Wednesday, 7 April 2021

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Entries for Yarrow Valley, Chorley, Saturday 17th April are now open!

 A brand new map with a new extension has been made by planner Andy Quickfall. Be sure not to miss this one! Entries have had to be limited to 60 people and full details can be found on the fixtures tab.

Saturday, 3 April 2021

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Lancaster University Easter Cracker

It's O Jim, and just as we know it! The Spring Return to Orienteering Competition began in glorious Spring sunshine at Lancaster University today. The event had been planned to take place on the first day of the year but that was not to be. However, almost 100 competitors enjoyed a superb blast around the parkland and woodland, with a little in the built up area for variety, and all agreed it had been worth the wait! Results are available here, with RouteGadget here.

Monday, 22 March 2021

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Lancaster University Easter Cracker Final details & entries

Final details for this rescheduled event are now available here. Entries, limit 100 participants, will be open from 07:00 23rd March until 22:00 31st March, or earlier if the event becomes full. Follow this link to SIEntries enter.

Thursday, 18 March 2021

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) The Easter Cracker is Coming!

We are delighted to announce that the Easter Cracker, a 60 minute score event at Lancaster University (venue for the 2015 JK Sprints) will be held on Saturday 3rd April (Easter Saturday). Start times are likely to be 10.30 to 12.30. We are using the whole campus of the University, with most controls in the landscaped grounds and only a few in the buildings complex. We are most grateful to the University for permission to hold the event.

Entries will be all pre entry, via SI Entries, opening towards the last week of March and closing before the event, with a limit of 100 competitors who must be members of British Orienteering. Fees £5/£2. Full details will be posted at the time of entries opening. Any immediate enquiries to Development@sroc.org 

Saturday, 30 January 2021

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Orienteering opportunities!

We have a number of ideas to keep you all fit and interested in orienteering during the current lack of competitive events. 

Turfing challenge match against PFO! We have been challenged to a competition using the gps game app called Turf by our neighbouring club PFO. Just in case you haven’t yet heard of or tried Turf here is a brief description. 

Saturday, 9 January 2021

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) An opportunity for local lockdown orienteering with iOrienteering

SROC planner Andy Quickfall is introducing a new (to us) form of virtual orienteering that does not rely on gps or data signals. Please read this note from Andy. Remember to follow current Covid guidelines regarding exercising locally if wishing to have a go.

Tuesday, 5 January 2021

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Street League part 2 further update

In the light of the latest instructions from the Government regarding Covid I feel there is no alternative but to cancel the final 5 events of the 2020-21 season. It is apparent that the first three events cannot go ahead as they will be within the minimum time period for the current restrictions. If the restrictions are eased at the end of the period indicated there will be insufficient time to then plan and organise event 4. With only the possibility of the final event going ahead it seems very unfair to ask the organiser to plan an event that could be attended by relatively few people, judging by the quite small numbers feeling able to go to the last 3 events in Part 1.

My thanks go to the Organisers/Planners who put on the first five events; your efforts are greatly appreciated.

We all hope that we can return to street leaguing in the 2021-22 season.

Happy New Year to you all and stay safe.

Bob Nash

Friday, 1 January 2021

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) Street League - part 2

In the light of the Tier 4 restrictions it is intended that the next event, at Plungington, will be deregistered as an SROC event. It will not therefore be an official orienteering event but rather be available during that fortnight to enable personal exercise within a Night Street environment. Unfortunately this means it will not be for the Guild Trophy but at the end of the fortnight results will be published as a way to encourage participation.

Further to this it must be pointed out that anyone taking a map and running is fully responsible for following Government guidelines and is not covered by BOF insurance, it is therefore no different to any training run you may do. Bob Nash

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