AIRE juniors are proud to announce that Tom M16 is now a full member of the YHOA regional junior squad along with Emily and Jake.
He has shown excellent progress in his recent races at the Northern Championships and British Middle distance championships as well as the Yvette Baker Trophy heat and final.
Tom is really enjoying his orienteering at the moment and so I asked him to tell us a bit about himself... (click Read more)
AIRE’s junior team travelled to deepest Gloucestershire for the Yvette Baker trophy this month. The race was held at the beautiful Westonbirt National Arboreteum... (click Read more to find out what happened)
Congratulations to the 5 Aire Juniors who competed over the weekend of 5/6 June in the Lake District. The areas of Summerhouse Knott and High Dam are physically and navigationally tough. Most of you will not have run in such hard areas or read such a complex map before. The events also attracted the best orienteers from GB as the races were selection races for international events. You should all be proud of your performance!
British Middle Distance Summerhouse Knott
Northern Champs High Dam – long distance
M14 - 7th
M14B 1st Silver
M16A 20th Bronze
W16 – 7th Gold
W16A 15th Silver
M18 - 26th
M18 19th Bronze
M18E 20th Bronze
A huge, big thank you to 13 Aire juniors who ran for the club at the Yvette Baker heat at Middleton Park. TEAM AIRE was:
Jack, Jake, Tom, Annie, Megan, Katie, James, Harry, Henry, Jack, Bethan, Charlie & Kate.
Although SYO (South Yorkshire) scored more points - 899, we had enough runners to score on each course meaning that we were only a few points behind- 861 despite their large turn out. That is a brilliant achievement when many of you have done so little orienteering for a year.
Highlights were Katie who finished smiling though dripping wet with rain and our youngest competitor Kate who persevered on a tricky yellow course in her smart new Aire top.
Lindsey King – Coach
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)
We may not be able to go to any orienteering events at the moment 🙁 However, I thought you would like to see some of our juniors sporting their new AIRE tops to cheer you up.....
First 3 Events Cancelled due to Coronavirus
The club are organising a series of 6 events this year specifically designed for newcomers of any age. The events will take place in a regular slot of the last Saturday of each month (except July & August) Start times 1:00-2:30. Club members and coaches will be on hand to help beginners get started and relative newcomers improve. We will generally offer 4 courses and you can do more than one course on the day.
Entry is free for all. Further details will appear closer to the event date on our events page. In the meantime our flier outlines the dates and venues.
Middleton Woods Ilkley
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.
A series of 4 Events for Juniors/Families and Beginners.
Aire is hosting a series of 4 events designed specifically by JDO Simon Martland for Juniors on Saturday afternoons. Each event will have a series of easy courses for the Juniors/Families and a Challenge course for more experienced orienteers. The events are being held between 1:00 and 3:30 on 11th May at Hudson Park, Wetherby:18th May at Nunroyd Park, Guiseley: 8th June at Bowling Park, Bradford and 22nd June at Riverside Gardens Ilkley.
Flyer Saturday Junior Events
More details are on the Events page.
Once a month from next week:
This coaching is for junior 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Parents are encouraged to stay and join in with younger children.
Lindsey King - Coach