Claro News 19 Sep 17

Hookstone Woods 24th September

The next CLARO event is on the 24th September , Ruth Ker has created some excellent courses for all abilities, using the wide variety of terrain in this location. We have the use of the Scout Hut and an excellent parking area.  Final details here.  The Weather forecast is currently favourable so we hope to see many of you there.

Coming up

Sport Final Fitness Training

Richard Kirk asks:
Would you like to be a little fitter?Do you want to tackle that last control with zest instead of on your knees?Do you fancy being able to gallop uphill rather than stagger?Do you want work off some summer fat and get into the new season with some bounce?….THEN try his FREE Fitness Session:

Saturday 30 September 2017 from 2.00pm – 3.30pm at Jacob Smith Park Knaresborough.

Autumn Leaves 2017

There will be a further series of the popular LampO events on Wednesday evenings in Harrogate and Ripon.  Initial details are below and will be updated as details are settled. We hope to see you there! First Event is TOMORROW starting and finishing from the Swan on the Stray.  Full details are here. Registration is from 6:15pm mass start at 6:30pm

Cost is £2 Senior £1 Junior, HV /reflective clothing must be worn, torch essential although you may get away without tomorrrow along with pen/pencil.

 Date Venue  Organiser
Wed 20th Sep 17  East Harrogate / Starbeck Ruth Ker
Wed 4th Oct 17 Ripon David Day
Wed 18th Oct 17 Bilton Linda Kelly
Wed 1st Nov 17 Mark Reid
Wed 15th Nov 17 Richard Kirk
Wed 29th Nov 17 Tim Evans

Claro AGM – Thursday 12th October

The CLARO AGM will be held at the Green Hut, 44 Harlow Ave, Harrogate HG2 0AS at 7pm on Thursday 12th October 2017. We hope to see as many as possible there. There are two officer posts being vacated, and both currently have volunteer replacements, although don’t let that put you off if you are interested. There will be the usual social over tea and biscuits afterwards, which in recent years has taken longer than the meeting. Please support your club and come along if you can!

CLARO News 14 Sep 17

Hookstone Woods 24th September

The next CLARO event is on the 24th September.  Ruth Ker has created some excellent courses for all abilities, using the wide variety of terrain in this location. We have the use of the Scout Hut and an excellent parking area. Further details here.

Coming up

Fitness Training

Richard Kirk asks:

Would you like to be a little fitter?
Do you want to tackle that last control with zest instead of on your knees?
Do you fancy being able to gallop uphill rather than stagger?
Do you want work off some summer fat and get into the new season with some bounce?
….THEN try his FREE Fitness Session:

Saturday 30 September 2017 from 2.00pm – 3.30pm at Jacob Smith Park Knaresborough.

Claro AGM Thursday 12th October

The CLARO AGM will be held at the Green Hut, 44 Harlow Ave, Harrogate HG2 0AS at 7pm on Thursday 12th October 2017. We hope to see as many as possible there. There are two officer posts being vacated, and both currently have volunteer replacements, although don’t let that put you off if you are interested. There will be the usual social over tea and biscuits afterwards, which in recent years has taken longer than the meeting. Please support your club and come along if you can!

Claro News 6th September 2017

Summer Round up

A number of Claro’s have been active over the summer. In the Scottish six day Allen Barnes was 6th, Liz Potterton 10th and Jackie Barnes 14th in their age classes. Stan Appleton was 8th and first of 4 Claros on the Green at Sheffield Urban last weekend. In the NYMBO’s over the August bank holiday Edwyn Oliver-Evans was second with 98.2% of the winning score at Malham and First at Helmsley. Also at Malham, Nathan Parker was 1st M18 and 8 O/A, Luke was 2nd M18 and 15th O/A, Dad Adrian and Lois were 34th O/A but 1st Generation. At Helmsley, Nathan was 1st M18 and 4th O/A, Adrian and Luke were 1st Generation and 13th O/A, David Day was 3rd V60. Well done to all those who competed over the summer including those at the White Rose events.

Coming up

Fitness Training

Richard Kirk asks:

Would you like to be a little fitter?
Do you want to tackle that last control with zest instead of on your knees?
Do you fancy being able to gallop uphill rather than stagger?
Do you want work off some summer fat and get into the new season with some bounce?
….THEN try his FREE Fitness Session:

Saturday 30 September 2017 from 2.00pm – 3.30pm at Jacob Smith Park Knaresborough.

Claro AGM Thursday 12th October

The CLARO AGM will be held at the Green Hut, 44 Harlow Ave, Harrogate HG2 0AS at 7pm on Thursday 12th October 2017. We hope to see as many as possible there. There are two officer posts being vacated, and both currently have volunteer replacements, although don’t let that put you off if you are interested. There will be the usual social over tea and biscuits afterwards, which in recent years has taken longer than the meeting. Please support your club and come along if you can!

CLARO AGM 2017

The CLARO AGM will be held at the Green Hut, 44 Harlow Ave, Harrogate HG2 0AS at 7pm on Thursday 12th October 2017. We hope to see as many as possible there. There are two officer posts being vacated, and both currently have volunteer replacements, although don’t let that put you off if you are interested. There will be the usual social over tea and biscuits afterwards, which in recent years has taken longer than the meeting. Please support your club and come along if you can!

