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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.

Claro Weekly News

Claro top 10s

Claro Runners have been competing afar in the last 2 weeks. Over the weekend in Balmoral at the British Champs, and for some reason the Queen wasn’t there to welcome them, Ruth Ker was 10th on W50L, Mike Hind was 19th on M65L and Liz Potterton was 24th on W60L. Combined as Claro’s Scottish Adventurers they were 19th in the Ad-Hoc class on Sundays relays.

Meanwhile, on eerily quiet roads on Saturday at the 4hr NYMBO from Grewelthorpe, despite a lacklustre start Tim Evans was 3rd V50 and 5th Overall, Adrian Parker was 9th V40 and Jemima Parker and Jo Anderson were 2nd W50. On Sunday Jackie Barnes was 7th on Short Green on the PFO event at Brun Valley. At the BAOC event at Woodthorpe Ruth Ker was 1st Woman and 2nd O/A on the Light Green

The previous week Tim Evans was at the annual MTBO camp in Denmark, his best results were 9th M55 in Camp Cup race 3 and 16th overall in the Hoker the final ultra long race. The picture is from the crying mile. This event had 20 controls a course length of 1 mile and a map scale of 1:1666, this was part of the evening entertainment.

Knaresborough Town Centre Race Sunday 27th May

CLARO are organising an Urban event this Sunday starting from Henshaws, where I am advised there is also an excellent Cafe. Ruth Ker has planned some excellent courses. A newly updated map at 1:4,000 has been prepared with additional parts of the town centre and Conyngham Hall that have not been used before. There are excellent opportunities for off-road junior courses. This event has a castle, river, railway, bridges, ginnels, steps…… Full details are on the website here. I hope to see many of you there.

Coming up

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

British Mixed Sprint Relays

NATO are organising 2 events on the 9th and 10th June in Morpeth details are here. The first event is on Saturday afternoon and is the British mixed sprint relay. We already have one team and we would like a few more, teams are of 3 people and must have at least one man and one woman. If you are interested please can you e-mail Ruth so she can collate teams. Entries close 3rd June. As agreed at the latest committee meeting the club will contribute to the entry fee.

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. . We are also looking to have a meet up after each event. The Next event is Wednesday 30th May at Harlow Hill.

4 30 May 18 Harlow Hill, Harrogate Tim Evans

5 13 June 18 Conyngham Hall, Knaresborough Toby & Liz Rochester

6 27 June 18 Brimham Rocks Liz Potterton

Claro Weekly News

Claro top 10s

Claro runners were in action over the weekend. Those that ventured North to CLOKs event seem to have fared better than those that ventured South to the SYO event. At Hutton Lowcross Emma McAnaw was 3rd Lady on Blue and David Day was 5th Man. At Grimethorpe Sharon Bowes was 4th lady on Green.

Meanwhile, at the Canterbury Park Run, Edwyn Oliver-Evans was 1st home and in the BAOC event at Richmond Ruth Ker was first Woman, Allen Barnes was first M75 and Jackie Barnes first W70.

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.  We are also looking to have a meet up after each event. If you missed the first events results are here.  The Next event is Wednesday 16th May at Killinghall Moor.

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                 Toby & Liz Rochester

6   27 June 18  Brimham Rocks                                             Liz Potterton

British Mixed Sprint Relays

NATO are organising 2 events on the 9th and 10th June in Morpeth details are here. The first event is on Saturday afternoon and is the British mixed sprint relay. We already have one team and we would like a few more, teams are of 3 people and must have at least one man and one woman. If you are interested please can you e-mail Ruth so she can collate teams.  As agreed at the latest committee meeting the club will contribute to the entry fee.

Event Safety Workshop.

We are running another event safety workshop on the 23rd May and have space for a few more volunteers. British Orienteering require that anyone who plans, organises or controls an event has to have attended this course. The course lasts about 3 hours and is a lifetime award so you don’t need to renew, so if you are thinking of planning a lamp-o or one of the spring flowers you would need to have attended one of these workshops. If you are interested please contact Vince or Tim.

Colin John

Club members who knew Colin will be saddened to hear that he passed away this Monday, following a serious heart attack. Colin moved to us from DVO in 2013 and helped control and plan a number of events including the Compass Sport event at Guiscliff. Colin was previously a member of AIRE before CLARO formed and he moved south through work in the 1980’s. Our thoughts are with Jacqui his wife and the rest of his family.

Kendal Mountain Film Festival

Some of you may recall the event that was cancelled due to the snow, this has now been rearranged for Thursday 17th May at Ashville school details are here.

