Wednesday, 30 April 2008

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Carnforth Family Orienteering Festival

A very successful day of orienteering was held in Happy Mount Park, Morecambe, on Tuesday 29th April. This was organised by SROC member Mark Edwards, and was attended by school children from the Carnforth family of schools. Take a look at the results, or read this report.

Monday, 28 April 2008

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) British Orienteering Coaching Day 7th June

British Orienteering are once again organising a coaching day to suit all levels of orienteers from Orange standard to Green and above. This year it will be on Saturday 7th June, close to the National Event at Brown Clee the next day. Click here for more details and an application form.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Message Board

The message board has suffered an attack of spam (no Monty Python jokes please) and has had to be disabled. We hope to have it back up and running again in a few days.

Sunday, 27 April 2008

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) More evening runs

4 more evening runs have been added to the fixtures list. These are:
Wed 30th April - Clougha
Wed 7th May - Longridge
Wed 14th May - Glasson
Wed 21st May - Pendle
A Cycling option will also be available at Clougha and Glasson.

Friday, 25 April 2008

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) New version of the SROC Event Handbook

Version 1.4 of the Event Handbook has been added here.. You may also download a Word or PDF version by visiting the Organisers' Development page. All organisers and planners are asked to acquaint themselves with the contents of the handbook, and all users and contributors should report any errors or suggestions for improvements to the Volunteer Manager.

Thursday, 24 April 2008

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Good News about Alan Springett

The good news is that Alan Springett was discharged from hospital in Barrow last Saturday and has since returned to his home in London. We wish him all the best for a complete recovery and hope to meet Alan and Catherine again at orienteering events. Many people have been asking about Alan's progress and sending good wishes, so this spot on our website has been well read. In fact Alan has been reading it too, so if you would both like to join SROC as local members when you visit the North, you would be more than welcome! So, best wishes again to Alan and Catherine, from all in SROC.

Wednesday, 23 April 2008

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Harvester Relays 17th & 18th May 2008

Fancy running for SROC in this 5 or 7 person relay event? Two years ago SROC won the Handicap trophy but didn't defend the title last year. It's time to stand up and be counted! For more details click here. To register interest email Sarah Watkins. Don't delay!

Tuesday, 22 April 2008

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) BOC photos

Thanks to several club members we now have a selection of images from the British Championships weekend to view in the gallery. Anyone who would like to share their photos should email them to the webteam.

Monday, 21 April 2008

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Great British Championships weekend for SROC

A strong contingent of SROC members made the long trip to Moray to compete in BOC 2008. Both individual and relay days took place in the very technical but mainly runnable terrain of Culbin Forest. Both days involved several controls in low visibilty forest on most courses; these proved the undoing of many. SROC has one BOC champion: Quentin Harding took 1st place in M45L. Top five places were recorded by Chris Nash (5th M14A), Dick Collins (2nd M60S), John Denmark (4th M60S), Maurice Collett (2nd M80), Annie Ockenden (4th W10A), Lisa Quickfall (2nd W14B), Katrin Harding (4th W16A) and Rebecca Quickfall (2nd W16B). After a convivial club dinner in a local hostelry nearly everyone reconvened on Sunday for the relays in a different part of the forest. Once again SROC was successful. The M14 team came in 1st after Chris Nash overcame a deficit of 44 seconds to finish well clear. The Mixed Ad Hoc team completed the medals haul by finishing in silver. Full results can be viewed here.

Wednesday, 16 April 2008

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Update on Alan Springett

We have just received another call from Catherine Springett. Her husband has now been brought out of sedation and has started on the road to recovery. They plan to take him out of Intensive Care later today or tomorrow morning and move him down a level to the 'High Dependancy Unit' - a very good sign. He's already asked if he can run at BOC next weekend!

Mike & Mary

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Alan Springett

Catherine Springett, the wife of the competitor who collapsed in the car park at the Hampsfell event, rang me today to say a big thank you to all those who helped and supported her and Alan on Sunday. In particular the rapid and skilled response from the St John's Ambulance people almost certainly saved Alan's life. He is still in the Intensive Care Unit at the Furness General Hospital in Barrow - 'very poorly but stable'.

Mike & Mary Ormerod

Monday, 14 April 2008

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Hampsfell badge times

Badge standards times for age classes and colour coded courses have been added to the Hampsfell page. The National Rankings List has also been updated with Hampsfell results.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Hampsfell split times all fixed

Thanks to Alan Hartley of Aut-O-Download and Sportident UK for sorting out the considerable mess which was our split times file. All is now well and Splitsbrowser, Winsplits On-line and RouteGadget are working as intended. All may be accessed via the Hampsfell page.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) A message from the Hampsfell Organisers

A major 'thank-you' to everyone who has been concerned with the preparation and delivery of the Hampsfell Regional Event, both beforehand and actively on the day. The day was clear and dry, excellent conditions for the over 700 entrants. The setting at Hampsfield Hall Farm is lovely, with certainly one of our best car park fields. Unfortunately, after his race, one of our competitors was taken severely ill in the car park field. The St. John's team dealt with him in a professional and competent manner, before the ambulance arrived. He is now in hospital in Barrow, in a very poorly but stable condition. We hope that he makes a complete recovery.

Mary & Mike Ormerod,Organisers

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Hampsfell RouteGadget

We have set up RouteGadget for the Hampsfell event, albeit using the incorrect split times. These will be corrected and updated very soon, so you can add your route straight away. However, the animation feature may not function correctly at first, but will be fixed once the splits are right.

Sunday, 13 April 2008

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Hampsfell photos

Some images in and around the assembly field have been added to the gallery. Any pictures in the forest/on the fell would be welcome.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Hampsfell 13th April - results

Provisional results for each class have now been posted here. Splits are proving a little problematical, as many will have noticed we had some strange times on one or two control boxes, despite these having been checked before the event. Once the splits have been sorted into something like their correct form we will add the usual Splitsbrowser and Winsplits plus RouteGadget. Any queries about results please email

Monday, 7 April 2008

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Hampsfell start times

Start times for Sunday's Regional event are now available, either via the Hampsfell page or through the Oentries website.

Sunday, 6 April 2008

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Hampsfell Regional Event final details

Final details for the regional event at Hampsfell on Sunday 13th April are now available from the Hampsfell page. You may also download copies of the control descriptions. Start times will be posted on the same page, and on the Oentries website, from Monday 7th April.

Saturday, 5 April 2008

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Lancaster University O-zone 5th April - results & photos

Results from the fifth event in the current O-zone series may be viewed here. Add your route on RouteGadget. A selection of images from the event may be seen in the gallery.

Thursday, 3 April 2008

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Don't miss the next event in the O-zone series - new map!

O-zone 2 event at Lancaster University on Saturday 5th April, starts 12.00 - 2.00pm - details here. This event features a brand new map by Alex Finch, drawn especially for the event, incorporating all the recent building changes.

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