Tuesday, 3 July 2018

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Summer Sprint series final scores

Scores after five events may be viewed here. Congratulations to the series winners in the various categories, most of whom received their prize at the Myerscough event. Open winners were Luigi Lerose and Anne Ockenden, vets winners were Graham Capper and Jane Anthony and the junior winners were Alex and Cate Matthew. The pairs and group prize went to the group from Stepping Stones. A couple of the categories were only decided at the final event. RouteGadget is ready for routes to be added, both courses may be accessed from the RG main page.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Myerscough sprint event

Myerscough College was the venue for the last in the current series of sprint events this evening. All were treated to both brilliant weather and excellent use of this complex area by planner John Ockenden. The results are available here, more analysis to follow.

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Summer Sprints

The scores after four events make interesting reading. With one more event to go, at Myerscough on 3rd July, most of the classes are still not decided.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Cottam sprint series event

The fourth event in the current sprint series enjoyed warm and dry conditions and plenty of quick fire decision making. Results may be viewed here.

Saturday, 16 June 2018

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Request for helpers

On the evening of Wednesday 27th June at Beacon Fell Country Park we are putting on the annual Scout & Guide Orienteering Championships. If this year proves as popular as previous years then we could have upwards of 100 youngsters (and some oldsters) taking part. Karen and I would therefore be very grateful for any help people can give. If you can spare the time then please contact us on nash.family@talktalk.net or 01772 721573. There is the usual range of courses for the youngsters plus two technical courses for those who wish to have a run.
Many thanks in anticipation - Bob & Karen

Saturday, 9 June 2018

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Club Picnic

The weather gods continue to look favourably on our activities and the 2018 picnic went ahead in perfect conditions, in a lovely wood. Above we see early arrivals preparing for the race, after which a hearty picnic was enjoyed by all. Results may be viewed here.

Friday, 8 June 2018

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Stanley Park organizers' comments

Bill and Dawn's comments from Tuesday's event may be read here.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Club Picnic

The main club social event of the summer takes place in the delightful Hyning Scout Wood, near Silverdale tomorrow, Saturday 9th June. Details are on the flyer. All members, new and old, are invited to come for a run and a bite to eat. Please bring your contribution to the picnic to share with everyone else.

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) SROC Lakes 5 helpers

SROC are responsible for providing manpower for day 2 of the upcoming "Lakes 5 Day festival of orienteering". The event is taking place on Angletarn Pikes, an excellent area above Patterdale on 30th July 2018. The planner is Gavin Smith and organiser Tony Marlow.
Tony is looking for volunteers for Starts, Finish, Parking and a few for general assembly duties. Could anyone who is willing and able to assist email him antonymarlow@gmail.com, phone 07736939856 or msg him on social media.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Andy Quickfall's Joss Naylor Challenge

SROC member Andy Quickfall is attempting the Joss Naylor Challenge on Saturday 16th June. For those not aware this is a 48 miles and 17000 feet crossing of the Lakeland fells from Pooley Bridge to Greendale Bridge, Wasdale. Andy has a 15 hours 45 minutes schedule (he's allowed up to 18 hours) as follows:
Leg 1– Pooley Bridge depart 6.45am
Leg 2 – Kirkstone Pass depart 10.55
Leg 3 – Dunmail Raise depart 13.35
Leg 4 – Sty Head Pass depart 17.59
Finish – Greendale Bridge (Wasdale) 22.30pm

Andy says:

"I’d very much appreciate your support by advertising my Joss Naylor attempt on 16th June to SROC club members, firstly in case anybody would like to support on the hills (I have supporters, but more are always welcome!), and also to advertise my charity fundraising efforts via the Just Giving website – link below."
https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Andy-Quickfall



SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Summer Sprints - latest scores

With three events gone, two to go and your best three scores to count, the latest league tables are interesting reading! Mark Edwards maintains his overall lead but both Luigi Lerose and David Thomas have a win and a second place from their two events so that could change next time. Jo Matthew moves into first place in Open Women and Alex and Cate Matthew remain in charge of the junior classes. Meanwhile, to prove age is no barrier to success, the M55+ category is lead by a M65 ahead of a M75! (Paul Ferguson and Peter Marett). Jane Anthony has consolidated her lead in W55+. The penultimate event is on Tuesday 19th June at Cottam, Preston.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Stanley Park results

Results for the 3rd sprint event in the series are on-line here. Series scores to follow.

