Thursday, 27 February 2014

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Lancaster East results

The results for Lancaster East are now on the web. Many thanks to Quentin for trying something different, it certainly made us think - not sure that's a good thing for me when I am running! Hopefully there won't be any queries but if there are there will be a delay in sorting them out as Quentin will be in Portugal for the next week. Don't forget the re-arranged St. Annes event is next Wednesday - see you there - Bob

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Lancaster East street league event

Another re-worked map to give different route choices and refresh the challenge for old hands at the White Cross tonight. For once we enjoyed dry conditions to go with Quentin's course and innovative control labelling. You may now add your route to RouteGadget, either version one or version two. Both ways allow routes to be viewed on the other version as well.

Monday, 24 February 2014

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) British Night Orienteering Championships success

Proving once again that lack of daylight is no barrier to the best orienteers, the British Night Champs were held on Saturday in East Sussex. SROC British Champions are Quentin Harding (M50) and Zoe Harding (W20). Miriam Rosen (W65) was second and Sue Harding (W50) was third in their respective classes. Results may be viewed here. Photo is of Quentin, thanks to Rob Lines.

Sunday, 16 February 2014

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) British Orienteering Federation 2014 World Orienteering Championships Selection Races

These will take place in the North West Friday 28th March – Sunday 30th March 2014. The Middle race is on Hampsfell, the Long on Whitbarrow and the Sprint in Keswick. Preliminary details may be viewed here.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) SROC qualify for CST final

In almost Spring-like weather a strong contingent from SROC just failed a clean sweep in the Compass Sport Trophy heat at Irwell Valley today. This was the first year that we have competed in the Trophy event for smaller clubs and our strength in depth was evident with 10 wins out of 11 courses, and second place in the 11th. First places worth 100 points were claimed by: Mike Johnson, Tony Marlow, Zoe Harding, Quentin Harding, Jane Anthony, Julian Lailey, Laurence Johnson, Helen Ockenden, Finlay Johnson and Alice Ball. 99 points for second places went to Sue Roome and Michael Wilmore. Thirteen runners score in the club total so one 98 pointer was needed to reach our total of 1296. 98 points are awarded to either third or second place, depending on the class. (Smaller classes drop 2 points per place). The official results show Deb Murrell as the 98 pointer but the same score was also credited to Mark Edwards, Becca Rooke, Gavin Smith, Martyn Roome, Dick Collins, Jacob Roberts, Annie Ockenden, Craig Somers and Niamh Marlow, any of which could have been the nominated scorer. Many more members helped to depress the scores of other clubs. Results are here.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Compass Sport Trophy - SROC in the Final

Provisional results suggest that SROC are through to the final of the Compass Sport Trophy after a superb turnout by 52 members of our club at today's MDOC event in the Irwell Valley. Individual and team results should soon be available on the MDOC web site. If this is confirmed then please put Saturday 8th November in your diary for a trip down South for the final.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Lost dibber

One of our competitors on Saturday at Williamson Park lost her SI card (dibber) during the event. An immediate search failed to find it, so if anyone happened to pick it up but then forgot it was in their pocket please can the owner have it back? Contact

Saturday, 15 February 2014

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Route Gadget and Java

Anyone who keeps their Java up to date will no doubt have noticed that Route Gadget causes problems after the latest update. This can be worked around by changing the Java security settings from Java Control Panel, by setting to a lower level of security. You may also have to list the websites you want to let through such as However there is a new version of Route Gadget now available which avoids any such security problems. It was first mentioned here last November when under development and is now fully functional. All past (and future) SROC events can be accessed via Other clubs have the same RG2 available too.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Williamson Park Spring Series event

The first event in the SROC Spring Series was held in Williamson Park today. There was some confusion over which courses people ran when these did not match the ones on their registration slips. However these have now been sorted out and anyone who jumbled their control order has been moved onto the normal score course. Results may be viewed here. Any queries to please.

