Friday, 31 May 2013

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Event three in the Sprint Series

We venture south for the third event of the Summer Sprint Series, to Worden Park in Leyland next Tuesday. This race is predominantly on grassland and woodland terrain so studded shoes are recommended. Details have been posted on the fixture list. Please could anyone who attended the Halton event check their kitbags for a pair of black powerstretch tights which don't belong to them? Their owner believes them to have been left behind at The Centre.

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Sprint Series scores

League scores after two events are available here. Any queries to

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Summer Sprint event 2, Halton

Damp conditions for the Prologue did little to reduce the enthusiasm of participants in the second sprint event yesterday evening, held on a new ISSOM map of Halton near Lancaster. Our picture shows that the rain had stopped in time for the Final as we see the orderly queue waiting to start. Several Halton residents took us up on the offer of a free try, and The Centre Coffee Shop opened specially for our benefit. many thanks to The Centre staff for being so accommodating. Results may be viewed via the Summer Sprint Series page.

Monday, 27 May 2013

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) SROC buff on TV

Brian Jackson writes: "Here is the link to the episode of Helicopter Heroes shown last Monday at 9.15am. Available on the iplayer till 7 June and now doubtlessly to be endlessly repeated on Daytime TV. Apart from a a quick preview in the intro you can skip to minute 36. Hope Karen appreciates the product placement and it generates more sales. I put it on after giving my balaclava and fleece hat to the pilot when we put more clothes on him to keep him warm."

Saturday, 25 May 2013

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Sprint Series event 2 at halton Tuesday 28th May

Details of the second event in the series have been added to the fixture list.

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Summer Sprint Series event 1 Clitheroe Castle

The first event in the summer series was held in Clitheroe last evening. Runners were treated to the new SI Active touch free system, on trial at this event with full back up from Sportident UK. They also enjoyed a sunny evening with challenging courses around the castle grounds and the town centre. For results please visit the summer league page.

Friday, 17 May 2013

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) SROC social bike ride 2013 – Sunday 9th June


10am start from Kirkham public car park (GR SD 425 322). Enter approach road to Morrison’s supermarket and follow road uphill into the car park. There is no charge.  (Do not park in Morrison’s car park)

This is a social ride, not a race ! We will keep together throughout by the usual method of stopping frequently at junctions to allow all to catch up.

Monday, 13 May 2013

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) 2013 Scout & Guide Champs

This flyer for the Scout & Guide Champs at Beacon Fell has been published today.

Friday, 10 May 2013

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Summer Sprint Series

For a series flyer click here
Summer Sprint Series - Event 1 - Clitheroe 
The first event at Clitheroe is going to be slightly different in that we are being asked to trial the new SI Active Card system. This system does not require you to dib into the control box, the dibber is activated when you are within 0.5m of the box. This means we will be using the special boxes and dibbers. As the dibbers will need allocating and time is short at an evening event we are asking that, if you have even the slightest wish to run at Clitheroe [it doesn't matter if you don't then turn up], you complete this survey. You will then simply collect the dibber from registration. NB There will be no additional charge for the use of the system. Please complete the survey also to order your food for Clitheroe, or to enter the rest of the series. Food orders need to be in by Saturday 18th May at the latest.

Thursday, 9 May 2013

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) The Club Name

From time to time this issue raises its head. Opinions are always divided between those wanting to keep tradition and history and those who feel the name presents some problems. Some feel potential members will not think they live in South Ribble and so it is not the club for them to join. Others feel that some councils do not like to think they are supporting another council etc and so will not provide funding.  The Committee have agreed to have a vote at the AGM which would be a simple choice of keep SROC or change to AN Other (one predetermined choice).
This is your chance to make suggestions or to express preferences before the proposal is worded for the AGM.

Monday, 6 May 2013

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) British Championships successes

SROC members brought home a selection of medals from the British Orienteering Champs this weekend, with several more just outside the top places in their classes. Alice Ball was 1st in W12B, Quentin and Zoe Harding were both 2nd (in M50L and W20E) while Sue Harding (W50L) and Karen Quickfall (W50S) were 3rd. In Sunday's relays the M50 team of Mike Johnson, Andy Quickfall and Quentin Harding were winners and Junior Ad Hoc runners Lawrence Johnson, Annie and Helen Ockenden were second.The Women's Premier team of Zoe and Katrin Harding and Heather Gardner were third. Congratulations to all. Full results are here.

Thursday, 2 May 2013

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) British Orienteering volunteer survey

Have your say on volunteering within orienteering! What do our volunteers need? What would encourage you to volunteer within your club or at events?
“Valuing volunteers and volunteering” is one of the areas the Board wants to focus on in 2013 and, in doing so, has set up the Volunteer Needs Work Group.
Volunteering in orienteering takes many forms, from access and car parking, to welfare and web development. The common feature is that people give up their time and put effort into making sure the sport happens.
We are interested in the attitude and motivations of all volunteers in orienteering so that we can see how British Orienteering can best provide support.
The Volunteer Needs Work Group has put together a questionnaire, accessed via this link , and we would be grateful if you could take a few minutes to complete it please.
The questions look at why you volunteer, what you enjoy and don’t enjoy about volunteering and what improvements could be made.
This information will enable us to provide the most appropriate and effective support to volunteers within orienteering. We would like the questionnaire completing by Wednesday 22nd May if possible please.
If you have any further views about volunteering in orienteering, not covered by the questionnaire, please email with ‘Volunteering in Orienteering’ as the title.
Many thanks for your assistance with this.
Volunteer Needs Work Group

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