FITNESS TRAINING – 30 Sep 17

Richard Kirk asks:

  • Would you like to be a little fitter?
  • Do you want to tackle that last control with zest instead of on your knees?
  • Do you fancy being able to gallop uphill rather than stagger?
  • Do you want work off some summer fat and get into the new season with some bounce?

….THEN try his free Fitness Session:

Saturday 30 September 2017 from 2.00pm – 3.30pm

Location:         Jacob Smith Park, Scriven Road, Knaresborough.  Meet just inside the Park entrance (SE348581) – opposite Park Grove.

The session will be for 90 minutes and will comprise:

  • Some dynamic stretching. Learn how to do the carioca!  Do some silly walks!
  • A run uphill and ……….. more runs uphill.
  • The interval quickstep.
  • Unwind with some stretching exercises – try out a stretch of your iliotibial band or your quads, or just hug your knees.

Terrain:         Exercises will be exclusively on soft grass.  We will be using a cleared area and various paths.  We will not be in the overgrown areas.  Jacob Smith is great place for a quiet run over pleasantly undulating terrain.

Equipment:    You need what you would normally wear to run on open terrain.  Shorts will be OK, but have a track suit or equivalent with you to help control your cooling down.  Bring a waterproof in case of wet weather.  Do not forget to pack some drinks for re-hydration and maybe even a snack bar.

In the unlikely event of the need to cancel e.g. really bad weather there will be a notice here, so please check the website before coming along on the day.

This session is for EVERYONE whatever your age or level of fitness. Whether you have never even tried to run for a bus or are able to overtake it, I will have an exercise programme tailored for you.

See you there!

Richard.

Claro 2016/17 Club League Results

Following the Killinghall Moor event last Wednesday, the club league is now complete. We had 54 club members participate so check out the summary to see who our new champion is!
As a reminder, there were 7 qualifying events, and the best 5 were used to work out who won using the handicap rules.

Spring O concludes for 2017

On Wendesday at Killinghall…

It rained and it rained and it rained. With a bonus extra cold wind. The map paper stood up well; me rather less so. Thank you to those that did for coming and appearing to enjoy yourselves. It would have been awfully demoralising to have no takers after putting all those controls out (in the rain). And thank you to my noble daughter for coming to help after already spending all day (in the rain) at an athletics match: then feeling sorry for me having planned a white-ish yellow for no-one so saying she’d nip round it and accidentally giving herself an orange. No wonder she came back saying my courses are far too hard!! See you on Saturday.

Ruth

Club Picnic – Saturday 1st July

This Year’s club picnic will be held at the top end of Valley Gardens off Harlow Moor Drive, our organiser Stephen Fry.
There will be orienteering from midday:
A short course 1.1km suitable for all ages.
A longer course 2.9km that crosses roads so only suitable for 16+.
A map memory course available for all.

As usual, please bring some food to share along with chairs / mats – and hopefully suncream!

British Orienteering celebrates 50 years!

2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the formation of the British Orienteering Federation. On the 17 June this year it is exactly 50 years since the British Orienteering Federation came into being. The inaugural meeting was held at 7.30 p.m. on 17 June 1967 in Barnard Castle, and the first British Orienteering Championships were held in Hamsterley Forest, Co. Durham the following day.

There is a programme of activities planned to celebrate this special milestone. There is a special Golden Jubilee anniversary edition of Focus membership magazine which marks the occasion and progression of the sport over the 50 years. We have already enjoyed a celebratory cake and a display for members at the Annual General Meeting on 14 April at Brunel University in Uxbridge, London. A Golden Jubilee anniversary film focusing on the past, the present and the future of the sport will be launched on the British Orienteering website on the actual 50th anniversary date – this Saturday!

On Wednesday evening this week we were delighted to welcome Mike Bushell BBC One Breakfast Sports Presenter to a South East Lancashire Orienteering Club at Media City, Salford, Manchester. Mike took part in the orienteering event at Media City which was planned as part of the 50th anniversary celebrations to showcase our sport of orienteering. The filming is due to be shown on BBC One Breakfast Show this Saturday (17 June 2017) from 6.30am through to 9.30am.

Mike Hamilton, Chief Executive of British Orienteering, says:

“2017 is the 50th Anniversary of the creation of British Orienteering and whilst we have few resources to ‘splash out’ on the celebrations we hope that all involved in orienteering in whatever capacity will be able to celebrate this achievement in some small ways – well done British Orienteering, you’ll soon be 50!”

The word “orienteering” – you think about running in the countryside probably lost with a compass and a map. Orienteering is not just for the super active or elite athletes. The whole family can take part. Orienteering is all about navigating the fastest way around a set course, which often involves running straight through the trees, climbing hills and crossing diches. It’s a great sport as courses are set in beautiful countryside, and there are always lots of people running about.

With the 50 year celebrations underway it is certainly a good time to take a closer look at the sport of orienteering. Most orienteering takes place in forests or moorland often in stunning scenery. However there are now several city-based orienteering courses too. There are many permanent orienteering courses installed around the country. These are listed online at www.britishorienteering.org.uk – just click on ‘Go Orienteering’ for the details.