Friday, 20 December 2019

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) New Year Cracker

Don't forget that pre-entries are open for the 2020 New year Cracker, being held in the delightful Low Park Wood near Kendal. To be sure of your place don't delay! If the event hasn't filled up there will be some entry on the day, but at a higher price. If you are helping at the event be sure to contact the organiser to get the discount code before entering.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Street league event 5, Chorley

Results for the latest night street league event have been posted here and RouteGadget is here. Also check out the half-way stage league placings for gross scores and age-adjusted scores. These events are a great way to get out and enjoy some competition, or use them as winter training. There is always a good social atmosphere in the pub after your run so why not give it a try? The series resumes with event 6 at Halton near Lancaster on 8th January. This event hosts the John O' Gaunt Trophy for this season so be sure not to miss out! To be eligible for this trophy you must also complete at least another three events.

Monday, 9 December 2019

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Garstang street event

With apologies for the delay, RouteGadget for the most recent night street event, number 4 in the series, is available here, and results here.

Sunday, 1 December 2019

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Don't miss the webinar! (Postponed to the New Year)

Only two days to go before the live webinar with British Orienteering CEO Peter Hart. Register here (you can also register and watch it later). Due to other commitments the webinar was postponed. Look out for more news in the New Year.

Thursday, 21 November 2019

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Night Street League event 3, Kirkham & Wesham

A cold but dry evening provided ideal running conditions for over 50 competitors to test their running and map reading skills. RouteGadget is available here. Results here.

Tuesday, 19 November 2019

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) 19th New Year Cracker!

Forget Christmas and the New Year festivities it's time to think about starting 2020 in the best possible way by running in the increasingly popular New Year Cracker! 2020 is the 19th running of this event and we return to the delightful Low Park Wood, last used for this event in 2012. We follow the usual format of a mass start score event with a choice between two levels of difficulty. There is hard standing car parking for a good number of vehicles but pre-entries are strongly encouraged as this event is likely to fill up. Entries are open on SiEntries now! Offers of help to the organiser James Bellarby please. Helpers get the usual SROC 50% discount.

Saturday, 16 November 2019

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Arnside Knott North West Night League event

The first event in the 2019-2020 night league was well attended in pleasantly warm conditions at Arnside Knott this evening. Results are available here, and RouteGadget here.

Wednesday, 13 November 2019

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Next events coming up

This Saturday, 16th November, sees the start of the North West Night League 2019-20 with the SROC event at Arnside Knott. Further details here. We also have details for the next event in the SROC Night Street League next Wednesday 20th November at Kirkham.

Monday, 11 November 2019

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) SROC - Street League 2019-20

Latest results for Heysham are here, also league tables after the first two events..
As the organiser and venue for the Street League event on 19th February 2020 is still in doubt I propose that the next event at Kirkham will be for the Tower Trophy.
I hope to see many of you there competing for this prestigious trophy. Bob Nash.

Wednesday, 6 November 2019

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Heysham street league

RouteGadget for this evening's event, second in the SROC Night Street League, is available here. Results to follow.

Saturday, 2 November 2019

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Eaves Wood results

Tick these off: parking problems - sorted. Weather - warm and even sunny at times. Courses: challenging. A great day out was had at Eaves Wood today, the third and final event in the 2019 Autumn Series. We apologize about the early removal of the last control on Green and Blue and hope this didn't affect anyone's run too much. This control as been made optional so as to make sense in the results. RouteGadget is also available.

Wednesday, 30 October 2019

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Eaves Wood Autumn Series event Saturday 2nd November

We are pleased to say that we have secured some backup parking and therefore the Eaves Wood even on Saturday is ON.
Directions to the parking remain as described in the final details. Depending on numbers and conditions, you may be directed to an area of reserve parking which is less than a minute walk away.
To assist us in parking can you please:
Share transport wherever possible;
No vehicles larger than a car or SUV please;
Approach via Silverdale, not from the East.
Please note that we will not have toilets available at the event. There are public toilets available on Bank House Lane in Silverdale at

Friday, 25 October 2019

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Bamber Bridge results

So who got off to a good start in the series? Who over-estimated the distance they could run in the allotted time? All is revealed in the results. This event hosted the Preston Guild Trophy which is based on age adjusted points, and the winner will be announced later. There are two other special trophies to run for during the season: the coveted Blackpool Tower Trophy and the John o' Gaunt Trophy, now in its second year. We have yet to confirm which event will host the Tower but the JoG will be at Halton on 8th January. The latter depends on performance through the season as well as at the nominated event. See an explanation of the JoG rules.

