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Future Events

Wed 24 Apr
Beckett Park - Spring Sprint League (1st event in a series of 6)

Near: Leeds  more details...

Wed 1 May
Bowling Park - Spring Sprint League (2nd event in a series of 6)

Near: Bradford  more details...

Sat 4 May
Bradford University (British Championships Weekend - Mixed Team Sprint)

Near: Bradford  more details...

Every Tuesday evening, 7pm

Join us for a run, a jog, a walk or just for the food afterwards! more details...

AIRE full list of all future events

British Orienteering list of major fixtures

All 7 AIRE juniors score points at Compass Sport Cup!

Thumb Compass

Thank you to Evie (100), Matthew (96) Jake (94), Douglas (98), Tom (94), James(86) and Katie (94) for travelling all the way to Penrith to run for your club.

The overall result was very close Aire was 2nd with 2418 points and West Cumbria 2450. You will see if we had just one more junior scorer there we would have won the competition!!

Lindsey King - Coach

Tue 19 Mar Read more…

Compass Cup Heat - Bampton Common

Long Leg Madness

Long leg madness...

Well done to all Airienteers who represented the club on Sunday. Great effort particularly from the Juniors to travel all that way and help the club. We were blessed with amazing conditions, compared with the forecast 24hrs before. Many thanks to Border Liners for a well run enjoyable event. Great new area and hopefully we will get a chance to race there again in the future.

Results Winsplits Routegadget

It was very close, unratified results are WCOC 2450 AIRE 2418 MDOC 1836 LOC 1435; unfortunately too many Airienteers lost the plot on the long leg (3 out 3 in our car) . I'm sure this will be fully dissected and analysed in the next Aire Affairs. We live and learn, next topic for AIRE training: How to survive and conquer 'long legs'?

Runs of the day go to: Tony Thonley (1st VSG) who used all his nous to beat the gorse bushes and younger whipets; Evie Conway (1st SG) who won by exactly 1 minute over WCOC and Alasdair McLeod (1st Br) who won by 1 second!

Mon 18 Mar Read more…

Northern Championships Weekend


This weekend saw SYO host a double header terrain and urban events for the Northern Championship.

Wharncliffe North, a steep mixed woodland and moor with lots of rock features and old quarrying areas provided a true physical and navigational test in wet and wintry weather. Congratulations to Tony Thornley who won M70. Other notable Aire performances came from Sue Stevens 2nd in W65, David Alcock 2nd in M40, Tim Patterson 3rd in M35 and Jack Beavers 3rd in M12B.

The Urban event was held at Ponderosa in Sheffield with the best Aire results being Anne Maguire 2nd on the Women's Open course and Sue Stevens 3rd on WUV.

Mon 11 Mar Read more…

50th Anniversary Club Giraffes

Alrienteers Proof

Must have club accessory has arrived

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the club it was decided that a free specially designed limited edition Giraffe would be available to all current club members. Hopefully most of you who attended on Sunday will have picked up your head/neck wear. Alice and Sarah are pictured at the event wearing theirs and many others can be seen sporting them in Wendy's event photos.

For anybody who wasn't at Ilkley on Sunday (or who didn't manage to pick one up) don't fret I will be taking them to Northern Champs weekend events in Sheffield, Compass Sport Cup and to the Spring Sprint League evenings. Hopefully this will enable everybody to get their Giraffe.

David Williams

Tue 5 Mar Read more…

AIRE Winter Night Score League 2019

Ilkley Night Event

The Wednesday night series for Winter is over.

Congratulations to the following winners:

- Leon Foster

- David Williams

- Amicia Lee

- Joyce Marshall


Saltaire Results

Final League Standings 2019:

Winter Night League 2019

Archive League Results:

Winter Night League 2018

Fri 1 Mar Read more…

AIRE Junior Coaching

Lindsey King

Spring 2019

Once a month from next week:

Sunday 10th February 10am to 11.30am Chevin Forest Park, Otley LS21 3DD

Sunday 3rd March 9.30am to 10.45am Ilkley Moor start at Craiglands Road LS29 8RH

Saturday 13th April 2pm to 4.30am Bodington Sports Ground Lawnswood Leeds LS16 8NA

This coaching is for junior members of Airienteers or members families and pupils who have tried orienteering at school with our junior development officer. Claro members and friends of Airienteers are welcome if places are available.

When you reserve a place further details will be sent to you by email including what to wear, what to bring where to meet etc.

Free of charge (unless a café mentioned!) but booking ideal so I can arrange enough maps and coaches. Please email

Parents are encouraged to stay and join in with younger children.

Lindsey King - Coach

Thu 28 Feb Read more…