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.
As part of the "Go Active Weekend", WCOC are offering an introduction to orienteering at Vulcan Park in Workington on Saturday. Bring family and friends along to have a go for FREE, any time between 10:30am and 1:30pm. Click here for more information.
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.
The 2016 WCOC AGM will be held at Wild Zucchinis bistro (Station Street, Cockermouth) on 20th October with a new format this year. We are hoping that the membership will attend and join in discussion groups to shape the future of WCOC. The AGM meeting format will be shorter to allow more time for discussion. More details will appear on the website shortly, but click here for copies of the 2015 AGM Minutes, and the 2016 AGM Agenda.
Do you shop online? Do it through easyfundraising.org.uk and raise a free donation for WCOC Junior Squad every time you shop! Click here to sign up (Ask Lynne or David if you have any questions). Happy shopping!
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!
Hot off the press is the England team for the Junior Home Internationals (JHIs) taking place in the North East in October - we have 5 Juniors involved - Caitlin, Rosie, Niamh, Alastair and Daniel. Brilliant news - well done everyone!
More good news is that Niamh and Daniel have been selected to join GB Talent Squad and will be joining Alastair for the monthly training sessions. Congratulations!
Next year is the Club's 50th anniversary. Several orienteering and social events are planned to celebrate our golden anniversary. For a flavour of the planned programme for 2017, click here (this page will be updated as events and celebrations are finalised and organised).
A great finale to wrap up the summer series. Results now posted. Many thanks as ever to all the event planners.
Many club members have been enticed away from the local delights of Whinlatter Fell and Threlkeld Knotts to give WCOC representation internationally. Well done to the Irvings for making it to O-Ringen 2016, where Caitlin came 87th in new terrain against tough competition. Closer to home, there was success at Croeso (in South Wales) with podium places for Sue Skinner (3rd W50), Rosie Spencer (3rd W14), Roger Thomas (3rd M55S), and Wilf Teasdale (2nd M12), along with top ten finishes for Isabel Sunley (4th W12), Carys Thomas (4th W14), Lynne Thomas (4th W45), Catherine Wetherfield (4th W50S), Joe Sunley (9th M14), Simon Hunter (5th M45), and Ian Teasdale (8th M55S).
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