Top organisation and courses.
Beautiful weather (Liz you have the magic touch).
Excellent junior and coaching opportunities.
Rather too few kids, but good practice for the summer leagues.
Tremendous support from many AIRE volunteers - thank you all very much.
Individual closing date 9th April. Relay entries to Peter Jones via http://tinyurl.com/aire2017
Opportunity to try Trail-O Champs on Sat May 6 as well. (based at YMCA Lakeside where we trained last November). See www.theboc.org.uk/page/359
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On Sunday we were 2nd in our heat, just pipped by CLOK. At the end of the day it came down to a difference of only 23 points out of over 2400. I think sheer weight of numbers for CLOK on their home territory counted for a lot but we also had 3 or 4 mispunches that might have closed that gap. A big thanks to all of you who represented the club. If you didn't manage to give me the entry fee on the day can you please transfer it direct to the club bank account (£10).
Club Captain Pete Jones
Sunday presented a few challenges: lunchtime drizzle=mud; route to the far start long and complex.
But not as long and complex as the courses.
AIRE runners who overcame all this were led by club sec David Alcock (1st Brown) and Jack Cooper (2nd Blue).
Over 30 AIRE helpers made the event possible - many thanks to all of you.
There was a good turnout of Airienteers in the Lake District for the British Night and Northern Champs last weekend. Congratulations to Laura King for becoming the W18 Night Champion and to Lucy Haines, whose third place in W18 gave her the Northern Championship crown. A number of Airienteers had top five placings.
Photo courtesy of Rob King
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Wednesday 8th February
Final Wednesday Night Score League Event.
Meet at the Hyde Park corner of Woodhouse Moor
The picture is the sort of map we are using - not the actual map
Road shoes are fine this time. The League is resolved. Congratulations to the winners: Bradley and Susan, and Howard and Anna (45s+). Don't forget to collect your awards at the end of the race.