Tuesday, 30 March 2010

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) North West Regional League new for 2010!

2010 will be the inaugural year for the North West Regional League. It will be based on standard 5 year age groups. The best 4 events will count towards a competitor’s total score, with at least one being classified as Urban, Sprint or Middle. Points will be awarded using the new BOF Ranking List facility with a spreadsheet maintained showing current standings.

Monday, 29 March 2010

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) JK relay start times changed

The start times for the relays have been changed. Details are contained in a newsflash that was put onto the BOF website today. The JK 2010 Final Details have been amended to include this information. Please make sure that you check the start time for your class prior to Day 4, JK Relays. New start times are here.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) JK relay teams announced

Teams for JK relays - Monday 5th April

Saturday, 27 March 2010

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Yarrow Valley Park, Chorley O-zone

The first event of the Chorley O-zone series saw several newcomers and a few old-hands enjoying the Spring sunshine around the surprisingly complex small area of Yarrow Valley Country Park on the edge of Chorley. Results, including links to Winsplits Online, Splitsbrowser and RouteGadget have been added to the Results page (follow the link above), or the simple results may be viewed directly by clicking here. More photos in the gallery, or click here for a slide show.

Friday, 19 March 2010

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Lancashire Rising Star Fund helps Chris Nash

South Ribble OC rising star Chris Nash (pictured holding his award) has been the latest recipient of largesse from this fund, supported by family bakers Warburtons, Lancashire Sport and the Duchy of Lancaster. Warburtons Corporate Affairs Manager Jill Kippax said: “Families make such sacrifices to see their children achieve. This fund will go some way to helping with the costs of becoming a world class performer and staying there.”
The awards ceremony was hosted by the Vice Chairman of the County Council, Councillor Chris Holtom with Rodney Swarbrick, Vice Lord- Lieutenant of Lancashire. Tune in to Preston FM Community Radio at 8.30 am on Monday 22 March to hear Chris's interview.

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Final Street League Positions

League tables for the end of the season are available here. Champions are confirmed as: Quentin Harding, Men's and Overall Champion; Karen Nash, Ladies Champion; Chris and Jacob Roberts, Pairs Champions; Alex McCann (MDOC) Under 21 Champion. There was one change to the other podium places declared on the night as a result of the Penwortham Organiser's decision to accept two answers for control 56. Steve McLean has now overtaken Mike Johnson on gross scores to gain second place in the Men's competition. An illustration of how closely fought many of the league positions are - after a full 10 events, a single control has made the difference!

Monday, 15 March 2010

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Chorley O-zone series - invitation to SROC members

Over the coming weeks, SROC is running an O-zone series of events around Chorley. The dates and venues of these are: Mar-27 Yarrow Valley, Apr-24 Duxbury Park, May-08 Yarrow Valley, May-22 Worden Park & Jun-05 Astley Park. The times are a little later than usual, with starts from 12-30 until 2pm. As well as the usual roster of volunteers required to run these events, we will also need some orienteers to help newcomers through the process, and help them with approaching the courses. Please email Roy McGregor if you are able to spare some time to support one or more of these events.

Sunday, 14 March 2010

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Changed parking for BL Gowbarrow event 21 March

Note the change of parking location from that originally advertised, and the total ban on dogs, at the Borderliners event next Sunday at Gowbarrow. Details on the BL website.

Friday, 12 March 2010

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Penwortham Street Event results

Results from the final street event of the 2009-10 season may be viewed here. Final league tables will follow as soon as possible. Time to plan your training ready for next season?

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Final Street League and prize winners

The hot pot went down very well at Penwortham Cricket Club, venue for the last event in the 2009-2010 street-O season. Prize winners were honoured to be presented with their trophies and certificates by Maurice Dean, founder member of SROC. A full list of those rewarded will appear when the final tables are published, meanwhile most of the winners can be seen in the gallery. Also RouteGadget is now ready to receive your routes. Club President Peter Knott gave well earned thanks to Glenys Ferguson, League Coordinator, and John Ashton who keeps score.

Sunday, 7 March 2010

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) England team victorious at Interland

Today's Interland international match held at Hecht Else Dunes in Belgium resulted in a victory for England, helped along in no small measure by several SROC members, including Zoe Harding (1st D16) and Quentin Harding (2nd H40). Results may be viewed here.

Friday, 5 March 2010

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Good luck to SROC members competing this weekend!

Several SROC night-O enthusiasts are venturing to the snowy Pentland Hills to take part in the British Night Orienteering Championships this weekend, but one less than had entered because Julian Lailey has been called to join the England team at Interland. See this earlier post. For an article on the Harding England Team members see this in the Lancaster Guardian.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Blackpool Tower Trophy

Congratulations to Mike Johnson who is this season's winner for his performance at the Lytham Street event. His trophy will be presented as part of the street league prizegiving following the final event at Penwortham on Wednesday 10th March. Anyone with queries about their street league scores after Event 9 should contact John Ashton promptly (jdashton@yahoo.com).

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Final Street league event & league scores

The league scores after nine street events are here. There is one last chance to improve your league positions, at the final event in Penwortham on next Wednesday, 10 March. The deadline for food orders is today, so don't delay! Details are on the fixtures list. Trophies for each of several categories will be presented after everyone has run.

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