Monday, 27 April 2015

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Wednesday evenings in the Lakes

This Wednesday sees the final LOC technical race of the current season, in Eggerslack near Grange over Sands. Close to SROC-land and well worth doing, with recommended fish and chips in Grange afterwards. Meanwhile details have been released of the popular WAROC Battleaxe series which commences the following Wednesday.

Sunday, 19 April 2015

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Relays lost property

One Wilf's mug found when  the SROC tent was dismantled at Cannop Ponds. If the owner can tell us the colour of the mug we'll arrange to return it at a future event. Contact

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) British Relays medal bonanza!

SROC teams performed well at today's British Relay Champs, with 2nd place for the W50 team of Mary Ockenden, Sue Harding and Jane Anthony (pictured left). The Women's Premier team of Heather Gardner, Becca Rooke and Helen Ockenden (above) picked up bronze medals, as did the M50 team of Gavin Smith, Quentin Harding and Mike Johnson (right). Congratulations to all!

Saturday, 18 April 2015

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) British Champs success!

With only the mid afternoon live-O results to go on we believe the following to be a true reflection of SROC performances in today's British Orienteering Champs at New Beechenhurst. British Champion in W18E Helen Ockenden. 2nd M50L Quentin Harding and 2nd M65L Julian Lailey. Becca Rooke was 5th in W21E. In the short courses Jon Carberry won M55S, Karen Quickfall was 2nd in W50S, Martyn Roome was 2nd and Matt Cochrane 3rd in M60S and Dick Collins was 3rd in M70S. Results will appear on the BOC 2015 website.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Junior Worlds selection

Congratulations to Helen Ockenden who has been selected to represent GBR in the Junior World Orienteering Championships to be held Norway in early July.

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Spring Series League results

The Astley Park event last Saturday was a resounding success and resolved all the placings in each class. A special mention must be made of the fast improving Beth Davey, who scored maximum points in the Series in the W10 to 14 class. She is shown here receiving her prize from Club Chair Mark Edwards, as is Chris Roberts who won the Mens Open category.
Look out next for our Summer Sprints (or Short Course Orienteering), suitable for all.

Saturday, 11 April 2015

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Spring Series event 3, Astley Park

A good turnout enjoyed the weather and Roy's courses in Astley Park, Chorley today. Indeed the Orange course proved so popular that we had to recycle maps when they ran out. The organiser wishes to thank all those who gave up their map and if anyone would like either a printed copy, or a pdf file of the Orange map, please contact Results may be viewed here, and RouteGadget is ready to receive your routes here. After the event prizes were presented to the category winners. A final series table will be published soon.

Thursday, 9 April 2015

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Oustanding JK2015

To borrow an educational term to describe last weekend's JK, SROC has been awarded the following judgements:

Organisation (Day 1) - 'Outstanding'
Planning (Days 1 and 4) - 'Outstanding'
Volunteering - 'Outstanding'
Lancaster University Map - 'Outstanding' 
Thank you to all members of SROC who made any contributions to the success of JK2015
In reality, the organisation and planning for this level of event starts years in advance. SROC are fortunate to have members with a wide range of skills and who are prepared to give up a tremendous amount of their spare time to make sure JK2015 would be the best yet.
Tony Marlow, assisted by Martyn Roome, were superb organisers of Day 1. Also David and Miriam Rosen, Quentin Harding were expert planners. Chris Roberts produced an excellent map for the Sprint race at Lancaster University.
These events can only operate if an army of volunteers are willing to give their support. It was affirming to witness so many SROC members, new and old, giving of their time to ensure the sprint event began with a metaphorical bang. Some of our club members also willingly helped on other JK days.
Thanks also to other NW clubs who helped on the day.
Do go to our Twitter feed and Facebook page to read the positive comments from all around the country.
Mark Edwards - club chairman

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) JK Day 1 local newspaper coverage

SROC Publicity Officer Martyn Roome has provided this copy of an article which appeared in the Lancaster Guardian. Click on the image to enlarge.

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Spring Series League

With just one event to go all the classes are still up for grabs. Make sure you are there on Saturday, prize giving straight after the event!

Sunday, 5 April 2015

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) SROC success at the JK

Notable results from JK 2015 individual days include Martyn Roome 1st in M60S and Helen Ockenden 3rd in W18E. Relays planner Quentin Harding won M50 on Day 1 (Sprint) but has not contested days 2 and 3. Now we all look forward to some great runs in the relays at Graythwaite tomorrow, Easter Monday. Full results via the JK2015 website.

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