July 2007

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) 31.07.07   Yvette Baker Trophy again

Apologies to the many people wondering when the Yvette Baker Trophy North West qualifier will take place (see 29.07.07 news item below).  It will be on Sunday 21st October 2007.  If you want to know more about how the YBT works, visit this page on the BO website.

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SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) 30.07.07   Top SROC veterans selected!

England selections for the Veteran Home Internationals were announced today.  Congratulations to Julian Lailey, selected in the M60 class, and to Quentin Harding who is reserve in M45.


SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) 30.07.07   Important note to all 6 days competitors

Everyone should by now have received their programs and bibs, showing start times. You should also have received a letter explaining an error with these times. This affects all bibs, so if you haven't received the letter, look at it on the Scottish 6 Days website.

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SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) 29.07.07   Yvette Baker Trophy advance warning

It may seem a long way off now, but our Club Captain Sarah Watkins is right to give advance warning of the North West qualifier for the Yvette Baker Trophy, the national club competition for juniors. We need a good junior turnout so make sure this event is in your diary: BL District Event

Incorporating Yvette Baker Trophy Preliminary Round. Cumbrian Galoppen event at Faulds Brow. Parking at GR NY 302 407, 2km NW of Caldbeck, which is about 12 km NW from J41 on M6. No dogs on the area. Starts 10.30 to 12.30. Electronic punching. Fees 6/2.

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SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) 28.07.07   O-zone website launched!

A new website created to support the Lancaster O-zone was officially launched today, after undergoing testing over the last two weeks. Some of the O-zone pages are already linked into the SROC website, but you won't necessarily notice this as the two sites are of similar appearance. You can visit the O-zone at any time by clicking on the O-zone logo on the right.

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SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) 26.07.07   2007-08 Street League fixtures

Night Street League coordinator Glenys Ferguson has announced the dates and areas to be used for the next season of this popular series. Fuller details will follow nearer to the beginning of the series, which runs from October through to March.  Look out for one or two new areas, previously unused for orienteering, plus the return of a few favourites.

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SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) 24.07.07   New forums need members

The new SROC forums are starting to be used, but they need more active members. If you haven't had a look yet, please follow the menu bar link "Message Board" above. For the benefit of SROC members who have specialist roles within the club there are also several private forums. If you would like to join the Webteam, Committee or Event Organisation forums just register as normal and drop an email to the webteam so that your name can be added to the relevant user list.

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SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) 22.07.07   Photo Gallery almost ready

The latest development on the SROC website is now undergoing testing and evaluation. You can take a look at the Gallery at any time by clicking on the "Photo Gallery" icon on the menu bar. This will be the place to come after events to check out the latest pictures. We intend to make it as easy as possible to add you own photos; if you have any you would like to share with the rest of the club, or if you have any comments about the Gallery, please contact the webteam.

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SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) 21.07.07   Autumn Series fixtures published

Details of the five events forming the Autumn Series are now available on the fixtures pages, or by following the picture link.  The first four events are all on Saturday afternoons, in or close to Lancaster, and are squarely aimed at attracting newcomers to the sport.  Each will also have a course aimed at more experienced orienteeers, and scores will go towards a league with prizes! The final event in the series will be the Helsington Barrows District Event.


SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) 21.07.07   New SROC Message Board!

The long awaited return of the SROC Message board has happened today!  To chat about recent or forthcoming events, arrange lifts, discuss routes or whatever, join the new SROC Forums (opens in a new window).  You can access the forums at any time by clicking on the "Message Board" icon on the menu bar above.

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SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) 18.07.07   Club League & Galoppen scores

Club statistician Bob Nash has been busy crunching the numbers and has produced a set of tables for the current scores in the Club League and Galoppen.  He has also updated the lists of colour and badge standards achieved to date.  Any queries or corrections to Bob.

