Thursday, 27 May 2010

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Wellington Wood RouteGadget

RouteGadget is now available for Tuesday evening's event in Wellington Wood. Let's see which way you all went!

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) The Axeman cometh!

South Ribble M21 Mark Saunders carried off the Battleaxe Trophy at a prize-giving ceremony this evening, held after the final event in Warrior OC's ever popular score orienteering series. Several other SROC members were in close contention for one or other of the prizes. Mark said "this is my proudest moment. I'm sick of coming second! I wouldn't be orienteering today if South Ribble hadn't made me so welcome." Results are available from the Warrior website.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Summer Series gets off to a successful start

Everyone enjoyed the score event put on by Julian Lailey at Wellington Wood. Unlike conventional score events all points scored from odd numbered controls had to be done before accumulating from even numbered controls, the even numbered controls being worth more points. Results can be found here.

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Lakeland Lanequests start Tuesday 1st June

This very popular series of bike orienteering, now in its 15th year, starts on Tuesday 1st June from the Strickland Arms near Sizergh. There are a further five events on consecutive Tuesdays, including 22nd June at Eaves, organised by our club president Peter Knott. They are all two hour score events and you don't need a special bike to compete. More details of all the events, entry forms and results on the Wheelbase website.

Monday, 24 May 2010

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Summer Series scoring

With the first Summer Series event almost upon us (Tuesday 25th May at Wellington Wood) we now have news of the scoring system for the series.

Saturday, 22 May 2010

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Worden Park O-zone, Saturday 22nd May

Results from the latest Chorley O-zone event may be viewed here. Follow the Results link above for splits analysis and RouteGadget.

Thursday, 20 May 2010

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Next Wednesday evening run is from Tockholes

Our next run is from Tockholes visitor centre where there is plenty of car park space. Possibilities for all speeds and abilities- Sunnyhurst, Darwen Tower, Roddlesworth woods etc. Pub after- probably the one next to the car park! Follow this map link.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Carnforth Family Orienteering

Over 180 children took part in the Y3/4 Carnforth Family Orienteering Festival in Williamson Park on Monday 17th May. Results are here.

Monday, 17 May 2010

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) SROC Summer Series announced

With the Tuesday evening sessions at Ripley School temporarily suspended for the exam season we have instead a series of events of varying formats spread over several Tuesdays in May, June & July. The first is in Wellington Wood on 25th May, a small but interesting patch of woodland near Lancaster, little used for many years apart from the club Handicap last year.

Sunday, 16 May 2010

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Plaudits for coaching session

Quentin Harding conducted an excellent orienteering coaching session in the highly technical terrain of Graythwaite Estate, Windermere on Saturday 15th May aided by SROC coaches Mark Edwards, Ian Selby and Katrin and Zoe Harding. Participants Bill and Dawn Lock had this to say afterwards: "Many thanks for such an informative, interesting and helpful course." Pictured right, Quentin briefs the assembled orienteers.

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) SROC members at British Relay Champs

Further to this post below, this excellent photo of the winning W40 team's first changeover at the British Relays (Karen Nash on first leg approaching Mary Ockenden in the foreground) by Rob Lines is worthy of an airing on this website. We have just received permission to share it in this way; sorry for the delay.

Sunday, 9 May 2010

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Chorley O-zone, Yarrow Valley, 8th May - results

Results from the latest in this series of events are now available via the results link above, or direct from here. Any more photos for the gallery? Your pictures of SROC events are always welcome, please email them to

Friday, 7 May 2010

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) British Orienteering Talent Coaching Camp selections

Congratulations to Katrin and Zoe Harding, Chris Nash and John Ockenden who have been selected to attend the British Orienteering Talent Coaching Camp in Scotland at the end of July. Details on the BOF website.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Club run Wednesday 12th May

The next evening training run will be from the Jeffrey Hill car park, near Longridge. Details on the fixtures page. All abilities / levels of fitness catered for!

Thursday, 6 May 2010

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) BOF training day 15th May

SROC will be making good use of the British Orienteering training day at Dale Park on Saturday 15th May. Coach Quentin Harding is planning training exercises for juniors and adults, and he would like to know if you are coming. More details including a map link on the Fixtures and SRJS pages.

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Many more BOC photos

There have been a number of albums of photos added to the web, quite a few showing SROC runners. Try these links:

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Chorley O-zone - next event Saturday 8th May

The 3rd event in the Series is at Yarrow Valley. If you came last time in March then you may think you know the area but we have something different for you this time, you will visit other parts of the park. The courses are different and the Technical course has a twist in it.

Monday, 3 May 2010

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Club run Wednesday 5th May

Details of the next evening training run have been added to the fixture list. It's Nicky Nook, from the "Wire Factory".

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) SROC Women lead the way at 2010 BOC!

SROC women were victorious at the 2010 British Orienteering Championships and Relay Championships held over the weekend of 1st & 2nd May. The Harding family Women's Short team collected Gold, as did the W40 team of Karen Nash, Mary Ockenden and Rowena Browne. The M18 team of John Ockenden, Chris & Matt Nash came in 5th. In the individual competition Zoe Harding scored Gold in W16A and Quentin Harding was 2nd in M45L. Other top ten placings were achieved by:

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Last Ripley Session Tuesday 4th May

The last club session at Ripley will be taking place on Tuesday 4th May After this date the sports hall is being used for the exam season and it is felt that there are numerous other evening distractions to entice you outside. Several evening orienteering fixtures are being planned for these evening, watch the fixtures list for details.
Sessions at Ripley will return in September.

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