Send me your articles/photos/event reports/holiday fun for the next issue of Aire Affairs by Friday, 11th January please! Wendy Carlyle (Editor)
Watch this space for when trophies will be presented.
Congatulations to the following:
M21 Dave Murgatroyd - Champion, Jack Wood - 2nd, Jack Cooper - 3rd
M35 Pauls Liepins - Champion, lee Beavers - 2nd
M40 David Alcock - Champion
M45 David Bowman - Champion
M50 Neil Conway - 2nd
M55 David Williams - 3rd
M60 Peter Jones - 3rd
M65 Tony Carlyle - 3rd
W16 Evie Conway - Champion
W20 Laura King - 3rd
W21 Alice leake - 2nd, Amicia lee -3rd
W35 Anne Maguire - Champion
W45 Natasha Conway - 2nd
W55 Carey Martin - Champion, Joyce Marshall - 2nd
W65 Sue Stevens - 3rd
Congratulations to the following winners:
- Leon Foster
- Ian Marshall
- Amicia Lee
- Catriona Purdy
Our next events are:
Baildon Moor Score, Tues 1st January 2019
Adel Woods & Meanwood Park, Sun 6th January
AIRE's urban maestro Leon Foster has won the Men's Open category in the 2018 UK Urban League which concluded in Derby on Sunday. He was able to retain his title with 4 first place and 3 second place finishes in his seven counting races.
Congratulations also to Charlotte Willis who was 3rd overall in the Womens Open.
AIRE's Fat Rascal event on 8th September in Leeds City Centre is one of the 20 events on the 2019 UKUL schedule.
Picture of some of the AIRE members who attended a recent club weekend in Coniston. After practising contours and simplification at Dale Park on Saturday we braved the torrential rain to put skills into practice at Holme Fell on Sunday. A challenging photo 'O' game c/o the Parkers kept us occupied during the evening. Thanks Dave Alcock for organising a great weekend!
AIRE finish 8th in National Club League
Last weekend’s Southern Championships was the final event of the 2018 UK Orienteering League which covers performances on a national basis in the highest quality events across the UK throughout the year. In the Individual Leagues 4 AIRE members achieved outstanding 2nd place finishes in their age groups Ben Stevens (M21) Tony Thornley (M70) Anne Maguire (W35) and Natasha Conway (W45)
In the Club League, which was won by Bristol OK, AIRE finished 8th. The club league is based on the best 15 scores from each club our other counting performances were from;
Shirley Wood (W60), David Williams (M55), Sue Stevens (W65), , Carey Martin (W55), Joyce Marshall (W55), Julie Mair (W35), , Alice Leake (W21), Laura King (W20), Peter Haines (M60), Neil Conway (M50) and Evie Conway (W16).
The following awards have been made by British Orienteering:
8th July 2018 - Brent Hill - Racing Challenge Award: Silver 5 stars
18th July 2018 - Charlotte Willis - Racing Challenge Award: Bronze 5 stars and Navigation Challenge 5 stars
30th August 2018 - Jack Beavers - Racing Challenge Award: Bronze 2 stars and Silver 2 stars
19th November 2018 - Sarah Rowell - Racing Challenge Award: Silver 5 stars
19th November 2018 - Liz Davies - Racing Challenge Award: Bronze 4 stars and Navigation Challenge 4 stars
19th November 2018 - Louise Parkinson - Navigation Challenge Award 2 stars
Navigation Challenge - Catriona Purdy - 5 stars
Racing Challenge - Jack Beavers - Gold Award: 2 stars
Navigation Challenge - Pamela Stuart - 4 stars
Well done to all
Ilkley’s Tony Thornley and Peter Haines rolled back the years on Saturday. At the Southern Night Orienteering Champs near Guildford Tony won his age class by a clear 8 minutes whilst Peter came third in his class. The terrain was soft and brackeny southern common, very different from the tough hills and heather in Yorkshire.
The Southern Championships the following day were held at the beautiful Devil’s Punchbowl near Hindhead. Tony last ran here in an international 45 years ago! He improved on his twelfth place in 1973 to win his class by a minute. His course was tricky and challenging, with some steep climbs and, in places, some unforgiving undergrowth.