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New Maprun App Launched

Mon 1 Feb

Maprun have launched the latest version of their app Maprun6. It is a separate app rather than an update to MaprunF with which it can coexist.

We recommend downloading the new app and using it for all future Maprun outings.

One of the major changes is enhanced responsiveness to GPS and improved tracking. It also improves MaprunG (Garmin watch) practical usability.

Fuller release information and features and fixes details MapRun6 Summary

Links to the Apple and Google play downloads are provided on our Maprun page.

January 2021

Aire Affairs January 2021

Sun 31 Jan

The January issue of Aire Affairs is now available with articles on MapRun, the UK Elite League, permanent courses and the Junior Squad, amongst others.

Aire Affairs January 2021

Aire Affairs Copy Date

Thu 7 Jan

The Copy Date for the next issue of Aire Affairs is Friday, 22nd January. Do send me articles about how you have been getting your orienteering fix during Lockdown, with photos if possible, plus any other news. Send to

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Maprun Colton Results

Wed 16 Dec

Congratulations to Quentin Harding who had the fastest time on the Long course and Vinny Symes on the Medium

Results are here Colton Long Results

Colton Medium Results

Xmas commitments and icy pavements appear to have kept numbers down. As with all our Maprun Events these courses remain available on the system for you to undertake at any time.

Full details on the Maprun page Available Maprun courses

Aire Juniors Join YHOA Junior Squad

Sun 6 Dec

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.

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Orienteering in Lockdown 2

Over 30 Maprun Courses Now Available - New Garforth Course

Sat 7 Nov

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.

AGM 2020

First Virtual AGM held

Wed 30 Sep

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


Aire Affairs August 2020

Wed 2 Sep

The August issue of Aire Affairs is now available.

AA August 2020

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Tony Thornley Wins Mapper of the Year Award

Chichester Trophy for BOC 2019 Map

Wed 6 May

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.

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Alternative orienteering activities

Thu 23 Apr

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)

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