June 2007

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) 30.06.07   Plenty of "atmosphere" for LYG final
Teams from eleven Lancashire boroughs competed today in Stanley Park, Blackpool, as part of the Lancashire Youth Games.  Many SROC helpers ensured a successful event.  When the points were totted up Rossendale were clear winners, with Lancaster in silver and Chorley taking home the bronze medals.  LYG coordinator Steve McLean planned individual loop courses to reduce following, creating a new challenge for many of the participants who were on only their second or third event!  Follow this link to full results and team scores.

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SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) 27.06.07   Summer Series event 4
An interesting challenge and a glorious, if windy, summer's evening was had today at Beacon Fell.  Results and provisional league scores are now available.

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SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) 24.06.07   Beacon Fell Technical Course
All Technical Course runners should remember that the Beacon Fell Summer Series event on Wednesday 27th June includes a mass start Hagaby style loop race for the Technical Course only.  Start time is 7.15pm, so be sure to arrive in plenty of time.  This should be a thrilling variant, adding head to head competition to the normal mix.  Novice courses are of the normal type, starts from 6.30 to 7.30. Meet in the quarry car park at the East end of the fell.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) 24.06.07   Williamson Park Points now added
The results page now includes league points.  Also check out the updated league scores.  Remember that your best three scores out of five count, two more events to go in the series.  Don't miss out on a prize!

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) 24.06.07   Summer? Series event 3
Williamson Park provided another slippery and muddy challenge for the third Summer Series event. Results are now available, league points will be added shortly.

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SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) 22.06.07   Summer Series event 2
Results are now in for the SELOC hosted event at Three Sisters & Viridor which attracted a strong SROC contingent.  See also the updated league scores after two events.  Best 3 scores out of 5 determine the winners!

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SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) 17.06.07   Awards for All grant success!
SROC has achieved success in its recent application for a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.  Thanks are due to those responsible for the application, and to Sarah Watkins and Steve McLean whose positive input was invaluable.  The funds will be used for the purchase of further Sport Ident equipment, mapping and publicity.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) 17.06.07   Lancashire Youth Games results
Results for the Rossendale qualifying event held on 14th June are now in.  To view these, and other LYG heat results, follow this link.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) 17.06.07   Summer Series event 1, points added
League points have now been added to the results for the first event.  The scoring system has also been altered slightly.

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SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) 15.06.07   Summer Series off to a wet start
A splendid turn out of old and new enjoyed a wet run around Williamson Park on Wednesday evening, with a selection of challenging courses.  Results are now available, check back later for league scores.  See also the Summer League scoring system.

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SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) 12.06.07   Lowe Alpine Mountain Marathon
SROC's Quentin Harding, and his brother Kevin, improved on their 6th place last year to come in 3rd in the Elite class and 1st Vets at last weekend's LAMM, held at Glen Lochay in the Highlands.

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SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) 10.06.07   1st Summer Series event nearly here!
Don't miss out on the chance to score some early points in the SROC/SELOC Summer Series.  The 1st event is at Williamson Park, Lancaster on Wednesday 13th June.  Courses for beginners and seasoned orienteers, best 3 out of 5 events count.  Follow the picture link on the right for more details.

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SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) 08.06.07  Juniors looking for adventure?       Recruits are sought to take part in the annual Peter Palmer Junior Relays.  This is a six-leg night & day relay for juniors M/W12+, held in South Central this year.   To quote our junior team captain:

"It is a great experience, even with the long journey, and I would urge anyone to try it."  See more details.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) 08.06.07  SROC juniors star in Focus                Check out the latest BO Focus magazine and see how many SROC members you can spot!  Congratulations to Katrin (and the teams) for a splendid two-page spread.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) 08.06.07  Lancashire Youth Games Results           We apologise for the delay in publishing some of the recent LYG qualifier results, this was due to a variety of technical problems.  All up-to-date results are now available for Preston, Blackburn, Chorley and Blackpool.            

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SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) 05.06.07  Wednesday Run 6 June                        Mike Ormerod is leading the regular Wednesday evening run on 6 June which will be on Longridge Fell, starting from the Kemple End car park SD 688405.  Maps will be provided.  Be there ready to go at 6.50.

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SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) 04.06.07  Lakeland Lanequests 2007                      This popular series of bike orienteering events is now in its 12th year.  There will be a total of six events, all on Tuesday evenings and all on tarmac lanes, so any bike will do!  See the flyer for the first event at Dolphinhome near Lancaster on 5 June, or visit the Mintcake MTB website for full fixture and entry information.  Although billed as "Lakeland", the first three events are all well within SROC territory.  It's a great way to spend a Summer evening!

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SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) 02.06.07  Tim Watkins Blodslitet 2008                  Early plans are in place for the next Tim Watkins Trophy, which will be held at Whitbarrow on 1 March 2008.  Thus there will be no event in 2007, since they are to be held at roughly 18 month intervals.  Follow the Blodslitet links for more information as it becomes available.

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