Saturday, 31 October 2009

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Ghouls, vampires and assorted evil sprits were abroad tonight

SROC's second Spook O was enjoyed by a large throng of costumed and plain orienteers, some experiencing O for the first time! Overall winner was Mark Edwards (pictured at the finish), Dan Selby was first junior and the three remaining vampires were also rewarded. More pictures in the gallery.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Whitbarrow Regional Event 29th November

A flyer for the Whitbarrow event has been added to the fixtures page. Pre entries are currently open via Oentries.

Monday, 26 October 2009

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) SROC winners at the OMM

This year's Original Mountain Marathon (fomerly the KIMM) was centred on the Elan Valley in Mid Wales over the weekend of 24th & 25th October. SROC members competing included Tony Marlow with partner Steve Wilson who were clear winners on the Medium Score course, while top female veterans on the B course were Karen Nash and Rowena Browne. Congratulations to them and to all finishers. Results and reports are on the OMM website.

Sunday, 25 October 2009

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) More response to user feedback

Thank you to all who have so far completed the user survey. All responses are read and will be used to improve the service to our users, so please fill in a survey form and make any suggestions you think fit. Recent changes in answer to suggestions include:
  • The fixtures list now shows only future events, with the next event at the top of the list. Older fixtures can still be viewed by following the link on the fixtures page. Previously all the current month was visible, which was admittedly annoying towards the end of each month.
  • Event splits will be uploaded to Attackpoint in future, where possible.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Spook O Bulletin No. 2

Spook O Bulletin No. 2 does not really exist, but I thought I would get your interest - so you can re-read Bulletin No. 1, and if you have not yet told us if you are coming it will help us if you do so asap (though we will have spare maps on the night). Martyn and Sue. 01995 603885

Friday, 23 October 2009

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) British Schools Orienteering Championships 22nd November 2009

This item is posted following a request in the user survey. Entry and event details for BSOC 2009 may be viewed here, or visit the BSOA website. Most school competitors should have been contacted by someone in their school by now, but there is still time to enter as the closing date is 31st October.

Thursday, 22 October 2009

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Half Term at Ripley

Just a reminder that there will be no club session at Ripley on Tuesday 27th October as the school is closed for half term. Sessions resume from Tuesday 3rd November with a new circuit. Come and get fitter in a sociable atmosphere inside in the warm and dry!

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Street League results and scores

Results for yesterday's event at Whalley are now on-line, plus league scores for the first event at Freckleton & Warton.

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Whalley street event 21st October

Runners were blessed with another fine, warm, night for the second event in the series. RouteGadget is now ready to receive your routes, and a 1 Km course has been plotted to give a comparison in pixel count, enabling runners to estimate their distance run. We now have a three week break before the next event starting from a new, much larger, venue in Morecambe.

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Freckleton and Warton street event 14th October

With apologies for the delay, results for the first event of the series are now available here. Round two is at Whalley tomorrow (21st October).

Sunday, 18 October 2009

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Response to user feedback

Thanks to those who have already completed the user survey; all submissions are read. Where possible we will act on your suggestions, so here is the first crop:
  • The link to the BOF fixtures list was broken since the BOF website was updated. It is now fixed and may be found at the top of our fixtures page.
  • All our Google map links from the fixtures page can be zoomed out, or changed from satellite to map view. You can also right click on a location and request directions from anywhere to that point. This will give you turn by turn directions, distance to travel and estimated time.
  • To join the message board click on register (or here) and complete the form. You will need to give a valid email address to allow you to complete the registration process, though this will not be used for anything else and will be hidden from view unless you decide to display it. You will need to answer a question when registering. This is intended to prevent automated spammers gaining access. The answer may be found easily on the website.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Spook O bulletin no. 1

A fun orienteering event for all the family on Saturday 31st October 2009 in Eaves Wood, Silverdale. Bulletin no. 1 has been added to the fixture list under "details" or click here. Martyn and Sue Roome would like to know if you intend coming to the event, and how many maps you need.

Saturday, 17 October 2009

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Website users survey

In order to help us improve this website and provide the best service to all users, we have created a short on line survey to gather your feedback and ideas. Please take five minutes to respond by following this link.

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Warton & Freckleton Street League event 1, 14 October

The new night street league season started well with a terrific turnout at a new venue in Warton. This series seems to get more popular every year, and no wonder as there is something for everyone; take it as a bit of fun and Winter training or compete as hard as you like. Why not add your route to RouteGadget and see where everyone else went as well? If unsure how to do this, look at this topic on the message board.

Sunday, 11 October 2009

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Junior Squad training dates

Dates for the next few junior training sessions, up to February 2010, have been added to the SRJS page. Further details will be added nearer the time of each session. All sessions are open to every junior, whether a club member or not. To register your interest in junior training email

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Lancaster University RouteGadget

With apologies for the delay, RouteGadget is now ready to receive your Lancaster University routes.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Junior training photos

Many thanks to Mark Edwards for sharing his photos from the junior training session at Lancaster University on Saturday 10th October. More in the gallery.

Saturday, 10 October 2009

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Lancaster University 10th October

Results for today's event at Lancaster University are now available, via the results page.

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Eaves Wood Trail Races

If you fancy a change from orienteering take a look at the Eaves Wood Trail Races on 22nd November.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Junior training Saturday 10th October

All juniors are invited to attend the next junior training session at Lancaster University on Saturday morning, 10th October. Details on the Junior Squad page. Please email Mark Edwards asap to let him know you are going.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Food Orders for Street Event 2

The pub is offering pie and peas (veggie option of cheese and onion) price £3.50 after Street Event 2 at Whalley on 21 October. This must be pre-ordered, deadline 14 October. Contact Richard Catlow or see him at Event 1 (Freckleton & Warton, 14 October). Contact details and more information on the Whalley event are on the Fixtures list.

Sunday, 4 October 2009

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) SROC Ceilidh

Here are some pictures from the SROC Ceilidh night. (Presumably in between The Dashing White Sergeant and Strip the Willow!) A really great time was had by all, many even achieving Championship badges in Gay Gordons! Watch out for the next Ceilidh night in 2010.

Friday, 2 October 2009

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Lancaster University Event

The next Informal SROC event is on Saturday October 10 at Lancaster University. Ideal for newcomers. Please come along to Alexandra Park between 12 and 1.45 for starts between 12.30 and 2. Experienced orienteers will be on hand to help. Please see the fixtures list for further details.

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