Sunday, 16 July 2017

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) SROC vets excel at the British Mixed Sprint Relay Champs

The British Mixed Sprint relays were held to day, hosted by DEE at the Edge Hill University campus near Ormskirk. The super vet team of Mike Johnson, Jane Anthony and Quentin Harding won gold medals, while the second super vet team of Sue Harding, Jon Carberry and Chris Roberts picked up the bronze. The Ultra vet team of Miriam Rosen, Paul Ferguson and Julian Lailey collected silver medals.

Friday, 14 July 2017

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Street League 2017-18

Unfortunately for family reasons Albert Sunter is not able to commit to doing the Street League event on Wednesday 20th December 2017. Can someone volunteer to take it on please? Bob Nash.

Thursday, 6 July 2017

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Summer Sprint Series final table and league winners

Thanks to those who travelled west to Blackpool to take part in the fifth and final event of the Summer Sprint series. The wet weather of the earlier part of the day cleared leaving us with a warm, humid but dry evening. The low number of entrants meant that high points scores were available to the competitors and many league places changed, most notably M(Open) and MV55+ league leaders. 

League Series winners : M(Open) Finlay Johnson, W(Open) Jane Anthony, VM55+ Paul Turner, VW55+ Miriam Rosen, JW14- Cate Matthew, JM14- not awarded.

Total number of series competitors : 82. Thanks to all who took part and a big thank you to Luigi Lerose / Jane Anthony, Mike Johnson, Chris Roberts and Julian Lailey for organising / planning the series events and to their on-the-day helpers.

Ray Pickett, Series Coordinator

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Summer Sprint Series finale

The final event in the sprint series took place yesterday in Stanley Park, Blackpool. Results are on-line here, and overall series results will be published soon.

Monday, 3 July 2017

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Club Picnic results

Results for yesterday's club picnic at Arnside Knott may be viewed here.

Thursday, 29 June 2017

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Club picnic reminder

Don't forget the postponed club picnic is on this weekend. Come to Arnside Knott this Sunday for a mass start event at 2.30. Bring food to share and picnic stuff for after the run. See SROC fixtures info for further details.

Sunday, 25 June 2017

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Harvester Relays


SROC fielded a handicap team in the 'B' race at the overnight Harvester Relays held in Blakeholme in the early hours of this morning. Our picture shows Julian Lailey completing the long leg 5 after Alex Finch, Iain Embrey, David Rosen and Chris Roberts had run.

Thursday, 22 June 2017

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Summer Sprints Series finale

Details for the final event in the current series are now available here. Series prize winners will declared soon after the last finisher staggers into the bar where drinks will be available. The series league table after four events is also available.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Halton Sprint results

All the best urban events have a bit of controversy and last night's event at Halton was no different! With apologies for the delay, the results are now on line and may be viewed from the Results Page.

Sunday, 18 June 2017

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) NW Sprint Champions

NW Sprint champions yesterday at Skelmersdale; Julian M70, Jane W60, Miriam W65, Luigi M40.

Friday, 16 June 2017

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) WI results

The results of the orienteering event put on for the Lancashire Women’s Institute on Wednesday 14th June at Williamson Park, Lancaster are here. Very well done to everyone, you certainly seem to enjoy yourselves and we certainly did! You can check out more orienteering for you and your family on our fixtures page or on the British Orienteering website.

Sunday, 11 June 2017

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Latest Sprint league table

The Summer Sprint Series league table has been updated after the first three events. There are still two events to go: Tuesday 20th June at Halton and the series finale in Stanley Park on 4th July.

Thursday, 8 June 2017

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Next SROC event

With the Picnic having been postponed until next month the next event will be number 4 in the Sprint Series, to be held at Halton near Lancaster on 20th June. See details. Please note that, like other similar urban events, the courses will only be open to those of 16 or over on the day. However younger juniors may still take part if accompanied by an adult. the venue will be the Centre Coffee Shop which is being opened for our benefit, so please partake of some refreshment!

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Support the GB Team!

The external funding for the GB Orienteering Team has largely disappeared this year, so the GB Team going to the World Orienteering Championships in Estonia at the end of the month needs help from the orienteering membership. 

The team has set up a 'My Donate' page. Money donated goes to the Orienteering Foundation, which is a well-established charity. It has agreed to pass on the money raised through this page to help meet the expenses of the team and hence reduce the amount the team members have to pay themselves. Money donated can attract gift aid, can be anonymous, can carry an encouraging message, and in addition it will be accounted for in end of year accounts so donors can get good feedback

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Club Picnic postponed

Please note that the annual SROC club picnic due to have been held on Saturday June 10, has been postponed until Sunday July 2 due to a number of clashing events. All other details remain the same and details are on the club fixtures list.