Thursday, 24 October 2019

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Bamber Bridge street league event

The SROC Night Street League got off to a great start last night from the unusually named Beam and Brycg in Bamber Bridge. Warm and dry conditions greeted the runners, many of whom were newcomers from local running clubs. RouteGadget for the event is here, and results will be posted soon, after checking.

Thursday, 17 October 2019

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Street League 2019-20

Greetings Street Orienteers - just a week to the start of the new season at Bamber Bridge. Don't forget that this is for the Guild Trophy, so hopefully your pre-event training has been going well. Hope to see a lot of you there, all fired up and ready to go.
Also if anyone is able to take on the event on 19th February 2020, please let me know.
See you at Bamber Bridge. Bob

Tuesday, 8 October 2019

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Autumn Series event 3 Eaves Wood

The third event in the current series is planned for Saturday 2nd November in Eaves Wood, near Silverdale. Details are here. Please check back here before travelling to the event because there is a possibility that the parking area may have to be changed depending on ground conditions leading up to the event.

Saturday, 5 October 2019

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Williamson Park Autumn Series 2 results

Results for today's event in the ever popular Williamson Park are now available, along with RouteGadget for the event.

Wednesday, 2 October 2019

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Street League season is almost upon us!

The information for the 2019-20 Street League season is now on the web. There have been two amendments from earlier information:
Firstly as Karen will now be away on the 6th November taking part in the Japanese OMM. Rowena has kindly agreed to swap dates. This does mean that the first event of the series will be for the Guild Trophy.
Secondly Jane Anthony does not feel able to do the event she was going to organise on the 19th February in Lytham so we need another organiser for that date. Ideally it should still be based on Lytham so it can be for the Tower Trophy, however another venue can be used to match the volunteer's preference. If this is the case I will ask Ray Pickett to host the Tower Trophy at Kirkham.

If you can help then please let me know asap. Many thanks, Bob

Friday, 27 September 2019

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Autumn Series continues

Not long now to the second event in the current series which will be in Williamson Park, Lancaster, on Saturday 5th October. Final details are here.

Thursday, 26 September 2019

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Lancaster University RouteGadget

RouteGadget is now available for the recent Autumn Series event. Please add your route to compare with others.

Saturday, 21 September 2019

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Lancaster University results

Runners enjoyed some great late Summer weather and enjoyable courses today. Results may be viewed here.

Tuesday, 17 September 2019

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Autumn series starts Saturday

The first event in the SROC Autumn Series will be at Lancaster University on Saturday 21st September. Details are here. This will be the first opportunity in a while to orienteer on the fast parkland part of the campus.

Monday, 2 September 2019

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) SROC 2019 AGM

Members are reminded that this year's AGM will be held at the Victoria Institute in Caton on Wednesday 18th September. Please come along if you can. There will be a social gathering after the formal business has been completed, with Jacob's Join feast so please bring some food to share.

Saturday, 17 August 2019

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Sad News

It is with great sadness that we hear of the death of Peter Knott after a short illness. Peter was one of the stalwarts of the club and was a past chairman and organiser of many events. He continued to be active even this year organising new posts for the permanent course at Worden Park. Our condolences go to Cherith and the rest of his family.
For those who would like to attend, the funeral is at Lytham Park crematorium, Lytham St Annes FY8 4AB at 2pm on Friday August 30 followed by a gathering at Lindum hotel, Lytham St Annes FY8 1LZ
If you wish to attend it would be appreciated if you could contact the family for catering purposes. Ian Knott or 07971240311 
In lieu of flowers, Peter requested donations to NW air ambulance

Tuesday, 2 July 2019

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Lancaster University sprint

How many of tonight's competitors realized that the courses had to be re-planned and maps reprinted today after new building work was started in the last day or so? The quality of the courses was such that there was no way to tell. A stronger than normal field was explained by this event also being in the North West Urban League, though that in itself doesn't explain our two visitors from Australia! Results are here, using the standard UL classes. Your points have been uploaded to the NWUL and SROC league tables are published here, using the SROC classes. Also RouteGadget for both Prologue and Final. Congratulations to all the series winners!

