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 2017 AGM will be held at Wild Zucchinis bistro, Station Street, Cockermouth at 7.00pm on Thurs 19 Oct. Please let Lesley know by Mon 16 Oct if you are able to attend (so that we can organise food). After the formal business of the AGM we will be having a delicious bistro style meal before splitting into groups to discuss issues on future developments of WCOC (see Agenda). Please read the Annual Reports, then come if you can to give your support and make a valuable contribution to the future success of WCOC.
For those who missed the talk by Joss Naylor at the very popular "Pie & Pea" club social yesterday, here are the slides that were shown.
Many thanks to Catherine for organising the social, to Steve for a great (and superbly attended) event beforehand around Keswick, and to Tony for acting as master of ceremonies.
England took the win by just 3 points at the Junior Home Internationals in Dolgellau, mid-Wales at the weekend 7-8 October. They went into the lead after the individual day on Saturday, and although Scotland put up a good fight, winning both Junior Men’s & Women’s Relays on Sunday, England won overall. Congratulations to the WCOC Juniors who were selected for the England Team and produced some brilliant results - Niamh and Joe H won their courses, with Alastair second and Caitlin third. For full results see MWOC.
Entries are now open for this year's Copeland Chase, on 12th Nov on a newly extended map including Threlkeld Knotts and High Brow. Score format this year with time limits of 4hr, 3hr, 2hr and 1hr - you choose your challenge. Seniors and Juniors welcome (but bear in mind time of year and exposed nature of the area).
For those of you who have not already noticed, have a look at:
Coaching (available from the Navigation tab on the Home page and also on the Members page) - relevant articles and upcoming coaching sessions
Hall of Fame (on Members page) - lists WCOC successes over the past 10 years
Junior Fundraising and Grants - information about what WCOC Juniors do and support they receive
Congratulations to the three WCOC junior teams who travelled to the midlands for this year's Peter Palmer relays - and returned with the trophy again, along with a second place in the Joan George competition! Many thanks to COBOC for organising and planning, and of course all the coaches and parents at WCOC who make such great achievements possible.
Click here for the latest update on how WCOC are celebrating our 50th anniversary.
Well done to everyone from WCOC who travelled to the Scottish 6 day event in Royal Deeside 30th July - 5th August.
There were some great results throughout the week on individual days, and congratulations to the following who all finished in the top 10 (and some in the top 3!) overall - Catherine Wetherfield (6th W50S), Sue Skinner (5th W50L), Niamh Hunter (7th W18L), Rosie Spencer (7th W16A), Caitlin Irving (5th W14A), Carys Thomas (9th W14A), Isabel Sunley (2nd W12A), Mike Pearson (4th M70L), Roger Thomas (8th M55S), Daniel Spencer (9th M18L), Joe Hudd (1st M14A) and Wilf Teasdale (3rd M12A).
Congratulations to all the WCOC members who took part in the SLMM this weekend based in Ennerdale. Successes included Lynne Thomas and Jo Cleary (1st FV on Harter Fell), Niamh and Simon Hunter (2nd overall and 1st MIX on Harter Fell), Kate Charles and John Slater (2nd MIXV on Kirkfell), and Matt and Phil Vokes (4th on Bowfell).
Further congratulation to Alastair Thomas who represented GB this weekend at EYOC in Slovakia. He came 23rd on the Sprint, 14th on the Long, and 8th in the Relays - an impressive set of results!
(Apologies to anyone missed out - as always, please get in touch if you have news of WCOC members' achievements...)
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