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AIRE Club League 2018/2019 updated

standings after 6 events

Sun 20 Jan

Congratulations to Anne Maguire the only person to have completed 6 out of 6 events with an amazing 471 points from best 5 to count!

AIRE Club League 2018/2019


January Aire Affairs Out Now!

Thu 17 Jan

Thank you to all the contributors to this issue which includes interviews with new Chair David Williams, and long term Airienteer Sue Stevens; Liz Davies' account of her cycle ride uphill from Lands End to John O Groats and Joe Woodley's report of last year's WUOC in 2018 amongst others.

January 2019

Compass Sport Cup

Please sign up ASAP!

Wed 16 Jan

The draw for the Compass Sport Cup has been made. We will compete on March 17th at the Border Liners event at Bampton Common near Penrith. This is a new area for orienteering described by BL as open fell with several deep valleys , generally good runability with sections of rock and contour detail. WCOC, LOC and MDOC will provide our competition. Club captain Steve Webb will email members the spreadsheet sign-up link, it is via tinyurl aire2019

All entries should be made via the club and junior entries will be paid for by Aire. Preferred payment method is in advance direct to the AIRE account.

Winter Night Score League Commences

Fri 11 Jan

Wednesday evening saw the first of the eight Winter Night Score League races held around the Streets of Farsley, Rodley and Stanningley. Andy Hobson planned an intriguing course with 30 controls available 25 worth 10 points but with 5 controls worth 30 and a bonus 30 points if you picked up all 5 of those controls. The bait was taken by a lot of the competitors with 23 out of 41 entries late back incurring time penalties - many trying to get that last 30 pointer and bonus. The event is posted on Routegadget

So if you were there why not draw your route and if you weren't at the event have a look and see how you would have picked up the bonus controls 41-45.

If you haven't used Routegadget before there is a video of how to draw your route under useful links on the home page.

Next weeks event is at Horsforth Hall Park.

Movement of the North Pole

Fri 11 Jan

North Pole alignment for GPS (last updated in 2015) is close to exceeding acceptable limit for navigational errors according to the journal Nature.

How the North Pole is shifting (Image: World Data Centre for Geomagnetism/Kyoto Univ.)

North is moving at about 50 km per year!

Adel & Meanwood Magic!

Tue 8 Jan

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

Read more…

Aire Affairs Copy Date

Sat 29 Dec

Send me your articles/photos/event reports/holiday fun for the next issue of Aire Affairs by Friday, 11th January please! Wendy Carlyle (Editor)


Leon retains National Urban League Title

Wed 12 Dec

AIRE's urban maestro Leon Foster has won the Men's Open category in the 2018 UK Urban League which concluded in Derby on Sunday. He was able to retain his title with 4 first place and 3 second place finishes in his seven counting races.

Congratulations also to Charlotte Willis who was 3rd overall in the Womens Open.

AIRE's Fat Rascal event on 8th September in Leeds City Centre is one of the 20 events on the 2019 UKUL schedule.

Club Coniston

Club weekend in Coniston

Mon 3 Dec

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!

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