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Latest sprint series results

Today's sprint event, the third in the series (out of five), was held in rather blustery conditions but with little of the promised rain to contend with. The Scale Hall and Salt Ayre map was extended to the neighbouring Grosvenor Park estate for this event which gave a little extra variety for series regulars. Results including RouteGadget may be accessed via the Results page. Congratulations to Finlay Johnson for his overall win.

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Sprint Series event 3

The next Summer Sprint Series event will take place on Tuesday 6th June at Salt Ayre, Lancaster. The existing Salt Ayre and Scale Hall map has been extended to include more urban sprint terrain which has not previously been used for orienteering. With a flat, fast course this could be a good chance to improve your points in the league! Like some of the other venues this race includes public roads with some fast moving traffic so is limited to 16 year olds and above (unless accompanied). The Prologue however is open to all ages.

Monday, 29 May 2017

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) British Sprint Relays Sunday 16th July - Are you interested in being in a SROC team?

DEE are staging the first ever British Sprint Relays around Edge Hill campus. There are a number of different team formats and I will try and create teams based on those interested. Details can be seen at the event website. If you would like to be in a SROC team please email Quentin .

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Harvester Relays 24/25th June - Are you interested in being in a SROC team?

Drongo are staging the Harvester Relay on Blakeholme, one of our areas. This is a five or seven man relay starting in the darkness of night but finishing in daylight. This is a rare opportunity to get involved with this event so close to home. Details can be seen at the event website. If you would like to be in a SROC team please email Quentin stating which leg(s) you would be prepared to run

Friday, 26 May 2017

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Sprint Series scores

The league table for SROC's Summer Sprint Series after two events may be viewed here.

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Williamson Park Summer Sprint race

Last evening's sprint race in Williamson Park delighted a strong turnout of regulars and a few newcomers too. The spectacular views combined with warm sunny weather and fiendish butterflies within butterflies made for a great second event in the series. Results may be viewed via the Results Index.

Monday, 22 May 2017

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Upgraded to the latest SI card?

If you have treated yourself to a new SI card and are wondering what to do with the old one look no further! SROC will buy your old dibber for £10 to add to the club hire card stock. Contact Bob Nash to arrange.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Sprint (short course) race number two

Details are now available for the second event in the SROC Summer Sprint series, to be held in Williamson Park on 23rd May.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Lancashire Scout & Guide Champs event 13th June

The Annual Lancashire Scout & Guide Orienteering Championships is taking place on Tuesday 13th June at Beacon Fell Country Park. Further information can be found on the event flyer here . Organisers are Bob & Karen Nash (nash.family@talktalk.net) and any offers of help would be greatly appreciated. Please note that there will be an additional technical course for experienced orienteers, and any helpers will be granted half price entry!

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

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

Clitheroe Castle has always been a fiendishly complex area and Luigi Lerose's courses made good use of the castle grounds and surrounding town centre. Add in some glorious sunshine and the results was a great event. The next sprint is on 23rd May in Williamson Park. Meanwhile the results and RouteGadget for Clitheroe are linked from the results index.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) British Championships successes

The British Champs were held quite close to home for once, and many SROC members took part with quite a few podium places. On the individual day 2nd places went to David Roome (M35L), Philip Gager (M70S), Helen Ockenden (W20E), Annie Ockenden (W20L) and Sarah Watkins (W40S). Karen Quickfall and Michael Finch placed 3rd (W50S & M14B). Highlight of the weekend was a win for the W50 relay team of Sue Harding, Jane Anthony and Mary Ockenden. Full results are on the event website.

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) SROC Summer Sprint Series


Our next event is the first in the ever popular SROC Summer Sprint Series. Details of this event, to be held in the historic castle grounds and intricate town centre streets of Clitheroe, are now on the Fixture List here. For details of the rest of the series see the flyer and event format description.

