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

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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 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.