Tuesday, 30 June 2009

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Don't forget the picnic!

The annual SROC club picnic takes place at Eaves Wood on Saturday July 11. Come along in good time for a 2pm mass start score event. There will also be a yellow and orange course for newcomers and juniors. Bring food and drink for a jacobs join picnic after the orienteering. Great social occasion and prize giving, not to be missed.

Friday, 26 June 2009

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Peter Palmer Junior Relay 2009

All junior members in age classes 12-18 are invited to take part in this night/day relay in September. Last year we entered two teams who all had a great time. Can we do better this year? Read Matt's letter to fellow juniors on the SRJS page.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Astley Park maps

Anyone who ran at Astley Park on Wednesday and surrendered their map to be used by someone else, and would like a copy of their course, should email Bob Nash. Please state name, course and address.

Thursday, 25 June 2009

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Strong performance in the Lakeland Lanequests

Several SROC foot orienteers have made the crossover into cycle-O, taking part in the series of two hour Tuesday evening score events which make up the Lanequest series. None has been more successful than Mary Ockenden who is currently lying in second place in the Women's Open class with two events left. Best 4 out of 6 count. For the league table click here.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Astley Park Summer Series results here now!

Results from the last event in the Summer Series, which also hosted the Lancashire Scout & Guide Championships, are now available via the Results index.

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) SROC at LAMM - the whole story

It was not only SROC member Quentin Harding and brother Kevin (2nd in the Elite Class) and Karen Nash and Rowena Browne (1st female pair in B Class) who made a strong showing at his year's LAMM. This mountain marathon has strong associations with SROC. Organiser Martin Stone and Andrew Leaney of Sport Ident used to be club members. Rick and Angie Houghton always attend with the Compasspoint shop, and a few club members turn out every year to help - John and Sue Denmark, Frances Watkins, Dave and Val Johnstone and Brian Jackson were helping again this year, together with the club tent at the Day 1 finish. Read all about it in Brian's blog.

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Williamson Park Orienteering Festival

Results are now available for the festival attended by over 200 schoolchildren in Williamson Park, Lancaster, today.

Monday, 22 June 2009

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Glenys leads the Nopesport Urban League

Glenys FergusonFollowing her win in the Stockport urban race yesterday (21st June) SROC runner Glenys Ferguson (pictured right in action at the Salt Ayre sprint O) has strengthened her position at the top of the W55+ table in the Nopesport Urban League. With another 5 races still to go, and the best 5 of 9 to count, let's hope Glenys can pull off a couple more wins over the Autumn. The next League race is in London in September; followed by Chester, Cambridge and Oxford, finishing with Sheffield in November. Links to men's and women's tables.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) SROC Club Picnic

If you've been before you'll know what to expect - if not, come along to the Picnic with a contribution to the Jacob's Join (i.e. some food and/or drink to share) and your O kit, and expect a fun event followed by a convivial gathering in the Summer sun! See the flyer.

Thursday, 18 June 2009

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Worden RouteGadget

RouteGadget is now available for the latest Summer Series event. Series scores will follow soon. Who will be fighting for the prizes at the last event in Astley Park?

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Summer Series 3 Worden Park - results

It came fine for the event after a day of torrential rain, but spare a thought for Bob & Matt putting the controls out in horrible conditions. Results are now available, as usual from the Results index (or using the Results link above). RouteGadget will follow as soon as possible.

Monday, 15 June 2009

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Summer Series - possible embargo conflict

The next Summer Series event is at Worden Park, Leyland on Wednesday 17th June. The final event is at Astley Park, Chorley on Wednesday 24th June. Please note that it is possible that the British Sprint Champs will be held in Astley Park and Chorley Town in 2010. If so, and you run on there on 24th June, you would be classed as non-competitive at the Sprint Champs (not that it makes much difference for most!)

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Club league scores

Club Statistician Bob Nash has compiled the scores so far in the Club Gallopen and Junior League. To see how these are worked out, and the score tables themselves, visit the Leagues page.

Sunday, 14 June 2009

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Summer Series scores now available

The Summer Series tension is building! Some close scoring so far after 2 events, with best 3 out of 4 to count. Don't forget that the next event is on Wednesday 17th June, at Worden Park - a very large and varied country park in Leyland.

Thursday, 11 June 2009

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Beacon Fell Summer Series event 2

A midge-infested ordeal which seemed worse than a typical Scottish summer event for the organising team. Ian's courses were enjoyed by many, once again including a mix of a few newcomers and the old guard. The results are available via the Results Index page.

Sunday, 7 June 2009

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) LAMM prizewinners

Both SROC-connected pairs mentioned below retained or improved their positions today and were duly rewarded at the prizegiving. For detailed results and images visit www.lamm.co.uk

Saturday, 6 June 2009

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Lowe Alpine Mountain Marathon

The LAMM, a two-day mountan competition for pairs, is taking place this weekend in Scotland. SROC stalwart Quentin Harding is teamed with his brother Kevin on the Elite course and at the half-way stage they are lying 3rd, only 3 seconds short of 2nd place but over an hour behind the lead. They are the leading vet pair. Meanwhile fellow SROC committee members and LAMM (but not mountain marathon) newbies Rowena Browne and Karen Nash are leading female team on the B course. Keep in touch via the LAMM website.

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Summer Series 1 Salt Ayre & Scale Hall

The first event of the new series was enjoyed by many SROC regulars and a few guests from further afield. All were impressed by the newly extended map, and many appreciated the extra challenge of Sprint-O. Results, including Winsplits On-Line, Splitsbrowser and RouteGadget (add your route and compare with others) are all available via the Results index.

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