Sunday, 31 October 2010

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Original Mountain Marathon 2010

The SROC female veteran pairing of Karen Nash and Rowena Browne moved up to the A course for this year's OMM on Dartmoor over the weekend of 30th/31st October. Despite being quicker to the overnight camp than the eventual FV winners they were behind on handicap, and retained 2nd place on day 2. Congratulations to them. Full results here.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Spook-O spirits not dampened!

Despite starting a few minutes late to dodge a shower, last night's Spook-O in Eaves Wood was a great success. With more vampires than last year most competitors found themselves carrying a red torch at least once, and there were no really high scores. After the main event the seemingly inexhaustible supply of spooky soup and toasted eyeballs (marshmallows) rejuvenated the ghouls, vampires and witches. Results may be viewed here. More photos in the gallery.

Saturday, 30 October 2010

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) WARLOC series of night events

WAROC and LOC clubs have joined forces to provide a series of mass start night races on a mixture of terrain types, in November and December. Unfortunately from a SROC point of view these are all on Wednesdays so two of them clash with our Street League. More details of the WARLOC series here.

Friday, 22 October 2010

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Leyland Street League results

Results for the first event of the Street League 2010-2011 season may be viewed here.

Thursday, 21 October 2010

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) British Orienteering Roadshow Tuesday 26th October in Preston

A reminder that British Orienteering's Roadshow comes to Preston soon. Pre-registration is required. See this earlier post.

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Street League event 1 Leyland

There was a splendid turnout for the first event of the season at Leyland today. RouteGadget is now available for you to add your route, and compare it with where everyone else went. Hints on how to use RouteGadget may be viewed here, and RG for the event is here.

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Be there and be scared!

Come along to the Spook O, rapidly establishing itself as the most not-to-miss event on the calendar! A fun evening for all the family, with a helping of night orienteering thrown in. Saturday 30th October. Check out this bulletin for full details.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) 2010-2011 Street League season starts Wednesday 20th October

Dig out your head torch and reflective vest, SROC's popular series of night street orienteering events starts again soon. The first event is in Leyland, at the Railway pub, offering a great meal after your run. More details via the Fixtures link above.

Monday, 18 October 2010

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Cross Cumbria Cyclists Winter Bike Orienteering Series 2010

Cross Cumbria Cyclists are organising a Winter series of BMBO approved mountain bike orienteering events to test endurance, riding and navigation skills. The first two are on Saturday 6th November in Whinlatter Forest, and Sunday 7th November in Grizedale Forest. These are both fixed order events (i.e. not score) with a choice of courses. More details of the series on this flier. Entry details for the Whinlatter and Grizedale events here.

Saturday, 16 October 2010

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Intervals & Circuits Training

Intervals at the Crook of Lune will start at 6:15pm on Monday 18th & 25th Oct to enable sessions to be done off tarmac in daylight. After the clocks go back, sessions will resume at 6:30pm on the cyclepath.
Circuits will not take place at Ripley on Tuesday 26th Oct or 2nd Nov as the school is closed for half term.

Friday, 15 October 2010

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Follow up on "Bright Lights"

Trevor Jackson ("Mr") had hoped to come to the Leyland Street League event on the 20th October, however pressure of work has meant he will not be able to attend. He sends his apologies and hopes to get to another event soon. Some consolation might be that Chris Roberts and Bob Nash will be there with their lights if you want a look.

Thursday, 14 October 2010

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Bright Lights

With the night’s drawing in and the start of Street League and Night League approaching I thought it time to review my lighting systems. I wanted something brighter (very bright if it was to compensate for my deteriorating eyesight) but baulked at paying the high price for the systems that were on the market. However I believe I have found the solution ...

Sunday, 10 October 2010

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) SROC a close 3rd place in the Yvette Baker Trophy

The North West round of the Yvette Baker Trophy, the national club championship for juniors, was held today at the SELOC Tockholes Regional Event. Despite some very creditable performances SROC scored 875 points against 883 for both LOC and DEE, who go through to the final. YBT results (with points scored) may be viewed here.

Saturday, 9 October 2010

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Success for local schools at the British Schools Score Champs

Pendle Forest Orienteers hosted the 2010 BSSOC in Witton Park today. The Lancaster Girls' Grammar School team, composed mainly of SROC members, carried off Gold in both the Upper and Lower Secondary Girls categories. The fastest individual, and Boys yr 12/13 winner was John Ockenden of LRGS, while Katrin Harding (LGGS) was 1st in Girls yr 12/13. Other SROC & LGGS members in top three positions were: Zoe Harding (2nd yr 10/11 Girls), Helen Ockenden (2nd yr 9 girls) and Annie Ockenden (3rd yr 7 Girls). Full results are here.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) SROC receive Chorley Community Club of the Year 'Highly Commended' award

Cherith & Peter Knott attended the Chorley Sports Awards presentation last night, on behalf of the club. SROC was short-listed with 2 other clubs in the 'Community Club of the Year' category. We were awarded a 'Highly Commended' certificate. In the citation by Lee Boyer (Sports Development Officer) he said this was for our work with the Chorley O-Zone bringing the sport to the community and for the British Sprints championships, bringing a prestige event to the Borough.

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Chairman orienteers at a consistently high level

Julian Lailey is one of only ten orienteers to have achieved Championship standard in all six possible events so far this year, as reported in the latest edition of Orienteering Focus. Also reaching Championship standard in at least three qualifying events are Quentin, Katrin and Zoe Harding, Karen and Chris Nash and John Ockenden.

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) SROC Night Street League 2010-2011 starts in just two weeks

Regular street-leaguers will be checking their head torches ready for the start of the season on Wednesday 20th October in Leyland. There will be the usual ten events at venues around the area, including some new locations for this season. If you are wondering what all this is about, have look at the league overview page.

Monday, 4 October 2010

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Quentin & Julian help England win the VHI

SROC's Julian Lailey and Quentin Harding were essential members of the England Veteran Home International team which beat the other home nations in the combined individual and relay competition over the weekend (2nd & 3rd October), hosted by Swansea Bay OC. Results here.

Sunday, 3 October 2010

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Glenys is victorious in the Nopesport League

It was a close run thing but SROC's Glenys Ferguson's second place in today's final event in the Nopesport Urban League at Warwick was good enough to secure first place in the Women's Supervet category. This result came at the end of a season which saw Glenys competing as far away as Edinburgh and London. For the final Women's tables click here.

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