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.
Please get you entries to Alan our Team Captain asap or reply to Roger's latest newsletter. You need to specify the course you will be running.NOTE: We are currently very short of volunteers to help on the day. Red and White Teams please email Ange or Chris if you can help out. Any other offers of help from Blue will not be turned away :)!
The planner has checked this afternoon, and it seems possible to get to the event parking via Braithwaite, the Swindale Inn and Stair (rather than having to go round via Grange).
Please note that the Portinscale to Catbells road on the west side of Derwent Water is very likely to be closed due to roadworks. Traffic is being diverted via Grange, adding an extra 10-15 minutes to the journey. There may be an alternative via Stair in Newlands, but this may be closed too. It is also narrow and may not be any quicker - we need to be mindful of local traffic. No signage to the event will be in place because of this.
Make sure that you leave plenty of time to get to the event!
Don't forget, a prize giving for the end of the winter Night Series will take place between 8:30 and 9:00pm in the Coledale Inn, Braithwaite after this event.
Starting on Tuesday 10th March 6-30-7.30pm, WCOC will be running a series of 4 coaching sessions (fun games and activities) to introduce primary school age children and their parents to the sport of orienteering.
If you have never tried this fantastic family sport before, come and give it a go. If you have already tried it and want to improve your skills, come along. The sessions are for children and adults to enjoy and learn together. No experience needed, just a positive attitude! Kit needed – just trainers and clothes to be active in – no high heels!
More details, and a map of where to find us (!) on the Events page.
Congratulations to all the WCOC members who travelled to Cannock Chase for the Midland Champs today. Notable results included Alastair Thomas and Daniel Spencer 1st and 3rd on M16A, Mike Pearson 2nd on M70L, Carys Thomas 3rd on W12A, Rosie Spencer 4th W14A, Lynne Thomas 2nd W45L, and Vanessa Brierley 2nd W45S. For full results visit The Walton Chasers website.
Great results for Alastair Thomas, winning the M16 course (by 3 minutes), and Mike Billinghurst (5th M50), who were part of the England team which once again won the "Interland" competition (held this weekend in the "picturesque and intricate Surrey hills"). Congratulations also to Lynne Thomas for her win on W45L at the Southern Champs (held alongside Interland) - could she be convinced to run for England...?
Many thanks to Catherine Wetherfield for organising an excellent Club Social last night, and to Kim and Howard Leslie for the superb and well supported Club Chase this morning. Thanks also to all the helpers who gave up...
Thanks very much to Lynne for a fantastic end of year coaching session this morning, and well done to all the juniors (and seniors) who braved the cold! For a taste of the fun, click here.
Well done the the following WCOC members who have been selected to run for England in Surrey next February - Alastair Thomas (M16), Charlotte Watson (W21) and Helen Winskill (W40).
Well done to ALL club members for success over the year at the Galoppen series. Final total club scores: 1st - WCOC 15559, 2nd - LOC 13980, 3rd - BL 10243, 4th - WAROC 3468. So the much coveted Borrowdale Trophy stays in West Cumbria for yet another year! Click here for final positions. Click here for scores from all ten events.
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