Monday, 4 June 2018

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Summer Sprint event 3

The next race in the Summer Sprint Series will take place in the flat and fast terrain of Stanley Park in Blackpool tomorrow, Tuesday 5th June. Please read the updated event flyer before travelling.

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) British Champion!

Stand out result from the 2018 British orienteering Championships, held last weekend in Scotland, was David Roome's win in M35L. He is seen here at the finish. Photo by Steve Rush.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Summer Sprint Series scores


The score tables after two events may be viewed here. This version also corrects some mistakes in the earlier version. RouteGadget for the University of Cumbria event is available for both races, via the RouteGadget index. Photo above: runners queue for the reverse-order Final start at the University of Cumbria, Lancaster campus.

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Summer Sprint event 2


The glorious weather continues to make the organisers' job easier and the runners' pleasure greater! Despite not having the Planner in the country this evening's sprint event went very well and seemed to be enjoyed by all present. Results may be viewed here. Our photo shows overall winner and renowned sprint orienteer Charlotte Ward starting the Final.

Sunday, 20 May 2018

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Pop Up orienteering

If you have not had enough orienteering after our summer sprint event at Uni of Cumbria on Tuesday evening, Warrior are putting on a summer evening event at short notice on Wednesday evening in aid of Macmillan cancer support. For details see this link.

Thursday, 10 May 2018

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Summer Series scores

With just one event in the series so far, and your best three scores to count, there's plenty of time to make a bid for SROC Sprint Series fame! The next event is on 22nd May in the University of  Cumbria campus in Lancaster. Each sprint event comprises two races, with something suitable for beginners and children as well as the more seasoned orienteer. League scores (pdf).

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Williamson Park Summer Sprint 1

The earlier rain did little to dampen spirits at the first sprint race in the series. Runners had to cope with slippery conditions but were treated to an Iain Embrey speciality, a Micro-O, for the final. This was not as easy as it might at first seem! Results are here, series points will be published later.

Saturday, 28 April 2018

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Astley Park results

A sunny Spring day was enjoyed in Astley Park today. Results are on-line here.

Sunday, 22 April 2018

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

The second event in the series will be held on Saturday 28th April in Astley Park, Chorley. Newcomers are encouraged to attend and will find plenty of help at hand if needed. More experienced orienteers will also be catered for with a "Technical" course. Details here.

Saturday, 7 April 2018

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Worden Park Spring Series event

Although it was one of the wettest days I can remember, most people left with smiling faces and very muddy shoes. Many thanks to Mark Edwards, Martyn and Sue Roome, Sophie Roberts, Mark Sammon and Josie Greenhalgh for you invaluable assistance. Tony Marlow. Results here.

Monday, 2 April 2018

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Spring is in the air!

Spring for SROC means the Spring Series, which starts on Saturday 7th April with the Worden Park event. This will be followed on 28th April with an event in Astley Park. Both events cater for beginners and experienced orienteers.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) JK Festival of Orienteering

A contingent of SROC members made the annual pilgrimage to the Jan Kjellstr√∂m Festival held this year on Cannock Chase. Links to results and photos can be found on the JK website, but we pick out some of the successes below:

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) SROC Lancaster urban weekend 22nd &23rd September

Some preliminary details for the urban weekend which SROC is hosting in September are now available, either by clicking on the picture link on the left of the home page or by following this link. The weekend includes the North West Sprint Champs at Lancaster University on the Saturday, followed by an urban race in the City of Lancaster on the Sunday using a brand new map.

Sunday, 25 March 2018

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Farleton Knott

The rescheduled Farleton Knott event went ahead today in lovely Spring sunshine; so different to the weather just a few weeks ago when it was snowed off. Results are available here, with additional analysis including RouteGadget, Winsplits Online and Splitsbrowser also available. A slight glitch affected about 20 runners, meaning they were not shown in the first version of the results as published. This has now been corrected everywhere. Another gremlin crept into the map during its geo-referencing which means that courses were actually longer than advertised. The correct lengths were White 1.5, Yellow 2.7, Orange 3.5, Light Green 4.0, Short Green 3.0, Green 4.4, Blue 6.7, Brown  8.8. These lengths are still comfortably within guidelines and some very fast times were recorded. We hope that no-one's enjoyment was affected.

