Thursday, 31 January 2013

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Clayton le Woods street league

Pleasingly the weather improved for the  rearranged Clayton event - disappointingly only 28 competitors were able to make it. Hopefully this is just a blip and we will get more of the 'usuals' for the rest of the series. I am very grateful to Dave Hargreaves who, despite no longer being a 'street leaguer', gave of his time to ensure people experienced the demands of the area especially the testing northern bits. Thanks Dave, greatly appreciated. See you all at Ramsbottom next week. Bob Nash. Follow these links for RouteGadget and the results.

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) JK Relay Entries - Act Now

For those taking part in the JK Orienteering Festival over the Easter weekend who would like to be entered in a club team, it is now time to make yourself known.
Entries for the JK relays have a two tier entry fee as follows:
 Up to 03/02/13 £36 per team, £12 per person
 Up to 10/03/13 £45 per team, £15 per person.
The club will subsidise entries by £6 per person. Expressions of interest received by Quentin before 31/01 will be combined in to teams and entries made with the ‘best fit’. These people will be asked to contribute £6 each. Expressions received after that time but by 07/03/13 will be combined in to a second entry with a contribution of £9 each. Teams from the first wave of entries will not be broken/rearranged with those from the second wave unless all in the teams involved agree.
So if you want take part in the thrills and spills of relay orienteering e-mail Quentin now!

Monday, 21 January 2013

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Ramsbottom Street-O further postponed

Conditions in Ramsbottom are, if anything, even worse than last week so the street league event has been further postponed until 6th February.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Proposed Compass Sport Cup Team 2013

The Club Captain has published a proposed team for this year's Compass Sport Cup first round match at Claife Heights on 17th February. Please confirm with him (Mark Edwards) by email or phone (01524 841130) after 6pm if you are happy to run your allocated course. Click on Read more to see the team.

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Ramsbottom Street League event postponed

A late pitch inspection has prompted the organisers to postpone Wednesday's event until a week later: Wednesday 23rd January. The snow and ice are judged too dangerous for the event to go ahead tomorrow. Please check back here for updates as we get nearer to next Wednesday.

Monday, 14 January 2013

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) NWNL event Saturday 19th January

The next event in the North West Night League is MDOC's in Macclesfield Forest this Saturday. See the flyer for details.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Ramsbottom Street O weather warning

Recent snowfall and icy conditions in Ramsbottom mean that there is a chance that the event planned for Wednesday 16th January may have to be postponed. Check back here for an update before travelling.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Tim Watkins Trophy 2013

The long distance, mass start, Tim Watkins Trophy returns on Sunday 3rd March on the newly extended Hutton Roof map. More details via the event web page accessible from the link at the top of the home page, or see the event flyer. Entries are open now on Fabian4.

Sunday, 13 January 2013

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Club Handicap photos and RouteGadget

Thanks to Brian Jackson and Sarah Roberts for some action photos around the start of the handicap, which have been added to the Gallery. RouteGadget for the event is now ready to receive your routes.

Saturday, 12 January 2013

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Club social and prize giving

Thanks to Martyn Roome for his photos of the prize giving at Abbeystead today. Pictured above is Quentin Harding celebrating receiving the Overall Men's Trophy. More in the Gallery.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Club Handicap

Wellington Wood did not disappoint and Julian's course setting was testing to the right degree. All competitors had the same last few controls but started at various points around the 30-control course. Handicapping proved accurate with the bulk of the runners finishing within a few minutes of each other. The clear winner however was Finlay Johnson, who received his trophy at the social and prize giving  in Abbeystead Village Hall, along with all the club trophy winners. Results for the event are on-line here. Please note that the mass start time has been corrected so that everyone's total time is about 5 minutes shorter than in the provisional results. The order is of course the same.
Trophy winners:

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Annual Club Handicap and prize giving, Saturday 12th January

The annual club handicap competition will this year return to the delightful Wellington Wood, near Dolphinholme (GR 514 547). Registration from 12.00 with a mass start at 12.45 pm. Afterwards, the presentation of club awards and prizes at Abbeystead Village Hall (GR 562 543), with the usual Jacobs Join, raffle and quiz. No charge - just come along for the run and the fun.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) North West Fixtures

The latest North West fixture list in PDF format is available to download via the link on the left of the home page. Click on the picture as shown above.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) New Year Cracker RouteGadget

RouteGadget is now ready to receive your routes for the event on New Year's Day at Lancaster University.

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) New Year Cracker!

We hope you all enjoyed today’s New Year Cracker, with over 100 entries and quite a few more people than that it was probably the largest ever. Our thanks go to Dick and Jane Collins for planning such good courses and making life very easy for us as organisers. Also to Chris Roberts and Quentin Harding for help on the day.
A couple of changes to the declared results (rushed a bit because you and we were were getting colder by the minute!) are that James McCann won the M14 category and prize – we will get the prize to him (the originally declared person actually did the Beginners course) and that Alastair Thornton won the M18 prize – I think he will already have eaten his prize by now! Full results here.
The next time you run at the University it may well be the JK Sprints – better commit all those routes to memory! Martyn and Sue Roome

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