Then takes Northern Champs
Many Aire members travelled over the weekend to the British Middle Distance Championships and Northern Championships held on highly technical adjacent areas near Newby Bridge. The first major events to be staged since lockdown.
Peter Haines won both races in M65.
Judith Powell took 2nd place in W80 in the British Middle.
In the Northern Champs also a win for James Woodham in M14B, congratulations on podium places to Evie Conway 3rd in W20E, , Andy Hobson 2nd in M35S and Mark Villiers 3rd in M40S.
Congratulations to the following winners:
- Andrew Stemp
- Quentin Harding
- Alice Leake
- Joyce Marshall
Thank you to all helpers and competitors for taking part in this year's sprint series. We hope that you all enjoyed yourselves and will see you back for the first event of the next series: Weds 9th June - Potternewton Park
Airienteers were pleased to host and support the Jack Bloor Race 2021 MapRun Challenge.
In lieu of the traditional annual fell race, the virtual race was run on Ilkley Moor, in your own time, anytime, for the entire month of May.
The latest issue of Aire Affairs is now available with articles on Gender Equality in Orienteering and Scottish Turfzones. There are reports from the Yvette Baker Round and World Orienteering Day, and more memories from Yorkshire Squaddies.
Try MTBO. Starts from Pool Memorial Hall, 0900-1015
3 hour score event using MapRun.
A huge, big thank you to 13 Aire juniors who ran for the club at the Yvette Baker heat at Middleton Park. TEAM AIRE was:
Jack, Jake, Tom, Annie, Megan, Katie, James, Harry, Henry, Jack, Bethan, Charlie & Kate.
Although SYO (South Yorkshire) scored more points - 899, we had enough runners to score on each course meaning that we were only a few points behind- 861 despite their large turn out. That is a brilliant achievement when many of you have done so little orienteering for a year.
Highlights were Katie who finished smiling though dripping wet with rain and our youngest competitor Kate who persevered on a tricky yellow course in her smart new Aire top.
Lindsey King – Coach
The copy date for the next issue of Aire Affairs is Thursday, 27th May. Now that orienteering is making a tentative re-start, please write to me with your ‘emergence’ stories and event reports. How have you found it? How do you feel about entering and attending our bigger events? Have you signed up for the British Middle Champs and the Scottish? Will you be doing anything differently? What else have you been up to this last year?
All articles to firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you!
2 Open Orienteering Map Virtual Permanent Courses.
We have added two new 60 minute score Maprun courses at Addingham and Horsforth. They are available now to anybody who lives locally and can provide an outing for those that live further away as restrictions are lifted.
Details and maps Addingham Maprun
Many thanks to Peter Jones and David Bowman who have planned the courses.
If this is your first Maprun outing for a while please don't forget to utilise the new Maprun6 app.
A SIX way tie.
Burden retains some crumbs of the Fat Rascal, but has to share the rest with Stemp, Williams, Jones and Parkers. A late entry from Steve Webb was the only all correct answer, but he loses a point for missing the deadline.
Many thanks to everyone who had a go at this.
Entries were very good - only a few errors to my surprise.
Trophies to be awarded at the next club get together, if Betty's allows.
All the controls and the results are at:
Tuesday 23rd February 8PM
Many thanks to New members Anne and Richard Wilson who organised a great 4 round General Knowledge Quiz. About 40 people joined in in a mixture of household groups.
The overall winners were the team of Andrew Stemp, Fay Walsh and Paul Pruzina who won the top virtual prize of an Isolation Cruise on the Marie Celeste.
David Bowman was top in the solo competitor category.
If anybody would like to organise a follow on event please let me know email@example.com