Spring-O 2019

CLARO will run a Spring O Series in 2019; a series of local orienteering events, between April and June. The events will take place on Wednesday evenings using proper orienteering maps.  They will use SI electronic timing for Start and Finish.

These events will generally 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 and there will always be a White standard course provided.

Timings will usually 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.

SI timing will be used for the start and finish.   Hire dibbers will be available.


Quentin Harding will be running coaching sessions prior to some of these events.
Email Quentin if you would like to participate.   quentinh@claro-orienteering.org.uk

NEXT EVENT – That’s all for this series. Check out Knaresborough “Race the Castles” on a Wednesday in August.


Series Dates

Date Venue Planner
17 April 19 Hookstone Woods, Harrogate RESULT Richard Kirk
1 May 19 Plumpton Rocks RESULT Ruth Ker
15 May 19 Hell Wath, Ripon RESULT Will Drewe
29 May 19 Killinghall Moor, Harrogate. RESULT Mark David
12 June 19 Conyngham Hall, Knaresborough POSTPONED Liz Potterton
26 June 19 Harlow Hill, Harrogate RESULT
As a number of people missed punching one or more of the random SI boxes on the course; the relative times are shown here,
Lois Parker
3 July  19 Conyngham Hall, Knaresborough
Liz Potterton


Spring-O Killinghall Moor 29th May 2019 – Planner’s comments

Thank you to those who made it to the event this evening. We had three courses, the White, Yellow/Orange kept broadly to the surprisingly compact yet diverse area of Killinghall Moor, the green ventured into a mixed environment with some urban running. We had runners of all ages, from under 5 to over 80, all returned safely. The only slight hiccup was local support not associated with orienteering incorrectly moving a couple of the checkpoints, thanks to Liz for correcting their error.
Thanks to everyone for helping on the day with the event, to all those in Claro who just knew what to do (and did it), and a special mention to Richard who did a fantastic job in mentoring me on my first attempt at organising an orienteering event.  Mark.