Once a month from next week:
This coaching is for junior (ages 5-12) members of Airienteers’ or members families and pupils who have tried orienteering at school with our junior development officer. Claro members and friends of Airienteers are welcome if places are available.
When you reserve a place further details will be sent to you by email including what to wear, what to bring where to meet etc.
Free of charge (unless a café mentioned!) but booking ideal so I can arrange enough maps and coaches. Please email email@example.com
Parents are encouraged to stay and join in with younger children.
Lindsey King - Coach
Great turnout on Sunday, thanks to all the helpers for making the event run smoothly on a beautiful Winter day, Results, routegadget etc.
Well done juniors for these great results!
Douglas Tiffany 2nd on light green
Tom Threlfall 1st on Orange
Jack Beevers 1st on yellow
Charlie Alcock 5th on yellow
Louise Parkinson 12th on yellow
Kate Parkinson and Mum 3rd on white
Clara Griffiths 15th on white
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!
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
Running the last leg in the sprint relay for GBR at the Junior European Champs, Laura pulled the team up from tenth to sixth and onto the podium.
Congratulations and best wishes to Ali McLeod and Alice Leake who have been selected for WOC in Latvia, to Laura King who is going to JWOC in Hungary, Joe Woodley to World Universities and Evie Conway to British start squad training. Ex-AIRE member Hector Haines is also in the WOC team.
The club is making a contribution to the juniors' costs. Support for the GB WOC squad is through a crowd funding page at the address below (it works even if you can't see it all). Please contribute if you can.
Today saw forty teams (160 children) take part in the Schools' orienteering final at the School Games held in Beckett Park. Junior Development Officer Simon Martland has been working with children across the five local districts and held qualifying competitions in parks and schools. The children very much enjoyed their orienteering and there was very positive feedback from the accompanying teachers and adults. The photos capture something of the excitement of the event.
Pride of place this weekend to our wonderful W18 relay team.
Lucy, Evie and Laura led throughout to win.
In the individual we had no Long course winners, but Laura (W18E), Peter Haines (M60) and Tony Thornley (M65) were all second and Evie Conway (W16) was third.
Many thanks to Peter Jones for organising the relay teams.
Well done to Evie Conway (W14) for winning the British Schools Championships last month and for her selection to the World Schools Championships in Sicily in 2017. Also congratulations to Laura King and Lucy Haines for being selected for the GB Talent Squad!
This last weekend the Junior Home Internationals took place in Northumberland, ably hosted by NATO. Three juniors from AIRE were selected to the England team: Evie Conway, Lucy Haines and Laura King. It was a hard fought competition but with lots of friendly rivalry and good fun between the athletes. All the youngsters ran hard and supported each other in competing for their home nations.