Wednesday, 30 November 2011

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) SROC NW Night League event in Worden Park 17th December

This flyer gives details for the SROC NWNL event, the second in this season's league. Worden Park will offer a suitable challenge to experienced night orienteers while also being suitable as somewhere to try out this fascinating branch of the sport. More on the NWNL (sponsored by BrightBikeLights) here.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Street League 4 - Heysham

This was an opportunity to run on a brand new street map drawn by the event planner Glenys Ferguson. The threatened rain didn't arrive and runners enjoyed a warm night if a little windy. Competitors are invited to add their routes to RouteGadget.

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Heysham Street League event 30th November

The Duke of Rothesay is going to be more busy than expected because of a Darts & Pool Match involving between 25 and 50 people. So:
  • please do not bring bags into the pub
  • change in cars rather than the toilets
  • last food order is 8.45pm. Later runners should consider pre-ordering. If there are any problems getting food, I can advise on local takeaways.
  • should the car park be full, try the residential streets around McDonald Road. Turn sharp left at the traffic lights just to the west of the Pub. (There are lots of double yellow lines elsewhere.)
Glenys Ferguson

Monday, 28 November 2011

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) TWT Planner's Report

When planning or organising one often has to fly by the seat of your pants. This is usually meant in the metaphorical sense but when putting controls out on Saturday it was quite literal. Conditions in the pick and mix area in the afternoon were quite phenomenal. Several spectaculars spring to mind -

Sunday, 27 November 2011

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) TWT Controllers' Report

When we agreed to control the Tim Watkins Trophy, we did not know that Miriam would be back at work and that did limit the time that we could spend in the terrain. We did have a couple of days visiting the control sites in very pleasant weather, but it would have been better if we could have managed a few more visits.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Tim Watkins Trophy Sunday 27th November

The mass start Tim Watkins Trophy, formerly British Blodslitet, was a suitable challenge on the fells above Elterwater today. The weather was fairly kind, at least compared to the previous day, and all courses had fast winning times. Congratulations to the class winners Hollie Orr (Women's Open), Murray Strain (Men's Open), Margaret Mackenzie (W45+), Mark Seddon (M45+), Rosie Watson (W18-) and Alex McCann (M18-). Results are on-line here and RouteGadget is available for route uploading. Pictured right are the top three on Men's Open. More photos in the gallery. Results have been uploaded to the BOF results page where ranking points have been awarded. Please note that this is an error which will be corrected as soon as possible, since mass start events do not qualify for ranking. Lost property - one grey peaked hat found in the car park area. Please contact if it's yours.

Thursday, 24 November 2011

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Still time to enter the Tim Watkins Trophy

The mass start long distance Tim Watkins Trophy aka the British Blodslitet will be held on Silver How on Sunday 27th November. There has been a surge of late on-line entries but extra maps have been ordered and there are still places available. Enter on-line here, we will leave entries open for as long as possible and any remaining maps will be offered as entries on the day.

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Street League tables

The latest Street League tables, updated to include event three, may be viewed by following this link.

Sunday, 20 November 2011

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) British Schools Orienteering Championships 2011

Congratulations to SROC members and other students of schools in the SROC area for a fine set of performances at today's BSOC, held at Beecraigs Country Park in Scotland. Top ten placings include Annie Ockenden (4th Y8), Hannah Cleary-Hughes (LOC) (1st Y9), Helen Ockenden (6th Y10), Hazel Browne (8th Y10), Zoe Harding (2nd Y12), Kira Browne (5th Y12), Jacob Roberts (7th Y8), Jamie Sykes-MacLeod (10th Y8), Laurence Johnson (2nd Y9), and John Ockenden (2nd Y13). In the teams competitions Lancaster Girls' Grammar took 1st place in girls Y10 and 2nd place in years 8 & 9. Lancaster Royal Grammar took 2nd place in boys Y8. More results here.

Saturday, 19 November 2011

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Dalton Crags results

The amazingly warm November weather continues, and was enjoyed at Dalton Crags, as were the courses which made good use of this technically challenging wood. Results may be viewed by clicking here, and RouteGadget is also available.

Thursday, 17 November 2011

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Street League 3 - Aughton (Ormskirk)

An excellent, newly extended map and a good venue greeted the competitors at Wednesday's night street league event. Results may be viewed here and RouteGadget is ready to roll here.

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) New SROC urban star?

SROC stalwart Dave Hargreaves, renowned for his love of the British canal system, spent a few days exploring instead the canals of Venice when he competed in the famous Venice City Race last weekend. Against a strong international field Dave successfully picked his way through the throngs of tourists and locals in the narrow passageways to finish in 8th place in M60, also the fastest Brit. Results may be viewed on the event website and you can view a map from the event here, although this is a slightly different course to Dave's.

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Dalton Crags 19th November - final details

Final details for the next weekend event have now been published.

Sunday, 13 November 2011

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Saturday 19th November - Dalton Crags, near Burton in Kendal orienteering event - all welcome!

You are invited to the above! Start times 12.30-2 Fees £3/£1 entry on the day only. Yellow and short and long technical courses, so suitable for for everyone – the yellow is great for beginners, the two technical courses will provide a demanding navigational challenge. This makes use of the new map only used once for the longer courses of the Hutton Roof Level B event earlier this year. Final details will the on the SROC website later in the week. Please note there will be no toilets – the nearest are at Carnforth Truckstop. Martyn and Sue Roome (Organisers)01995 603885.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Car Pool is there to help!

The SROC Message Board is always ready to help share thoughts or ask questions, promote debate etc. One of the potentially most useful parts is the Car Pool, where anyone can ask or offer to share transport to events. See this latest post.

Thursday, 10 November 2011

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) JK 2012 first entry deadline is near!

Anyone already sure they will compete at next year's JK festival, April 6th-9th, will no doubt wish to enter before 30th November, after which the fees increase. More details and entry link on the JK 2012 website.

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) North West Night League gains a new sponsor!

Brightbikelights.comUK importers of the popular high power (900 lumen) LED head torch Bright Bike Lights have announced their sponsorship of the North West Night League, starting again soon with the PFO event at Brun Valley Forest Park (new area) on 10th December. To encourage participation there will be head torch prizes awarded on a raffle style basis to competitors. More details on the sponsorship scheme and all the events in the league here.

Sunday, 6 November 2011

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Street League tables after two events

The age adjusted and gross tables have been updated.

Friday, 4 November 2011

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Flashing Arm Bands

Do you need to be more visible when Street Leaguing or training at night? We have purchased some arm bands which can be set at either fixed or flashing LED’s. If you are interested in buying one then contact Bob Nash. The cost is £2.50 with the profits going to the Street League Prizes.

Thursday, 3 November 2011

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Penwortham results

Results and comments from the Penwortham Street League are now available here.

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Street League event two, Penwortham

The light rain failed to dampen enthusiasm at the second event in the 2011-2012 season. Results will be published as soon as possible, but RouteGadget is ready for your route right now!

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