April 2007

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) 29.04.07 First Aid Course
MDOC are organising a first Aid Course for BOF coach level 3.  Previous courses have been well received.  The course will be on Sat/Sun 13-14th October at Lyme Park from 9 - 5.30 each day.  The course will take place indoors and outdoors.  Price for non MDOC orienteers from the NW will be around £70 each.  If you are interested please get in touch with Margaret Gregory, 17 Mersey Meadows, Manchester M20 2GB (further info 0161 445 5653).

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) 29.04.07 Harvester Relays
The Harvester Relays take place at Penhale Sands (North Cornwall) starting late on Saturday 2nd June and finish early in the morning on Sunday 3rd June.  As we’re the current Harvester Handicap Trophy holders it would be nice to go down and defend our title (even if it is such a long way away).  There is a junior trophy (5 people all M/W20-) so younger runners are welcome BUT remember it is mainly an adult race and all legs will be TD5 (green standard) and will be of adult course length. 
A team comprises of either 5 or 7 members (to defend our title we need 7 runners with ages that match the handicap). This covers day and night legs of varying difficulty.  Entries need to be in by 14th May so could you please contact Sarah Watkins if you’re interested asap and no later than the 7th May.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) 29.04.07 www.sroc.org webteam
As you may have heard, the current Webmaster, David Kesby, will be handing over the job before moving south at the end of May.  The new set up is an expanded webteam who will play different parts in maintaining the website.  The new webteam system will start in the next few weeks, although as readers of the website, you are likely not to notice any change initially.  All email can be sent to webmaster@sroc.org as normal.  Any emails to this address will be forwarded to the right member of the team.  If you wish to send an email to everyone in the team, then use webteam@sroc.org which will be sent to every team member.  Once the team takes over in full confirmation of who is doing what will be announced.     

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SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) 22.04.07 Congratulations Becca
The Future Champions Cup final held in the Midlands today.  Becca Roberts was overall series winner, and winner of the finals weekend as well.  This means that she will have secured a place on the JWOC team in Australia in July.  Better get some sunglasses ready Becca!

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) 22.04.07 Simpson Ground - Results
Check out the results from today's District event.  We've also set up Route Gadget for this event.  This is a great way to compare your routes with others and to view how you competed with a nifty animation!  Why not add your own route, and see how this will help your technique (and have a bit of fun too!)   

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) 22.04.07 SROC Cycle Ride - 13th May
Martyn and Sue Roome are organising a cycle ride from Clitheroe on 13th May, when there is no other orienteering events laid on.  This was a great success last year - you can see the photo's if you want! See fixtures for more.    

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SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) 15.04.07 District Event - Simpsons Ground
Just a reminder of this event on 22nd April to the east of Windermere.  Simpsons Ground is classic Lake District wood and fell, and is a fantastic area for challenging orienteering at all levels.  With other Lake District amenities local for after the event, why not bring your friends and family and make a day of it?

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) 15.04.07 Summer Series coming soon
It's been great to see so many newcomers to this winter's Street League.  Well, for all those people and anyone else out there who enjoys getting out in the evening for some orienteering, we have the answer for you come June 13th.  Five events have been organised for June and early July by both SROC and SELOC for this year's Summer League.  Like Street League, it provides a competitive, yet informal orienteering event, but without the frosts and tarmac!  This is done on balmy summer's evenings or on Sunday mornings in wood/park land.  So check out the Fixtures and put the five dates in your diary.   

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SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) 09.04.07 JK Wins for SROC
Congratulations to all those who gained excellent positions on the various days of JK.  This includes Saturday's victories by Becca Roberts (1st), Jacob Roberts (4th), Quentin Harding (4th), Martyn Roome (1st), Helen Ockenden (1st) Ann Ockenden, Lisa Quickfall (4th), Katrin Harding (2nd), Flora Hetheringon (2nd), Sunday's victories by Quentin Harding (3rd), Martyn Roome (1st), Dick Collins, (4th), Helen Ockenden (1st), Ann Ockenden (2nd), Kira Browne (2nd), LIsa Quickfall (4th), Katrin Harding (2nd), Flora Hetherington (2nd), and Becca Roberts (1st), and in the Relays well done to the SROC Steady Team (4th) and the SROC and Run team (3rd).  If there are any other successes that you think are worth mentioning, that have been left out, please let the Webmaster know.  

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SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) 01.04.07 Longer Evenings - Wednesday Runs!
The forwarding of the clocks heralds the start of the Wednesday evening runs in SROC.  All the runs are on the fixtures list.  They are a lovely run - for all capabilities - and held in some of the most beautiful countryside Lancashire has to offer.  So try them out, and take a few pennies for some socialising afterwards. 

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) 01.04.07 Great Results for SROC at BUSA
Two SROC members had excellent results at the British University Sports Association Orienteering Championships 2007.  Becca Roberts came in with a fantastic 2nd place on the Women's A course whilst David Roome had a great 8th place on the Men's A course.  Well done both of them from the club.  

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