Saturday, 9 January 2021

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) An opportunity for local lockdown orienteering with iOrienteering

SROC planner Andy Quickfall is introducing a new (to us) form of virtual orienteering that does not rely on gps or data signals. Please read this note from Andy. Remember to follow current Covid guidelines regarding exercising locally if wishing to have a go.

Tuesday, 5 January 2021

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Street League part 2 further update

In the light of the latest instructions from the Government regarding Covid I feel there is no alternative but to cancel the final 5 events of the 2020-21 season. It is apparent that the first three events cannot go ahead as they will be within the minimum time period for the current restrictions. If the restrictions are eased at the end of the period indicated there will be insufficient time to then plan and organise event 4. With only the possibility of the final event going ahead it seems very unfair to ask the organiser to plan an event that could be attended by relatively few people, judging by the quite small numbers feeling able to go to the last 3 events in Part 1.

My thanks go to the Organisers/Planners who put on the first five events; your efforts are greatly appreciated.

We all hope that we can return to street leaguing in the 2021-22 season.

Happy New Year to you all and stay safe.

Bob Nash

Friday, 1 January 2021

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Street League - part 2

In the light of the Tier 4 restrictions it is intended that the next event, at Plungington, will be deregistered as an SROC event. It will not therefore be an official orienteering event but rather be available during that fortnight to enable personal exercise within a Night Street environment. Unfortunately this means it will not be for the Guild Trophy but at the end of the fortnight results will be published as a way to encourage participation.

Further to this it must be pointed out that anyone taking a map and running is fully responsible for following Government guidelines and is not covered by BOF insurance, it is therefore no different to any training run you may do. Bob Nash

Wednesday, 30 December 2020

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) New Year Cracker cancelled

The following message has been emailed to all those who entered the NYC 2021:

"Following the announcement today that Lancashire will move into tier 4 from midnight on Wednesday 30th December the SROC committee has decided that the only course of action is to cancel the event scheduled for New Year's Day.

Since we cannot guarantee being able to obtain permission from the University authorities to use the area at another time in the near future we have also decided to offer a full refund to all those who supported us by entering the event."

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) New Year Cracker at Lancaster University

 Entries for Friday's event have now closed and final details have been published here.

Tuesday, 29 December 2020

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Night Street League 2020-21

We are approaching the end of the first half of our current series, undertaken in very difficult circumstances, and we hope to have a full set of results available asap in the new year. The next 5 events are 'oven ready', Covid permitting. Details of these events, in terms of venues, organisers and dates can be found here and on the SROC Fixtures page.

The first event is in Preston and for the Guild Trophy and the final details are available here. It has been suggested that there may be a temptation for competitors to run for longer than they declare and to start before it is dark. I have absolutely no evidence that this has happened. As a quick reminder at the start of the series you were asked to provide a trace of your route if at all possible, but as this is for a trophy it will be necessary for any competitor to be considered as a winner to provide a trace (Strava or equivalent) of their course.

Don't forget you MUST be Covid compliant at the time you do your run. Bob Nash

Saturday, 26 December 2020

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Stanley Park, Blackpool Maprun Reopens

 We had to take down the Maprun courses due to areas being taped off because Avian Flu precautions! but after Wayne Byrne, the planner and soon to be SROC member modified them we are able to open them again!

The courses will remain open for the foreseeable but from the informal league viewpoint points will score only up to and including Monday 17h January. All classes to run the longer one for the informal league, apart from M/W14- which runs the shorter. Of course, you can run which ever you like if you are not interested in points! Or both!
I am doubtful that we will be able to get the paper maps on the BOF portal until the New Year (office closed) but you can get them by emailing me

Thursday, 17 December 2020

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) 2021 New Year Cracker!

Good news for every orienteer missing the good old days of regular SI events! The 20th SROC New Year Cracker will go ahead in slightly modified form (no mass start) at Lancaster University on Friday 1st January. Entries are via SIEntries and will be open to all experienced orienteers only, since we are unable to offer support for newcomers. Details on the Fixture List.

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