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SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) 14.07.07   Club Picnic rewarded with good weather

The Club Picnic was blessed with rare July sunshine today.  Club members of all ages, plus a visiting Norwegian contingent, enjoyed a varied challenge set by Steve Wrigley in the intricate terrain of Ulpha Fell.  An al fresco feast rounded off the day.  Results are here.

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SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) 11.07.07   Club Picnic on Saturday14th July

As this will be a mass start score event, please arrive in plenty of time to register (from 1pm), in time for the start at 2pm.  For the picnic itself, as well as food remember to bring something to eat off and with!  Also something to sit on.  Details of the location are on the fixtures list.  Entry is free, and is open to friends or family wanting to try out the sport.  There will be presentations for the Summer Series winners and the junior badge awards listed below.


SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) 11.07.07   Congratulations!

The following junior club members have gained orienteering awards which will be presented at the Club Picnic on Saturday 14th July:  BOF National badge scheme Championship standard to Helen Ockenden, Kira Browne, Katrin Harding, Zoe Harding and Chris Nash.  Gold to Matt Nash and John Ockenden, Silver to Anne Ockenden and Bronze to Ben Selby, Hazel Browne and Rebecca Quickfall.  Colour standard for Yellow to Anne Ockenden and Helen Ockenden, Light Green to John Ockenden and Jenny Tynan and Blue to Sandy Hetherington.

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SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) 06.07.07   Nether Kellet School Summer Fair

A good number of primary school children, plus a few adults, enjoyed evening sunshine at the Nether Kellet Primary School Summer Fair today.  In between burgers from the barbeque and a turn on the bouncy castle, many had two or more goes at the tricky sprint-o style course.  See the results and splits.

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SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) 05.07.07 Junior Home Internationals selections

Congratulations to SROC junior committee rep and North West Junior Squad member Katrin Harding, who has been selected to represent England in the JHIs to be held in Northern Ireland in September.  See the full team on the BO news page.


SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) 05.07.07   Good Luck to Becca in Oz!

Becca Roberts, top SROC junior and member of the British Squad is in Australia preparing for the Junior World Orienteering Championships, which open on Saturday 7th July.  Keep up to date with her progress on the JWOC website.

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SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) 04.07.07   SROC Club Picnic Ulpha Fell

Remember the Club Picnic will be on Saturday 14th July at Ulpha Fell, not far from Whitbarrow.  Start at 2pm with Jacobs Join Picnic afterwards. Contact Steve or Marion on 01524 32832, who would like to hear from volunteers to help with placing controls on the day, putting up signage and car parking.

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SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) 03.07.07   Are you a Summer Series winner?
Find out now by reading the final league table.  Well done to all the winners, and a big welcome to the many newcomers who cut their orienteering teeth on one or other of the recent events.  Prizes for all class winners will be presented at the Club Picnic - as if you needed another reason to go to this fun event!

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SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) 02.07.07   Club Picnic less than two weeks away
The annual SROC Club Picnic will be held at the delightful South Lakeland location of Ulpha Fell near Meathop, on Saturday 14th July. This little area has some great technical terrain, and has been used for elite short races in the past.  The format will be a mass start score event, starting at 2pm, so come in plenty of time to register.  This will be followed by a Jacob's Join picnic, which is a great chance to discuss your run and get to know more members of the club.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) 02.07.07   Beacon Fell Events RouteGadget
Enjoy your Beacon Fell runs all over again by adding your routes to RouteGadget.  Details of events 4 and 5 in the Summer Series have now been uploaded.  The mass start loop race should be fun to watch once a few routes have been added, so add yours today! 

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SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) 01.07.07   Summer Series event 5
The last event in the current series was held at Beacon Fell today.  Bad luck for any late runners caught out in the thunderstorm!  Results are now available, final scores and league positions will be available soon.

SROCkite.gif (2521 bytes) 01.07.07   Technical hitches delayed results
Apologies to anyone seeking the Lancashire Youth Games results on Saturday evening.  Technical problems with the website prevented them from being available straight away.

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