SROC sprint series 1

Tuesday 24th May 11

Clitheroe Castle. GR SD739414. Start times for qualifier 6.30-7pm. Final following qualifier.
Registration and download will be in the car park.
Start and Finish for both the prologue and final will be 50m from the car park, crossing a main road – please take care.
The prologue map will be 1:2000 and will cover Castle Fields Park only. The final map will be 1:4000 and will cover the park and part of the town centre. Because part of area is very detailed a small portion will be reproduced on the map at 1:2000.
Meet afterwards for a drink and post mortem in the “Brown Cow” – 400m from the event (and on the map).
Overall results determined by the total time for the 2 races. Fees £3/£1. Discount for entering the series in advance - see details. Organiser Mike Ormerod 01200 429892 or email

Come and test your running speed and mental agility at 6 weekday evening events in May, June & July.
Each event in the series follows a similar format: a short prologue,* start times 6.30—7.00 pm, followed soon after by full-on head to head racing in the reverse-order final! Fastest from the prologue start last in the final, making for an exciting finish as runners twist and turn around the course.
This format closely replicates the experience of a major sprint orienteering race whilst still fitting easily into an evening and allowing time for socialising, eating and drinking at the post event venue.

Event 1 Tue 24th May Clitheroe Castle — New Area!
Event 2 Tue 7th June Williamson Park, Lancaster
Event 3 Mon 13th June Salt Ayre, Lancaster
Event 4 Tue 21st June Yarrow Valley, Chorley
Event 5 Tue 5th July Lancaster University — New map
Event 6 Tue 12th July University of Cumbria — New map

Points will be awarded at each event, based on position, and age class prizes (Junior 14–, Open and Vet 55+) for the series will be awarded at the SROC Club Picnic on 16th July at Barrowfield near Kendal. Scoring system: 1st 60 points, 2nd 55, 3rd 51, 4th 48, 5th 46, 6th 45, 7th 44 . . .50th 1point

This series is open to all, whether or not you are a member of SROC.

Fees: £3 adults, £1 juniors/students per event. Enter all the series for the price of 4 events (i.e. £12 adults, £4 juniors) either at the first event or by emailing by 23rd May. Pay at the event. If you miss the first event you may still enter the remaining 5 for the price of 4.

SI electronic punching, pre-printed waterproof maps.

*The prologue is suitable for beginners and experienced alike. There may be age/experience restrictions on some finals. Expected winning times are about 10 minutes for the prologue and 15 minutes for the final, i.e about 25 minutes total for each event. Volunteer control collectors welcome!


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