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AIRE Coaching

Saturday 19th November

Tue 18 Oct

AIRE is offering a coaching session for adults and experienced juniors (orange to green standard) on Saturday 19th November 2022 at Esholt Woods between Shipley & Guiseley. Meet at 12.45pm, start 1pm & finish 3.30pm.

Location: Grid Ref: SE181404 Postcode: BD17 7QT Lat,Lng: 53.8599,-1.7254.

Kit needed: orienteering kit with full leg cover, whistle, warm & waterproof clothing, water and a snack in a small rucksack.

Cost will either offer the session for free or make a small charge for map printing.

The session is intended for AIRE members though any spare places may be made available to members of other local clubs.

To book a place email before 10th November with your name, age class and details of your current orienteering standard/experience. Once booked we confirm final details and ask you to complete a medical form.

Jack Bloor Race 2021 Results

MapRun Challenge

Tue 8 Jun

Airienteers were pleased to host and support the Jack Bloor Race 2021 MapRun Challenge.

In lieu of the traditional annual fell race, the virtual race was run on Ilkley Moor, in your own time, anytime, for the entire month of May.

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Alternative orienteering activities

Thu 23 Apr

Whilst all orienteering fixtures have been suspended for the foreseeable future (see separate news item), you may want to try these ideas... (click read more)

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Saturday Introductory Series

First 3 Events Cancelled due to Coronavirus

Sat 15 Feb

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.

Saturday Series Flier

Knock-Out Sprint

Sat 25th April 2020

Tue 28 Jan

Calling all sprinters, a chance to try the new Knock-Out format and compete against GB athletes. Everyone gets four runs!

UKEOL NOC-Out Sprint Nottingham

Learn more about this format, watch a replay of World champs Knock-Out here and see our own Alice Leake in action.


Junior Coaching

Middleton Woods Ilkley

Mon 18 Nov

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.

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Lindsey King

AIRE Junior Coaching

Spring 2019

Thu 28 Feb

Once a month from next week:

Sunday 10th February 10am to 11.30am Chevin Forest Park, Otley LS21 3DD

Sunday 3rd March 9.30am to 10.45am Ilkley Moor start at Craiglands Road LS29 8RH

Saturday 13th April 2pm to 4.30am Bodington Sports Ground Lawnswood Leeds LS16 8NA

This coaching is for junior members of Airienteers or members families and pupils who have tried orienteering at school with our junior development officer. Claro members and friends of Airienteers are welcome if places are available.

When you reserve a place further details will be sent to you by email including what to wear, what to bring where to meet etc.

Free of charge (unless a café mentioned!) but booking ideal so I can arrange enough maps and coaches. Please email

Parents are encouraged to stay and join in with younger children.

Lindsey King - Coach

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!

Carol Coaching Aire Members

Coaching Weekend 4-5 November

Coaching Weekend, Lake District, 4-5 November

Mon 2 Oct

Last chance to sign up.
This is a great opportunity to train and run in some of the best terrain in England.
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Queries to David (

Carol Coaching Aire Members

Lakes coaching weekend

Sun 2 Oct

Over 20 AIRE members enjoyed a day of coaching in tricky Lakes woodland followed by a moorland event. The weather was kind and the coaching excellent.

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