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AIRE places 5th in CompassSport Cup Final

Last edited: Thu 21 Oct 2021

Thanks to everybody who represented AIRE in the final at Tankersley, Hesley and Parkin Woods on Sunday. We had a really good turnout of 59 runners on the day with representation across all the age classes from the 12s to the 80s. The team gamely tackled courses in the wooded post-industrial landscape; some with great aplomb, some with exasperation in places (more the latter for me!).

In a field of 10 very competitive clubs we finished 5th, just 4 points off 4th position. Full results are:


South Yorkshire



Forth Valley



West Cumberland



Octavian Droobers (Coventry)



You know who



South London



Derwent Valley









Edinburgh Southern


I’ve shown the full names of our rivals as some newer members may not know from the abbreviated club names. You can see it was a truly national event, and congratulations to SYO on an impressive win on home ground. Their total represents just under 96 points for each scorer: remarkable.

Our top 25 points scorers are as follows:


Ben Stevens 91

Andrew Stemp 90

Tim Patterson 87

Ian Furlong 79

Short Brown

David Alcock 90

Matthew Hall 87

Adrian Hall 86

David Bowman 81

Blue Women

Alice Leake 99

Fay Walsh 92

Jo Buckley 82

Anne Murgatroyd 79

Blue Men

Al Powell 91

Neil Conway 89

Green Women

Natasha Conway 86

Green Men

Peter Haines 100

Rob King 82

Simon Froude 80

Short Green Veterans

Tony Thornley 99

Ken Patterson 84

Chris Burden 77

Green Junior Men

Jake Powell 80

Short Green Junior Women

Emily Gibbins 90

Orange Girls

Katie Buckley 82

Orange Boys

Henry Stitson 96

Great performance by Pete to secure maximum points and Alice and Tony only just missed out on bagging 100 as well. Also really encouraging to see the juniors scoring good points for us, so congratulations to Jake, Emily, Katie and Henry. I should mention that we did have another course winner as Bethan was fastest on the string course and won the Golden String Trophy which I was proud to collect for her on the day!

I have some maps left over from the event: Brown, Blue Women, 2 No. Blue Men, Green Men, Vets Short Green. I you want to reclaim yours I’ll bring them to the next AIRE events or else I’m happy to post them to you. Lindsey has the junior course maps.

Finally many thanks to the Committee for paying the entry fees for all AIRE competitors. Next year we aim for the podium.

Steve Webb

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