Monday, 1 July 2019

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Lancaster University sprint event Tuesday 2nd July

Lancaster University is a top quality sprint orienteering area, having been host to a JK sprint and the North West Sprint Champs in recent years. This event is the final in the SROC Summer Sprint Series and is also a round in the North West Urban League. Full details are available here.

Saturday, 29 June 2019

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Eggerslack Picnic

The many crags and boulders of Eggerslack Wood were well visited by the picnickers today. Results are here. Congratulations to the winners!

Monday, 24 June 2019

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Club Picnic in Eggerslack Wood Saturday 29th June

Final Details for the picnic are now available here. This event is free to club members but invited guests will also be accommodated for a small fee. Don't forget your Jacob's Join food and drink contributions, plate, cups, eating irons etc.

Tuesday, 18 June 2019

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Worden Park results

Results for this evening's Maurice Dean memorial sprint event are on-line here. RouteGadget is here and league scores with one event still to go are here.

Monday, 17 June 2019

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Summer Sprint 4 Worden Park, Leyland

Details for the next event in the sprint series are available here. This is the Maurice Dean Memorial Event, in memory of one of our founding members who had long associations with the park, and passed away last year.

Tuesday, 4 June 2019

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Summer Sprint 3 in Chorley

Astley Park and the incredibly complex Astley Village played host to the latest sprint event this evening. There must be a few fair weather orienteers out there because the damp conditions saw a much reduced turn out. A shame because anyone who wasn't there missed a treat. Unfortunately we had a control interfered with so the results have the legs affected removed. See Astley Park results and league scores.

Saturday, 25 May 2019

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) SROC juniors through to Yvette Baker final

Congratulations to our juniors who have secured an invitation to the final of the Yvette Baker Trophy after their performance in the recent North West qualifier at Aitken Wood. The final of this, the national club championships for juniors (named after one of our most successful international orienteers), will take place at Sandringham on 7th July.

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

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

Another successful sprint event with very good use of this complex area. Results are on-line here, RouteGadget for the Prologue and the Final and latest league scores are also available.

Thursday, 9 May 2019

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Summer Sprints scores

Scoring for this year's series will follow the method used for several years now. Points will be awarded for performance at each event with 1st place being worth 60 pts, 2nd 55 pts then 51, 48, 46, 45, 44 down to 1 point. Positions will be judged by your best three scores from all five events. Planners/organisers receive a "bonus" (counts as one of their best 3) equal to the average of their best two scores, to make up for having to miss one event and as a reward for all their hard work! There will once again be seven categories: Men's and Women's Open, Junior Men and Women (14-), Vet Men and Women (55+) and groups/pairs.Scores after the first event are here. Don't miss the next event at Salt Ayre/Scale Hall on 21st May. Paul is planning an additional Final course for younger juniors, to avoid the faster road crossings. Lost property: a red fleece top left behind at Williamson Park. Contact Chris Roberts if it's yours.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Major event successes

In all the kerfuffle over the JK 2019 results we missed applauding three SROC champions. Miriam Rosen W70L, Heather Roome W35L and David Roome M35L. Full results are linked from the JK results page. (Note: not a secure website). In the more recent British Orienteering Championships the Roomes were again victorious, with Heather and David becoming British Champions in W35 and M35. Dick Collins was placed second in M75S and rising star Ellie Todhunter was third in W10A. On relay day our Men's Short team of Iain Embrey, Heather Roome and David Roome were first and in the M60 class Martyn Roome, Paul Ferguson and Andy Quickfall came home second. Congratulations to all SROC competitors in these events. BOC results are here.

Tuesday, 7 May 2019

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Williamson Park sprint event

The new SROC Summer Sprint Series got off to a cracking start in the familiar (to some!) surroundings of Williamson Park in Lancaster. A mixture of old and new hands enjoyed the courses set by John Ockenden. These events, which consist of two short courses back to back, are suitable for all. The next will be at Salt Ayre, also in Lancaster, on 21st May. Results for Williamson Park are here. League scores will be calculated and posted soon.

Saturday, 27 April 2019

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) SROC Summer Sprint Series

Here is a series flyer for the sprint series which commences on 7th May in Williamson Park, Lancaster. Each event follows a similar format of a Prologue race followed by a Final. The start order for the Final is determined by the results of the Prologue with fastest starting last.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Duxbury Park Spring Series 2 results

Results for today's event may be viewed here. The observant will note that the first split time is an hour too long, and the final split time is an hour short. Our apologies for leaving the start and finish boxes in GMT. Anyway the weather was better than forecast and the woods were beautifully carpeted in bluebells. This event is the last in the current series. Look out for the Summer Sprint Series, starting soon!

