Claro Weekly News

Claro top 10s

Claro runners were in action over the weekend. Those that ventured North to CLOKs event seem to have fared better than those that ventured South to the SYO event. At Hutton Lowcross Emma McAnaw was 3rd Lady on Blue and David Day was 5th Man. At Grimethorpe Sharon Bowes was 4th lady on Green.

Meanwhile, at the Canterbury Park Run, Edwyn Oliver-Evans was 1st home and in the BAOC event at Richmond Ruth Ker was first Woman, Allen Barnes was first M75 and Jackie Barnes first W70.

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.  We are also looking to have a meet up after each event. If you missed the first events results are here.  The Next event is Wednesday 16th May at Killinghall Moor.

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.

Event Safety Workshop.

We are running another event safety workshop on the 23rd May and have space for a few more volunteers. British Orienteering require that anyone who plans, organises or controls an event has to have attended this course. The course lasts about 3 hours and is a lifetime award so you don’t need to renew, so if you are thinking of planning a lamp-o or one of the spring flowers you would need to have attended one of these workshops. If you are interested please contact Vince or Tim.

Colin John

Club members who knew Colin will be saddened to hear that he passed away this Monday, following a serious heart attack. Colin moved to us from DVO in 2013 and helped control and plan a number of events including the Compass Sport event at Guiscliff. Colin was previously a member of AIRE before CLARO formed and he moved south through work in the 1980’s. Our thoughts are with Jacqui his wife and the rest of his family.

Kendal Mountain Film Festival

Some of you may recall the event that was cancelled due to the snow, this has now been rearranged for Thursday 17th May at Ashville school details are here.