Sunday, 31 August 2008

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) North West Junior Squad Norway Tour

NWJS Norway 2008
Remember all those delicious cakes you bought from the NWJS stall at events over the last year? The profits helped to fund the NWJS training camp in Norway this summer. Thanks to John Ockenden for the obligatory tour photo (cool O-tops!) There are more pictures in the gallery.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Autumn Series of Training and O-zone Events starts 6th September

The O-zone returns on Saturday 6th September at Lancaster University! This Autumn there is a series of events at roughly monthly intervals. Preceding each we will have a training session for juniors and adults, aiming towards Yellow and Orange standards. Places on the training need to be reserved in advance by contacting Martyn Roome. For more details click here.
The O-zone event will have Yellow and Orange courses and there will also be a technical course for experienced orienteers. Details of the first event on 6th September are here.

Saturday, 30 August 2008

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Photo competition is now open!

Thanks for the last few entries. A webteam committee has short-listed ten photos for you to vote for. To see them and vote go to this topic on the message board. You will need to scroll around to see all the photos, and to find the voting buttons!

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Last call for summer photo competition

So many controls and so little time
The summer photo competition will be going live very shortly, but there is still time to get your snaps in. Anything from the NWJS tour in Norway? Will this picture of the team score at White Rose be the winner? Votes will be cast via the message board, you need to join the board to vote! (It only takes a couple of minutes).

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Autumn series of training and informal events

This Autumn sees the return of the O-zone, but with a difference. There will be a short series of introductory events, at roughly monthly intervals. Preceding each we will have a training session for juniors and adults, aiming towards Yellow and Orange standards. Places on the training need to be reserved in advance. For details click here. Details of the first event on 6th September are here.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) White Rose Weekend 2008

As usual the White Rose weekend of orienteering was held over the August bank holiday, but there were only a few SROC members taking part this year. Even so, between them they picked up four top-three places. Apologies for the "mug shot" above, but all the prize winners left before the prize giving for various reasons! In 1st place were Julian Lailey (M60L) and Chris Nash (JM5S). 3rd were Karen Nash (W40L) and Becca Roberts (W21L). More here.

Wednesday, 27 August 2008

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Badaguish

Thanks to Matt Nash for this photo of the athletes and coaches who went on the recent Badaguish tour. Look out for Matt's tour report in the next Newsletter.

Wednesday, 20 August 2008

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) New SROC Club Night is Tuesday

Starting on Tuesday 9th September, and continuing on Tuesdays thereafter, we will have a regular meeting place with orienteering and fitness related activities each week. For details see the July/August Newsletter or click here. Discuss this new venture on the message board.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Torver High Common event 2nd November 2008

Event organiser Dave Hargreaves is gathering names of helpers for the SROC district event at Torver High on Sunday 2nd November. All members, new or old, who can spare an hour or two are invited to contact Dave by email or phone: 01772 628026. This is a great opportunity to help at a club event; there are many different things to do from marshalling cars to processing results by computer. No experience necessary! (And you get a half price run as well). Comment on this event on the message board.

Friday, 15 August 2008

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) More new photos

Thanks to Bob Nash for some great pictures from the French 6 days, SROC Junior training and from the Regional Event at Great Tower in July. All photos are gratefully accepted, and remember there will be a prize for the best photo submitted this Summer. The voting will start after the White Rose. Keep checking back here and send us your photos!

Thursday, 14 August 2008

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Flashback to July at the Saunders

Thanks to David Johnstone for this picture of the SROC Harding duo about to leave the overnight camp (and win their class) on day two of the Saunders Lakeland Mountain Marathon at Dowthwaite Head.

Wednesday, 13 August 2008

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) SROC members enjoyed their multi-day events

Eight intrepid members (pictured above), including the Chairman and Secretary, travelled to France and enjoyed the incedibly detailed terrain and maps. Meanwhile twenty-one members, including the President, Treasurer and Permissions Officer, endured adverse weather at the otherwise very enjoyable Croeso 2008 in South Wales. Results for the French 6-days are here, and for the Welsh here. More photos, from both events, are in the gallery.

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