Sunday, 23 April 2017

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Lancaster and District Schools Orienteering Challenge

There was great competition for top spot yesterday at Happy Mount Park. In the end the winner of the Primary Schools Trophy was St. Luke's Church of England Primary School, Slyne-with-Hest, with Bowerham Community Primary School a close second.
In the Secondary School section Lancaster Royal Grammar School won, with Ripley St Thomas Church of England Academy second.
Many congratulations to the winners but also to all those who took part, many of you running two or more courses.
There are plenty of events coming up for those thirsting for more orienteering. For a start, look at our Fixtures tab on this page. The next very local event is at Williamson Park on Tuesday 23rd May. Look also at the British Orienteering event diary page for the North West where you will find both weekend and evening events.
We are also putting on a coaching morning on Beacon Fell Nr Goosnargh on Saturday 29th April, 10.30 to 13.00. If you would like to find out about this please contact me Development@sroc.org right away. I will need final numbers by Tuesday 25th April.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Happy Mount Park results


Results for the Come And Try It / Schools Challenge event in Happy Mount Park, Morecambe, yesterday may be viewed here.

Thursday, 20 April 2017

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) JK Festival of Orienteering

A group of SROC members made the journey to the South East to take part in JK 2017 over the Easter weekend. There were a number of good performances but the Roome family top the prize list. Sue Roome won W65S and Martyn Roome won M65S. David Roome finished in second place in M35L. Full results are on line here.

Thursday, 13 April 2017

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Happy Mount Park Event, Morecambe

Saturday 22nd April, 11.30 to 13.30
First use in an open event of a NEW AREA!
For the experienced, there are 2 sprint courses on offer, each 2 Km long. Do one or both.

For the less experienced there are White to Orange courses. Bring friends who want to try O - free coaching provided! All details on the Happy Mount Park page (see green logo to left of this post)

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Summer Sprint Series

It's just a few weeks before the SROC Summer Sprint Series begins again. See this flyer and a description of the format.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Blackburn street O results

The Blackburn results are in 3 sections. First are the raw scores on the night, the second set use the normal Age/Gender multiplier, whilst the third set use the 'Bob' multiplier which is based on all the scores gained over the series. Using this then the winners are Ellie Beckett and Ruth Turner. Congratulations to them.

Friday, 17 March 2017

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Street League plaudits

This has been another excellent year of Street-Orienteering with enjoyable and competitive events and lots of good socials afterwards thanks to the efficient and imaginative organization by Bob Nash.   The Awards evening proved especially pleasant and the handmade plaques to all the winners showed that a lot of thought and effort had gone in to the presentation.
Many thanks from all league competitors to Bob and Karen for providing such a memorable way to spend winter evenings - it's what lightens the dark dreary winter months and what many of us will be looking forward to next October.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Street League prize winners

Thanks to Dawn Lock for these photos from the prize giving on Wednesday.

Thursday, 16 March 2017

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Street League finale and prize giving

On a clear, mild and wind free night the 2016-17 Street League series drew to a close with a very pleasant prize giving at the Alexandra Hotel. RouteGadget is ready here. Many thanks to all those who were able to turn out to enjoy the evening. Also a big thank you to everyone who gave of their time and effort to organise and plan an event it is greatly appreciated, as is the fact that we already have a full series for 2017-18. See you all in October! If you can't wait that long then there will be a SELOC Summer Series - check on their site for details. Bob Nash
Street League Awards for 2016/17

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Simpson Ground comments

The Mapper/Planner Alex Finch has published these comments on the CompassSport Cup event held last weekend.

Sunday, 12 March 2017

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Poulton street league results

Results from the last event in the league are now on-line here. Finale and prizegiving at Blackburn next Wednesday.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) SROC annual dinner 31st March - places still available

SROC members are reminded that the annual dinner will take place at the Wyrebank on Friday 31st March with guest speaker Derek Allison. Anyone wishing to attend should email Rowena Browne, preferably with their menu choice.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) SROC & LOC get through to the final!

After a well fought battle in Simpson Ground today the teams of LOC (Cup competition) and SROC (Trophy competition, for smaller clubs) were victorious. The scores were:
LOC 2468, MDOC 2398
SROC 1286, BL 1284, PFO 1237, SOLWAY 1231
Links to individual results and splits analysis may be found on the event web page.

Thursday, 9 March 2017

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Street League event 10

The tenth and final counter in the 2016-17 Night Street League took place in Poulton-le-Fylde yesterday, using a newly drawn map and a previously unvisited venue. The spring like weather helped to make this a very enjoyable event. Results will be available soon but meanwhile RouteGadget is ready for your routes.

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Simpson Ground start times

The start list for Sunday's CompassSport Cup and Trophy event at Simpson Ground is now on-line here. You may also download a pdf version in Club order or in Course order.

