Wed 23 Jan
The Chevin - Winter Night Score League
Near: Otley more details...
Wed 30 Jan
Peel Park - Winter Night Score League
Near: Bradford more details...
Wed 6 Feb
Keighley Streets - Winter Night Score League
Near: Keighley more details...
Every Tuesday evening, 7pm
Join us for a run, a jog, a walk or just for the food afterwards! more details...
Results from Wed 16 JanHorsforth Hall Park & Streets - Winter Night Score League 2nd event in a series of 8.
A big turnout sold out all of the maps and I had to ask people to share so everyone could get a run – a big thanks to those who did. Thanks also to Hyde Park Harriers for coming and making up the extra numbers. We'll make sure we print more next time!
Thank you to all the contributors to this issue which includes interviews with new Chair David Williams, and long term Airienteer Sue Stevens; Liz Davies' account of her cycle ride uphill from Lands End to John O Groats and Joe Woodley's report of last year's WUOC in 2018 amongst others.
The draw for the Compass Sport Cup has been made. We will compete on March 17th at the Border Liners event at Bampton Common near Penrith. This is a new area for orienteering described by BL as open fell with several deep valleys , generally good runability with sections of rock and contour detail. WCOC, LOC and MDOC will provide our competition. Club captain Steve Webb will post an entry invite and spreadsheet shortly. All entries should be made via the club and junior entries will be paid for by Aire.
The Wednesday night series for Winter.
Mass start at 7pm. Find as many controls as you can in whatever order you like. Either a 45 minute or 60 minute course. Lose points if you're late back!
See the flyer here:
Next event is: The Chevin, Weds 23rd January
Wednesday evening saw the first of the eight Winter Night Score League races held around the Streets of Farsley, Rodley and Stanningley. Andy Hobson planned an intriguing course with 30 controls available 25 worth 10 points but with 5 controls worth 30 and a bonus 30 points if you picked up all 5 of those controls. The bait was taken by a lot of the competitors with 23 out of 41 entries late back incurring time penalties - many trying to get that last 30 pointer and bonus. The event is posted on Routegadget
So if you were there why not draw your route and if you weren't at the event have a look and see how you would have picked up the bonus controls 41-45.
If you haven't used Routegadget before there is a video of how to draw your route under useful links on the home page.
Next weeks event is at Horsforth Hall Park.
North Pole alignment for GPS (last updated in 2015) is close to exceeding acceptable limit for navigational errors according to the journal Nature.
How the North Pole is shifting (Image: World Data Centre for Geomagnetism/Kyoto Univ.)
North is moving at about 50 km per year!
Great turnout on Sunday, thanks to all the helpers for making the event run smoothly on a beautiful Winter day, Results, routegadget etc.
Well done juniors for these great results!
Douglas Tiffany 2nd on light green
Tom Threlfall 1st on Orange
Jack Beevers 1st on yellow
Charlie Alcock 5th on yellow
Louise Parkinson 12th on yellow
Kate Parkinson and Mum 3rd on white
Clara Griffiths 15th on white