Friday, 14 February 2014

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) New date for the St. Annes Night Street League event

The St. Annes event which had to be cancelled because of the adverse weather conditions has been re-arranged for Wednesday 5th March. Hopefully the weather will be more settled by then. Apologies to those who go to the MDOC series who, I believe, have their final event on the next day. However, I have cleared it with Grahame (MDOC) who understands our need to find a suitable date before it gets too light. Bob

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) St Annes street orienteering postponed

With the RED WARNING for high winds this evening the decision has been taken to postpone the event at St Annes. More details of the rearranged fixture will follow. Please pass this on to anyone who may not have seen this message.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Night Street League

With three more events to go in the ten event series (plus the series finale), and with the best five results to count, we are starting to see a bit of a shake up in the league tables as some of the less regular runners have amassed five scores. You can see the gross scores and age-adjusted scores. The St Annes event scheduled for this evening has been postponed because of the very high winds forecast.

Monday, 10 February 2014

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) JK Relays - If you want to run then tell your captain now

To take advantage of the cheaper entry fees for the JK relay I need to have entered teams by 16/2/14. If you would like to be included in a team and have not already let me know that you are interested then please do so before 14/2/14. Please contact Quentin now if you would like to enter, giving him your 2014 age group, BOF membership number and SI number.
Entry is £10 for adults and £5 for juniors, to be paid to the club captain on or before the day. It is not refundable if you are unable to attend.
After this date further teams can be entered but at a cost of £9 extra per team and the team combinations may be less flexible.

Sunday, 9 February 2014

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Interland 2014 selections

Congratulations to Zoe & Quentin Harding and Laurence Johnson (travelling reserve)on their selection for the England Orienteering Squad. Details on the Orienteering England website. Interland Cup 2014 is on 30th March at Bruay La Buissière in the Pas-de-Calais region of France.

Saturday, 8 February 2014

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Looking to try Orienteering?

Saturday 15th February sees an ideal event at Williamson Park Lancaster, with starts from 12.30 to 1.30. Full details here. Full help and coaching will be provided on the day.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) An evening of celebration

Saturday December 6th 2014 at Garstang. Part of SROC's Golden Jubilee programme. You can book your place for this 'must go to' event by giving £5 to Peter Knott or Karen Quickfall. 'First come first served' Places might be limited. Please make cheques payable to 'SROC' Cash also acceptable. We would like to see as many members and past members as possible at this event. Please pass this information on to any past members you may be in contact with or pass contact information to Peter Knott. Peter Knott and Karen Quickfall

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Tree planting on Beacon Fell, a 50th anniversary event

Twenty members of SROC rolled up their sleeves on Friday 31st January and helped to plant hundreds of trees at Beacon Fell. The planting was arranged by Mark Gordon of GlobalRenewables acting on behalf of Lancashire County Council. Five large tree were donated by J A Jones Nursery of Southport to symbolise each decade of the club’s existence. The planting is part of the master plan for the sustainable development of Beacon Fell Country Park. The first photo shows Club President, Peter Knott, Club Chair, Mark Edwards and John Gillow from JA Jones Nursery planting one of the larger common oak trees. The second photo shows Alex Finch, Quentin Harding and Peter Knott acting like all good workmen, watching John Gillow do all the hard work. A bit later on it did some serious snowing and we were all glad to get stuck in to get warm. Martyn Roome

Sunday, 2 February 2014

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Fulwood street O, Wednesday 29th January

Congratulations to Jane and John for 'organising' such a lovely evening for running. Although from a personal point of view it was perhaps too tempting, must remember that I can't run as far and as fast as I think! Anyway the results are on the web for your perusal. The league tables and the Guild Trophy winner will be added later just in case there are any appeals. As Jane says - see you at St. Annes. Same weather please Ray. - Bob

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Twitter feed

We are experimenting with a live Twitter feed on the front page of the website, to allow rapid updating of news items which may interest website visitors. There is a known problem in the way the website displays on Safari on iPads, which we are looking into. If any web developers out there know of a solution then please contact Also please send any other comments about the website to the same address.

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