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Farleton Knott final details

Final details for the rescheduled event at Farleton Knott have been published here.

Friday, 16 March 2018

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) JOK Chasing Sprint 24th March

We are fortunate in that the yearly JOK Chasing Sprint is in our region, at Delamere Forest on Saturday 24th March. You could use this as a warm up for our Farleton event the following day. Details here.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) British Relay Championships - 20th May

The closing date for entries to the British Relays is fast approaching. If you would like to run then please e-mail the club captain the Club Captain with your Name, Age group, BOF number and SI number. Entries to me by Tue 3rd April at the latest. Quentin

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Garstang RouteGadget

With apologies for the delay, RouteGadget for the street league finale event is now available.

Thursday, 15 March 2018

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Night Street League - the finale

The Prize Giving for the 2017-18 Street League series took place on a pleasant evening in Garstang, hopefully a good time was had by all. Apologies for control site 21, it was not part of an advert suggesting you went to Specsavers, but was rather optimistic on my part - hope it didn't spoil anyone's run. We have also reinstated the 2 times which produced anomalies because dibbers were not cleared and checked!
I am very grateful to Miriam for agreeing to do the prize giving and to Karen N for ensuring that we have already a complete set of events for the next series. Just the summer to get through before we start again.

Sunday, 11 March 2018

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) SROC wins Compass Sport Trophy heat!

A sunny day for a change and a strong performance from the SROC team at Clowbridge means we are through as heat winners and will once again appear in the final in October. Full results are here. These were the counters, but we had many more good results.

Saturday, 10 March 2018

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Farleton Knott event rescheduled for March 25.

Entries have reopend via Fabian 4 and will close on 19/3/18 if not full beforehand. Entry limit of 220.

Thursday, 8 March 2018

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Night Street League latest

The tenth and final 2017-2018 league event was enjoyed last night in Logridge. RouteGadget for the event is available here. Don't forget the mass start finale in Garstang next Wednesday, with prize giving afterwards. Details here.

Friday, 2 March 2018

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Farleton Knott Event Postponed

Following a site inspection today (Friday 2nd Mar) by the organising team, the decision has been made to postpone the event. This decision has been made following an assessment of the safety of those travelling to the event, those competing and moreover those staging the event in what is an exposed location during a period of extreme weather. Further updates to follow.
PLEASE DO NOT TRAVEL TO THIS EVENT.

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Last Call for JK Relay Entries Monday 2nd April

The closing date for entries to the JK relays is fast approaching. If you would like to run and have not told the club captain already then please e-mail the Club Captain with your Name, Age group, BOF number and SI number. Entries to me by Sat 3rd March at the latest. Quentin

Sunday, 25 February 2018

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) British Night Champions!

A small SROC contingent journeyed South to the British Night Championships held on Saturday. David and Heather Roome won their respective classes (M35 & W35) to be declared 2018 champions. Quentin Harding was second in M55 while Helen Ockenden (now CUOC) was third in W21. Congratulations to them all! Full results are here.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Farleton forecast

The organising team for the Farleton event on 4th March have any eye on the long term weather forecast for the coming week. There is a possibility that the event may have to be postponed if conditions underfoot are considered unsafe due to snow or ice. We will post an update here on Friday evening.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Hest Bank results

Provisional results for last Wednesday's street league event at Hest Bank may be viewed here.

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Hest Bank Street League

Rowena's and Chris's Hest Bank event took place in dry and cool conditions before retreating in to the pub for some great grub. RouteGadget is ready for your routes, results will follow when available.
Lost Property, an Inov8 black/grey sock size 40-43 was found in the car park after the event.

