CLARO News 9 Jan 18

Claro Top 10s

A number of Top 10s at Temple Newsam this weekend. At the night event David Day was 4th and Tim Evans 8th on the medium and on the following days event ( on a 98% different area) David Rochester was 1st on Light Green and Toby Rochester was 1st on Orange.


Don’t forget to renew your membership it is now due. A number of regulars are still showing on the BO lapsed members list.

Coming up

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CLARO Junior League Event 27 Jan 18

All club members should have had an email on Sunday requesting help for the junior event on the 27th January where we may have over 200 Junior Soldiers trying out Orienteering. Thank you for those who have volunteered so far. More volunteers would be welcome for a 2 hour shift between 10:00 and 14:00. If you can help please e-mail If you are a club member and haven’t had the e-mail please can you advise as this means out contact system needs updating.

Alistair Tinto Memorial

EPOC are hosting the YHOA Middle Distance Championships and a Superleague event on January 28 at Storthes Hall. It will also be a memorial event for Alistair Tinto. Many of you will have known Alistair and also know how much he did over many years for EPOC and YHOA. Obviously all are hoping that the event will be a popular and successful one when we can remember Alistair as well as enjoy our runs.
Unfortunately, there is now a clash with a nearby attractive event. DVO had to cancel a National event on Eyam Moor on 10 Dec and it has had to be rearranged as a Regional event on 28 January. DVO have considered moving it to another date, but they are very restricted and it has to stay on January 28. Pre-entries from 10 Dec have been transferred to the new date and there were many YHOA entries. With the date change and the clashing EPOC memorial event, DVO understand that some people will wish to cancel their entries and get a refund. This is possible up to Jan 2 though there will be small administration charge. Pre-entries to the DVO event should have received an email about this.
Obviously we hope that all YHOA members orienteering on that day will choose to go to the EPOC event. However, we do understand that those who already have an entry for the DVO event and/or find Eyam Moor an attractive alternative, may still wish to go to that event. The clash is unfortunate, but please understand that DVO and EPOC have tried to avoid it.
The EPOC event can be entered via Fabian4. It is cheaper than the DVO one, and nearer for most. Hopefully, there will also be awards at the event for the 2017 YHOA Superleague and Urban League.

Winter Blues 2018

Richard Kirk has now found 6 volunteers for planning the next series of event in the winter starting on January 10th details are below and include a new location for what hopefully will be a delightful spring evening for the last of the series.

 Date Venue  Organiser
Wed 10 Jan 18 Ripon, Water Rat Allen Banister
Wed 24 Jan 18 S Harrogate Susan Birtwistle
Wed 7 Feb 18 Centre/N Harrogate Stephen Fry
Wed 21 Feb 18 Harrogate Ruth Ker
Wed 7 Mar 18 Knaresborough Rochester family
Wed 21 Mar 18 Pateley Bridge Stan Appleton

 IOF Reflections

Some of you may remember the link to Sandor Talas’s blog about IOF finances last year.  His slightly lighthearted comments that virtual orienteering may be the best chance of Orienteering making the Olympics is here. Oh and if you thought esports was not for the Olympics his follow up is here.