Charles Lewsley Cup 2014

The winner of the Charles Lewsley Cup for 2014 was announced at the Annual Dinner last night. It was presented to Chris Dicken by our Chairman, Stan Appleton. Chris has served the club tirelessly for many years, notably as Secretary from 1995 to 1998, and then a ten year run on the committee as Chairman from 2004 to 2009 and Fixtures Secretary from 2010 to 2013. Photos here.

Congratulations Chris!


Spring-O Series 2015

The dates and format for the Spring-O series have been agreed. There will be 6 events on Wednesday evenings at parkland venues in and around Harrogate. Each one will have a longer course, an intermediate course and a beginners course using proper orienteering maps and electronic timing for start and finish. New this year is that there will be some training activity beforehand, specifically for juniors to follow on from schools events, but for adults of any standard too. Full details will be posted here for each event.

For now, we need volunteers for planners. Full help service provided. Contact Richard or Graham for more.

The series will finish with a picnic event on Sat 18th July at Valley Gardens.

The dates are:

Wed 15 Apr 15 CLARO Spring-O at Conyngham Hall
Wed 29 Apr 15 CLARO Spring-O at Brimham Rocks
Wed 13 May 15 CLARO Spring-O at Hell Wath, Ripon
Wed 27 May 15 CLARO Spring-O at Killinghall Moor
Wed 10 Jun 15 CLARO Spring-O at Hookstone Woods
Wed 1 Jul 15 CLARO Spring-O at Jacob Smith Park, Knaresborough
Sat 18 Jul 15 CLARO Picnic Event, Valley Gardens

Yorkshire Superleague

News just in from the YHOA Committee – the Yorkshire Superleague is alive and well and will be run differently this year. There will be the usual nine or so events (8 in the calendar already and potentially one replacement to come). The first event is this Sunday at SYO’s Cawthorne and Deffer event.  The dates are:

1 Mar 15 SYO BNC Weekend Event (UKOL) (B) Cawthorne & Deffer
22 Mar 15 EBOR Level B Event, Gilling
29 Mar 15 HALO YHOA Middle Championships (B), Knapton Wood
12 Apr 15 AIRE Level C Middle Distance, Calverley Wood
30 Aug 15 EBOR White Rose Weekend (B), Pickering Forest
20 Sep 15 AIRE Dales Weekend Day 2(UKOL)/YHOA Championships (B), Hawkswick Clowder
1 Nov 15 SYO Level C Event, Wharncliffe
22 Nov 15 CLARO Level C Event, Brimham Rocks

The league will be scored differently using a similar system to that used by SEOA.  It uses the concept of a target time for each class with points awarded based on how you perform in comparison. The full details will be posted on a new YHOA website shortly, but for now we have been sent details here.

Members Survey

We are running a survey for all club members to find out what you want from your club and to collect some information. It should not take long, so please have a go using the button below.  If you are family members, please encourage others in your family to complete it too as we want individual responses if possible.


Winter Blues Street-O 2015

Happy New Year!

Winter Blues Street-O starting on Wed 7 Jan 15

We now have a full set of planners for the Winter Blues Street-O series.  The series will follow essentially the same format as previous editions, only now with an optional social opportunity at the end of each one. Tim Moon is in the chair for the first one on Wed 7 Jan 15, so why not get out there and work off some of those mince pies?