May 2006

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) 29.05.06 August Bank Holiday Coaching Weekend. 
MDOC are arranging a coaching weekend at Glenmore over the August Bank Holiday. They've booked chalets and are proposing three days of training at the cost of approximately 40 per head for three nights accommodation. They've got space on this trip and would like to invite SROC members. Please get in contact with Sarah Watkins (SROC Club Captain) or John Britton at MDOC ( for more details.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) 29.05.06 Whitbarrow National Event - Rescheduling and Re-entry. 
This event has been provisionally scheduled for Sunday March 11th 2007.  Please follow the link to find out more about transferring your entry or claiming a refund. 

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SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) 21.05.06 Ribblehead Cycle Ride. 
12 people took part in this recent Sunday event.  The weather stayed fine until the last ten minutes! Some tough hills out of Dentdale and Kingsdale were conquered. See the pictures of the event. Another ride is in the planning - contact Mike and Mary if you are interested or with suggestions. 

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) 21.05.06 Club Picnic. 
We have decided to rearrange the annual club picnic due to a clash with the recently rearranged Lancashire Youth Games. The new date is Saturday 15th July, same venue - Dalton Crags. Check for details under Fixtures.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) 21.05.06 First Aid Course - places available. 
A first aid course suitable for the requirements of Level 3 and above coaches, is being held over two days, Sunday 9th July and Sunday 16th July - venue still to be confirmed. The 16 hour "Emergency - First Aid Care - Hours from Help" course, run by Immediate Temporary Care, meets the requirements of all outdoor national governing bodies. There are 6 places remaining, priority will go to SROC members but the course is also open to other NW club members. The course is being subsidised by BOF club development funds and NWOA, cost per person will depend on the number of attendees but is not likely to be greater than 50. If you're interested please get in touch with Sarah Watkins asap.

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SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) 20.05.06 Lorna Collett. 
Earlier this week, Lorna Collett passed away after a long illness.  There will be a ceremony at Lancaster Crematorium on Friday 26th at 2pm.  Our thoughts are with Maurice at this time.     

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SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) 07.05.06 Lakes 5 Days - Hampsfell Help required. 
Day 5 on Saturday Aug 12th at Hampsfell is the SROC day to organise and plan. If you can help me to run the event on the day, please contact me asap. Peter Knott 01772-683072.  The event centre is at Hampsfell Hall farm GR 394805.  I need helpers in most areas including working with the planners to put out/collect in controls.  Please tell me your job preference and whether you prefer an early job/late run or vice-versa. I will make the arrangements for your start time.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) 07.05.06 Harvester Relays. 
Taking place in Hawick on 11/12th June, this annual event is an excellent opportunity to get some night and relay experience in a single event!  Sarah Watkins, the club captain, is looking to put up several large teams for the event.  So if you would like to have a go, please get in touch with Sarah.     

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SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) 01.05.06 SROC Summer Series. 
A series of informal & friendly events on Sundays and Wednesday evenings are being organised in June. Suitable for newcomers and experienced alike they offer a great opportunity to get out during the summer evenings and have some fun and exercise at once!  Please come along and bring a friend.
Prizes for juniors, adults, beginners and experienced. Best 3 out of 5 events to count.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) 01.05.06 New Organisers' Development page. 
For people new to organising orienteering events, or for those people who just need to have a refresh, there is a new page on this website that covers some very useful information for organisers (and some for planners too).  Why not check it out if only to see what is available for when you do organise something!   

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) 01.05.06 South Ribble Bike ride is back!. 
By popular demand, a cycle ride is proposed on Sunday 14th May - courtesy of Mary Wheeler and Mike Ormerod. The proposed route is Ribblehead - Kingsdale - Dent Valley - Newby Moss - Ribblehead. Around 28 miles with a couple of climbs and good refreshment stops. If you are interested please reply to me, and we will get further details out of timings etc. Also, if you are interested but can't make that date let me know, as SROC hope to hold at least one other ride during the Summer.  And don't forget that the Wednesday evening runs can have a cycling alternative if people wish.