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.
The annual Spook-O, a scary trail for children, will be on the 28th October.
Details here: http://wcoc.co.uk/event/spook-o-1
To make entries even more convenient (and save the club some processing payment fees) we have set up the ability to prepay for Thursday evening events.
This credit is only available for use on Thursday events and not for Galoppens, etc.
To purchase the credit go to https://racesignup.co.uk/site/event.php?eventid=2047
You can buy one block of £50 credit for each person you have inside your account. This credit is then shared by anyone within your account. (For example if you have 4 family members, you can purchase one prepayment for a member of your account and all 4 are able to use this credit. Or you could buy multiple, but each prepayment must be for a different member. Again the toal credit is available to be used by anyone in the account.)
Any questions please contact steholmes (at) gmail.com.
Congratulations to all the WCOC members who travelled to the Scottish and / or British Night Championships recently, and particularly to the following who produced good perfomances:
Scottish - (Findhorn Dunes nr Moray): There were some familiar names competing with wins in M and W20 for Daniel Spencer and Niamh Hunter. Jamie Rennie was 2nd on M50; Charlie Rennie was 5th on M18 and Daisy Rennie was 3rd on W14.
British - (Hambleton Estate nr Henley-on-Thames): More top results - wins for Joe Sunley M18 and Mike Billinghurst M60; 2nd places for Daisy Rennie W14, Caitlin Irving W18 and Susan Skinner W55; and 3rd for Janette McHendry W50S.
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.
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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