Sunday, 26 June 2011

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) SROC bike ride

Over 20 riders of all ages turned out for the annual SROC cycle ride today from Denny Beck, near Lancaster. Martyn Roome lead the ride via the Lune cycle path and minor roads to Carnforth, where everyone joined the Lancaster Canal towpath through to Hest Bank for a cafe stop. The ride continued along Morecambe promenade with a lunch stop on Sandylands promenade, via Heysham and Middleton to Overton. A short diversion to the picturesque hamlet of Sunderland also allowed a visit to Sambo's grave. The ride was completed by a return to Halton via minor roads and cycle paths. More photos in the gallery.

Friday, 24 June 2011

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Ashton Summer Street event 23rd June

Last night saw a record (for this series) turnout and another very enjoyable event at the Ashton street O in Preston. Results can be viewed here and you are invited to add your route to RouteGadget. There is but one event remaining in the series, but with the best 4 out of 5 scores to count for overall places there are at least three people in with a chance of clinching the title for gross scores. However only the minor placings are in doubt in the age adjusted table, which Jane Anthony has convincingly sewn up.

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Summer Sprint Scores after 4 events

Some of the class leaders have changed after the fourth event in the series. Two events remain, and the best four scores count towards the final overall results. View the league tables here.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Yarrow Valley sprint event 21st June

Results for the 4th event in the Summer Sprint Series are now available. Go to Prologue, Final or Overall. RouteGadget is also available for Prologue and Final.

Monday, 20 June 2011

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) New photos in the Gallery

Thanks to the roving camera of Mark Edwards we have some pictures of SROC members relaxing after the final event in the Battleaxe series in May and a flavour of the LAMM 2011 earlier this month.

Saturday, 18 June 2011

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) SROC cycle ride 2011

You are invited to the SROC cycle ride on Sunday 26th June. It will start at or close to Lancaster at 10.00am, unless the weather is not good enough – ie rain! The pace will be leisurely and distance 25-30 miles on road and cycle track, with the option of a short cut. Of course there will be a morning stop at a cafe but bring lunch for after that. More details of the meeting point will be provided by ride leader Martyn Roome. Contact him if coming. 01995 603885. (Photo: 2010 ride just before starting out)

Friday, 17 June 2011

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Fulwood Summer Street results

Results for event 3 in the league have been published here, and the latest league tables are here.

Thursday, 16 June 2011

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Preston Summer Street League 3, Fulwood

The fine June weather blessed us again at the third event in the summer street series at Fulwood on 16th June. There are just two more events left in the series, on the next two Thursdays. RouteGadget is now available for this event, and the results and league scores will follow.

Monday, 13 June 2011

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Salt Ayre update

RouteGadget for the Prologue and Final are now ready to receive your routes. Please share what you did and see where you could have saved a second or two! League scores after three events are here.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Summer Sprint 3 Salt Ayre

Another great sprint event was enjoyed this evening at Salt Ayre and Scale Hall in Lancaster. Gavin Smith had set testing courses for both prologue and final, and caught one or two people out in the heat of battle. Results for the Prologue, Final and Overall are available now. RouteGadget and league points will follow soon.

Sunday, 12 June 2011

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) SROC ladies secure 1st place in the LAMM

The SROC pairing of Rowena Browne and Karen Nash once again won the Female Veteran class on the B course at the Lowe Alpine Mountain Marathon held in Scotland over the weekend 11/12 June. Several other SROC members feature in the results.

Friday, 10 June 2011

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Avenham results and updated league tables

Results and comments for the second Preston Summer Street O event are here. Revised league tables incorporating these results are here. Note that there are two tables: one shows gross scores and the other has scores recalculated with an adjustment for age and gender.

Thursday, 9 June 2011

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Great first event on a new area!

Today's Preston Summer Street event took place on another perfect summer's eve, using Bob Nash's new map of Avenham and Broadgate. Was it a good idea to run "South Ribble" and take in the loop on the far side of the river? Add your routes to RouteGadget and see who went where.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) More Williamson Park photos

As well as planning, organising and manning both starts Mark Edwards found time to take some photos of the sprint action. From left to right: Quentin Harding, Mark Seddon and Deb Murrell. More of Mark's photos have been added to the gallery.

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) More SROC evening events

SROC currently has two Summer series of events running on weekday evenings. Next up is the second Preston Street O event on Thursday 9th June. Meet at the Continental PR1 8JP for starts between 6.30 and 7.30. Next Monday, 13th June, sees number three in the Sprint series at Salt Ayre Sports Centre in Lancaster. Please note that for this event the Final (second race) is only open to those who are 16 or over unless accompanied by an adult. Prologue starts are between 6.30 and 7. More details on these and all future events/activities via the Fixtures link above.

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Williamson Park Sprint update

There are more photos from the Williamson Park event in the gallery. You may add your route to RouteGadget for the Prologue and Final. The event scores have been calculated and added to the League Scores.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Summer Sprint 2 Williamson Park

There was a terrific turnout for the second event in the sprint series this evening, Tuesday 7th June, in Williamson Park. There were only just enough maps to go round! Pictured right Ian Selby leaves his shadow behind. There was a close fight in the final with the pressure getting to a couple of people. For results follow these links: Prologue, Final, Overall.

Saturday, 4 June 2011

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Preston Street League scores

Scores and results for the first event have now been added, either via the links in this item or from the League page.

Thursday, 2 June 2011

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Preston Summer Street League event 1 - Cottam 2nd June

The first event in the new street orienteering series in the Preston area enjoyed perfect summer weather this evening. A RouteGadget for the event is now available; add your route and compare where you went with others' routes. Help on how to use RG may be seen here. There are four more events in the series, all based at a pub or similar venue. Suitable for all ages and abilities. Come and get some summer fun and exercise at the same time!

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) The nation’s juniors need you

Lots of orienteering volunteers regularly help with training and coaching the regional junior orienteering squads across the country. On Sunday 3 July 2011 all the regional squads are converging on Simpson Ground for the annual Junior Inter-regional Relay Championships (JIRCs). SROC is planning (Quentin Harding) and organising (Gavin Smith). We need a range of helpers on the day to keep the competition running smoothly. Some people have already volunteered (many thanks). If you are available on the day and would like to help, please contact Gavin ( or Lancaster 389611).

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