Monday, 26 March 2012

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Coaching opportunity for SROC members

The BOF training day this year will be at Stickle Pike & Caw (open fell), Lake District, Saturday April 21st 2012. The session will be sometime between 9.30am to 3pm. The cost for the session will be £5 adults, £2 juniors. Planned exercises will be available at TD Levels 3, 4 & 5. This will be excellent preparation for the 2012 British Championships. If you are interested please let Mark Edwards know by Friday 30th March.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Photos from the British Sprints and Middle Champs

Thanks to our roving photographer Martyn Roome we have more photos from the weekend, including this of Heather Gardner on Saturday. More in the Sprints and Middle gallery. Martyn has also provided some photos from the Club Dinner. We always welcome your photos of SROC related activities, please email them to

Sunday, 25 March 2012

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) More British Championships winners

SROC members performed well at the British Middle Championships held at Strensall Common today. Quentin Harding repeated his success at the Sprints and is now M50 Middle Champ as well. Julian Lailey was victorious in M65, while brothers Finlay and Laurence Johnson both finished in 2nd place in their respective classes of M10 and M14. Pictured right: Quentin, on his was to victory in the sprint at York University. Thanks to Brian Ward of HALO for permission to use this photo.

Saturday, 24 March 2012

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Quentin Harding is British Champion

Quentin won his new age class (M50) at the British Sprint Champs held today at York University. Full results are available here.

Sunday, 18 March 2012

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Robert Hovey, 1923-2012

Sadly, our orienteering friend Robert Hovey died peacefully in Westmorland General Hospital on the 1st March, his 89th birthday.

Thursday, 15 March 2012

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

Results from the first ever mass start handicap street-O race, held yesterday at Leyland, are now available to view here.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Street League a runaway success!

The 2011-12 season has come to a close, tables completed and Prizes awarded. It was one of the keenest contested I can remember. In the Age Adjusted category only 21 points separated the top 5 competitors. In the Under 21's only 3 points between the winner and runner-up. To top it all we had 3 competitors who achieved the complete score of 500 points. In conclusion I would like to thank all the organisers and their helpers who put in the time to run the events and to all the competitors who turned up to take part (we had 110 'units' competing over the season). Any way it is only just over 6 months to the next Season and in the meantime there is the Summer Series to whet your appetites. Bob Nash
More photos in the gallery. League tables.

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Street League Final at Leyland, 14th March

Street League regulars had the benefit of a bonus final event today. League coordinator Bob Nash organised a one hour mass start score event, with individual handicaps to even up the competition. Afterwards the prize giving for the league proper took place, with SROC founder member Ann Clarke presenting the trophies, certificates and prizes. Full results and final tables will be published soon, meanwhile you can add your route to RouteGadget. Pictured are league pairs winners Steve McLean and Trace Peters, moving away from the start. More photos will be uploaded to the gallery soon.

Saturday, 10 March 2012

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Street League results

The results for the event at Lancaster West are now on the web - I was proposing to only publish the final tables on Wednesday - I had thought to delay the the Lancaster results until then but was told that would be too cruel. There have been some changes after Wednesday's event - will they affect you? See you at Leyland. Bob Nash

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Yarrow Valley Spring Series 2, Saturday 10th March

The second event in the SROC Spring Series was held in Yarrow Valley today. Results and RouteGadget are now available.

Friday, 9 March 2012

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Robert Hovey

We have recently learned of the death of Robert Hovey in his mid/late 80's. Robert was a prominant member of SROC in the 1970's and 80's. Whereas his main interest was Ski O, he found time to foot O and do his share of event organising. Robert, in his role as Ski O National Secretary, worked hard to promote this branch of our sport and always had an interest in cross country skiing. The funeral service is at St Thomas Church Kendal at 3pm on Wed 14th of March. Peter Knott

Thursday, 8 March 2012

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Lancaster Cricket Club (street league) lost property

A pair of Asics shoes were found left under a table last night after the street league event at Lancaster. These will be brought along to the Leyland event next Wednesday by John Britton who is currently looking after them. Also a purple draw string bag containing pencils and reflective bibs - currently with Rowena who will bring it to Leyland.

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Lancaster West Street League

A fitting end to a great series of ten events in the 2011-2012 street league. RouteGadget is ready to receive you routes. Don't miss the mass start event in Leyland next week, followed by the league prize giving.

Monday, 5 March 2012

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) SROC International selections

Quentin Harding, Zoe Harding and Annie Ockenden have been selected to run for England in Interland 2012. John Ockenden has been selected as travelling reserve so will also be competing at the event in the Belgian Ardennes on 22nd April.

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

The final tables for the 2011-2012 North West Night League are now available, click here. Congratulations to Karen Nash, winner in the W40+ category. Other top three placings went to Jacob Roberts (3rd M18-), Katrin Harding (2nd W18-) and Zoe Harding (3rd W18-). Results of the lucky winners of BrightBikeLights head torches will be announced soon.

Sunday, 4 March 2012

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Whitbarrow lost property

There were a couple of items found at Whitbarrow today: a Buff, left at the clothing dump, and a purse (containing some cash) found on the road. If either of these things are yours please email a short description to Bob Nash.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Whitbarrow NWOL event

The sun shone (if briefly) and the walk to the start served as a good warm up for the enjoyable courses, with some fast running in places, and remarkably dry conditions underfoot. Results have been published and links to Age Class and Colour results, Winsplits On-Line, Splitsbrowser, RputeGadget and ranking points are all on the event webpage.

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