Claro Weekly News

Claro Top 10s 

Unfortunately, Snow stopped play, so no Claro top 10’s even at the Park Run where Ruth Ker despite being only 5 seconds off her PB was only 11th, probably saving herself for Sunday’s race which was then cancelled.

Well done to all those brave Juniors who turned up to a somewhat chilly Valley Gardens

Coming up

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Winter Blues 2018

The last event of the series is this Wednesday   21st March. Meet at Nidd Walk car park, just on the north side of the main river bridge.OS99/158656 or HG3 5NA in Pateley Bridge.  Details are below for what hopefully will be a delightful spring evening. Note the start time of 7 pm to allow travel from Harrogate and to make sure it is dark. Food afterwards in the Crown

Date                Wed 21 Mar 18
Venue             Pateley Bridge
Organiser     Stan Appleton

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. Dates have been announced and Richard has planners for all but the first event, so if anyone fancies doing some planning for the first time over their Easter Holidays this is an ideal opportunity.

1   18 April 18   Hookstone Woods, Harrogate                       TBC

2   2 May 18     Jacob Smith Park/NW Knaresborough          Mike Cope

3   16 May 18   Killinghall Moor, Harrogate                            Allen Banister

4   30 May 18   Conyngham Hall, Knaresborough                 Toby & Liz Rochester

5   13 June 18  Harlow Hill, Harrogate                                   Tim Evans

6   27 June 18  Brimham Rocks                                             Liz Potterton


Northern Championships

The Northern Champs is being hosted by EBOR in Wass Forest on 22 April.  There is a supporting Urban event hosted by HALO in Thirsk on the previous day 21 April.  Both are UKOL events.  Details can be found on EBOR and HALO websites.  Entries are via Fabian4.  Both organisers need more helpers and I hope that some CLARO members will be willing to offer some help.  If you are going to either or both events and you can help, prices for seniors with a helper discount code drop from £10 to £4 (Thirsk) and £17 to £10 (Wass).  For the Northern Champs, organiser Mike Ridealgh particularly needs helpers for the second shift – run first and help later.  Ken Hutson is the Thirsk organiser.  For the helper discount code and to let organisers know of your helping preferences, please contact them directly by email – and  The 3 CLARO members who have already entered can get a refund equivalent to the discount if they contact the organisers and are willing to help.  Please volunteer if you can.