Saturday, 28 February 2009

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) British Orienteering Championships individual day

Congratulations to all SROC members running in BOC 2009 today (Saturday 28th February) at Hampton Ridge. Top 5 places were recorded by: Helen Ockenden (1st W12A), Annie Ockenden (4th W12A), Chris Nash (2nd M14A), Lisa Quickfall (1st W14B), Katrin Harding (3rd W16A), Zoe Harding (5th W16A), Sarah Watkins (4th W35S), Quentin Harding (2nd M45L), Karen Nash (2nd W45L), Julian Lailey (5th M60L), Dick Collins (1st M65S). Full results here.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Coaching employment opportunity

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Thursday, 26 February 2009

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Results for the Army event at Beacon Fell, 25th February

A total of 13 SROC members enjoyed the hospitality of the Army at Beacon Fell on Wednesday 25th February. Strangely not all of these were retired (as in not at work!). We would like to thank WO2 Jamie Martinez for inviting us along. Results of the event are here.

Wednesday, 25 February 2009

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Helmshore night street league 25th February

Another great street O event, this time on a new area. RouteGadget is ready to receive your routes. Relive the event and compare your tactics with those better (or worse!) than you. The results and Organisers' comments are now here. Add your thoughts on this event to the messageboard.

Monday, 23 February 2009

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Lancaster club night at Ripley St Thomas - Tuesday 24th February

We are trying a slightly different timetable for club nights for the next few weeks at least - they will begin at 6.30pm with a chance to view and discuss forthcoming events using the upstairs meeting room and the projector (this week the map of the British Champs area, routes, tactics etc) and past events - Burnham Beeches, Howarth Moor. There will be games (eg Basket Ball) for the younger ones at this time. Circuits will then start at 7.00pm prompt, finish 8.00pm as usual. So bring your maps (preferably scanned on to a memory stick) and questions for 6.30!

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Compass Sport Cup Sunday 15th March - Farleton Knott

Please let Sarah Watkins know ASAP and by 1st March at the latest if you can run for the club at Farleton Knott - a brilliant new SROC area near Burton in Kendal. SROC is also of course putting this event on, and we need EVERYONE to volunteer to help on the day - so we can all get a run (except the planner!). No experience needed - please let Mark Edwards know right away if you are available to help.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) SROC members help England win at Interland

As reported in January, SROC members made up a large part of the winning England team in this annual international match, this year hosted at the Burnham Beeches National Event on Sunday 22nd February. All acquitted themselves well, with Quentin and Katrin Harding both scoring maximum points in their respective classes (M40 & W16). For Katrin this was her second win of the weekend having carried off the Flying Pig trophy (Junior Women) at the JOK Chasing Sprint on Saturday. For results see Interland and JOK Chasing Sprint.

Wednesday, 18 February 2009

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Compass Sport Cup Draw

The draw for this year's CSC has been made, see this website: PGO Page. SROC will be competing in the Cup against WCOC, DEE, MDOC & LOC. Also at the Farleton Knott match will be BARRO, BL & PFO, competing in the Trophy (for small clubs). The Compass Sport Cup is the annual national clubs' competition.

Tuesday, 17 February 2009

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Looking forward to Farleton Knott

Sample Farleton terrain. More pics in the Gallery
The next big event is the Regional at Farleton Knott near Carnforth, where SROC is hosting the NW Compass Sport Cup 1st Round match. This is a brand new area and by all accounts the map is going to be of the highest standard. We will shortly find out which clubs we will be competing against, but as this is on "home" territory we expect to see every man, woman and child out running for SROC to give us the best chance of repeating our success of last year. Keep an eye on the special page (link on the right) as more details become available. Any offers of help to the Organiser, Mark Edwards. Please notify Club Captain Sarah Watkins of your intention to run.

Monday, 16 February 2009

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Half Term at Ripley - Tuesday 17th Feb

Unfortunately we do not have access to the sports hall this Tuesday as the school is closed over half term. Back with a slightly revised format on the 24th February, details to follow.

Sunday, 15 February 2009

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Nicky Nook District Event 15th February

Results for the Nicky Nook event are now available here. Add you route to RouteGadget, view and compare splits in Splitsbrowser or Winsplits online.

Saturday, 14 February 2009

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Clayton le Woods Night Street Event results & league tables

Results for the recent event at Clayton le Woods are now available here, and the new league tables are here. It looks like Steve Lang is uncatchable on gross score, but the the age-adjusted championship is still open. Just two more chances to improve your position (or try the streets for the first time) this season. Don't miss the next event in a new area - Helmshore on 25th February.