Monday, 19 February 2018

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Nicky Nook lost property

There was a bag containing a hat and gloves left at the start/finish at Nicky Nook on Saturday. If these are yours please get in touch to arrange return. Northernnights@sroc.org

Sunday, 18 February 2018

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Northern Nights at Nicky Nook

Saturday evening saw the Northern Night Championships hosted by SROC at Nicky Nook. The weather was kind and we had the unusual occurrence of all the pre-entered competitors turning up! Congratulations to the Northern Nights Champions: Open Men David Roome SROC, Open Women Zoe Harding EUOC/SROC, M18- Dominic Dakin SYO, W18- Hannah Hateley DEE, M40+ Duncan Harris DEE, W40+ Susan Skinner WCOC, M55+ John Embrey DEE, W55+ Charlotte Somers-Cocks LOC. Full results here. Also RouteGadget here.

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Last Call for CompassSport Trophy Entries - Sunday 11th March

The first round heat takes place on Sunday 11th March at Clowbridge near Burnley, initial details can be found here. The club will subsidise all the SROC entries so that you will be entered for free. A copy of the Clowbridge map can be seen via Seloc's results and routegadget.
All club members are encouraged to take part but entries must be made through the club captain. If you have not told the club captain already and would like to run in the event then please e-mail the Club Captain with your Name, Age group, BOF number and SI number. Entries to me by Wed 21st Feb at the latest. Quentin

Sunday, 11 February 2018

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Nicky Nook Northern Night Champs & NWNL event 17th February

Final details for the night event next Saturday have been published here. Entries are still open and will remain so until 5pm on Friday 16th.

Thursday, 8 February 2018

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Southport results

Thanks to smart work by Steve and Mark we now have the results for Wednesday's event.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) North West Night League

Check out the latest scores in the NWNL here. SROC's event at Nicky Nook is the next counter in the league, as well as being the Northern Night Champs! Entries are still open on Fabian4.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Farleton Knott Cumbrian Galoppen

Preliminary details for the event on 4th March are now available here. Please note that entries numbers are limited, and entries will open on Fabian4 on 11th February. SROC members wishing to help should contact Mike Johnson.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Night Street League latest

Street leaguers were treated to another new map of a new area last night, with the weather playing ball to boot. RouteGadget has already had a few routes added, why not add yours too? Steve McLean provided an impressive live results service; official results will be available in the usual format shortly. Meanwhile here are the Darwen results which the web elves forgot to post a link to!

Saturday, 3 February 2018

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) 2018 Club Handicap

The 2018 Club Handicap took place today on a brand new map of Leighton Hall estate; not used for orienteering for many years. As well as drawing the map Alex Finch also planned the courses and skilfully applied handicaps for all runners. The first SROC member to reach the finish was Chris Roberts. After the race all enjoyed the surroundings of Leighton Hall; particularly the roaring log fire. Food was consumed and club trophies awarded. Results are on line here.

Friday, 26 January 2018

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Southport night street league

SROC's street league now moves to another new area: Southport, on 7th February. This one might be a little bit flatter than Darwen! Further details have been posted here. Please note that Steve has asked that intending participants email him to give an idea of numbers and whether food will be ordered.

Thursday, 25 January 2018

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Darwen night street event

Runners were treated to a brand new area and map for the event held last night, thanks to SELOC members. RouteGadget is now ready for your routes here. Did you go under the motorway first? Or stay South? Let's see what you did!

Sunday, 21 January 2018

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) 2018 Club Handicap and Annual Prizegiving

Final details for this year's event have been published here. All club members are invited to attend - the handicapper has skilfully ensured that we all have an equal chance to win! (Allegedly). Should be an event to remember on a new map of an almost new area, last used many years ago.

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) More street league events and food orders for Darwen

Regular SROC street league competitors may not realize that our series has spawned imitators in other parts of the region. If you fancy a run around the streets on a different night of the week try one of the MDOC events, or why not look in on a DEE event? Meanwhile our next event is on Wednesday 24th in Darwen. Today is the deadline to pre-order food so if you haven't, check out the details.

Friday, 12 January 2018

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Bolton scores

Scores for the recent night street event in Bolton are on-line here.

Thursday, 11 January 2018

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Street League event 6

Last night's street league event was on the hilly Bolton North area. RouteGadget is ready for your routes, results will follow when available.

Monday, 1 January 2018

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) New Year Cracker!

The 17th New Year Cracker lived up to its name as a strong turn out of both experienced and novice orienteers faced the delightful challenges of Eaves Wood in light rain. Results may be viewed via this link. Well done to all who took part! Why not add your route to RouteGadget?

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