Thursday, 16 April 2020

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Dick Collins

It is with the greatest sadness that we announce the death from a heart attack of one of our longest serving members, Dick Collins. During his distinguished career Dick held just about every committee post and his contribution to the development of our club cannot be overstated. A truly wonderful man and club servant, his loss will be greatly felt, not only by ourselves but by the wider orienteering community. 

Although his funeral can’t be open to members, the family plan to hold a ‘Celebration’ of his life in the near future.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Jane, Matthew and Peter at this particularly difficult time.

Saturday, 11 April 2020

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) SROC Facebook

For the latest news about South Ribble Orienteering Club/Red Rose Orienteers visit our Facebook pages SROC  (aimed mainly at the experienced) and Red Rose Orienteers (aimed more at newcomers and beginners).

Tuesday, 17 March 2020

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) All orienteering activities and events are cancelled until further notice

It is with great sadness that we are now in a position where all orienteering activities in the UK have to be suspended with immediate effect.
We are aware that the Coranvirus outbreak is a very fluid and rapidly changing situation. We all, therefore, continue to follow advice from the Public Health England, the World Health Organisation and both local and national governments on this matter and will keep the orienteering community updated as appropriate.
We know how great the sport is at supporting each other and we ask that you continue to pull together (albeit virtually) during this difficult time. We will do our best to get you back in the forests as soon as it is safe to do so.
Finally, we ask that you continue to follow the government's guidance on how to prevent the spread of Coronavirus. Please stay safe and support each other during this hard time.
Best wishes
Peter Hart
Chief Executive, British Orienteering

Monday, 16 March 2020

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) SROC win at the CompassSport Trophy heat

Sunday's CompassSport Cup and Trophy event hosted by LOC at Breasty Haw saw SROC beat BL and SOLWAY in the Trophy to gain a place in the final, scheduled for 18th October. Team results are on the LOC websiteCongratulations to the 13 SROC scorers who were as follows: 100 points: Marni Lusardi, Alex Matthew, Danny Lusardi, Rebecca Rooke, David Roome, Deb Murrell, John Taylor and Mike Johnson. 99 points: Heather Roome, Joe Murphy.  98 points: Ben Todhunter, Michael Finch and Andy Quickfall.  However the CST is a team event and these scorers were given excellent support by other SROC runners who pushed down rivals, and by all who took part.  The juniors in particular made a terrific contribution, with Cate Matthew and Ellie Todhunter also finishing ahead of all the runners from other clubs on their course.  Well done to everybody!

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Blakeholme and Coronavirus

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak entries for the national event at Blakeholme on the 25th April have been suspended temporarily, pending discussions with British Orienteering in the coming days. Please watch this website for further details.

Thursday, 12 March 2020

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Street League loose ends

RouteGadget for the finale in Ashton is on-line here. Anyone interested in how the John o' Gaunt Trophy scores were calculated may find this list useful.

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The overall age-adjusted winners
The season came to to very windy and damp end with the prize-giving after the Ashton event last night. The pub provided us with a great venue and helpful service and as usual the atmosphere was very vibrant and a good time was had by all those who came. A list of the season's prize winners can be found here. This event, as it is outside the series, has it's own special handicap system and the winners were Andrea Gregory and Belinda Bartle, congratulations to them. The full details of last nights Gross Scores and Handicap Scores can be found here. It was also very pleasing that were were able to have sufficient planners/organisers and venues to ensure the next season is complete, details of which can be found here - many thanks to all those who volunteered.

Bob & Karen

Saturday, 7 March 2020

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Wigan scores

Scores for the last street event are now on-line here. Or you can view results for the whole series, including league tables, here.

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