Sunday, 30 November 2014

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Night Street League - Guild Trophy

Apologies but in my excitement at doing my first post I forgot to mention the very important detail of who had won the Guild Trophy this year. This Trophy is awarded to the person who has the highest Gross score and is not a previous winner. Congratulations go therefore to Quentin Harding, this years Guild Trophy winner.

Saturday, 29 November 2014

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) SROC 50th Anniversary Celebration Evening. Saturday 6th December 2014 from 6pm until 11pm.

At Best Western Garstang Country Hotel and Golf Centre, Bowgreave, Garstang PR3 1YE.

Thursday, 27 November 2014

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Street League Tables

The League tables after the Penwortham event are now on the web. Click here to view them. Apologies for the delay but have been away. I don't think I have missed anyone but please let me know if you think I have got your score incorrect. Now on to Wigan - see you there - Bob

Monday, 24 November 2014

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) NWJS calendars

The North West Junior Squad (which includes at least three of our Juniors) has produced a 2015 calendar to raise funds. They are laminated and great for Christmas presents or for your own use! If you would like some they are only £3 each and are available from Martyn and Sue Roome or send a cheque made payable to NWJS to:

Sunday, 23 November 2014

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Autumn League

The results of the Autumn League are available here. Congratulations to our winners Alice Ball, Finlay Johnson, Helen Ockenden, Chris Roberts, Dawn Lock, Peter Marett, Ben Richards plus 1 and Andrew Mort. If you did not receive your prize at the event on 22nd November I will be in touch with you by email. Special mention must be made of Finlay Johnson who achieved 88 points out of a maximum of 90. All protests to me – sorry in advance!
And a huge thank you to Julian Lailey, Mark Edwards, Alex Finch, Tom Barkas, Gavin Smith and Quentin Harding and others who helped before and after to put these events on. Look out for our next daytime event on 1st January 2015 at Traitors Gill (also known as Caton Moor!), Nr Brookhouse, Lancaster. Martyn Roome

Saturday, 22 November 2014

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Autumn Series 3, Williamson Park

The final event of the series took place today in Williamson Park, Lancaster, followed by a prizegiving. Final series tables will appear shortly but in the meantime here are the results.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) North West Night League event in Lancaster

Results for tonight's event in the University of Cumbria and Williamson Park are available here. RouteGadget is ready too. Thanks for all the appreciative comments. Chris Roberts

Friday, 21 November 2014

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Penwortham results

The results for Penwortham are on the web here. Any comments, queries etc. initially to Simon please. Another great night for running saw a very pleasing turn out for the first event Simon has organised and planned, hopefully the first of many. It was great to see a number of new faces, I am sure you will get the 'bug' and realise this is a great way to spend every other Wednesday evening! Once again thanks to you all for coming - I will put the league tables on the web during next week. See you all at Wigan - Bob.

Thursday, 20 November 2014

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Penwortham Street League 3

Last night's event at Penwortham saw a high turnout to a good venue and warm, dry conditions. Several high scores were posted but who will win the Guild Trophy? All will be revealed in due course but in the meantime why not add your route to RouteGadget?

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) SROC night event this Saturday, 22nd November

Further details of the SROC night event on Saturday 22nd November have been published here. Registration will be in the Park Hotel, close to the University of Cumbria campus, with pub food available post run. This will be the first time that the UoC and Williamson Park maps have been linked in the same event, and may be the last time that the campus can be used for a while as a major redevelopment is planned. Part of the North West Night League, sponsored by BrightBikeLights.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) The WARRIOR O-Trial Sun 7th Dec 2014 invitation

Trial by orienteering! The classic Warrior O-Trial returns after a break of several years. In contrast to previous open fell venues, the setting this year is Graythwaite – England’s most mighty forest – and we promise a test of both fortitude and forest craft. 

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Do you want to run at the Compass Sport Cup Final?

Following our win in Manchester back in February,our club has reached the final. This final is open to all members of the club who are willing to travel to the event on Sunday 14th Dec near Aldershot. If you have not already heard from me and would like to take part please contact me asap at and I will make you an entry and inform you as to the arrangements. Quentin Harding

Thursday, 13 November 2014

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Orienteering Coaching at Williamson Park

Saturday 22nd November sees the third of our Autumn Series of events, at Williamson Park , Lancaster. We will be running a coaching session for adults and juniors from 11.30 to 12.30. After that you can take part in the event itself, which has start times from 12.30 to 13.30 and a beginners/improvers course (orange) and a hard (green) course.
The cost is just £1 per person)! Please let Martyn and Sue know at by close Sunday 16th November if you are coming, so we can print enough coaching maps.

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Night Street League Tables

The Night Street League tables, which can be found here, have been updated with the Kirkham results. The Kirkham event incorporated the Blackpool Tower Trophy and unless there are any more queries the Champion for this year is John Embery, a seasoned orienteer but new to our league - well done John. It was a very close run thing with Richard Davies missing out by less than 1 control! Now on to the Guild Trophy at Penwortham - can John do the double or will Richard get his revenge?

Friday, 7 November 2014

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Headtorch runs

The first of the SROC Headtorch Runs will be on Wednesday 12th November from Jane Anthony’s house – please phone her on 01772 865876 for directions. Meet 6.50 for a prompt 7.00pm start. There will be some room on the drive, otherwise please park considerately.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Kirkham results

The results from the Kirkham event are now here on the web. Wednesday saw a great night for running, clear and crisp and Ray set an interesting challenge with all controls having the same value. Personally I initially found it difficult to ignore the control number and not look for the high ones, however it certainly made me run further than I had intended. Hopefully everyone, and there were a lot of you running including a pleasing number of new faces, enjoyed the different approach. Any queries regarding your score to Ray please. Ray has also produced an analysis of control visits for the real geeks amongst us - have a look at it here. I will announce the Tower Trophy winner after the weekend in case there are any queries. Now on to the next event, the Guild Trophy at Penwortham - see you there - Bob

Thursday, 6 November 2014

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Night Street League

The new season of the famous SROC Night Street League (many imitators but no equals!) continued in fine bonfire night weather yesterday. Results including this year's Tower Trophy winner will be available soon and RouteGadget is available now, here. Don't miss the next exciting installment in two weeks at Penwortham, where the Guild Trophy will be contested. Details here.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Autumn Series update

After the 2nd of the Autumn League events at Eaves Wood, here is an updated League table. It looks like being a close run thing for almost all classes, with the final event of the series at Williamson Park on 22nd November being decisive. The only class already settled is W60+ where Dawn Lock is unbeatable – well done Dawn!

Saturday, 1 November 2014

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Eaves Wood Autumn Series 2 results

After thankfully overcoming the parking field problems the rescheduled event at Eaves Wood was well attended today. RouteGadget and results are now available.

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