Claro Weekly News

Claro top 10s

Claro runners and riders were in action over the weekend. The following Top 10’s were achieved. At Thirsk , Matthew Rochester was 10th in Men Open, Allen Barnes was second in Mens Hyper Vet, Elizabeth Rochester was 9th on course G . The next day at Wass Matthew Rochester won the M18L class ( he was also last but you have to be in it to win it) . Will Drewe was 2nd on M35S, David Day was 7th on M70L, Allen Barnes was 5th on M75L, Liz Drewe was 2nd on M35L, Ruth Ker was 3rd on M50L, Liz Potterton was 9th on W60L, Jackie Barnes 9th on W70L.

On Saturday Adrian Parker was 3rd M40 and 11th Overall and David Day 1st M70 at the NYMBO event at Cropton. On the previous Wednesday in Ripon, Allen Barnes was 6th in the BAOC 60 minute score and David Day 7th ( thanks to David Day for this information)

Coming up

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

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

British Mixed Sprint Relays

NATO are organising 2 events on the 9th and 10th June in Morpeth details are here. The first event is on Saturday afternoon and is the British mixed sprint relay. We already have one team and we would like a few more, teams are of 3 people and must have at least one man and one woman. If you are interested please can you e-mail Ruth so she can collate teams. As agreed at the latest committee meeting the club will contribute to the entry fee.

Woodthorpe BAOC event.

I have received the following plea from Phil Batts at BAOC.
Dave Riches has agreed to put on the cancelled event ( due to snow) at Woodthorpe in York on the 16th of May. He is doing this completely by himself and would welcome some help in running the start and collecting in controls.

Are you able to help him out, please? I am teaching that week at Longmoor so cannot help him myself, details are on the BAOC site here

Open Adventure

It is not run under BOF rules but it is clearly Map reading, Team Parker have been out competing in the Open 5 race series over winter, this is a series of 5 hour score races on foot and bike. Adrian and Luke finished 2nd in the male pairs, Nathan was 8th in Male singles and Jo Anderson and Jemima were 4th in the female pairs.
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Pictures courtesy of Open5 facebook page, Luke still looks fresh despite having to push his dad up the hills.

 

 

Kendal Mountain Film Festival

Some of you may recall the event that was cancelled due to the snow, this has now been rearranged for Thursday 17th May at Ashville school details are here.

Claro Weekly News 20th April

Claro top 10s

Claro runners and riders were in action over the weekend. The following Top 10’s were achieved. At Brighouse Mike Cope was 8th on the Green, In the lakes at Graythwaite east on day 1 Ruth Ker was 1st on Green . In Grandola Tim Evans was 4th on the medium and 6th in the Long .

Also running were Allen and Jackie Barnes at Hardwick Hall, Sharon Bowes and Richard Kirk at Brighouse and Mike Hind, Liz Potterton and Susan Birtwistle in The Lakedistrict 2 days

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. .  We are also looking to have a meet up after each event. If you missed the first event results are here.  The Next event is Wednesday 2nd May at Jacob Smith park, afterwards at the Mitre.

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                 Toby & Liz Rochester

6   27 June 18  Brimham Rocks                                             Liz Potterton

British Mixed Sprint Relays

NATO are organising 2 events on the 9th and 10th June in Morpeth details are here. The first event is on Saturday afternoon and is the British mixed sprint relay. We already have one team and we would like a few more, teams are of 3 people and must have at least one man and one woman. If you are interested please can you e-mail Ruth so she can collate teams. As agreed at the latest committee meeting the club will contribute to the entry fee.

British Orienteering Incentives

Congratulations to all those Claro members who have received BOF awards this year.
Full details of the scheme are on the BOF website here.

Lois Parker Racing Challenge: Bronze Award ***** 05/02/2018
Navigation Challenge ***** 05/02/2018
Matthew
Rochester
Racing Challenge: Gold Award ***** 09/01/2018
Racing Challenge: Silver Award ***** 09/01/2018
Racing Challenge: Bronze Award ***** 09/01/2018
Navigation Challenge ***** 09/01/2018
Toby
Rochester
Racing Challenge: Bronze Award *** 19/02/2018
Navigation Challenge *** 14/02/2018

Learning Experiences

We all make mistakes and this is how experience is gained. Two Claros have shared their learning experiences from the weekend.

North and South are not interchangeable, and if you are going to make this 180 degree error , it is best not to make it on a large Lake district fell by running down it at speed. This resulted in a 17 minute split for Ruth Ker. Meanwhile in Portugal your newsletter editor took the wrong path out of a complex junction , decided the compass was wrong and the Orienteer in the Swedish top must be right and ended up having to relocate with a split of 37 minutes.

Above right is the leg off the M60 map ( it is 9-10 on M55 and we had a 1:15,000 map) and above left is my GPX trace showing the compass was not wrong . The thin blue line was a two foot deep torrent following the overnight rain. I knew I was back on the map as other riders appeared but I couldn’t work out where.

The newsletter editor welcomes other learning experiences.

 

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.