West Cumberland Orienteering Club is based in the Western half of the English Lake District. We host events on a weekly basis from informal Thursday nights to district or regional events held at weekends. Everyone is welcome to try the sport.
Join us at the next of this winter's Night Series events this Thursday on the shores of beautiful Buttermere. Small but intricate woodland will offer a great navigational challenge. Three courses will be on offer to cater for all abilities including accompanied children. Let’s hope we’re blessed with some more frosty clear weather. These events are open to all - no need to be a member of the club- although we’d love you to join us. Just turn up and find the car registering runners. More details about parking etc on the event page - click here.
Congratulations to WCOC who retained the coveted "Borrowdale Trophy" in 2019 with a clear margin over LOC in second, closely followed by BL in third.
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The Ennerdale (Bowness Knott and Gillerthwaite) permanent courses have been closed, because of earlier than expected forestry work. Checkpoints vulnerable to the thinning work have been removed. The courses at Bleach Green remain open. We hope to reopen the Ennerdale ones in spring next year, possibly in a different form. Please give us your thoughts on what you'd like to see in the valley. See Wild Ennerdale for contact information.
Congratulations to all the WCOC Juniors who made the journey south of London to compete at this year's Peter Palmer Junior Relays - hosted by "Sax". Once again they return with the trophy as overall winners, as well as an impressive 3rd in the Joan George competition for younger teams. Many thanks to all the adults who took them, and to the club for its continued support. Next year WCOC host this event at Hawse End - can our talented juniors make it 5 in row?!
WCOC's Summer Evening Event Series concluded last week with an event at Whinlatter and a post event presentation in the Coledale Inn. Thanks to loads of people for making the series happen. Congratulations to all the junior and senior winners - left to right: Emma, Wilf, Liz, Ben G, Ian, Rosie and George - Eva, Niamh and Daniel were not able to be there.
After six days of competition an overall position depends on your position in your best four races. Michael Pearson was first on M75, Henry Teasdale (M16B) and Jess Breeze (W18S). Seconds for Joe Hudd (M16), Daniel Spencer (M20) & Caitlin Irving (W16). Third place for Tony Duncan (M75) and Roger Thomas (M55S). Fourth place for Niamh Hunter (W20L). Fifth for Joe Sunley (M16). Sixth place for Michael Billinghurst (M55) & Ange Jackson (W40S). Seventh place for Wilfrid Teasdale (M14) & Liz Elliott (W70). And in the top ten with ninth place, Isaac Hunter (M12), Charlie Rennie (M16) & Richard Cummings (M60S). Impressive!
Well done to all the WCOC members who ran in the Saunders Lakeland Mountain Marathon this weekend, and congratulations to the following: Matt and Phil Vokes, pairs winner on Scafell class, Steve Birkinshaw solo winner on Scafell, Jamie and Charlie winners on Harter Fell, Louis and Ben second on Harter Fell. and Martin and Simon fifth (and Vets winners) on Fairfield - impressive stuff!
JK weekend:Finally the results are published. Congratulations to the two junior teams who made it to the podium. The M48- team of Joe Sunley, Charlie Rennie and Joe Hudd won, and the M/W40- team of Issy Sunley, Myrtle Ashworth and Daisy Rennie were placed second. Brilliant results!
Well done to everyone who made the journey to snowy (and sunny) South Yorkshire today for the Northern Champs hosted by SYO at Wharncliffe Woods. Congratulations to Issy Sunley (2nd W14), Caitlin Irving (1st W16), Niamh Hunter (2nd W20E), Ash Boothroyd (2nd M10), Joe Hudd (2nd M16), Alastair Thomas (2nd M20E) and Mike Pearson (2nd M75), along with many other top 10 placings. For full results, click here.
Congratulations also to Charlie and Joe who were part of the England Team which successfully regained the Interland trophy in Northern France this weekend.
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