Wednesday, 28 January 2009

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) SROC Night Street League 7 at Kirkham

There was a strong turnout for the seventh event in the series, including one or two newcomers and at least one old hand not seen on the streets for several years, and all enjoyed the challenge set by ex Street League coordinator Ian Evans. RouteGadget is ready to receive your routes, results will follow as soon as possible.

Sunday, 25 January 2009

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Katrin Harding is W18 British Night Champion!

A small group of South Ribble night orienteering aficionados competed in the British Night Championships at Mytchett, Surrey on Saturday 24th January. Katrin Harding won W18L "running up" as she is a W16, while Miriam Rosen finished 2nd W60L, and Julian Lailey came 7th on M60L. Results are here.

Saturday, 24 January 2009

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Come to Ripley

After a five week holiday in Caton the Tuesday sessions are back at Ripley School Sports Hall from Tuesday 27th January. As ever, it kicks off at 6:30pm but a new circuits is promised and O games should resume. All welcome.

Monday, 19 January 2009

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Accommodation for BOC

Anyone interested in staying near the New Forest for the British Champs might like to try Hoseasons, for caravans sleeping 4 or 6 people, on the Tall Trees site near Christchurch in Dorset. They cost £ 116.29 for 3 nights (Fri, Sat Sun) and sleep 4 in beds (6, if you use the settees as well). Look on the Hoseasons web site for more information about location and facilities. If you want to book, please do so yourselves, using the no. 0844 847 1356, payment is on booking. Mike and Mary have found this site and will book a van. If booking please let Mary know as she would like to arrange a "Jacob's Join" or something sociable for the Saturday evening.

Thursday, 15 January 2009

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Lancaster West results

Results for yesterday's street event have now been posted here, and are also available via the results page. Latest league scores are available here.

Wednesday, 14 January 2009

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) SROC Night Street League 6 Lancaster West

Enthusiasm remained undamped despite the inclement weather as the street league reopened for the second half of the series, after the Christmas break. Plot your course on RouteGadget, either manually or using your new GPS you got from Santa! Some helpful notes on using RG may be found here.

Tuesday, 13 January 2009

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) SROC well represented in the England team for Interland

Selections have been announced for the 2009 team representing England in the annual Interland international, this year being held at Burnham Beeches on 22nd February. SROC members make up almost one tenth of the team, so congratulations to Katrin, Zoe & Quentin Harding and Chris Nash. Good Luck guys!

Monday, 12 January 2009

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) SROC Club awards for 2008

Want to know who won a trophy last year? Or what standards were awarded? A full list of all awards made by the club, including the presentations at the annual social and prizegiving, can be viewed here.

Saturday, 10 January 2009

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Photos from the Club Handicap & Social

Thanks to Bill Lock, Sophie Roberts and Chris Roberts for a selection of photos from the handicap and social today. Any more photos, especially of action in the wood, gratefully received. Please send to

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Club Handicap results

Club members (and a few guests) enjoyed a testing set of courses in Wellington Wood today, thanks to planner Julian Lailey and Handicapper Dick Collins. Possibly a record number of courses (48!) had been planned to cover all abilities. In the end talented junior Helen Ockenden just beat experienced senior Jane Anthony to the finish. Results may be viewed here, and RouteGadget is here.

Thursday, 8 January 2009

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Calling all SROC members - British Relay Champs

Anyone interested in a run at the British Relays should contact Sarah Watkins: before this Saturday, 10th January if possible. This is to allow entries at the reduced rate as the BOC weekend is early this year (28th Feb-1st March). Should you not be able to make a decision before then you can let her know afterwards, we can enter some teams after that.

Monday, 5 January 2009

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Club Handicap & annual prizegiving and social Saturday 10th January 2009

This is shaping up into the most-not-to-miss event of the year! With individually planned courses to match everyone's exact state of fitness and experience (allegedly!) on an area that no-one can remember having run on before, plus all the fun and excitement of a mass start. Added to that there is the social afterwards, with activities to suit all and the chance to pick up a prize or two. Ideally you should let Julian know of your intention to run (01524 845990), and don't forget to bring some food for the Jacob's Join. Registration from 1pm, mass start 2pm. More details and map link on the fixtures page.

Friday, 2 January 2009

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Photos and route analysis at the New Year Cracker

Martyn snapped a friendly robin at the New Year's Day event and offers this caption for the photo on the right: "Robin reliant on orienteering control for higher perches." Both the winners of the open classes on long score have added their routes to RouteGadget. See which way Iain Smith-Ward (M40) and Zoe Harding (W16) went, and add your own routes.

Thursday, 1 January 2009

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) 8th New Year Cracker - results

Congratulations to all those who braved the icy start to enjoy a perfect Winter's day at Low Park today. The unusual score format caught only a few of you out. Some didn't realize that they could take controls in any order provided the relevant master control had been punched, and just one or two managed to punch one of the "decoy" controls, losing 20 points thereby! Provisional scores on your printout have been checked, and in some cases reduced where controls were taken too early, ahead of the master (or in one case where the master was missed entirely). We have left the splits files unaltered to allow full comparisons. Our apologies for anyone surprised to find one control without a flag, and for the queue formed at download. A new software upgrade caused us problems, and meant that your split times were not on your printout. However, all are now visible in the results here. RouteGadget is also available.

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