Many congratulations to AIRE juniors Jake Powell M16 and Emily Gibbins W16 who have just been selected as full members of the YHOA Junior Orienteering Squad and both have accepted their place.
The invitation recognises the consistent and considerable improvement that both have made in the past year and the further potential they both have moving forward.
Despite the current situation the YHOA Junior squad are planning coaching events early in the new year.
Over 30 Maprun Courses Now Available - New Garforth Course
To give everyone the opportunity to take their Lockdown exercise Orienteering, all 30+ of our available Maprun Courses have been collated onto one easy to access page. Available Maprun courses
A brand new Urban OOM 60 minute course is available at Garforth planned by Gerry Symes.
The recent Night League events at Crossgates and Farsley where no one got around all the controls have been remodelled as 60 min Scores.
First Virtual AGM held
Given the current situation and guidelines we were not able to hold this years AGM in the normal format.
We did however use British Orienteering’s video conferencing system and 14 club members took part on Thursday 8th October.
The membership of the Committee remained unchanged. The Minutes, Finance Report and Chair's Report are available below.
Minutes of the meeting. Minutes Of Aire Agm 081020
Treasurers Report and Budget Aire Financial Report And Budget
Chairs Report Agm Chairs Report 2020 Pdf
Chichester Trophy for BOC 2019 Map
Many Congratulations to Tony Thornley who has won the Chichester Trophy which is awarded annually by British Orienteering for the best map by an amateur mapper. The judges recognised Tony's top quality map of Kilnsey and Arncliffe used for BOC 2019 scoring it highest overall on specification, cartography and presentation. The prestigious award should have been made at the BO AGM at the JK but obviously that had to be postponed. Tony's comments on receiving the award are on the BO website British Orienteering News Chichester Trophy 2019
A fuller story will be included in the forthcoming Aire Affairs.
Whilst all orienteering fixtures have been suspended for the foreseeable future (see separate news item), you may want to try these ideas... (click read more)
We may not be able to go to any orienteering events at the moment 🙁 However, I thought you would like to see some of our juniors sporting their new AIRE tops to cheer you up.....
The seventh and eighth events of the 2019-20 Club League took place at Harden Moor and Bingley St Ives on 23rd February 2020 and Fixby and Bradley Woods on 15th March 2020
Standings after 8 events:
Well done, we did it. AIRE came 2nd behind SYO and qualified for the cup final! SAVE THE DATE 18th October Sutton Park, Birmingham. Lets get the whole club out and give it our best shot. Juniors will run free.
All Orienteering Activities Suspended
British Orienteering has confirmed that all Orienteering activities in the UK are suspended in light of the updated government policy on Coronavirus. British Orienteering Coronavirus Statement 170320
All Airienteers events are Cancelled until we are advised by BO that it is considered safe to restart.