It may still feel a bit arctic, but the crocuses are well out on The Stray and British Summer Time is finally here. So, almost, is Spring-O! Be prepared to run through the proverbial dappled woods and then relax in a local hostelry with a cooling drink. Details are available here.
Well done to Matthew Rochester for a successful debut as Lampo planner last night. An excellent turnout – probably not far off a record. Results are now up. One more to go for this series, and the first time we have done a Lampo in Pateley Bridge, so don’t miss it.
Unfortunately it has become necessary to cancel the planned Regional Event at Guisecliff on Sunday 4 Mar 18 due to the prevailing weather conditions. The decision was made because it is considered that it would not be possible to run a fair or safe competition. Thanks to those officials who have already put in a lot of time and effort into this event.
Continuing the excellent series of Claro Lamp Os for winter 2018, this next one will be based at The Park (at the beginning of Hornbeam Park, Harrogate). Lots of parking available. Drinks and food in The Park afterwards. Meet 6.15 for 6.30 mass start.
The 1:5000 map ensures a clean-sweep will be achievable by all prepared to break into a sweat. For those who wish to remain fresh-smelling for the pub, the vast majority of controls will be in the Hornbeam Park area itself enabling lots of lamppost-bagging without undue effort.
Decent weather guaranteed. Bring a head torch, something to write with, a hi-viz garment and a mature companion if you are under 16.
We look forward to seeing you there. Ruth (Planner) and Tamsin (on-the-day Organiser)
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).
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!
Saturday saw the conclusion of the 2016/17 Claro Junior League with a popular event in Valley Gardens. There were 33 individual runs around the busy park, with some competitors having to negotiate hazards like a group of Morris Dancers.
Thanks are due to the league organiser, Jemima Parker, for all her hard work and Richard Kirk for his coaching effort as well as all the club volunteer planners and helpers.
This year’s winners are below. A special mention goes to Charlie Hobson, who was the only one to attend all 6 events. Prizes will be awarded at the annual Club Picnic event on Sat 1 July, also in Valley Gardens.
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Well done to all those who ventured off to the British Champs, Top 10’s for Ruth and Liz in the individual completion on Saturday.
Photo from the event courtesy of Wendy Carlyle.
On a slightly smaller scale, next Saturday (13th May) we have a Junior event with registration from 2:00 – 3:00 pm. There are White to Long Orange courses. It is open to more than Juniors if you fancy a 3.2km long orange?
Closely following this, we have the Wednesday evening spring event at Conyngham Hall. Use the links on the right hand side for event details.
The Lampo due to be held tonight has been postponed due to the poor weather. It will now be next week – Wed 29 Mar – all other details remain the same. Ruth will be there today from 6.15 to 6.30 just in case…
There was a great turnout last night for the 4th Lamp-O of the series organised by Tim Evans. Lots of shiny new CLARO jackets were on display as well, with Linda handing more out – just in time for the CompassSport Trophy.
UPDATE – 3rd March 17 : Tim has amended the results and added some jolly interesting comments about lamppost locations… you can read more here.
Tim’s Organiser Comments: Thank you to all 20 of you for turning out on what was a pleasant winter evening. I hope you enjoyed the course; all controls were visited. The results are currently draft as given the number who got number 12 wrong there will be a stewards enquiry tomorrow evening when I cycle past it. I have accepted all answers for 15 as it was a faint 1 on the control box, and I have also accepted 11 where the word “veg” was written as it is fairly overgrown. Special mention must go to Luke Parker, whose handwriting was the only one I couldn’t decipher. His squiggles for 1,2 & 3 were indistinguishable so I gave him half of them. He still came second, beaten by Leon Foster who visited 27 of the controls. First lady back was Vicky Bailey who was 4th overall with no mistakes (including number 12). The next event is in central Harrogate on the 8th March. See you there!