Sunday, 31 July 2011

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Junior Home International selections

SROC juniors Helen Ockenden (W14) and Zoe Harding (W18) have been selected to represent England in the 2011 Ward Junior Home International competition scheduled for October. Congratulations to them both! Full selections are on the Orienteering England website.

Saturday, 16 July 2011

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) 2011 Club Picnic at Barrowfield 16th July

If you didn't come to the Club Picnic this year you missed a good one! The earlier rain cleared up and both the one hour score set by Rowena Browne and the later picnic took place in the dry with some sunny spells. Barrowfield offered some lovely sections and one or two tough patches, but they didn't prevent Quentin (1st) and Katrin Harding (2nd) successfully completing the odds and evens in less than the allotted time, with Ben Selby missing only one control. Corrected results, removing points for controls taken out of the odds/evens sequence, are here. Add your route to Routegadget. Our photo shows Julian Lailey leading away from the mass start.

Friday, 15 July 2011

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Final University training session

Following the highly successful sprint series on Tuesday evenings, we will have a final university training session next Tuesday led by Quentin. It will include some games and will be followed by a BBQ on the university campus so come along and bring some food and drink for a social get together after the session.

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Summer Sprint Series final scores

Final score tables for the sprint series have now been published here. There is also a table showing everyone in the same list, regardless of age. Thanks to Chris Reade we have a few photos of the final event in the gallery. Any feedback on the series including the format, venues etc should be sent to with the aim of making the next series event better.

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Final Summer Sprint at the University of Cumbria

Experienced urban racer Glenys Ferguson provided a fitting challenge with two magnificent sprint courses in the compact but tricky University of Cumbria (old St Martins) campus this evening, Tuesday 12th July, to bring the Summer Sprint Series 2011 to a close. All enjoyed the new map by Mark Edwards (pictured leaving the Prologue start). Results for the Prologue, Final and Overall are now available. RouteGadget is set up for the Prologue and Final. Final series scores to follow.

Sunday, 10 July 2011

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Club Picnic

Come and enjoy the annual Club picnic next Saturday July 16. Mass start 1hr score event at 2pm. The event is free and followed by a jacobs join and prize giving. For more details and directions see the fixture list. Our photos show Barrowfield Wood, the event venue.

Saturday, 9 July 2011

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Rosens on the World stage

SROC members Miriam and David Rosen have just completed a week of competition in Hungary at the World Masters Orienteering Championships. Highlight of the week was Miriam's qualification for the W60 Long A final, in which she finished a creditable 17th. Results on the WMOC website.

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Summer Sprint Series update

RouteGadget for the Prologue and Final at Lancaster University are now ready for your routes. The league tables after the penultimate event are here.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Summer Sprint 5 - Lancaster University

Mark Saunders planned two testing courses on the new Lancaster University sprint spec. map for this evening's sprint event. Lack of familiarity with the ISSOM standard caught out a few runners who later self-disqualified. All should look closely at the legend on the map and note that features shown as impassable must not be crossed. This includes taking short cuts through buildings! Even if you can see an obvious gap in e.g. a hedge, if it is shown as continuous on the map you cannot cut through. This is often to ensure that permissions continue to be granted, or for safety reasons, but in any case it ensures fairness. The mapper and planner jointly apologise to anyone affected by the unmarked new construction zones/fences. The map was most recently updated a week ago, but those pesky builders will keep doing more work. Results may be viewed for the Prologue, Final and Overall.

Monday, 4 July 2011

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Junior World Orienteering Championships

This year's JWOC is currently taking place in Poland. Included in the British team is SROC's Zoe Harding. Follow the event via

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Saunders Lakeland Mountain Marathon

Several SROC members were involved in the SLMM held over 2/3 July weekend. Seasoned mountain marathon pair Rowena Browne and Karen Nash were effective once more, finishing top female pair (as well as female vets) in the Bowfell class. Full results at

Sunday, 3 July 2011

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) JIRCs relays results

Results for today's relay competition are available here.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) North West win the Junior Inter Regional Championships

In an exciting weekend of competition on top class areas (Haverigg individuals, Simpson Ground relays) the North West Junior Squad convincingly beat Scotland with Yorkshire and Humberside in third place. South Ribble were resposible for the relay event and full results will be posted shortly. Meanwhile the team points may be viewed.

Friday, 1 July 2011

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) The Happening@Halton 9th July

SROC is staging an orienteering taster event as part of the celebrations at the Centre@Halton near Lancaster, which has some fantastic new facilities. There will be all kinds of activities aimed at entertaining the whole family, including local radio station The Bay broadcasting from the event. SROC will have a stall and a course or two laid out in the grounds, which have been mapped for the purpose. Also a fun map orientation exercise close to the stall. We have a skeleton staff signed up so any additional volunteers to help introduce our sport to the public would be welcomed. Anyone with a little spare time to help should contact Chris Roberts.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Two more events to go in the Sprint Series

After a week's lay off the Sprint Series comes back on Tuesday 5th July at Lancaster University. With a brand new map to ISSOM standards (1:4000) this is a chance to pick your way through the intricate urban terrain of this magnificent campus as you never have before! Meet on South Drive, close to Infolab21. Use the main Uni entrance, and parking is free after 6pm. Then the series finale is on another new ISSOM map on 12th July at the University of Cumbria, formerly St Martin's College, in Lancaster. More details on the fixture list.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) UKCC Level 2 Orienteering Coaching course

Friday 23rd, Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th September. The course will take place at South Lakeland Scout Base (Cartmel Scout Group) less than 20 minutes from Junction 36 of the M6. The course will run from 9am to 5pm on Friday and Saturday with a slightly earlier finish of 4pm on Sunday. Cost: £140 (subsidised by British Orienteering Development). Please contact Derek Allison - for course bookings and more information.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Summer Street League final tables

The final scores after five events are now available in tabular form. Both Gross scores and Age Adjusted.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Preston Summer Street League finale

An hospitable venue and a great new map marked the final event in the inaugural Preston Summer Street League yesterday evening, 30th June. The evening concluded with a vote of thanks to Bob Nash (pictured looking suitably happy) who has planned and organised all five events, as well as mapping two new areas. Thanks also went to Karen Nash who controlled, took entries and scored at all the events. Prizes and certificates were awarded to class winners and runners up; full results tables will be published shortly. Meanwhile the results for event 5 may be viewed here, you can add your route to RouteGadget, and there are some snaps of prizewinners in the gallery. This year was a precursor to the Preston Guild Series in 2012. Don't miss it!

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