Wednesday, 30 September 2009

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Street Event 1

Full details of the first night street event on Wednesday 14 October are now on the Fixtures List. We are returning to Freckleton and Warton after a gap of several years. There is a new map drawn by Ian Evans, and an unfamiliar venue: the Birley Arms on the northern outskirts of Warton. Because of the rural location of this start/finish, torches are essential (as well as the usual high visibility clothing).

Tuesday, 29 September 2009

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Spook O details

Preliminary details for the much-awaited second Spook O at Eaves Wood on Saturday 31st October have been added to the fixture list. Prepare to be scared!

Sunday, 27 September 2009

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Peter Palmer Junior Relay 27th September 2009

Thanks to Karen Nash for a selection of photos of the SROC team at the 2009 Peter Palmer relay, starting in the early hours of Sunday morning and all over by breakfast-time. This year the event returned to its spiritual home of Sutton Park, Birmingham. No medals or trophies for our girls and boys but the team enjoyed themselves! More photos in the gallery.

Saturday, 26 September 2009

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Whitbarrow Regional Event 29th November

With just two months to go to our next major event on-line entries have opened on Oentries. Anyone unfamiliar with Oentries may like to watch this introductory video. Organiser Tony Marlow will be happy to receive offers of help from SROC members, who will then become entitled to a 50% discount on entry fees. If you haven't helped before come and give it a go - you will be well briefed and it can be a lot of fun!

Friday, 25 September 2009

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) More SRJS updates

Information for Junior Squad coaches, including links to consent and risk assessment forms, has been added to the SRJS page, or directly from this link.

Thursday, 24 September 2009

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) The nights are drawing in

A reminder to all Night Street League regulars, and an introduction to anyone who would like to improve fitness over winter whilst enjoying some friendly competition: the first of ten street events will be held on Wednesday 14th October. Details of all the events will be found on the fixture list.
Follow these links for an overview of the series including rules, safety and scoring. Regulars should note this change to the rules.

Monday, 21 September 2009

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Junior Squad updates

The SRJS page has been updated with results from the relay on Saturday 19th September, and notes on what to bring to training sessions. You can always find this page by clicking on the picture link on the right of the home page. Enquiries about training sessions and joining the squad, open to all juniors, to

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Beacon Fell Saturday 19th September - results

Full results including RouteGadget (add your route and compare with where others went), Winsplits Online and Splitsbrowser are now available from the results index. Colour standards are also shown, and will be used when calculating who shall receive colour standard badges. These are presented twice a year, either at the Club Picnic in July or the Club Handicap & Social in January. Queries about standards or club leagues should be address to the statistician, Bob Nash.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) AGM photos

SROC chairman Julian Lailey (right) chats with Alex Finch at the 2009 AGM. More photos of members relaxing after the official business are in the gallery.

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Your new(ish) committee elected at the AGM

Today's annual general meeting, held in a new venue in the Physics building at Lancaster University, passed very smoothly. Officers elected included Peter Knott as President, replacing Sue Denmark who stood down. Martyn Roome relinquished his position of Chairman after three years (and many more years on the committee) but takes over from Dick Collins as Vice Chair. The new Chairman is Julian Lailey. Continuing in post are Dick Collins (retaining two jobs as Treasurer and Newsletter Editor) and Karen Nash (Secretary). Of the other eight committee members two stood down and were replaced by new nominations Mark Edwards and Mike Ormerod, who returns to the committee after "resting" for a year or two. Anyone wanting to contact the committee may do so by emailing

Monday, 14 September 2009

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) General Invitation to all Young Orienteers

All young orienteers are urged to read this message from Ian Selby, the South Ribble Junior Squad Coordinator.

Monday, 7 September 2009

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) SROC juniors in triumphant England team

SROC Juniors Katrin and Zoe Harding and Chris Nash helped England to overall victory in the Ward Junior Home International at the weekend. The competition was held in the wooded sand dunes of Newborough on Anglesey. Results and pictures are on the Orienteering England website.

Sunday, 6 September 2009

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Ceilidh 26th September - book your tickets now!

You are very warmly invited to the annual SROC Ceilidh at 7.30pm on Saturday 26th September at Claughton on Brock (near Garstang) Village Hall. Tickets cost £10 per person including hotpot and apple pie supper. Music is by "Hot Punch", a very good band indeed. Last year we had a very good turnout to this event, which was almost as good exercise as Tuesday night training, so book your tickets NOW! - by emailing Martyn and Sue Roome. Please note that the minimum age is 13 years.

Friday, 4 September 2009

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Ripley Sessions Are Here Again

From Tuesday 8 September, club sessions will be restarting again in the Sports Hall at Ripley School. Times as before, 6:30pm until 8pm. Cost 50p for children and £1.50 for adults. The session will start at 6:30 with some fitness training and at half time an option of another fun activity will be available.

Wednesday, 2 September 2009

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Change of venue for the AGM

The AGM will not be in the usual place this year, but in another location within the university (room C36 in the Physics Building). For directions see here.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) SROC Beacon Fell Local Event - Saturday 19th September

Registration, start and finish are all next to the visitor centre car park. OS map Grid Reference - SD 528428. Participation fees are £2.50 for adults and £1.00 for juniors. Experienced orienteers will be available to explain and advise those who are trying it for the first time. More . . .

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Grade 3 controllers' course 7th November

Suitably experienced and interested members are invited to attend a Grade Three Controllers Course which will be held on behalf of the NW Orienteering Association at Great Tower, Windermere, on Nov 7th. If you wish to book a place on this course, please act on the instructions on the flyer. There is no charge, but we need definite bookings because the course is likely to fill up.

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