Category Archives: Events

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.

Plumpton Rocks – Middle Distance Race – Sunday 25 November 2018

Claro are delighted to confirm that we will host a Middle Distance Regional Event on 25 November 2018 at Plumpton Rocks near Harrogate (not Ellington Banks as previously suggested due to access issues).

Claro extend many thanks to the owner of this amazing, natural playground, Robert Hunter, for his enthusiasm for our event.  Robert has overseen extensive renovation to Plumpton Rocks over the last few years, so the area is in superb condition.

Map extensively updated by Quentin Harding, Planned by Ruth Ker, Organised by Richard Kirk and all Controlled by David Day.

Courses, all Middle Distance; Yellow, Orange, Light Green, Very Short Green, Short Green, Green, Short Blue and Blue.   The area does not lend itself to a White course however the bold White competitor could tackle Yellow safely as the scope for disappearing is limited (it’s a bounded area with a large lake to go round).

More details

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.

Spring O Series

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.

Winter Lampo #5

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.