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.
Now that a few lucky members have their own "SI air" dibbers, here is a little information about using them:
The controls have all been updated to work with the new SIAC dibbers. The sequence at the start is CLEAR then CHECK (to activate them - they should then give their little flashes every 30s). (Hopefully all planners will remember to put the SIAC CHECK box out.) However, note that the START box will still need an old-fashioned dib/punch as we've had problems with SAICs either not starting properly or starting too early as people potter about in the vicinity of the START box chatting / getting the map ready, etc. (so Roger has changed the START back to an ordinary control box).
Happy faster dibbing...
... for kindly hosting this year's Cumbria Schools Orienteering Championships (Secondary) at the Muncaster Galoppen this weekend. For a brief report and links to the results, click here.
WCOC have a British Champion - congratulations to Alastair Thomas, M16!
The weekend also produced Relay Team successes, with podium positions for:
Junior Ad Hoc: Ben Goodwin, Wilfrid Teasdale & Joe Goodwin (BRONZE)W14: Caitlin Irving, Carys Thomas & Rosie Spencer (SILVER)M18: Daniel Spencer, Ben Breeze & Alastair Thomas (SILVER)W40: Lynne Thomas, Ange Jackson & Catherine Wetherfield (BRONZE)Men's Short: Matthew Vokes, Simon Hunter & Michael Billinghurst (SILVER)
(See WCOC Facebook page for more photos.)
Well done to all the WCOC members who braved the mud at today's Northern Champs near Whitby. There were many good performances, but congratulations for outstanding results go to W14 Champion Caitlin Irving, W16 Champion Niamh Hunter, M16 Champion Alastair Thomas and M21 Champion Matthew Vokes (who was also impressively 3rd in the World Ranking Event)!
For full results click here.
Well done to all the WCOC members who crossed the Pennines to take part in this year's JK competition around Yorkshire. Some fantastic results included Golds for our junior relay teams on W48- (Caitlin, Rosie and Niamh) and M48- (Ben, Daniel and Alastair), Golds for Alastair (M16) and Jenny (W18L) and Bronzes for Niamh (W16) and Daniel (M16) overall individual, and Silver for Alastair (M16) at the sprint. For full results, click here.
Congratulations to the WCOC members who made the trip to the Northern Night Champs hosted by MDOC last night. There were Golds for Niamh Hunter (W16), Simon Hunter (M45), Rosie Spencer (W14) and Daniel Spencer (M16), Silver for Vanessa Brierley (W45) and Bronze for Carys Thomas (W14). All those night events we do clearly produce results - well done everyone!
Congratulations to Anne Burbidge - this year's WCOC Club Chase Overall Winner - who had a great run and held off stiff competition from an experienced and talented field! Congratulations also to the winners of each course - Hannah Birkinshaw (Yellow), Lily Regan (Orange), Louis Morris (Light Green), Sid Thomas (Green), Ben Breeze (Blue) and Andy Bradley (Brown).
Many thanks to planner and organiser Alan Irving, along with his helpers on the day. (More pictures on Facebook.)
Many thanks to Niamh Hunter for planning and organising a great event around the streets of Cockermouth last night. Niamh says a big Thank You to everyone who came (and especially those who helped out) - together you raised £163.22 for NWJS juniors!
More upcoming Christmas Charity events (for more details, and other events, see the Events page):
Sunday 27th Dec Binsey Fell - 11 to 12 am
Congratulations to all WCOC members who competed at Galoppen events over the past year and helped win the "Borrowdale Trophy" (the inter-club competition for Cumbrian orienteering clubs) once again - for trophy results, click here.
Well done to WCOC individual course winners; Steve Birkinshaw (Brown), Daniel Spencer (Blue), Niamh Hunter and Ben Breeze (Green), Catherine Wetherfield (Short Green), Rosie Spencer and Henry Teasdale (Light Green), and Myrtle Ashworth and Wilf Teasdale (Yellow) - for individual results click here.
Congratulations to all the WCOC members who made the long trip to Sandringham this weekend for the British Schools Championships. They earned a FANTASTIC result, winning the Large Secondary Schools' trophy (beating rivals Ulverston Victoria by just one point). As part of this success, there were lots of great year group and individual results - Gold for the Y13 girls' team of Katie, Jenn and Kate (winning their age group for an incredible 6th year running!); Gold for the Y9 girls' team of Rosie, Lily and Issy; and Silver for the Y11 boys' team of Alastair, Daniel and Joe; individual Golds for Alastair (Y11) and Rosie (Y9); Silver for Niamh (Y10) and Bronzes for Katie (Y13), Joe (Y10) and Daniel (Y11). A huge thank you to the dedicated teachers who took them! For full results click here.
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