Saturday, 4 March 2017

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Yarrow Valley Spring Series event 2

Results for today's Spring Series event in Yarrow Valley Country Park may be viewed here.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) CompassSport Cup and Trophy heat - final details

Final details for next Sunday's event in Simpson Ground are now available here. Please read the important information about parking if travelling to the event. Start times for Cup and Trophy competitors will be published on this site in the next few days, once any late requests for changes have been processed.

Monday, 27 February 2017

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Latest Street League scores

Results for the Fulwood event are now available, and all league tables have been updated. Don't miss the Tower Trophy event next week!

Sunday, 26 February 2017

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) SROC Northern Champions

The Northern Championships were held today in Bigland, and many SROC members were successful. Declared Northern Champions were Heather Roome (W21), Finlay Johnson (M16), David Roome (M35), Quentin Harding (M55) and Lucie Todhunter (W35). Other top three places went to Michael Finch (1st, M14B), Danny Lusardi (2nd M16B), James Todhunter (2nd M35S), Steve Davey (3rd M45S), Mike Johnson (3rd M55L, returning from a long standing injury), Matthew Cochrane (3rd M60S), Julian Lailey (3rd M70L), Brian Looker (1st M75S) and Karen Quickfall (1st W50S). Congratulations to all. With such strength in depth we can only look forward to the Compass Sport Trophy first round event in March.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) British Night Champs success

Congratulations to SROC winners at the British Night Orienteering Championships held in Great Tower yesterday evening, Heather Roome repeated her recent win in the Northern Nights to take the W21L trophy. David Roome (M35L) and Quentin Harding (M55L) were victorious in their classes.

Thursday, 23 February 2017

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Last of the Night Street League counters

The next Night Street League event is in Poulton-Le-Fylde (Wednesday 8th March). This event is the 10th and last counter in the 2016/2017 league and also incorporates the 'Tower Trophy' competition. Further details can be found on the Fixtures page together with a copy of the new map (new format). Don't forget there is also the mass start series finale at Blackburn on 15th March.

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Longsands Street League Event

Thank you to all who came to tonight's SROC Night Street League event. Most enjoyed a dry run just hours before storm Doris is due in Preston. Results will be available soon, but in the mean time please add your routes to RouteGadget.

Sunday, 19 February 2017

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) TWT class winners

Congratulations to all the class winners at today's event at Whitbarrow. Most of the presentations were made by Frances Watkins, widow of Tim who created the event. Mike Johnson stepped in for the two successful members of the Harris family from DEE.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Tim Watkins Trophy

The 2017 Tim Watkins Trophy event, modelled on the famous Blodslitet (closest translation = blood letter), was held today at Whitbarrow. Mild and dry conditions helped but there was a definite physical and technical challenge for the 100 competitors. Results are now available here, Also see RouteGadget and Winsplits On-line. Note that only common controls are shown on Winsplits since there were different course variants for most classes. Photos from the event are available courtesy Laurence Johnson.

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) 2016 SROC prize winners

Here is the list of age class and other prizewinners for the 2016 competition year, as awarded at the annual prizegiving and social event in January.

Friday, 10 February 2017

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Horwich street league event

Many thanks to SELOC for hosting the latest night street league event in Horwich on Wednesday evening. Results are on-line here and RouteGadget is here.

Monday, 6 February 2017

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) North West Night League

Scores and league positions after five events (of six) in the NWNL may be viewed here. SROC members Heather and David Roome and Quentin Harding all lead their respective age groups.

Saturday, 4 February 2017

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Spring Series off to a great start!

The first 2017 Spring Series event was held today in a sunny Astley Park, Chorley. Results may be viewed here. Please add your routes to RouteGadget.

Saturday, 28 January 2017

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Latest street league scores

The results for Lancaster, and current league scores for gross and age-adjusted tables are now available. Next event is in Horwich on 8th February. See details.

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Lancaster Street League Event

Thank you to all who came to tonight's SROC Night Street League event. Everyone enjoyed a dry evening to tour some of the delights of Lancaster. Results will be available soon, but in the mean time please add your routes to RouteGadget.

