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.

Claro Weekly News

Claro Harlow Hill Results

Thank you to all the Claro’s who helped plan, organise and run the event at Harlow Hill. A number of you also managed to run, top 10’s were. Will Drewe 2nd and William Hickson 6th on Blue, On Green Allen Banister was 6th and David Gugan 8th , On Short Green Jackie Barnes was 9th and on Very Short Green Philip Judson was 5th and Tim Moon 6th.

Other Claro runners have provided reports below as they helped Yorkshire come third in the Junior Inter-regional Championships and 1st in the Veteran Home internationals.

Coming up

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

Autumn Leaves

The second of this season’s Autumn leaves is next week Wednesday 10th starting from Knaresborough Castle. Hi-Viz clothing is compulsory and you advised to bring a torch along with something to write the answers with. The format is a 45-minute score event with 30 controls.

This year’s events are

Date Venue

Wed 10th Oct 18 South Knaresborough Meet at: Knaresborough Castle
Wed 24th Oct 18 Ripon Spa Hotel  – HG4 2BU afterwards at the Turf Tavern
Wed 7th Nov 18 Harrogate
Wed 21st Nov 18 North Knaresborough Meet at: The Mitre
Wed 5th Dec 18 Wetherby

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

 

JIRC Report from Matthew

With Luke & Alex heading off to uni, it was down to me and Lois to be the Claro representatives in the Yorkshire squad at the Junior Inter-Regional Championships last weekend!

Saturday was the individual race at Chatsworth Estate, a varied area, with forested slopes, open moorland and 9ft brambles! It’s probably fair to say that some parts of the map were more enjoyable than others. Overall I had a great time though, it was the furthest course I’ve ever done, over 13km running distance, but it was definitely some good experience! If perhaps a little daunting to see how fast people the same age as me can be. We finished the day in 3rd place, but only 9 points ahead of SWOA.

With 630am alarms reluctantly adhered to, we headed off to the relays at Carsington Pastures, a very fast moorland with depressions everywhere, vaguely similar to Kilnsey. The planning was excellent, so many gaffles that pretty much every runner was on their own personal course! Despite some teams (cough cough Scotland) taking 1 2 3 victories, all of our teams performed really well against tough competition and we were able to fend off the challenge from South-West & South-East, to hold onto our 3rd place finish, for the 5th year in a row!

I had an awesome weekend so a massive thank you to everyone who was involved. As it’s Yorkshire’s turn to host next year, could local knowledge could push us up to 2nd?

Veteran Home Internationals

While Claro club mates valiantly staged the event on Harlow Hill, Ruth Ker and Quentin Harding ducked out of their club duties to don England shirts and run in the Veteran Home Internationals, VHI’s. The England team is made up of just 24 people, two per age group M/W35 to M/W65, selected from performances at pre-specified events in the previous six months. Claro was therefore well represented with two members present.
This year the VHI’s were held on contour rich disused mining spoil heaps in the valleys of South Wales, with an individual event on Saturday followed by a relay on Sunday. This is a competition where everyone counts, so it calls for everyone in the team to finish well without mishap. In the individual, Ruth finished third in W50 while Quentin was second in M55, this helped England to a commanding first day lead over the next team Wales.
The relays are mixed teams of age and genders to achieve defined age totals for which Quentin and Ruth were selected to run together in one of eight England teams. Quentin came home from the first leg to send Ruth out first on the second leg. She handled this pressure well and came back in second place 28 seconds down on the lead. Andy Simpson LeiOC ran a great third leg to bring this team home in first place and gave England a 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 6th teams in the ManWomanMan category.
With the individual and relay results combined, England had an emphatic win the points stand at:
England 284, Wales 175, Scotland 154, Ireland & NI 116


Compass Sport Trophy: Consultation on Very Short Green

Mike Hind has been advised that the compass sport team are consulting about making a change to the Veteran Short Green course for the Compass Sport Cup from 2019 onwards based on feedback on the incompatibility of the participants on this course and the increasing trend in the number of participants, up from 13% of all entrants in 2013 to 16% in 2016.

They are not considering any other changes.

This proposal splits the Veteran Short Green course for scoring purposes and fits together the age categories with as near a fit as practical, based on the running speed ratios in the BOF Rules/Guidelines.

Proposal

Veteran Short Green would become two small courses,
Max four scorers on in the Cup competition
Max two scorers on in the Trophy competition

Veteran Short Green Course 7A: W60/M70/M75
Running speeds: M70 – 0.57, W60 – 0.53, M75 – 0.5

Veteran Short Green Course 7B: W65+/M80+
Running speeds: W65 – 0.48, W70 – 0.42, M80 – 0.41, W75 – 0.35, M85 – 0.32, W80 – 0.28

So, your thoughts please:

One: Should we do this?
Two: Is the split right
Three: Any other suggestions?

A copy of the current rules can be found here.
http://pgopage.co.uk/docs/cscrules2018

If you have any strong feelings about this please can you feed back to Mike at mike.hindATbtinternet.com

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.

MTBO

Whilst most MTBO events in the UK are long score events I received the following from the BMBO chairman this week.

At long last it looks like we might have a mini MTBO series this year. Ben Martin has finally managed to get permission from the Forestry Commission for an event at Gisburn on 6th October. Whilst Mark Stodgell still has his fingers crossed that the event on Cannock Chase on the 24th November is OK.

So the 2018 series will look like this:
(24th Jun – Rossendale Quarries – Sprint)
6th Oct – Gisburn – Middle
24th Nov – Cannock Chase – Long

The series will be decided on best two from three so still, chance to count.

Full details will be appearing on the BMBO calendar soon.

It has taken a lot of hard work from organisers to get access for these events so please make every effort to support them.

Tony Brand-Barker

The Gisburn event at about an hours drive away would be a good location to try the sport out for those interested and I can supply blank maps from previous events for anyone interested.

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.

Claro Weekly News

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.

Claro Weekly News

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).