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.
This Sunday morning (11-12noon), take a break from those hectic Christmas preparations (!) for a fun run around the church and meadows by the river at Camerton. Ideal for novices, newcomers, and experienced orienteers alike. (Forecast is good, but it is winter so please come prepared for bad weather.)
For full details, click here.
Congratulations to the following WCOC members who finished with top scores in the Galoppen series this year - Isaac Hunter (Yellow), Hannah Birkinshaw and Wilf Teasdale (Orange), Jess Breeze and Henry Teasdale (Light Green), Liz Elliott and Syd Thomas (Short Green), and Simon Hunter (Brown). Despite these excellent results, WCOC were not able to retain the Borrowdale Trophy, which instead returns to LOC for the first time since 2002. For full results, click here.
Congratulations also to the following WCOC juniors who have been selected to represent England at the World Schools Orienteering Championships in Italy next April: Caitlin Irving, Ben Breeze, Rosie Spencer, Niamh Hunter, Louis Morris, Joe Goodwin, Zac Hudd, Alastair Thomas and Daniel Spencer.
Congratulations to all the WCOC juniors who ran at BSOC today representing QEGS, Keswick School and Cockermouth School.
Indivudual results - top ten placings for; Issy Sunley (1st Y7G), Clare Rodger (5th Y8G), Caitlin Irving (1st Y9G), Carys Thomas (3rd Y9G), Rosie Spencer (2nd Y10G), Lily Regan (4th Y10G), Izzy Greenwood (6th Y10G), Niamh Hunter (4th Y11G), Wilf Teasdale (4th Y7B), Oliver Heron-Southward (2nd Y8B), Alastair Thomas (1st Y12B), Zac Hudd (3rd Y12B), Dan Spencer (4th Y12B), and Joe Goodwin (10th Y12B).
Team results; wins for Cockermouth Y10 Girls and Y12 Boys, second place for Keswick Y9 Girls.
School results: Cockermouth WIN Large Secondary School (for the second year running)!
For full results, click here.
We have one more WCOC coaching date coming up before Christmas:
17th December 1030-1230 Whinlatter TBC TD1-5 Christmas Skills!
For more information or to sign up please contact - lynn...@yahoo.co.uk
Note - there will be both junior and adult groups, so let Lynne know and come and hone those skills!
Congratulations to the WCOC members who took part in this year's OMM in South West Scotland. Notable successes for Alan Irving 1st Vet team on Short Score, Lynne Thomas and Martin Skinner 1st Mix Vet team on the Short Score, Steve Birkinshaw 5th on Elite, Ray Johnstone 21st on C Course, and Rob Stein 11th on Long Score. (Full results on the OMM website.)
Congratulations to the England Team (including WCOC members Caitlin, Niamh, Rosie, Alastair and Daniel - and soon to be member Zac) who have won this year's Ward Junior Home Internationals in the North-East, beating Scotland into second place. Individual day highlights (Saturday) - Alastair and Daniel 1st and 2nd M16, Niamh 2nd W16. Relay highlights (Sunday) - Niamh 1st team (Women), Daniel 2nd team (Men) and Zac 3rd team (Men) For full results, click here.
Congratulations to the WCOC members who braved the wind to compete in the RAB Mountain Marathon south of Kirkby Stephen this weekend. Notable results included 1st Female Vets team for Lynne and partner (Short Score), 2nd overall (1st Vet) for Martin (Course C - individual), and 1st Male Vets team for Alan and partner (Short Score). (Full results.)
Congratulations to the eight WCOC Juniors (Niamh, Rosie, Caitlin, Ben B, Daniel, Alastair, Joe S and Henry) who helped the North-West to second place overall in the JIRCs this weekend near Aberdeen. Follow these links for individual and overall results and relay results.
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Congratulations to the WCOC junior teams who took part in the "Peter Palmer" relays this weekend hosted by LEI. The overall winners were WCOC Wanderers (Herbie, Henry, Joe S, Caitlin, Rosie, Ben B, Daniel and Alastair) who finished a stunning 13 minutes ahead of 2nd placed SYO. WCOC Warriors (Jonty, Wilf, Oliver, Jess, Carys, Ben G, Louis and Joe G) came an impressive 3rd in the Joan George trophy competition (for teams with a total orienteering age up to 90). Many thanks to Lynne, Jeff, Catherine and Vanessa for taking all these juniors - sleep well tonight everyone!
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