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5 days ago

UK Elite Orienteering League
Sunday 10th October 🪨 Plumpton RocksWe’ve wanted to take the UK Elite League to Plumpton Rocks for years and in 2021 that is finally happening.This sandstone paradise has a maze of rock formations set in charming woodland overlooking a shimmering lake. It is not to be missed.The race is the Yorkshire & Humberside middle champs and can be entered on the Claro Orienteering website:claro-orienteering.org.uk/wp/plumpton-rocks-sunday-12-september-2021Plumpton Rocks sits between Harrogate and Wetherby, not far from the A1M. ... See MoreSee Less
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Saturday 9th October we have a day of sprinting lined up for you in north Leeds.Alice ‘4th place at WOC’ Leake is planning a short sprint race for you on Miles Hill which will test your legs’ capacity to take the lactic burn🔥Enter on the Airienteers website🦉🖥Following this we have secured permission for training on adjacent areas running south towards the city centre 🏙First will be a chasing start sprint over Woodhouse Ridge based off the morning’s race, with a bit of gaffling thown in ⏱We’ll finish with 4-man trains on Little London that we’ll turn-into a knock-out using promotion and relegation if we can keep you under control.The afternoon training will be planned to be gently downhill to save your legs!From the end of the KO trains it’s an easy 2k back to parking or to the train station 🚉We will update the form on the Aire website so you can show interest in the training. Bring a map bag.If coming by public transport and wanting to avoid the 5k to the start, number 7 bus from Trinity R to Miles Hills takes 17 minutes and departs 01/16/31/46 past the hour 🚌The sprint won’t count for MW18s due to clashing with the JHIs. ... See MoreSee Less
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📣 We are pleased to confirm entries are open for the Airienteers Leeds Sprint on 9th October and Claro Orienteering Plumpton Rocks Middle on 10th October.Find the entry forms on each club’s website below 🗳1️⃣ aire.org.uk/events/miles-hill-2021-10-092️⃣ claro-orienteering.org.uk/wp/plumpton-rocks-sunday-12-september-2021Alice Leake is planning the (short) sprint which will be followed by some optional head-to-head training on adjacent areas. Comment below if you’re interested whilst we get the form updated!We have wanted to take the Elite League to Plumpton Rocks for years and now is your chance to run on a unique area. You’re in for a treat. Check out the map samples coming in the following days.Looking at this years races, clashes with international events and the reactive nature of race selection we have decided that 5 races are required for Seniors and 4 for Juniors.Due to a clash with the Junior Home Internationals we won’t score 18s in Yorkshire. ... See MoreSee Less
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CATCH-UP TIME 👇The British Sprint Champs returned last month with fast-pace racing through the streets, alleyways and mini-courtyards of Skelmersdale.🏆 Alice Leake took her 2nd British Championships win ahead of Charlotte Ward and Laura Robertson.First junior Rachel Brown was not too far behind the top three ladies with Rachel Duckworth and Mairi Eades falling in behind.🏆 In the men’s Jonathan Crickmore also picked up his 2nd title from Chris Smithard and Nathan Lawson.Peter Molloy edged into the fastest junior position with Jim Bailey getting close and Euan Tryner third.📸 Wendy Carlyle & Peter Cull ... See MoreSee Less
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4 months ago

UK Elite Orienteering League
High Dam hosted the eighth round of the 2021 UK Elite League on Sunday.All courses combined steep forested slopes and Scandinavian semi-open marsh to challenge competitors technically and physically.Will Gardner (Octavian Droobers Orienteering Club) and Grace Molloy (Forth Valley Orienteers) were quickest against the clock.Matthew Gooch (Mar Orienteering Club - MAROC), Eilidh Campbell (Edinburgh University Orienteering Club), Euan Tryner (South Yorkshire Orienteers) and Rachel Brown (Edinburgh Southern Orienteering Club) won MW20/18.Thank you to Manchester and District Orienteering Club for staging the event and NVii Str8 UK and Formline for sponsoring the League.👍 this page to be tagged. ... See MoreSee Less
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