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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.


Day 3 Dundurn

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.

Contributions to wendy.carlyle@btinternet.com


Scottish 6 Day Andy Anne Dave

Scottish 6 Days

Overall Wins for Laura and Jack

Mon 5 Aug

Over 40 Aire members joined circa 2500 competitors at the Bi Annual Scottish 6 Day centred on Creiff. One of the best Scottish 6 Days yet – there was a huge variety of different terrain types in both forest and moorland, two areas totally new to orienteering and different race formats (two Middle Distance).

There were a number of notable Aire performances including overall wins for Laura King in W20L (including wins on individual days 2,4&6) and Jack Cooper in M35S.(wins days 2,5&6)

Peter Haines was 2nd overall on M65L (win on day 5) (first Brit a Norwegian beating him by a single point) Tony Thornley 2nd on M70L (win on day 6) Wendy Carlyle 2nd on W60S (win on day 6). Carey Martin was 3rd overall on W60L (wins days 3&5).

There will be a fuller article in the next Aire Affairs.


Holt Park

AIRE Summer Sprint League 2019

Sun 7 Jul

Congratulations to the following winners:

- Joe Woodley

- Steve Webb

- Alice Leake

- Joyce Marshall


Results:

Weetwood Results

Final League Standings:

Final League Standings

Thank you to all helpers and competitors for taking part in this year's sprint series. We hope that you all enjoyed yourselves.

Why not join us at the following upcoming events:

Tues 20th August: Bradford Grammar School (Indoor Orienteering) and Lister Park (Sprint)

Sat 7th September: Colton (Prologue Sprint) and Temple Newsam (Chasing Sprint)

Sun 8th September: Leeds City (Urban)


Beckett Park Part

AIRE Spring Sprint League 2019

Thu 23 May

Congratulations to the following winners:

- Dave Murgatroyd

- Chris Gibbins

- Anne Maguire

- Kirsty Hall

Prizes will be awarded at Woodhouse Ridge


Results:

Gledhow Valley Results

Final League Standings:

Final League Standings

Thank you to all helpers and competitors for taking part in this year's sprint series. We hope that you all enjoyed yourselves and will see you back for the first event of the next series: Weds 12th June - Woodhouse Ridge


Junior Local Events

A series of 4 Events for Juniors/Families and Beginners.

Thu 2 May

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.



Evie 18 Elite Winner

JK Weekend

Evie Conway wins W18 Elite

Wed 24 Apr

Easter weekend saw over 30 club members running at the annual JK Orienteering Festival. The event consisted of a sprint race at Aldershot Garrison, followed by middle and long distance individual races at Windmill Hill and Cold Ash respectively and the final race being a relay at Minley.

There were some great results for Aire members over the weekend, with star performance being Evie Conway who won W18E overall with two 2nd place finishes on the day in both the middle and long.

Peter Haines was second overall in M65 but first Brit (beaten by former World Champs medallist Sigurd Daehli of Norway) with 3rd and 2nd places on the days....

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