The Weekend the Clocks Went Back

What were you doing the weekend the clocks went back?

A comment made at our recent AGM about how few Claros had been spotted at recent events got Linda thinking, “If we weren’t orienteering at the weekend what were we all doing?”   So via the means of modern technology she decided to find out.   It seems we were all very busy!  Thank you to everyone who replied.   Here’s what we were up to:

Geoffrey and Lindsey Hensman:  Falkirk Park Run.  This is the second time we have been, although Geoffrey did a few when we were still in Harrogate.  Continue reading The Weekend the Clocks Went Back

Autumn Leaves, forthcoming events and more

Update: Autumn leaves 5 results are up.

The next Autumn Leaves Street-O is from the Stray in Harrogate on Wednesday 12th, so grab your hi-viz and headtorch and see you there. It is mentioned in this week’s news update, which has just gone out; you can join the list here.

Details are now up for the next two Claro events – Hookstone Woods night event on 27 Nov and Dob Park on 7 Dec. Note the update for directions for Dob Park as Otley town centre will be closed.



After a brief delay, the results of last Wednesday’s Autumn Leaves Street-O are now published here.  Two more to go before Christmas, so hope to see you a week on Wednesday for a start on the side of The Stray.

Tomorrow is the penultimate Yorkshire SuperLeague for 2014.  We have a few Claros in contention, so lets hope things go well for the last two events.  Ilkley Moor on 30 Nov 14 is the other one.

For those not there, the AGM went well. Full details will be in the next Clarion, or you can browse the minutes here. The next Clarion will also include the collation of replies to Linda’s question “What were you doing on the weekend the clocks went back?”.  Look out for it in the week beginning 10 Nov.

News Update

There are a few happenings to report in the week before the clocks go back (don’t forget next Sunday 26th!).  With 5 events completed we have a new leader in the club league – Allen Barnes – but there is lots of scope for catching him up. This week’s results from Midgley Moor will be up soon.  Some of the Claro contingent that went to Scotland for Race the Castles were spotted by Wendy’s usual splendid efforts with the camera – here and there are a few new Claro photos too.

Details for the next two Claro events are now up – our Hookstone night event that is part of the YHOA Night League, which is local and an ideal chance to try a night event if you have not done so, and Dob Park on 7 Dec, which is part of the club league (obviously). Finally, don’t forget the AGM this Thursday.

Junior Training Success

The successful series of junior training events concluded this week as the light evenings draw to a close.  They were well attended and we hope that not only did the participants enjoy themselves, but also that they will go on to enjoy the sport in the future, perhaps even as club members.  Thanks to Phil, Jemima and Richard for organising.  If you (or your mum or dad) want to have a go, there are plenty of local events in the calendar, and always people on hand to help those that need it – all you have to do is ask!


Richard and Jemima with three successful participants – well done to Luke Fry, Eve Whitaker and Alex Romanec (Luke’s dad Stephen did not qualify for a certificate!)  (Photo – Phil Headford)