There were great results for girls at Plumpton Rocks near Knaresborough this weekend. Emily W16 - 2nd on Green, Megan W14 - 5th on Light green and Kate - 7th on yellow. AIRE club coaches ran pretty well too David Alcock 4th on Mens Blue and Lindsey King 10th on Womens Blue. Well done all!
Looking forward to seeing lots of AIRE juniors at Tankersley Barnsley next weekend for the final of Compass Sport Cup.
Congratulations, to our very own Alice Leake AIRE on the front cover of Compass Sport!
Couch 2 Green program offers a unique opportunity in the Darlington area to improve health and wellbeing. The course is an 8 week adults beginners orienteering introduction, which runs throughout October and November 2021.
The September Issue of Aire Affairs is out now with a variety of articles including reports from several major events: the Scottish Six Days, the World Orienteering Champs, the British Sprints Championships and the Yvette Baker Trophy.
WOpen - Alice Leake British Champion! B - Fay Walsh 1st
MOpen - Andrew Stemp 9th, Leon Foster 10th, Ben Stevens 16th
M40 - Robert Gatenby 6th, Mark Villers 8th
M45 - David Alcock British Champion!
M55 - B - Steve Webb 1st , Ian Marshall 14th
W60 - Joyce Marshall 4th
M65 - Peter Haines 6th
W65 - Sue Stevens - 12th
Congratulations to our new AIRE British Champions!!!
James Bond 007 also had Time to Dib for Airienteers, but his Licence to Dib was not enough, oh well Dib Another Day....
AIRE juniors are proud to announce that Tom M16 is now a full member of the YHOA regional junior squad along with Emily and Jake.
He has shown excellent progress in his recent races at the Northern Championships and British Middle distance championships as well as the Yvette Baker Trophy heat and final.
Tom is really enjoying his orienteering at the moment and so I asked him to tell us a bit about himself... (click Read more)
AIRE’s junior team travelled to deepest Gloucestershire for the Yvette Baker trophy this month. The race was held at the beautiful Westonbirt National Arboreteum... (click Read more to find out what happened)
Congratulations to the following winners:
- Andrew Stemp
- Andrew Kelly
- Fay Walsh
- Arabella Woodrow
Thank you to all helpers and competitors for taking part in this year's sprint series. We hope that you all enjoyed yourselves.
Huge congratulations to Alice on taking a superb 4th place in the Sprint Final at the World Champs in the Czech Republic. Serial world champion Tove Alexandersson from Sweden took her 11th title in 14:03 with Russian Natalia Gemperle taking Silver in 14:12 and Dane Maja Alm (4 time previous sprint World Champion) Bronze in 14:20 just 4 seconds ahead of Alice in a very tight race.
Paul Pruzina is representing Ireland this week in all 3 disciplines and narrowly missed out on qualifying for the Sprint Final placing 20th in his heat with 15 qualifying.
The races took place in the historic town of Terezín, which is dominated by several-storey defensive ramparts and moats. The organisers prepared courses with a tricky network of route choices making the most of the towns unusual features and layout. Have a look at the map courses routes and results on the WOC 21 Website
Alice ran first leg in the Mixed Sprint relay where the GB team finished 6th in a very close race just 1:30 behind winners Sweden.