Thursday, 12 February 2009

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Beacon Fell event hosted by the Army 25th February

The Army orienteering league event at Beacon Fell on Wednesday 25th February has kindly been thrown open to SROC members who may participate for free! There will be a range of courses to suit most abilities. For more details see this flyer.

Wednesday, 11 February 2009

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Clayton le Woods street league event 8, 11th February

Clayton le Woods RouteGadget is ready to receive your routes. Results and league scores will follow soon. Something to say about this event? Advice, regrets, complaints or compliments? Say it on the Message Board.

Tuesday, 10 February 2009

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Happy Mount Park Orienteering - Years 5/6 Carnforth Sports Family Event

Over 200 pupils from the Carnforth Sports Family took part in an orienteering event organised by the SSCo's at Carnforth High School. A big thank you to Bob Nash, Chris Roberts (SROC) and BETEC students from Carnforth High School for their help on the day. Overall winners of the event were Silverdale School. Winners of the A course - Matthew and Farrell (Nether Kellet), Winners of the B course - Matthew and Daniel (Silverdale) and winners of the C course - Jacob and Jonathan (Arkholme). Full results are here.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) League tables updated

Competition is hotting up in the SROC Night Street League, with only three events remaining this season. See the latest League Tables. The North West Night League (not on streets) concluded in the snow drifts at Hurstwood on Saturday 8th Feb, assuming that MEROC do not pull an event out of the bag in the next couple of weeks. The provisional final table is here, any queries to Chris Rostron please.

Monday, 9 February 2009

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Food, Glorious Food

Steve Wilson is taking orders for pie and peas at Street Event 9 (Helmshore) on 25 February. Glenys Ferguson is also starting to collect orders for food for Event 10 (Lancaster South) on 11 March. This is the final street event of the season followed by prizegiving. Lasagne (or veggie alternative), price £4. Pre-orders are essential in both cases (by 4th March if you want food for Event 10). See them at Clayton le Woods this Wednesday, or contact by phone or email.

Saturday, 7 February 2009

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) New to Orienteering?

New to Orienteering? Thinking of coming to Wyre Estuary Country Park and Nicky Nook next weekend? Read on . . .
These events are perfect for the beginner - help and instruction will be given.
Wyre Estuary - arrive between 11.00 and 12.00 - see full details on the fixture list
Nicky Nook - between 10.30 and 12.00 - see full details on the fixture list
For further info and advice please contact Tony Marlow or Martyn Roome.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Chairman on listen again for the next 7 days

If you missed Martyn's broadcast today (Saturday 7th Feb - see news item below) you can catch it on listen again if you are fairly quick. Follow this link and slide the bar along to 1:32:50 for the start of Martyn's bit. It's well worth a listen!

Thursday, 5 February 2009

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Your Chairman broadcasts to the nation!

At 1.30pm every Saturday, Radio Lancashire starts its sports coverage with a half hour chat to a local sports star, who has something wise and intelligent to tell their listeners. They appear to have run out, as they have asked me instead! They wanted someone who knew about orienteering, so unlucky again. Anyway, if you have nothing better to do, tune in at 1.30 this Saturday, 7th February, to at least hear something about SROC - club of the year!
Martyn Roome

Wednesday, 4 February 2009

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Kirkham street league 28th January - results

With apologies for the slight delay, results for the recent event at Kirkham are now available here. Quentin evidently made the most of being temporarily released from shadowing duties! Updated league scores to follow.

Tuesday, 3 February 2009

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) SROC Club Dinner on 20th March

This year's dinner will be held at Thurnham Hall, on the A588 between Cockerham and Lancaster see map and menu. Guest speaker will be Steve Vernon (British Orienteering Participation Project Officer), and he will be talking about the highs and lows of being an elite athlete. Bookings are now being taken and should be sent, stating your choice of starter and main course, with a cheque payable to SROC (£22 per head), to Jane Collins, 8 Sandown Road, Lancaster, LA1 4LN asap and no later than 28th February.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Junior (and adult) training session at Nicky Nook, Sunday 15th February

This session will focus on compass bearings, and will last just 45 minutes, starting at 10.30 and finishing at 11.15 to allow you to then take part in the event proper. Please bring a compass if you have one, but we can lend you one if you don't. The fees are 50p per adult or junior or £1 per family. The lead coach for this session is Mark Saunders, but anyone planning on attending should tell Martyn Roome by Wednesday 11th February, with names and ages of participants.

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