Claro Weekly News 4th April 2018

Claro at the JK  

Some superb runs by numerous Claros at the JK, as per last year these are a summary of those who finished in the top 16 of their age class.

In Fridays fast and furious sprint at Stafford MOD. Ruth Ker Podiumed with 3rd in W50. Edwyn Oliver-Evans was 5th in Men Open ( would an SI Air have gained him the 5 seconds he needed for 3rd?) Luke Fry was 16th in M14 and Susan Birtwistle was 16th in W60.

On Saturdays Middle at Brereton Spurs. Tamsin Ker was 1st on W16B, Ruth Ker was 6th on W50L, David Rochester was   12th on M45S, Matthew Rochester was 16th on M18L and Luke Fry was 16th on M14A.

On Sundays Long at Beaudesert Activity Centre Alex Robinson was 6th on M18L and Ruth Ker was 6th on W50L.

On Mondays very wet and muddy  relays also at Beaudesert Claro had 3 teams, Adhoc Claros of David Rochester, Tamsin Ker and Ruth Ker came 24th, Short Claros of Alex Robinson, Edwyn Oliver-Evans and Matthew Rochester came 24th on Short men and the Mature Claros of Tim Evans, Phil Robinson and Graham Ramsden came 33rd.

GB Squad 

Apologies ‘‘ about the Senior squad was launched by Maprunner not British Orienteering. There is a lot of interest for juniors ( and others ) in the blogs and training diaries.

We are looking to see if we can get any other news snippets to encourage our younger runners. Any ideas will be greatly appreciated.

Coming up


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 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.  We are also looking to have a meet up after each event, more details to follow.

1   18 April 18   Hookstone Woods, Harrogate                      Ruth Ker

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                 Matthew & Liz Rochester

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.