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

 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
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
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.