Spring Flowers 2014


There will be eight events running over eight consecutive Wednesday evenings in April, May and June 2014.  Each event will have:

  • SI punching
  • Standard Orienteering maps
  • Three courses – Long, Short and Novice Beginners
  • All the results being collated to create a league table. Best 6 scores from 8 events to count. There will be prizes.
  • Entry Fees will be £3 for adults and £2 for U16 so it is stunningly good value!
  • Starts from 6.30p.m. with courses closing about 7.30p.m.

The Program is as shown below:

Date Details
30 Apr 14 Bilton – Street event planned by Mike Hind.  Park on Woodfield Road/Sandhill Drive. GR 315573
7 May 14 Conyngham Hall – Park event planned by Vince Grealy.  Car park at GR 345572
14 May 14 Knaresborough – Street event planned by Tim Moon.  car park at GR 349581
21 May 14 Pinewoods – Dumbell Park event planned by Graham Ramsden.  Park on Harlow Moor Road GR 288548
28 May 14 Hell Wath, Ripon – Park/street event planned by Stan Appleton.  Park on Hell Wath Lane at GR 301699
4 Jun 14 Bilton – Street event planned by Mike Hind.  Park on Woodfield Road/Bilton Lane. GR 313576
11 Jun 14 Hookstone Woods – Park event planned by Phil Headford.  Meet on Hookstone Road GR 321542
18 Jun 14 Pannal – Park/street event planned by Edwyn Oliver-Evans.  Meet at Crimple Meadows GR 305516

Put all these dates in your diary now and plan to do some decent orienteering close to home.  Don’t expect massively difficult technical challenges but do expect to be moving faster than normal (winning times on the long course below 30 minutes?) and, as a consequence, thinking rather faster than normal (or if I’m anything to go by failing to think faster than normal).

This is the third year that Claro have put on these events. The success of these events in terms of attracting new people to the sport depends on the oxygen of publicity so drag your friends along (kicking and screaming), tell anyone who might be remotely interested, and generally promote the idea.