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.
Sat 25th April 2020
Calling all sprinters, a chance to try the new Knock-Out format and compete against GB athletes. Everyone gets four runs!
Learn more about this format, watch a replay of World champs Knock-Out here and see our own Alice Leake in action.
The January issue of Aire Affairs contains Junior news and results, holiday orienteering articles, event reports and more.
Have you forgotten to renew your membership with British Orienteering in all the new year excitement. Renew now so you can represent your club at the Compass Cup, JK, British and Northern Champs and more....
If you have attended a few of our local events such as the Night League, please consider joining as there are many benefits. Find out more on our membership page.
The Wednesday night series for Autumn 2019 is over.
Congratulations to the following winners:
- Leon Foster
- Al Powell
- Jake Powell
- Alice Leake
- Judith Powell
Final League Standings:
Congratulations to all Airienteers who competed in the Yorkshire Superleague this year. The following made the podium after 9 amazing events.
W10 - 3rd - Eleanor Robinson / M12 - 3rd - Jack Beavers
M21 - 1st - Joe Woodley / W21 - 2nd - Alice Leake
M35 - 1st - Jack Cooper, 2nd - Tim Patterson
W35 - 1st - Anne Murgatroyd, 3rd - Julie Mair
M40 - 1st - David Alcock, 3rd - Robert Gatenby
M45 - 1st - David Bowman / W45 - 3rd - Natasha Conway
M55 - 2nd - Steve Webb, 3rd - David Williams
W55 - 1st - Joyce Marshall, 2nd - Gill Adams, 3rd - Lindsey King
M60 - 3rd - Peter Jones (57)
M65 - 3rd - Tony Carlyle / W65 - 2nd - Susan Stevens
M80 - 1st - Tom Crowther
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.
Carey Martin wins W60 at Middle and Evie Conway W18 at Sprint
This weekend saw the British Championships take place in the Sprint and Middle Formats.
The Sprint races were held on Saturday at Loughborough in the University campus with morning qualifying heats for afternoon finals.
Evie Conway took the title in W18 by 4 seconds. Alice Leake was runner up in Womens Open and David Alcock 3rd in M40 also made the podium. Well done to Steve Webb, Robert Gatenby, Natasha Conway, Joyce Marshall and Gill Adams who also qualified through to their A finals.
Sunday saw the Middle held at Chinley an open moorland with little undergrowth incorporating a very detailed quarry area. Carey Martin had a clear win in W60. Evie had another very good run for 2nd in W18. Tony Thornley was 2nd in M70 and Joyce Marshall 3rd in W55 .
Explanation of voided legs on courses 1-4 and subsequent reinstatement of legs on course 2 and 4
During the event I was informed that several competitors had reported that a workman at the barrier near control 197 was letting some competitors running south to north (i.e. on courses 1 or 3) through the barrier. This would have given a considerable time advantage to these competitors. In view of these reports it was decided on the day to remove all legs where the passage was the most obvious route to or from control 197. This affected courses 1-4.
Post race analysis of the provisional results shows that on courses 2 and 4 there are no split times on the leg from control 197 that would suggest competitors were going through the barrier in a north south direction and so in the light of no evidence that the problem affected the outcome on courses 2 and 4 the leg has been reinstated. The results will be republished to include the leg.
The voiding of the leg on courses 1 and 3 stands.
Sue Stevens, Organiser