Sunday, 27 March 2011

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) NW Fixtures

Please note when you receive the new NW fixtures details that there is an error. The Clitheroe Castle sprint event is only on May 24 NOT May 10 as well as it might seem from the fixtures information. The fixtures list on the SROC website is correct

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Northern Champions

The Northern Championships took place today in the North East. Julian Lailey continued his winning streak by finishing first in M65L. Other SROC top three placings: Quentin Harding 2nd M45L, Zoe Harding 2nd W18E and Peter Beighton 3rd M75L, but 1st member of a Northern club and therefore Northern Champion. Results are on the NATO website.

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Last call for BOC relays

Anyone wanting to run in the relays at the British Orienteering Champs should contact Mark Edwards before the end of March, if they haven't done so already.

Sunday, 20 March 2011

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) National Orienteering Coaching Day for Clubs

This year the BOF coaching day takes place in the beautiful woods of Blakeholme, near Newby Bridge, not used for orienteering for several years. Date and time: Saturday April 16th (9.30am to 3pm) 2011. A day of coaching for club groups and individuals in the Lake District at its best (great technical options, & very runnable). There will be exercises suitable for technical level 3 - Orange, level 4 – Light Green and level 5 - Green +. Anyone interested in joining in should contact Mark Edwards as soon as possible.

Saturday, 19 March 2011

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Knots Wood event enjoyed Spring sunshine

The Knots Wood event, which was postponed last December because of snow, took place today in perfect Spring conditions. The competitors were treated to some fine courses planned by Steve Wrigley, including a physically testing "Technical" course for the seasoned orienteers. Results may be viewed here, or try RouteGadget to share your route. Pictured right, Karen Nash punches the final control. There are some more photos in the Gallery.

Monday, 14 March 2011

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Flying Pigs and the Southern Champs

Several SROC members were successful at major events over last weekend. Quentin Harding carried off the flying pig trophy in the M40+ category at the unique JOK Chasing Sprint near Oxford on Saturday. On Sunday attention moved to the Southern Championships and the fast woodland at Hambleden. Zoe Harding won W18E, Quentin made it a double by winning M45L and Julian Lailey repeated his victory at the Midlands Champs by winning M65L. The last two also pick up maximum points in the Masters Cup.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Club dinner reminder

Members who have booked their places for the annual club dinner are reminded that it is at Ye Horns Inn this Friday, 18th March, 7 for 7.30. Directions are on Ye Horns Inn website. Also check out the Car Pool for lift sharing.

Friday, 11 March 2011

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) A chance to run two events in one day!

The next SROC event is in Knots Wood on Saturday 19th March. Courses available are Yellow, Orange and Technical, and start times are between 12.30 and 2pm. Fees are £3 adult/£1junior. If that's not quite enough exercise for you there is also a PFO event in the morning at Towneley Park. It would be possible to run both.

Monday, 7 March 2011

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Warriors of Steel, Penwortham 20th March

This is an event probably unlike any you've taken part in before. It's a test of strength, stamina & mental endurance, best described as a 3 mile cross-county obstacle course. You'll face obstacles such as the tentacles of death, the tunnel of doom, the ditch of fear, the black hole, the crawl of freedom and many others. What are they? You'll have to take part to find out.
We can give you certain guarantees: • We Guarantee —You'll get wet • We Guarantee —You'll get muddy • We Guarantee —You'll get Exhausted • We Guarantee —You'll have terrific fun • We Guarantee —You'll want to come back. This event is being organised to provide funding and assistance to one of Preston's Local Heroes — Dave Watson who lost both legs and an arm in Afghanistan. Entry Forms Available Online visit to enter. One thing's for sure, you'll be back to take part in the next one after the fun and exhilaration of this one. Places are limited so enter now to be sure of a place. Click the image to view a larger version.

Sunday, 6 March 2011

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) SROC stars help England win at Interland

England has won Interland 2011 in Germany this weekend, thanks in no small part to SROC members Helen Ockenden, 1st in D14, and Julian Lailey, 2nd in H60. SROC has a good record in this five-way annual international match, the only opportunity to run for England (as opposed to GBR) outside of the British Isles, usually sending at least one athlete as part of the team. Results can be seen here.

Saturday, 5 March 2011

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Street League final scores

Final league tables for the Night Street League 2010-2011 have now been published. A list of the series prize winners has also been added to the file.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) SROC Car Pool launched!

Is it time to reduce our collective carbon footprint? A recent discussion between a couple of regular orienteers in the Lancaster area has prompted a new forum on the message board, accessible here. To make this work we need people to add a short note if they either have a spare seat or two, or are looking for someone to share transport with. Any event, anywhere in the country. The reward is the pleasure of another orienteer's company plus you'll save some cash! This should save having to ring or email around since it's accessible to all.

Friday, 4 March 2011

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Message Board updated

The SROC Message Board has been updated to phpBB3, being the latest version of this forum software. All messages, users etc have been transferred but if you come across any issues please post on the board or contact

Thursday, 3 March 2011

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Garstang results

Results for the final street league event may be viewed here.

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Street League final event and prizegiving at Garstang

The tenth event in the season, at Garstang, rounded off possibly the best series so far, with consistently high quality maps, planning and venues. Prizes and trophies were presented to the various class winners by Maurice Dean after some frantic computing by Bob Nash and his team. Pictured are the top five in the age adjusted league. More pictures in the gallery. A full list of winners will follow later, along with the event results and final league tables. In the mean time RouteGadget is ready for your routes.

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