Wednesday, 30 December 2020

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) New Year Cracker cancelled

The following message has been emailed to all those who entered the NYC 2021:

"Following the announcement today that Lancashire will move into tier 4 from midnight on Wednesday 30th December the SROC committee has decided that the only course of action is to cancel the event scheduled for New Year's Day.

Since we cannot guarantee being able to obtain permission from the University authorities to use the area at another time in the near future we have also decided to offer a full refund to all those who supported us by entering the event."

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) New Year Cracker at Lancaster University

 Entries for Friday's event have now closed and final details have been published here.

Tuesday, 29 December 2020

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Night Street League 2020-21

We are approaching the end of the first half of our current series, undertaken in very difficult circumstances, and we hope to have a full set of results available asap in the new year. The next 5 events are 'oven ready', Covid permitting. Details of these events, in terms of venues, organisers and dates can be found here and on the SROC Fixtures page.

The first event is in Preston and for the Guild Trophy and the final details are available here. It has been suggested that there may be a temptation for competitors to run for longer than they declare and to start before it is dark. I have absolutely no evidence that this has happened. As a quick reminder at the start of the series you were asked to provide a trace of your route if at all possible, but as this is for a trophy it will be necessary for any competitor to be considered as a winner to provide a trace (Strava or equivalent) of their course.

Don't forget you MUST be Covid compliant at the time you do your run. Bob Nash

Saturday, 26 December 2020

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Stanley Park, Blackpool Maprun Reopens

 We had to take down the Maprun courses due to areas being taped off because Avian Flu precautions! but after Wayne Byrne, the planner and soon to be SROC member modified them we are able to open them again!

The courses will remain open for the foreseeable but from the informal league viewpoint points will score only up to and including Monday 17h January. All classes to run the longer one for the informal league, apart from M/W14- which runs the shorter. Of course, you can run which ever you like if you are not interested in points! Or both!
I am doubtful that we will be able to get the paper maps on the BOF portal until the New Year (office closed) but you can get them by emailing me

Thursday, 17 December 2020

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) 2021 New Year Cracker!

Good news for every orienteer missing the good old days of regular SI events! The 20th SROC New Year Cracker will go ahead in slightly modified form (no mass start) at Lancaster University on Friday 1st January. Entries are via SIEntries and will be open to all experienced orienteers only, since we are unable to offer support for newcomers. Details on the Fixture List.

Wednesday, 16 December 2020

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Stanley Park MapRun suspended

Due to some of the park being taped off because of avian flu precautions we have had to take down the courses from MapRun, so they don't function now. We will update you on when we reopen the courses in a modified form. Sorry for this.

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