Saturday, 30 April 2011

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) SROC level C ranking event at Beacon Fell 8th May

The latest flyer for next Sunday's event at Beacon Fell may be viewed here.

Thursday, 28 April 2011

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) SROC team for the Harvester Relay?

Sheffield University Orienteering and Fell Running Club (ShUOC) invite you to an exciting weekend of racing on the 16th-17th July 2011. The Harvester Relay is an overnight orienteering relay competition for teams of seven (A relay) or five (B relay) runners. The A relay starts around midnight and the first legs are run at night with the race finishing in the light. B Relay runners start an hour and a half after the A race and also finish in the light. More details on each relay can be found on the website. This year’s event will take place in Ecclesall Woods and Limb Valley. SROC has missed attending the last couple of Harvesters, but we won the Handicap Trophy in the A class back in 2006. This year's event looks promising and is not too far away so we are gauging interest from club members. Anyone interested should contact Mark Edwards asap to allow us to take advantage of cheaper entries.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) JK photos

Many thanks to Karen Nash for a selection of photos taken at the JK relays on Easter Monday. Pictured right is Dick Collins on the long run-in. We are always pleased to receive photos for sharing in the SROC Gallery. Please send your contributions to

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) JWOC selection

Congratulations to Zoe Harding, who has been selected to represent Britain in the Junior World Orienteering Championships to be held in Poland in July. Report on the BOF website.

Monday, 25 April 2011

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) JK relays

The M165+ team of Martyn Roome, Brian Jackson and Quentin Harding achieved the highest placing for a SROC team, finishing third in the JK relays today. The Women's Trophy and W120+ teams also did well, both finishing in 6th place in their respective races. All JK results here.

Friday, 22 April 2011

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) 2011 JK

Follow this link for results over the JK weekend. The sprint race held on Friday saw success for Quentin Harding, 1st in M45, and Zoe Harding, 3rd in W18E, as well as several other good runs by SROC members. On day 2 Julian Lailey placed 2nd in M65L, Lisa Quickfall was 1st in W16B and Karen Quickfall was 2nd in W45S. On day 3 top three places went to Philip Gager (2nd M65S), Zoe Harding (3rd W18E), Karen Quickfall (2nd W45S) and Karen Nash (3rd W50L). Overall (day 2 and 3 combined) top ten places: Karen Quickfall (2nd W45S), Helen Ockenden (3rd W14A), Zoe Harding (4th W18E), Katrin Harding (5th W18E), Sarah Watkins (5th W35S), Philip Gager (5th M65S), Karen Nash (6th W50L) and Quentin Harding (6th M45L). Congratulations to all.

Thursday, 21 April 2011

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Spring/Summer evening events

The LOC technical series is well under way, with one remaining event next Wednesday, at Claife Heights. Wednesdays then change over to the Warrior Battle Axe series, won last year by our own Mark Saunders. Lakeland OC return in June with a further series of Wednesday events, aimed at all abilities. Don't forget the SROC series of sprint events mainly on Tuesdays from late May through until July, and the Preston daylight street events on Thursdays in June. There's plenty to keep you fit in that lot! Please make use of the SROC car pool to share lifts, and read the extra note from WAROC about car sharing/parking at Battleaxe 2.

Sunday, 10 April 2011

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) British Sprint and Middle Champs 2011

The weekend of 9th & 10th April saw the British Sprint and Middle Orienteering Championships take place in the South East. A relatively small number of keen SROC members made the trip, and came away with a good few medals. In the Sprint our best result was 3rd in M45 for Quentin Harding, although Zoe Harding did very well by making the W21E A final as a first year W18 and Mark Saunders was 9th in M21E. Other top ten finishers: Sue Harding 8th in W45 and Miriam Rosen 9th in W60. In the Middle Zoe was 2nd in W18, Quentin was 3rd in M45 and Julian Lailey was 3rd in M65. Sue and Miriam again did well, both finishing 4th in their respective classes. Full results are here.

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Tuesday club night moves to Lancaster University

Today (5th April) is the last time that SROC club night will be at Ripley school until the new school year in September. Fear not, club training will continue every Tuesday (except when there is a sprint race instead) using the outdoor facilities at Lancaster University. Meet in the Alexandra Park car park, at the South of the campus, at 18.30. We will without doubt be making good use of the new trim trail. All welcome!

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Preston Summer Street League

Details of the dates and venues for this Summer's Preston Street League are on this flyer. They are a great way to enjoy some friendly competition, or use them as training with a map - without the usual street league darkness to contend with.

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