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
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