Wednesday, 30 January 2008

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Can you run for SROC in the JK or British relays?

Our Club Captain Sarah Watkins needs to know who will be at the JK (asap) and/or British Champs and would like a place on a SROC relay team. We have several titles to defend and there are opportunities for everyone to get a run, so contact Sarah soon!

Sunday, 27 January 2008

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Website hosting problems

Some users may have encountered problems with some parts of the site over the past few days. Our host server is being upgraded which may be influencing this. We apologise for this bout of mild turbulence and hopefully it will be resolved shortly. Do not adjust your PC!

Saturday, 26 January 2008

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) SROC club competitions pages updated

Club Statistician Bob Nash has released the final tables for 2007 covering the Club League and Galoppen, also the colour and badge standard awards. These are all accessible from the Results Index. We have also uploaded a list of all trophy winners for 2007.

Friday, 25 January 2008

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) SROC Ceilidh Hot Pot and social Saturday 2nd February 2008 Sold Out!

No tickets left for the Ceilidh next Saturday! It's shaping up to be a great evening with excellent music, good food and some enjoyable exercise to boot. Check out fixtures for details.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) SROC foursome gain international selection

Congratulations to Julian Lailey and the Harding trio of Quentin, Katrin and Zoe. They have been selected to represent England in the Interland International Event to be held near Eindhoven, Netherlands on 2nd March 2008. Selections are here.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Two events and two wins in one day for Quentin

Street league competitors were no doubt impressed by Quentin Harding's high score on Wednesday night, 110 points clear on the 75 minute course despite finishing with over three minutes to spare. How many realized that he had already completed an arduous 8.1 Km course at White Coppice in the afternoon? This was part of the Army League event which SROC's Bob Nash had planned, with instructions to make the courses tough for the fit army lads. Quentin was well clear on the A course, with Julian Lailey in second place just ahead of the best army runner. Results are here.

Thursday, 24 January 2008

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Morecambe Street League 23rd January

Another wet and windy night out for street stalwarts plus a few newcomers. Results are accessible from the index page, and RouteGadget is ready for you to upload your routes. Some pictures of apres O have been added to the gallery.

Monday, 21 January 2008

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) PFO NW Night League event at Tockholes 19th January

All night leaguers owe a debt of thanks to Steve McLean for overcoming technical problems to produce results for this event. Thanks also of course to PFO for putting on such a testing event in an area which many of us thought we knew well! Results are now available from the SROC results index.

Friday, 18 January 2008

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) SROC Ceilidh Hot Pot and social Saturday 2nd February 2008

Come and enjoy the CEILIDH, Hot Pot and Bar social event on Saturday 2nd February 7.30 to 11pm at the Kirkland & Catterall Memorial Hall, Churchtown near Garstang (see fixtures for location details). Tickets are 10 pounds adults and 5 pounds juniors and will be on sale at the Morecambe street event. Tickets can also be obtained by post from Dawn Lock at 7 Sefton Court, 44 North Promenade, Lytham St. Annes, FY8 2NQ, with a SAE and cheque made out to "SROC". For further information email Peter Knott or call 01772 683072 or Dawn 01253 721514. Club members will have priority but please invite friends and family as well.

Wednesday, 16 January 2008

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) British Orienteering Champs entry deadline fast approaching!

The last day for the cheaper entries to BOC at Culbin on 19th April is 20th January, after which prices increase. You may enter here. If looking for accomodation you may like to try the Parkdean caravan park at Nairn Lochloy, a few miles from the event area. Costs for 4-8 berth vans for 3 nights are between 116 and 152 pounds.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) On-line entries for the Hampsfell Regional event on 13th April

On-line entries for SROC's Regional event of 2008 are now live on Oentries. We are using this entry system for the first time; any problems or feedback to

Monday, 14 January 2008

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) New Club League rules for 2008

Some new rules have been formulated for the Club League in an effort to remove various anomalies from recent years. View a summary here.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Street League scores updated

The overall tables for the street league have been brought up to date after six events. As only your best five scores count you will start to drop your worst scores now. League statistician John Ashton comments: "Quentin has moved up ominously and will probably take the lead in both categories the next time he competes." To see the tables go to the street league index.

