Saturday, 29 January 2011

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Calling all club relay runners

A message from the SROC Club Captain: "Can you let me know if you are intending to enter either the JK or British Relay Champs. The earlier we can enter the teams the cheaper it will be. As with all Club Relays your entry will be subsidised by the club. I won't be at the JK this year so I would like a volunteer to organise relays with me." Contact Mark on

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Kikham 26th January results

Results for the most recent Night Street League event may be viewed here. It was certainly a night to be running 60 rather than 75 minutes, judging by the scores. That's all part of the challenge with score events! Don't forget the next event is only a few days away and is at Helmshore, maybe a bit hillier than last week?

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Kirkham street league event

The twice-postponed Kirkham event finally took place this evening and was well worth the wait! Add your route (or see what you missed if you weren't there) by visiting RouteGadget.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Save our forests campaign

If you count yourself among the 75% of people who are said to oppose the government's plans to sell publicly owned woodlands and forests in England (as opposed to the 6% who support them), then you might like to come to Grizedale at 1 pm on Sunday (30th January). More details at where you will also find a link to a petition against the sell off. With thanks to LOC for advertising this rally.

Sunday, 23 January 2011

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Street League scores after six events and Tower Trophy winner

Latest raw score and age adjusted tables may be viewed here. There are still four more events this season to improve your overall score, so don't miss them! The St Anne's event hosted the "Tower Trophy", awarded for the highest age adjusted points scored at a nominated event closest to Blackpool Tower each season, with the proviso that anyone may only win the trophy once. The results for this side competition are appended to the league tables, and we can announce that this year's winner of this coveted trophy is Zoe Harding.

Thursday, 20 January 2011

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) St Anne's results

Results have now been added here.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) St Anne's Street League

It was a lovely clear night for the 6th event in the 2010-2011 season of the increasingly popular SROC Night Street league. RouteGadget is now ready to receive your routes. A reminder of how to use RG for these events is here.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) North West Night League

The latest league scores for the North West Night League have been updated with the Northern Nights points, and may be viewed here. The final event in the series is at Haigh Hall this Saturday 22nd January. See the SELOC website and note that the assembly location is different to that which has been advertised on the NW fixture list.

Monday, 17 January 2011

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Compass Sport Cup 2nd place

Congratulations to Lakeland OC who just pipped SROC at the Compass Sport Cup match at Watergrove yesterday. Provisional scores have been published on the SELOC website. Maybe next year?

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Hutton Roof Regional 13th February 2011 - helpers needed

The club's next big event is less than a month away now and preparations are well advanced. Organisers Mike and Mary Ormerod are still on the look out for more helpers for various tasks on the day. All helpers receive a discount on their entry fees, so please contact Mike & Mary to volunteer and you will be given the discount code to use with Fabian4.

Saturday, 15 January 2011

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Northern Night Champs results

Congratulations to the following Northern Night Champions 2011: Men Open Lewis Taylor WCOC, Women Open Heather Burrows LOC. M18- Alex McCann MDOC, W18- Zoe Harding SROC, M40+ Martin Bagness WAROC, W40+ Charlotte Somers-Cocks LOC, M55+ David Downes WCOC, W55+ Beryl Offley LOC. Well done also to all the others who battled though the wet conditions to a successful conclusion. Full results are here. RouteGadget, Splitsbrowser and Winsplits On line may be accessed from the Results Index.

Friday, 14 January 2011

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Northern Night Champs - weather update

An inspection of the area today has revealed slightly wetter than normal ground conditions but nothing to prevent a good evening's orienteering. However strong winds and heavy rain are forecast for all day on Saturday so competitors have been advised that it is compulsory to carry (or wear) a cagoule as well as a whistle. We also strongly advise carrying a spare torch, and to dress appropriately for the conditions. There are still a few maps available on all courses and on-line entries will not close until 9pm this evening. EOD will be available as well and registration opens at 5pm on Saturday.

Thursday, 13 January 2011

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Masters Cup rules published

Full details and rules for the new Masters Cup competition (for M/W35 and older) have been published on the British Orienteering website.

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Street League - latest tables

The Night Street League tables after five events may be viewed here. We are half way through the league for this season, and with three events over the next three weeks almost anything could happen! Don't miss next Wednesday's Tower Trophy event at St Annes.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Northern Night Champs start times

Start times for Saturday's Night Champs have been added to the Start List

The Final Details have been revised in two areas:

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Warrior O-Trial weekend 22nd-23rd January 2011

Preliminary details of this popular winter orienteering event in some of the finest Lake District terrain have been released

Saturday, 8 January 2011

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Compass Sport Cup team and start times

The SROC team for the Compass Sport Cup match to be held at Watergrove next Sunday, 16th January, may be viewed on the Fabian 4 website. Start times have now been added to the list. Final details may be downloaded in pdf form here.

Friday, 7 January 2011

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Bamber Bridge results

Results are now available here. Brian has made some interesting comments, in particular about the symbols used on the new map. Everyone who took part is invited to discuss the event (and the map) on the Message Board.

Thursday, 6 January 2011

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Bamber Bridge Night Street League event

There was a healthy turn out for this, the first street event of the new year, on Wednesday evening. This was a new area and we had the benefit of an excellent new Brian Looker map. RouteGadget is now ready to receive routes and the results will follow when available.

Saturday, 1 January 2011

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Northern Night Champs cheaper rate entry

The lower price entry deadline for the Northern Nights on Traitor's Gill has been extended until Saturday 8th January since our printer is very flexible! There will be extra maps for any late entrants, plus EOD at the higher rate. Meanwhile here is a photo taken on the area between Christmas and New Year. The event is on Saturday 15th January; for more details click the picture link on the left or here.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Ripley sessions start again on Tuesday 4th Jan

All are once again welcome at the weekly club night, starting up after the Christmas break next Tuesday. We are back in the main sports hall at Ripley School for circuit training and more!

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) New Year Cracker!

The 10th Cracker went off with a bang today at Arnside Knott. Our picture shows that many chose careful study of the map after the start, since a tricky challenge had been set: odds or evens first? Nearly everyone remembered that they would have points deducted for controls taken out of order. Prizes were awarded to: Quentin Harding, Heather Gardner (M&W open), James McGurk, Hannah Cleary-Hughes (M&W14-), Jonathan Crickmore, Bryony Harding (M&W18-), Simon Filmore, Jane Anthony (M&W55+). Matti & Bethan Holt were awarded best Newcomers but missed the prize giving. They should contact the organiser to claim a prize. Full results are here, RouteGadget is here. More photos in the gallery.

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