Starting to think about burning off the Christmas excess?
Get the Winter series Lamp-O dates in your Calendar
– Winter Lamp-O 2019
If night-time isn’t your thing, there is a Junior event on the 26th Jan, normally with courses up to Light Green. Check it out:
– Claro Junior League
In April we will have a regional event at Dob Park, with a new extension to the area – keep checking the website for details.
On Wednesday 7th November, the next instalment of our popular Lamp-O series
Then very soon after on Saturday 10th November, the second of this season’s Junior league; all welcome with courses up to Long Orange.
Explore the city of Ripon by lamplight. Mass start at 6:30pm Wednesday 24th October. Hopefully the traffic won’t be as bad as getting to Knaresborough Castle for the last event… see you there.
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.
This fine and sunny Wednesday evening, why not have a go at the last of this year’s Spring O events. Use the link at the side for details.
Have a look at what was going on at the Christmas Dinner
ISOM 2017 was published last year, the latest revision can be viewed / downloaded from here. Enjoy reading it during your quiet Christmas holiday!
Berkshire Orienteers have produced a handy little guide to the main changes here, many thanks to them.
The key changes are to the maps themselves, which will all have to be reviewed/revised to comply. This will involve physically re-assessing runnability.
Planners in particular need to note that the map overprint (course) symbol sizes have changed, and need to be enlarged according to the map scale. Currently the settings in Purple Pen have to be manually modified to do this, on a 1:10,000 map (many of ours) the control circle size needs to be 7.5mm (ppen, will scale the Start/finish symbols to match this), the line width increased to 0.52mm, and the control number height to 6mm (regular not bold). Ask for some help if you are planning.
A sunny but nippy afternoon for the Junior League at Bathing Well Woods results now published. This is the western side of the Hookstone area, and we kindly had permission to use the Indulge Café foyer for registration – much appreciated, especially when the light faded. Liz Rochester on the yellow took time out to aid a spaniel tangled in barbed wire and it’s distressed owner; fortunately she re-punched the control she had stopped at, so we were able to adjust her time accordingly. The next Junior event is on 27th Jan, but don’t forget the Wednesday evening series.
Many thanks to Team Fry for looking after registration/SI/control collecting, and to Jemima for help with the controls and start/finish.
The full results have been published for Swinsty-Beecroft, have a look here. Great weather for the event, parking was difficult as the day also brought out a lot of visitors. Some good results for Claro with Alex Robinson first on the Green (and quickly reaching the Racing Challenge Silver award) followed by Matthew Rochester in 2nd. Also Luke Parker 3rd on Brown with some good competition.
Lost property? – Check out the organisers comments.
Ready for more? this Saturday afternoon is the second of our level D Junior League events. Full SI punching with White to Long Orange. (You don’t have to be a Junior to have a go). Check out the event page here. The ground is quite wet and slippery in places – so bring suitable footwear (and maybe a change of clothes).
The official comments and results can be found here.
Most of our team stayed at the Dartmoor YHA on the Saturday which made for a great social evening, with a meal cooked for us by the hostel. Thanks to Ruth for organising this.
After a really wet Saturday, we were fortunate for fairly good weather on the Sunday and the club tent provided a good focal point before and after runs.
All 15 competitors successfully completed their courses, and 12 had qualifying scores for the Trophy. Captain Mike sent out the following message which I hope he doesn’t mind being reproduced here. Thanks to Mike for pulling together and entering our team.
Huge thanks to all who turned out for the team yesterday. A magnificent effort to travel so far to represent Claro in the final. We weren’t winners but a very solid 8th (out of 12) with an incomplete team. One extra counter would have moved us up a couple of places …
Looking forward to next year – 11th March probably at Canklow in South Yorks so put it in the diary now!”