Sunday, 13 January 2008

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) SROC win the Compass Sport Cup 1st round at Frodsham today!

A strong team from SROC has qualified for the final of this prestigious Inter-Club competition for the first time in many years (ever?). There were many remarkable indivdual performances, especially from the club's juniors who all ran very well. Full results are now available on the DEE website, and the club scores have been confirmed. They were: SROC 2327, LOC 2266, DEE 2233, MDOC 2223. Pictured are most of the SROC team, alongside the team minibus. Thanks to Sarah Watkins, Club Captain, for whipping the team into shape, Steve Wilson for working out the optimum runner/course combination and Quentin Harding for driving the bus. More details including individual placings here.

Saturday, 12 January 2008

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Bolton North Street League results updated

Some minor changes to the results have been made to give credit for barely readable answers. Paul Turner has also provided a detailed analysis of who went to which controls - fascinating!

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Photos from the Club Handicap & Social

Our staff photographers were out and about today and have brought us a selection of pictures from the Handicap race and the quiz and prizegiving at the village hall.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) A triumph for the planner at Barrowfield!

This year's Club Handicap used an ingenious single course with butterfly loops that allowed runners to begin at different controls along the same course, but of course all starting at the same time in the same place (as is usual for this annual race). Planner Jon Carberry got the best out of a small area, although some of the junior handicaps appear to heve been unduly lenient! Results for this race and the associated O-zone course can be seen here. Please add your route to RouteGadget but note that, in order to get it to work with this unusual event, only your first visit to a butterfly control will show on the map. You need to make sure that you draw your route back through any control visited more than once.

Friday, 11 January 2008

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Bolton North Street League results and comments

The results for the latest street league are now available from the Street League results index. Paul Turner has added some very comprehensive comments which are well worth reading.

Thursday, 10 January 2008

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Club Handicap in Barrowfield Saturday 12th January

Planner Jon Carberry has taken some pictures in Barrowfield Wood, which is the venue for this year's Club Handicap. Full details of the event are on the fixture list and there are more pictures in the Gallery.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Street League 6 Bolton North 9th January

One of the best events in the season so far, despite the constant rain. We even had waterproof maps and answer sheets, although some found problems in recording answers on wet paper. RouteGadget is now set up for this event. Results and league scores will follow in due course.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) White Coppice Army event on Wednesday 23rd January

All club members are invited to attend as guests of 5 General Support Medical Regiment at their Army Orienteering League event at White Coppice on Wednesday 23rd January. Start times are in the middle of the day (10.15-14.15) and there are three courses to choose from. EMIT electronic punching will be used and the Planner is our very own Bob Nash. More details here.

Sunday, 6 January 2008

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) North West Night League positions after two events

The latest table showing positions in the North West Night League can be viewed here. Don't miss a chance to increase your points total at the next night event on 19th January at Tockholes.

Saturday, 5 January 2008

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) The Street League starts again on 9th January

The first Street League of the new year is on a new area: Bolton North.
A supply of pasties & peas will be delivered hot to the venue (Eagley Cricket Club). If you have not reserved yours, these will be available on a first-come first-served basis. Meals may be reserved by emailing Paul Turner stating number of meat/potato or cheese pastie +/- peas. Cost will be 1.40 (or just a pound without peas). The bar will be open from 8 pm. More details on the fixture list.

Thursday, 3 January 2008

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) New Year Caption Competition

It's been a while since the last one, so thanks to Martyn Roome for sending in this picture from a friend in Norway. To register your suggestion you can join in on the Message Board or email the Webteam. There probably isn't a prize - it's all "honoris causa" (for the sake of honour).

Wednesday, 2 January 2008

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) New Year Cracker photos

A selection of pictures taken at the Roeburndale event have been uploaded to the Photo Gallery. New pictures are always welcome, simply email them to the Webteam.

Tuesday, 1 January 2008

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) New Year Cracker results

Results for today's event at Roeburndale are now on the results index, including links to Splitsbrowser and Winsplits Online. Routegadget is also available. Strangely we had three people who failed to punch the start. They have been given approximate start times based on their check time, but ensuring that no prize winning places are changed.

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