The next copy date for Aire Affairs is 31st January. Please let me have your festive season stories, your event highs and lows and your New Year Orienteering Resolutions. If you are having a new year clear out, consider advertising some of that unused gear and donating the proceeds to our Junior Squad??
Airienteers gathered in Guiseley to celebrate the 80th Birthdays of Tom and Jeff. Old friendships were renewed over lunch and much animated conversation took place. Happy Birthday Jeff and Tom!
Congratulations to this year's Aire victors:
Alistair Broadest, Leon Foster and Val Gilleard
A great day out.
Lots of children tried the maze and most also had a go in the Park.
Well done to Caleb, Sam, Joel, Sam, Jojo for coming top.
They had several trial runs, but were perfect in the end!
We are organising an event in Great Tower Wood beside Lake Windermere on 5th November as part of our coaching weekend. The terrain is superb - see map R. This is pre-entry only, so sign up now via Fabian4.co.uk.
Please can you spare an hour to help me run the event?
Coaching Weekend, Lake District, 4-5 November
Last chance to sign up.
This is a great opportunity to train and run in some of the best terrain in England.
Go to www.tinyurl.com/airecoach17.
Queries to David (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Excellent AIRE results for those who made the trip down South.
Best results were Evie Conway's second place in both Middle and Sprint, and Tony Carlyle's second in the Middle.
Top 10s in the Sprint A finals for David Alcock, Maurice Calvert, Natasha Conway. And Leon Foster was 15th in the Open A Final. Well done also to JDO Simon Martland for his 2nd place.
Top 10s in the MIddle for Neil Conway, David Williams, Wendy Carlyle.
A great weekend's competition. Thanks to all helpers. And all participants except the one (or more?) who did the damage shown and failed to report it. Cost us to repair it, and unknown reputational cost with farmers and landowner.
Thirty or so Airienteers took on the challenge of the tough Deeside forests at the Scottish Six Days Orienteering Festival last week. The weather was kind, the welcome hospitable, the views spectacular, the aliens cute and the whole week memorable on many levels. Notable overall AIRE results were: