Sunday, 28 February 2010

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) A note from the Secretary to all club members

I am emailing out the latest version of the membership list in the next couple of days - if you don't receive a copy it could be that that you haven't let me know a change of email address - send it to me and I will send you your copy - Thanks, Karen:

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Rearranged Frodsham event

Please note that the DEE event at Frodsham Hill that was canceled due to snow last weekend has been rearranged for Sunday March 21. Please see the DEE website for further details.

Friday, 26 February 2010

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Junior Training 13 March at Beacon Fell

Details of the next few junior training sessions have been added to the SRJS page (follow the link on the left of this page). These sessions are organised approximately monthly and are suitable for all junior orienteers, from beginner level upwards, using BOF qualified coaches. You don't even have to be a club member! So if you are, or your child is, looking to improve orienteering skills to move through the colour standards why not join in?

Thursday, 25 February 2010

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Lytham Street-O results

Who won the coveted Tower Trophy? This will be revealed shortly, and the trophy itself will be presented at the League Prizegiving at the final event. Meanwhile here are the results from Lytham. Don't forget, if you are coming to Penwortham on 10 March and want food, this should be ordered by 3 March. Details are on the Fixtures List, and here.

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Helpers needed

SROC are hosting the British sprint elite championships on Sunday April 18. This is a major undertaking requiring large numbers of club members to make it happen. Please contact Mary Ormerod to offer assistance on 01200 429892.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Lytham Night Street Event 24 February

A record breaking turnout was experienced at the penultimate event of the season, run on an excellent new map by Ian Evans. Results will be posted as soon as possible, but in the mean time why not add your route to RouteGadget and compare it with everyone elses?

Sunday, 21 February 2010

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) North West Night League final tables 2009-10

Final tables for this season's NW Night League series have now been published, and may be viewed here. Several SROC members scored well, including Rowena Browne 1st W40+, Katrin Harding 1st W18- and Chris Roberts 3rd M40+. Ex SROC member Steve Wilson was 1st M19-39.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Bookings are open for the Club Dinner, Friday 12 March

Menu details have been added to the Club Dinner item on the fixture list, or may be viewed here. Jane Collins needs to know your menu choices (and receive your cheques) asap and no later than 28 February. Janes's contact details are also on the fixtures item.

Saturday, 20 February 2010

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Williamson Park Sprint-O

Sunshine and a frozen lake greeted competitors at Saturday's Sprint event in Williamson Park. A good number of newcomers joined the old hands on some interesting courses planned by Martyn Roome. SROC member Mike Johnson was victorious on the combined sprints 1 & 2. Full results are here. RouteGadget is here. Winsplits online and Splitsbrowser are accessible via the results page. More photos are in the gallery, with thanks to Sarah Roberts and Martyn Roome.

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Latest Street League Positions

League standings after 8 events (here) show Quentin Harding in an unassailable position, and Karen Nash looking set to retain her title as Leading Lady. But there is still close competition for other podium places. Also Event 9, next Wednesday (24 Feb) at Lytham, offers the opportunity to win the Tower Trophy. This is awarded for the best performance, measured on the age adjusted basis. Previous winners are not eligible.

Monday, 15 February 2010

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Glenys leads in the Nopesport Urban League

Members who enjoyed Glenys Ferguson's article on urban orienteering in the latest newsletter will be glad to know that she is topping the W55+ table after two events in the 2010 league, after runs at Edinburgh and Carlisle. Current league tables are here: women, men.

Friday, 12 February 2010

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Williamson Park Sprint-O Saturday 20 February

Courses on offer are 2 Sprint Courses (do one or both, a perfect practice for the JK Sprint and forthcoming British Sprint Champs in Chorley on Sunday 18th April) and an Orange (not a Yellow as advertised) perfect for newcomers and the less experienced. SI punching and overprinted maps. More details on the fixtures page.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Lancaster West results

A storming run from Mark Saunders took highest points per hour in near perfect running conditions last Wednesday night. The new venue seemed to work out well, and an excellent course was set by Mike Johnson. Results are here. Only two more events to go this season!

Thursday, 11 February 2010

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Lancaster West Night Street League 10 February

RouteGadget for the latest street event is now ready for your routes. Details of the final event, including the prize giving, at Penwortham have been added to the fixture list. Please note the need to pre-order food if wanted.

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Possible fix for RouteGadget problems

We are indebted to David Wilson for suggesting that users may need the latest version of Java installed in order to load the Tim Watkins map. Please download it from Alternatively it may just require that you close your browser and clear the browser cache. See this help file for more information.

Monday, 8 February 2010

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) SSCo - Carnforth Family Orienteering Competition

Over 150 pupils from 11 schools took part in the 6th Orienteering competition organized by the SSCo (School Sports Coordinator) at Carnforth High School. The event was held at Williamson Park, Lancaster. Despite chilly temperatures everyone took part with great enthusiasm. The pupils competed in pairs on the two courses planned. Winners of course A were Jack and Oliver from Silverdale School and winners of course B were James and Matthew from Archbishop Hutton, Warton. Overall school winners were Arkholme.
Thanks to Quentin Harding (SROC), Laura Reynolds (SSCo) and the Junior Sports leaders from Carnforth High School who helped run an excellent event. For results click here, and for RouteGadget click here.
Mark Edwards (SSCo)

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Problems with RouteGadget

Some users have experienced problems with loading the map for the Tim Watkins Blodslitet, presumably because of its large file size. Accordingly the map has been replaced with a lower resolution version, of much smaller file size. With luck this should solve the problem, although at the cost of a harder to read map. Any feedback to please.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) More Blodslitet photos

Many thanks to Sally Lindsay of ESOC for some photos, including this one of SROC members leading out the pack at the D course start. More in the gallery.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Tim Watkins Blodslitet RouteGadget

With apologies for the slight delay, RouteGadget is now ready to receive your routes. Because of the size and complexity of the map it will take a little while to load, depending on your connection speed. Anyone who checked the results on the BOF site yesterday or earlier today may have noticed ranking points had been awarded. This was an error (mass start events are excluded from rankings), and has now been corrected.

Sunday, 7 February 2010

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Farleton Photos

The first photos from the Tim Watkins Blodslitet have been uploaded to the gallery. If you have any to add please email them to

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Tim Watkins Blodslitet Results

The results for today's mass start Tim Watkins Blodslitet at Farleton Knott have been added to the results page. Follow the results link above, or from the Blodslitet page. RouteGadget will follow shortly.

Friday, 5 February 2010

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Latest Night Street League Tables

The league tables for SROC's street event series have been updated. Best five scores to count, and only three more events left this season. Don't miss next Wednesday's event in Lancaster.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) A few more minor changes to the website

We have made some more changes, principally to give more space for news items, and to reduce the clutter of many different picture links. Any comments are welcome, please email the webmaster or post on the message board

Thursday, 4 February 2010

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Website back to normal

Anyone visiting this website today may have noticed that it looked a bit different to normal, and indeed looks different again now. This was because some changes were being made behind the scenes but things are back to normal now, apart from the slight change in appearance. You may also notice a slightly snazzier news archive at the foot of this page.

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Junior Training 20 February, Williamson Park

All juniors, whether club members or not, are invited to attend the next South Ribble Junior Squad training session which will take place in Williamson Park, starting at 10.30 on 20 February and finishing shortly before the sprint event at the same venue. Come along and sharpen your skills! Please contact Ian Selby by 18 February if you are coming.

Monday, 1 February 2010

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Tim Watkins Blodslitet - important notice

All entrants to the Tim Watkins Blodslitet this Sunday are urged to read the additional Final Details that have been added to the event page.

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