Monday, 22 April 2019

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Duxbury Park spring series 2

Our next event is on Saturday 27th April. Final details are now available. All welcome, whether newcomer or experienced orienteer.

Thursday, 4 April 2019

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) John o' Gaunt trophy winner

Dawn Lock, first winner of the new John o' Gaunt trophy, receives her award from Bob Nash, Street League Coordinator. The trophy will be awarded annually for the best individual performance at a nominated Lancaster area street league event when compared with their average over the season. It depicts the John o' Gaunt gate of Lancaster Castle.

Saturday, 30 March 2019

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Beacon Fell Spring Series event 1

Results and RouteGadget for today's event are now available.

Tuesday, 26 March 2019

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Hampsfell lost property

If you left any of the following items at Sunday's event please contact
Pair of Hotter boots size 5½
“Buff” - plain fluorescent yellow
Blue Funchal bag with one black Adidas glove, Funchal lanyard and black cloth bag for glasses
Brown glove
Black Karrimor headband
Muddy cream Ron Hill glove
Red whistle (flat oblong shape with double 2 apertures)

Sunday, 24 March 2019

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Red Rose Classic National event at Hampsfell

Results for today's event at Hampsfell are available here. RouteGadget is here. Winsplits Online here. Photos from Steve Rush.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Lancaster University selection sprints

Results for the junior selection race at Lancaster University on 23rd March may be viewed here. Split times are here.

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Hampsfell National event start times

Start times for Sunday's event have been uploaded to SiEntries. Click here.

Monday, 18 March 2019

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Junior selection race start list

The start list for the junior selection race at Lancaster University on 23rd March is now available.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Spring series 1, Beacon Fell

Details of the first event in the Spring Series on 30th March may be viewed here.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Hampsfell National Event final details

Final details for Hampsfell are now available.

Sunday, 17 March 2019

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) SROC win latest Compass Sport Trophy heat

SROC were victorious in the Compass Sport Trophy heat hosted by Borderliners at Bampton Common today. Results are on the BL website. Congratulations to all the counting scorers and well done to everyone for competing and demonstrating that SROC can do well even without some of our top performers! Now we start to plan for our attempt on the Trophy proper at the final on 20th October, at Pippingford Park in the South East.

Friday, 15 March 2019

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Park-O-run cancelled

Taking into account the severe weather warning tomorrow for heavy rain and strong winds we have decided to CANCEL the Lancaster parkrun orienteering challenge at Williamson Park tomorrow, Saturday 16th March, in the interests of safety and enjoyment.

We are very sorry for this but feel it is the best course of action. A replacement date will be notified in due course.

Thursday, 14 March 2019

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

As usual the series ended with the Prize Giving, the night's results are available here, as are the details of who won what. In addition there is the 'on the night' organiser's award - how this is worked out is at the whim of the organiser, but it is based on Mark's excellent results system. This years recipients are Debbie Cooper and Greg Oulton. So the end of another splendid series and I look forward to seeing many of you in the autumn at the start of the next series. Have a good summer. Bob

If you would like to see your score in the John O' Gaunt trophy they are all here.

Monday, 11 March 2019

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) SROC Northern Champions!

Congratulations to newly crowned Northern Champions Heather Roome (W35), David Roome (M35) and Finlay Johnson (M18) after their success at Wharncliffe Woods yesterday.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Lancaster University Junior Selection Race

For anyone involved in the special selection race at Lancaster University on Saturday 23rd March here are the final details.

Saturday, 9 March 2019

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Williamson Park Orienteering Challenge

The results of the Lancaster parkrun orienteering challenge are here. A great turnout (despite early rain) and some great results. Congratulations to all those who came. Come again next Saturday 16th March for another chance to orienteer, same format different controls to find!

Friday, 8 March 2019

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Night Street League

Results for event 10 at Cottam are now on-line, as are the final league tables.

Thursday, 7 March 2019

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Street League event 10, Cottam

RouteGadget is now available for yesterday's event at Cottam, Preston. This was the last in the current series of league events however next Wednesday there will be the usual bonus event: a mass start one hour score in Freckleton, followed by the prize giving for the series. Come along, you never know you might have won one of the categories or the special trophies for Blackpool - the Tower Trophy, Preston - the Guild Trophy, or Lancaster - the new John o' Gaunt Trophy!

