Wednesday, 31 October 2012

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) North West Night League

Brightbikelights.comThe North West Night League has once again been sponsored by Bright Bike Lights. Details of this season's events are on this pdf. First event in the series is our own at Traitor's Gill on 24th November.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Chorley Urban event final details

Final details for Saturday's event may be viewed here (pdf). Entries remain open on Fabian4 until Thursday.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Spook O success

This years Spook O hailed a number of firsts: first event on a new map and new area, first time mid week, first use of SI for this event. Despite the damp conditions a good number of family groups and a few seasoned orienteers showed up ready for the mass start at Silverhelme Scout Camp. The mainly wooded area was tricky with all the paths obscured by fallen leaves, but the trickiest part was avoiding the roving vampire (Mark Edwards) who could put a hex on you, only to be lifted by a visit to the wise wizard (Quentin Harding)! A complicated rocks and crags control choice added to the fun, and mapper and planner Julian Lailey was congratulated for his efforts. The winner managed to get all controls within the allotted time and scooped the top prize. Other prizes were awarded for first family and best costume. Results are here.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) WWOP Williamson Park

SROC laid on a special sprint event in Williamson Park on Tuesday 30th October, following a request from a group of Scandinavians who are taking part in an O tour. SROC members were also invited, but unfortunately the main contingent of visitors were delayed and only an advance party were able to compete. Results may be viewed here.

Sunday, 28 October 2012

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) A little inspiration

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Original Mountain Marathon

The OMM regularly attracts a strong contingent of orienteers, including a number from SROC. This year's event in the Howgills experienced some wet weather on day two but nothing to stop father and daughter pairing of Quentin and Zoe Harding winning the D class by an impressive margin. Rowena Browne and Karen Nash repeated their success of the last few years with first female veterans on class B, also 2nd vets and 14th overall on that course. For full results see

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Lancaster Night Street League results

Results for last Wednesday's street event, the first in the current season, are published here.

Thursday, 25 October 2012

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) SROC club night - 6th November cancelled

The usual club training night scheduled for 6th November has been cancelled. Normal service will resume from Tuesday 13th November.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Night street league event one

The SROC night street league returned to the White Cross in Lancaster for event one in the 2012-2013 season. Results will be published soon but in the mean time here is RouteGadget for the event.

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Spook O details

Details of the 2012 Spook O, are now available via the bulletin (pdf). Assemble from 17.30 for mass start at 18.15, see map.

Monday, 22 October 2012

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Spook O 2012 - new venue, new date

As advertised earlier this year's Spook O will take place in an area new to orienteering: Silver Helm near Silverdale. Please note that the date has now been changed to Wednesday 31st October to get the full Halloween experience! Details of the event, parking, timing etc will be published soon so check back here. You can be sure of ghoulish thrills and horrific happenings. Costume encouraged but not compulsory. All ages catered for, not to be missed!

Sunday, 21 October 2012

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Simpson Ground level C event and Yvette Baker Trophy qualifier

A fantastic day of continuous sunshine greeted officials and competitors at Simpson Ground today. Younger members of WCOC, LOC and SROC were competing for a place in the Yvette Baker Trophy final, and Lakeland triumphed in a close match with West Cumberland. Provisional YBT results may be viewed here. Results for all courses are published here. Links to colour standards, RouteGadget and other analysis tools are available via the results index. Lost property: if you are down one pair of O shoes please contact the organiser to claim them back. More photos in the gallery.

Thursday, 18 October 2012

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Orienteering weekend 3rd & 4th November

See this flyer for details of the events at Chorley and Haslingden Grane which together are shaping up to make a fantastic weekend of orienteering.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Sporting Lights

The Sporting Lights event will take place at Coronation Park, Coronation Road, Crosby on 30th October (6pm-8pm). Sporting Lights is a multi-agency initiative arranged by Parks & Greenspaces Community Parks Officers working in conjunction with Merseyside Police, Sefton MBC Communities & Environment, Sefton MBC Positive Futures, Canoe England, Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre, Friends of Coronation Park, Sefton Youth Services, Phil Rose Par Sports Group, Ben Saunders Tennis Academy, Stephen McLean British Orienteering and Chesterfield High School.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Yvette Baker Trophy start times

Start times for entrants in the Yvette Baker Trophy, part of the Simpson Ground event this Sunday 21st October, are available here.

Sunday, 14 October 2012

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Simpson Ground, Sunday 21st October

Our next event is the level C on Simpson Ground next Sunday. More details on the flier. Thanks to Quentin Harding for some photos of the area to whet your appetite.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) England win at the Ward Junior Home Internationals

The official team placings have yet to be announced but it seems clear that England will have won the JHI held over the weekend at Headley Heath and Wisley Common. SROC's Zoe Harding triumphed in the W18 individual event, finishing just 2 seconds clear of her England team mate Florence Haines. Results are here.

Friday, 12 October 2012

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) UK Cup success for Heather

SROC’s Heather Gardner finished 3rd in last Sunday's final event of the Women's UK Cup at Hameldon, securing 3rd place overall. First place in the overall standings went to Sarah Rollins, second to Rachael Rothman with Heather edging out Tess Hill and Claire Ward, both British Champions and in the British WOC Squad. Heather now starts her winter training, in preparation for next year's racing season.

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Talent Development Squad selections

Congratulations to Katrin and Zoe Harding who have both been selected as members of the 2012-2013 BOF Talent Development Squad, announced today on the BOF website.

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Chorley Urban event 3rd November

Preliminary details for the Chorley event are available on the event's web page.

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