All posts by Allen Banister

British Orienteering Champs

Thanks to all Claros who helped at the British Champs, the team here was the second start shift on Sunday after closing the starts.

As well as helping, some great competition results:   with Gold medals, Bronze medals and a couple of UK Orienteering League podiums to boot… Congratulations to all and especially to Matthew Rochester, Lois Parker (and Matthew Hall), Quentin Harding, Matthew Rochester (again), Will Drewe and Ruth Ker.

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.

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.