Spring-O 2017

CLARO will run a Spring-O Series in 2017, a series of local orienteering events, between April and July.  The events will take place on Wednesday evenings using proper orienteering maps, finishing with a Club Picnic event on the usual Saturday. They will use SI electronic timing for Start and Finish.

These events will usually comprise three courses: a “Long” course (Green standard), a shorter, “Short” course (Orange standard) and a “Beginner” course (White standard) that is suitable for juniors. The two longer courses may occasionally use more novel formats for variety, but there will always be a White standard course provided.

Series Dates

Date Event Planner
Wed 19 Apr 17 CLARO Spring-O at Hookstone Woods.  RESULTS Tim Evans
Wed 3 May 17 CLARO Spring-O at Jacob Smith Park, Knaresborough. RESULTS Mike Cope
Wed 17 May 17 CLARO Spring-O at Conyngham Hall, Knaresborough.  RESULTS Richard Kirk
Wed 31 May 17 CLARO Spring-O at Harlow Hill (from Harlow Carr side), Harrogate
Stephen Fry
Wed 14 Jun 17 CLARO Spring-O at Brimham Rocks  RESULTS  now revised. Liz Potterton / David Day
Wed 28 Jun 17 CLARO Spring-O at Killinghall Moor RESULTS Ruth Ker
Sat 1 Jul 17 CLARO Club Picnic, Valley Gardens Steven and Luke Fry

Timings will be as follows:

6.00pm to 7.00pm – Registration
6.15pm to 7.15pm – Start window
Informal Training might be available – have a word at registration.

Entries:  Seniors £3, Juniors £1. Dibber hire: £1.00 / 50p.

Next Event

Wednesday 28 June 2017

VENUE – Killinghall Moor Community Park, Jennyfields, Harrogate

Park in the big car park by the pavillion / community centre. It’s at SE 283561. Follow Jenny Field Drive for 1 mile, turn onto Saltergate Drive, left at the top onto Barberry Close and up to the car park. Park at the far end and registration, start and finish will all be just there on the grass.

There will be Green, Orange and “White-ish Yellow” courses. The beginner’s course will not be perfectly planned to White standards however it’s currently looking like a short, easy Yellow.

Full leg cover recommended although I promise to avoid any necessity for you to go through the worst nettles.


  • Beginners
  • Short
  • Long

TIMING – SportIdent electronic timing will be used for the start and finish.  Most controls will not have a timing box, so on a trust basis, but there could be SportIdent boxes on one or more controls which must be punched if present to avoid disqualification, so check every control. Hire dibbers will be available.