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AIRE Autumn Night Score League 2019

Mon 16 Dec

The Wednesday night series for Autumn 2019 is over.

Congratulations to the following winners:

- Leon Foster

- Al Powell

- Jake Powell

- Alice Leake

- Judith Powell


Pudsey Results

Final League Standings:

Autumn Night League 2019

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World Magnetic Model

Epoch 2020

Fri 13 Dec

2020 Declination Model

Leeds now has a West (negative) declination

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Super League roll of honour

Sun 1 Dec

Congratulations to all Airienteers who competed in the Yorkshire Superleague this year. The following made the podium after 9 amazing events.

W10 - 3rd - Eleanor Robinson / M12 - 3rd - Jack Beavers

M21 - 1st - Joe Woodley / W21 - 2nd - Alice Leake

M35 - 1st - Jack Cooper, 2nd - Tim Patterson

W35 - 1st - Anne Murgatroyd, 3rd - Julie Mair

M40 - 1st - David Alcock, 3rd - Robert Gatenby

M45 - 1st - David Bowman / W45 - 3rd - Natasha Conway

M55 - 2nd - Steve Webb, 3rd - David Williams

W55 - 1st - Joyce Marshall, 2nd - Gill Adams, 3rd - Lindsey King

M60 - 3rd - Peter Jones (57)

M65 - 3rd - Tony Carlyle / W65 - 2nd - Susan Stevens

M80 - 1st - Tom Crowther


Junior Coaching

Middleton Woods Ilkley

Mon 18 Nov

Mud and rain didn’t stop 7 juniors and parents having fun orienteering in Middleton Woods Ilkley this month! In the coaching session we practised planning routes from one control to another, matching map symbols to names and finished with the popular peg relay race and biscuits...... cont.

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AIRE British Champions at Sprint and Middle

Carey Martin wins W60 at Middle and Evie Conway W18 at Sprint

Mon 16 Sep

This weekend saw the British Championships take place in the Sprint and Middle Formats.

The Sprint races were held on Saturday at Loughborough in the University campus with morning qualifying heats for afternoon finals.

Evie Conway took the title in W18 by 4 seconds. Alice Leake was runner up in Womens Open and David Alcock 3rd in M40 also made the podium. Well done to Steve Webb, Robert Gatenby, Natasha Conway, Joyce Marshall and Gill Adams who also qualified through to their A finals.

Sunday saw the Middle held at Chinley an open moorland with little undergrowth incorporating a very detailed quarry area. Carey Martin had a clear win in W60. Evie had another very good run for 2nd in W18. Tony Thornley was 2nd in M70 and Joyce Marshall 3rd in W55 .

Leeds Race Results Update

Explanation of voided legs on courses 1-4 and subsequent reinstatement of legs on course 2 and 4

Thu 12 Sep

During the event I was informed that several competitors had reported that a workman at the barrier near control 197 was letting some competitors running south to north (i.e. on courses 1 or 3) through the barrier. This would have given a considerable time advantage to these competitors. In view of these reports it was decided on the day to remove all legs where the passage was the most obvious route to or from control 197. This affected courses 1-4.

Post race analysis of the provisional results shows that on courses 2 and 4 there are no split times on the leg from control 197 that would suggest competitors were going through the barrier in a north south direction and so in the light of no evidence that the problem affected the outcome on courses 2 and 4 the leg has been reinstated. The results will be republished to include the leg.

The voiding of the leg on courses 1 and 3 stands.

Sue Stevens, Organiser

August 2019

August Aire Affairs Out Now!

Tue 27 Aug

The August Issue of Aire Affairs is out now with articles on the Scottish Six Days, JWOC, the Venla and Jukola Relays, the Jack Bloor Race, Club Coaching Programme and Dales Community events.

Aire Affairs Newsletter

Hector Haines best Brit at World Champs

Thu 15 Aug

Former Aire member and now resident of Stockholm, Hector Haines produced a fine performance in the Long Distance event at this years World Championships. Hector finished 20th, 43 seconds ahead of team mate Graham Gristwood. On home soil Norway dominated with 1st 2nd and 6th places, the winner was Olav Lundanes. The Womens race was won by Tove Alexandersson of Sweden with Brits Jo Shepherd 21st and Charlotte Watson 36th.

Aire Club League 2019/2020

Lister Park Launches League

Tue 13 Aug

The park sprint at Lister Park next Tuesday is the first counting event in the 2019/2020 Aire Club League. This year the format of the league has been altered slightly to include Urban and Park Sprint events as well as the normal Middle and Standard distance terrain events. Thirteen Regional events between now and next May have been chosen for the League hosted by ourselves or near neighbours CLARO and EPOC. The best 5 scores count.

To help you follow the League more easily we have included a new " Leagues " tab in the homepage banner.

Lister Park being short courses and parkland provides a great opportunity to post a good early score.

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Aire Affairs Copy Date

Tue 6 Aug

The Copy Date for the next issue of Aire Affairs is Thursday, 22nd August. Please send me your holiday-O and non-O stories; event reports; successes and near misses. Fifty or so Airienteers were at the Scottish Six Days and it would be great to have lots of contributions. Send me your views on your week in Strathearn! And if you are orienteering around Bradford Grammar, we would love to hear about it.

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