Saturday, 21 January 2017

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Club Handicap

A slightly smaller turnout than usual enjoyed the annual Club Handicap and Social/Prizegiving at Dalton Crags and Burton village hall today. Unfortunately this clashed with a major event weekend elsewhere and other regular participants were out of the country. Nevertheless the event was enjoyable and a true handicap victor was found. First in was Lucie Todhunter but she had punched too quickly at one control which hadn't registered in her SI card. Next in was Laurence Johnson, only a few seconds ahead of his younger brother Finlay. Laurence therefore was declared the Handicap winner. At the prizegiving the National & Provincial shield went to Tony Marlow in recognition of his organisational skills. The Men's trophy was won by Quentin Harding and the Women's by Heather Roome. Most Improved was Philip Gager and Best Newcomers went to the Lusardi family. Age class prize winners will appear in a later newsletter. Results, handicap results and RouteGadget are all available.

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Action Required for Lancaster Street League 25/01/17

The event will start from the Wagon and Horses pub on St Georges Quay, Lancaster. The pub has asked for an idea of numbers for food so that they can lay on more staff if necessary. Please e-mail me if you expect to come and eat and if possible your order from the menu. Final details for the event, the pub menu and my e-mail address are now available on our club's fixture page. Quentin

Friday, 13 January 2017

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Buckshaw RouteGadget

RouteGadget is now ready for Wednesday's street league event.

Thursday, 12 January 2017

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Blakeholme Night Event Saturday 14th January

Attached is a document giving important Safety Information for the NWNL orienteering event on Blakeholme next Saturday evening. In particular, it gives details of changes to start times and the course closure time and publicises that cagoules, whistles and a spare torch are all compulsory.

If you are intending to come to this event, please read this document.

Before setting out on Saturday, please check the LOC website at http://www.lakeland-orienteering.org.uk/, in case further important information has been posted there.
Dick Towler

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Buckshaw Village street league event

Last night's street league event benefited from a strong turn out as well as a newly mapped area. Provisional results have been posted here. Street leaguers please read the note from Quentin regarding food orders for the next event in Lancaster. This will start at a new venue to us, and is sure to be a great event. Very easy access from the M6 so don't miss out!

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Lancaster Night Street league Event 7 - 25/1/17

The event will start from the Wagon and Horses pub, 37 St Georges Quay, Lancaster LA1 1RD. The pub has asked for an idea of numbers for food so that they can lay on more staff if necessary. Please e-mail me if you expect to come and eat and if possible your order from the menu. Details for the event, the pub menu and my e-mail address will soon be available on our club's fixture page. Quentin

Sunday, 8 January 2017

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Tim Watkins Trophy entries open!

On line entries for the Tim Watkins Trophy are now open on Fabian4.

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Buckshaw & Euxton Night Street League Event 6

Come and run on a brand new map! The event will start from the The Warhorse public house Buckshaw Hall Cl, Buckshaw Village, Chorley PR7 7JD, It is part of the Hungry Horse chain and food is available until 10.00pm.
Registration from 6.00pm and starts are available from 6.30-7.30pm on score courses of either 60 or 75 mins with penalties for returning late. For more details or enquiries contact the organiser on 07736 939856.

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Club Handicap 21st January

The annual Club Handicap race will take place at Dalton Crags on Saturday 21st January. All club members are encouraged to attend as each has an exactly equal chance of winning the handicap trophy, thanks to the handicapping skills of Dick Collins combined with the planning cunning of Roy McGregor. Final details are on-line here. After the race we will meet in the Burton Village Hall for a Jacob's Join social and presentation of the club awards for 2016. Please bring a food contribution to share with everyone.

Monday, 2 January 2017

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Tim Watkins Trophy 2017

This long distance, mass start event, held roughly every 18 months and named in memory of its creator Tim Watkins, will next take place on Whitbarrow on Sunday 19th February. Preliminary details have been published and entries will open soon on Fabian4.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Cracker apology

First of all thank you to those who have sent me a message offering to disqualify themselves after my comments about taking a short cut over or through the uncrossable wall marked on the map. I think I have replied to everyone individually, but for anyone else interested I have decided to leave the results unchanged for the following reasons:

Sunday, 1 January 2017

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) New Year off to a cracking start!

The 16th New Year Cracker, held in Eggerslack Woods, was blessed with sunny weather and a good turnout of local orienteers and others from further afield. The fiendish format was a true test for befuddled heads as befits the first event of the year. Only Helen Ockenden managed to score maximum points, to secure the Women's Open title. Other class winners were Matthew Rooke (Men's Open), Christopher Calow and Judy Burge (M & W60+), Alasdair Pedley and Evie Conway (M & W18-) and William Dykes and Ellie Simmonds (M & W14-). The Novice prize was awarded to Robbie Lightfoot. Results may be viewed here. RouteGadget is here.

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