Wednesday, 31 December 2008

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Annual Club Handicap: Saturday, 10th January

Having honed up your skills at Low Park you'll be ready to test them against the club's best at Wellington Wood. Dick's handicap means everyone's in with a chance to carry off the coveted trophy (well, probably not if you've won in the past or if you've managed to upset him!). Registration from 1.00 pm with a mass start at 2.00 pm. But the fun doesn't stop there. Immediately following there are games, food and prizes to enjoy as we re-locate to Abbeystead Village Hall. Some food to share is all you need - everything else is on the club.
To help plan the best course for you Julian would like to know the chances of you making the event - definitely yes, probably, possibly, definitely no would be appreciated. He'll be at Low Park or you can contact him on 01524 845990 or kezi1@

Saturday, 27 December 2008

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) 8th New Year Cracker, Thursday 1st January

All are welcome at the 8th New Year Cracker, guaranteed to get your pulse rate up and make inroads into the Season's excesses! Short easy course for beginners and younger juniors, starts from 12.00 to 12.45. Mass start score courses for the more experienced, starting at 12.30 (long - 60 minutes) and 12.40 (short - 40 minutes), plus a free string course. Many prizes, with prizegiving as soon as possible, probably at 13.45. More details on the fixture list and here.

Saturday, 20 December 2008

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Season's Greetings

Santa punches the Finish
The SROC Webteam wish all club members and visitors to this site a relaxing Christmas followed by an exercise and adventure packed New Year!

Thursday, 18 December 2008

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Orienteering after Christmas and on New Year's Day

Lakeland OC are providing a series of short races, on 26th, 28th & 30th December. See this item on the LOC website for more information. Then SROC hosts the 8th New Year Cracker at Low Park Wood, on Thursday 1st January. Courses on offer include a free string course, novice and short novice (of Yellow standard) plus 40 and 60 minute score "with a difference!" A great way to start the year as you mean to go on! See the fixture list for more details.

Monday, 15 December 2008

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Latest Street League tables

Half way through the night street league season and there are some clear leaders starting to show. However, with some strong runners not yet with five counting scores there are sure to be some changes in order over the next few events. The next event is on Wednesday 14th January at Lancaster West (new area and new map). League tables are here.

Saturday, 13 December 2008

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Orienteering opportunities this weekend (13-14 December)

In case anyone is looking for O-action there are two great events to go to this weekend which you may not have spotted. Saturday evening sees SELOC's night league event near Oldham, while Sunday has the DEE Daresbury chasing sprint. This event consists of two parts, a woodland sprint in the morning followed by an urban/parkland chasing sprint in the afternoon. More details here: SELOC and here: DEE.

Thursday, 11 December 2008

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Can't use Ripley so Come to Caton

Unfortunately our Ripley sessions are temporarily suspended while mock examinations take place in their sports hall. Fortunately a new venue in Caton has been found that will enable the sessions to continue on the same day and at the same time. However the sports hall is not as large, so to start with we will only run a circuits session but in time some O elements may be introduced. Sessions at Caton start 6:30pm next Tuesday 16th December at Caton County Primary School, Broadacre, Caton. Click here for a Google map to show you where.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Blackpool Tower Trophy won by Karen Nash!

The prestigious Blackpool Tower Trophy, awarded at a nominated event close to Blackpool once each Street League season, has been won by Karen Nash who scored at the highest rate (points per hour) when adjusted for age. This is a once-in-a-lifetime trophy as once you have won it you are automatically excluded from all future times that it is contested. Results for the Thornton event are here.

Wednesday, 10 December 2008

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Thornton street event 10th December

The event has been added to RouteGadget so please put your routes on. Scores and league positions will be added soon, plus who won the Blackpool Tower Trophy?

Sunday, 7 December 2008

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) White Coppice District Event 7th December - results

Results for the event at White Coppice & Brinscall are now available here. Winsplits online, Splitsbrowser, RouteGadget and colour standards are also available, linked from the results index.

Saturday, 6 December 2008

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) White Coppice Night Event 6th December - results

A beautiful moonlit night was enjoyed by a record number of night orienteers at White Coppice (Brinscall), some of them on their first ever night event. Some found the open area a bit tougher than expected, but the course lengths had been kept short to compensate for this, and winning times were as expected. Results can be viewed here. RouteGadget will follow after the day event.

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Latest Street League positions

Scores in the gross and age adjusted tables have been updated and can be viewed here. John Britton has a good lead in the gross table but Karen Nash is closing on him rapidly in the age adjusted league. The next event, number five from ten, is at Thornton on 10th December, when the prestigious Blackpool Tower Trophy will be contested.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) White Coppice events 6th & 7th December

Not content with providing training on Saturday (see below) we have two more events to offer this coming weekend, both on the area known as White Coppice, at Brinscall near Chorley. The Saturday evening event has a choice of three courses, suiting most standards except perhaps raw novices. For this event you will need a good head torch as it is part of the North West Night League. Sunday's event offers a range of courses from White to Brown, covering all standards. The day and night courses are all different, so you can run competitively in both. Final details for Sunday have now been added to the fixtures page, and please note that the parking areas are different for the two events. More details on the fixtures page.

Monday, 1 December 2008

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Saturday 6th December Junior (and Adult) Training

You are warmly invited to training at Williamson Park, Lancaster on Saturday 6th December. As before, we will be providing a fun training session aimed at giving beginners (of all ages) basic skills. This is a special Christmas event - find Rudolf the Red Nosed Orient-deer and share his treasure! There will also be exercises for more advanced orienteers. Meet at 1.00pm, finish about 2.30pm. Training fees for Club members: £ 1 per Junior or Adult. Families £ 3 Non Club members: £ 2.
Please contact Ian Selby asap and by close Thursday 4th December latest to tell him you are coming, how many, and ages of Juniors. His contact details are 01995 600292 and

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