Wednesday, 6 March 2019

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Lancaster parkrun orienteering challenge

Lancaster Parkrun Orienteering Challenge 9.30 to 10.30 Saturday 9th March, Williamson Park.
Final details are on the fixtures page. Everyone welcome, whether newcomer or experienced!

Sunday, 3 March 2019

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Tim Watkins Trophy, Silver How

Runners near the start
Well Storm Freya waited long enough for the event to go ahead and competitors enjoyed dry and not too windy conditions for the most part. We must extend our thanks once again to Malcolm and Liz Campbell for planning the courses. Basic results are on-line here. RouteGadget is available here. Congratulations to the winners:

Friday, 1 March 2019

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Street League Finale

A reminder that Event 11, the Prizegiving, for the Street League series is 1 week after the Cottam event. Details can be found on the web here.

Tuesday, 26 February 2019

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Night orienteering success!

Congratulations to Miriam Rosen, W70 British Night Orienteering Champion 2019. Full results here.

Thursday, 21 February 2019

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Chorley night street league event

RouteGadget for last night's event is available here.

Friday, 8 February 2019

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Tim Watkins Trophy 3rd March

Final details for this mass start long distance event have been published. Entries will remain open until a few days before the event.

Thursday, 7 February 2019

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Clayton le Woods street league event

A new map of a very complex area plus a return to warm weather made for an enjoyable street event yesterday evening. The results will be posted soon but meanwhile RouteGadget is ready for your routes.

Monday, 4 February 2019

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Clayton le Woods street league

The next round of the SROC night street league takes place on Wednesday 6th February in Clayton le Woods. See details.

Saturday, 2 February 2019

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) 2018 prizewinners

Awards made at the prize giving today:

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) 2019 Club Handicap at Leighton Hall

Pictured above is the 2019 Handicap winner, James Bellarby. Below we see the battle for second place, closely fought between Alex Matthew and Michael Finch.
Runners enjoyed some magnificent sunshine and a new area to run in, freshly mapped by Alex Finch who also planned and devised the handicaps. Afterwards the Annual Social and prize giving took place in the splendid surroundings of Leighton Hall. Results are on line here. Handicap results here.

Friday, 25 January 2019

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Night Street League

Results for the latest event at Torrisholme are now available here. The big question is: "Who won the new trophy?" We'll have to wait until the last event of the season to find out! Next event is at Clayton le Woods on 6th February.

Wednesday, 23 January 2019

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Torrisholme street event

The Morecambe area remained free of snow with just a couple of icy patches to encounter on the way round the latest night street league. RouteGadget for the event is now ready to receive your routes here.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Entries open for the Spring Weekend

Entries are now live for the joint LOC/SROC weekend in March. See SIEntries. SROC helpers are needed for a variety of tasks. Please contact Brian Jackson to offer your help and to receive the helpers' code to claim your 50% reduction in entry fees.

Friday, 18 January 2019

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) South Lakes Spring Weekend 2019

Day 1 - Sat 23 March 2019
Haverthwaite Heights - Middle Distance Galoppen Event (LOC)

Day 2 - Sun 24 March 2019 Hampsfell - Red Rose National Event (SROC)

Preliminary details for both of these events are on the SROC and LOC websites.
Joint online entry for both events is now open via SIEntries.

Friday, 11 January 2019

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Standish street league

Results for Wednesday's street league event at Standish are now available from the street league page. RouteGadget is also available. Next event is Torrisholme on 23rd January.

Wednesday, 9 January 2019

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Club handicap 2019

Final details for this year's handicap may be viewed here. This is the event that everyone has a chance of winning, since you will each be given a tailor-made course to follow, calculated on your current form. It would help us if you contact the organiser in advance if you do not currently have a BOF ranking, you got a new dibber for Christmas, or you have invited a non-SROC friend to come to the event! Please email Alex Finch ( in these cases.

Friday, 4 January 2019

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Street League event 6

Details of the venue for next Wednesday's event:

The Lychgate, Church Street, Standish, WN6 0JT. Please note there is limited parking at the venue, on street parking will need to be found. Please car share if possible.

Tuesday, 1 January 2019

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) New Year Cracker!

Possibly a record turnout and brilliant weather helped make a great start to the new year at Sizergh today. With apologies for the slight results hiccup onn the day, here are the correct results.

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