerts, holidays, ‘children’ to visit, friends to see … the list just goes on and on.

Guisecliff 4 Mar 18 – CANCELLED

EVENT CANCELLED

Unfortunately it has become necessary to cancel the planned Regional Event at Guisecliff on Sunday 4 Mar 18 due to the prevailing weather conditions. The decision was made because it is considered that it would not be possible to run a fair or safe competition. Thanks to those officials who have already put in a lot of time and effort into this event.

Hornbeam Park Lamp O Wednesday 21st February 2018

Continuing the excellent series of Claro Lamp Os for winter 2018, this next one will be based at The Park (at the beginning of Hornbeam Park, Harrogate).  Lots of parking available.  Drinks and food in The Park afterwards.  Meet 6.15 for 6.30 mass start.

The 1:5000 map ensures a clean-sweep will be achievable by all prepared to break into a sweat.  For those who wish to remain fresh-smelling for the pub, the vast majority of controls will be in the Hornbeam Park area itself enabling lots of lamppost-bagging without undue effort.

Decent weather guaranteed.  Bring a head torch, something to write with, a hi-viz garment and a mature companion if you are under 16.

We look forward to seeing you there.  Ruth (Planner) and Tamsin (on-the-day Organiser)