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Glorious Mud!

JK Relays: Airienteers survive trial by gloop

Mon 2 Apr

Superb conditions. Easy running through flawless, sunlit terrain.
No, I wasn't at that event either.
Pic says it all, but well done to all for coping with it, and to the organisers for managing to run the relay at all. Team results:

Men's Trophy: 3rd!! Jack, Joe and Ali
Women's Trophy: 10th Alice, Evie and Bryony (and Lucy H in 2nd placed EUOC team)
M120+: 5th David, Neil and Steve
M165+: 14th Peter and two Tonys
W165+: 11th Lindsey, Sue and Wendy
Mixed A-H: 12th Dave M, Chris, Anne and 9th Natasha running with two good Swedish girls.
Please pay/transfer entry fee if not already done.

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Ali McLeod wins JK 21E

Fri 30 Mar

Ali stormed round the tough 21E course to take the JK title, winning by almost a minute.
Well done - AIRE can't claim much if any credit, but the Bingley air may have played a part.

Interesting and challenging orienteering in some fairly rough and muddy (by the time I got there) terrain. Any advice on how to find orange controls at the end of the course appreciated - to your chair. Top ten overall were:

7th 16A Evie Conway
6th and 7th 20E Laura King and Lucy Haines (running as EUOC)
5th 21E Alice Leake
6th 65L Sue Stevens

1st 21E Ali McLeod
9th 40L David Alcock
7th 55L Steve Webb
5th 60L Peter Haines
3rd 70L Tony Thornley

Well done all.

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Beckett Park Mass Start

Youngsters enjoy orienteering at the School Games!

Tue 27 Mar

Today saw forty teams (160 children) take part in the Schools' orienteering final at the School Games held in Beckett Park. Junior Development Officer Simon Martland has been working with children across the five local districts and held qualifying competitions in parks and schools. The children very much enjoyed their orienteering and there was very positive feedback from the accompanying teachers and adults. The photos capture something of the excitement of the event.

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Clowbridge Sg

CSC Clowbridge - Well done AIRE

Sun 11 Mar

Thanks to ALL of you who ran at Clowbridge today.
Apologies for slightly noddy courses, but it was good fresh air on a nice day.
Provisional results have us second, only 7 points behind LOC. Well done to you all for an excellent turnout, and especially to Club Capt PJ for organising. If you still owe money, please pay AIRE asap, pref by BACS. A/c details from
Tony T (Chair)

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BOC Relays

Sat 10 Mar

We want you to run for AIRE!!

The BOC Relays are at Balmoral on Sunday 20th May. Lovely terrain.

If you wish to run for AIRE please enter your details by 1st May at the very latest (CD is 4 May) in the spreadsheet on the following link:-

The club will pay for any juniors who run for us.

Pete Jones (Captain)

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Storthes Hall Green

Yorkshire Middle Distance Champions

Mon 29 Jan

Congratulations to AIRE Yorkshire Champions at Storthes Hall:

M21 Dave Murgatroyd, M35 Pauls Liepins, W35 Anne Maguire, W55 Gill Adams, W60 Shirley Wood, M70 Tony Thornley (list deduced from the results, apologies for errors or omissions - mail with any corrections).

Rather scrappy Green course (M65/70) shown. Nice orienteering, but some gratuitous climb - I did 200m against the description sheet 120m - and not really bad routes……...

Thankyou to Temple Newsam

Mon 8 Jan

Airienteers would like to thank all the staff at the Temple Newsam estate and in particular Steve Worrilow, Estate Manager, and David Bradley, Farm Manager, for their friendly help and assistance in staging our two events last weekend.

In particular we are grateful for the estate allowing us the use of indoor facilities for registration and download, which made the events much easier to run. We would also like to thank Leeds Parks and Countryside department for the use of the estate for orienteering.

We hope everyone who came to the events enjoyed them and enjoyed the good Yorkshire weather!

David with his prize

New Year's Day in Heaton & Northcliffe

Mon 1 Jan

Thanks go to Chris and Helen Burden who did an excellent job of organising the annual New Year's Day Event and Social, this year in Heaton & Northcliffe Park. There was a good turnout of all ages, many wearing festive hats, who enjoyed the slippery slopes and the opportunity to see in the New Year in good company. David Alcock won the chocs for visiting all of the controls in the 45 minutes, well done David!

More photos here!

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Tom finishing strongly

Tom clocks up his 100th Parkrun on his 80th Birthday!

Sat 23 Dec

Several Airienteers surprised Tom Crowther at his 100th Parkrun at Woodhouse Moor today to run with him or cheer him from the sidelines on his 80th Birthday. Tom's achievement was celebrated by all park runners before the off and a rousing chorus of Happy Birthday was sung. Congratulations Tom!

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Aire Longsleeve

Time to order your new AIRE kit!

Wed 29 Nov

The Club will be putting in an order for AIRE kit on the 10th December. Note that this time round there is the opportunity to order long sleeved tops, in addition to the regular short sleeved, just what's needed in these plummeting temperatures! Click on the link for the info sheet. Tops will arrive early January.

Aire Kit Information

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