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.
Whilst we have not yet had clarification from British Orienteering, it is very unlikely that WCOC events will happen in November due to Covid19 restrictions. Certainly this Thursday’s event (Slate Fell) and the Copeland Chase planned for this Sunday have been postponed. Please keep checking website/Facebook/club newsletter for further info.
Great news! From 5th Nov (at Slate Fell) WCOC will be continuing their regular Thursday orienteering night - http://www.wcoc.co.uk/futureevents. Club members have been working behind the scenes to make this possible. As everyone will expect, things will continue to be a little different.
What to expect:
British Orienteering has announced that orienteering will return to England on 1st August 2020 (subject to any further restrictions that may be imposed by the government).
British Orienteering will release Return to Orienteering Guidelines [England] by the 13th July 2020 to support clubs and the orienteering community across England in bringing a safe return to grassroots orienteering.
We have decided to postpone the meeting planned for 8th July until Wednesday 15th July to await the guidance on moving forward from BOF.
Please click here for information from BOF about the resumption of orienteering.
Please click here for information from BOF about potentially relevant webinars - next one Tues 19th May 7:30pm.
The following message was from British Orienteering (17th March 2020):
It is with great sadness that we are now in a position where all orienteering activities in the UK have to be suspended with immediate effect.We are aware that the Coranvirus outbreak is a very fluid and rapidly changing situation. We all, therefore, continue to follow advice from the Public Health England, the World Health Organisation and both local and national governments on this matter and will keep the orienteering community updated as appropriate.We know how great the sport is at supporting each other and we ask that you continue to pull together (albeit virtually) during this difficult time. We will do our best to get you back in the forests as soon as it is safe to do so.Finally, we ask that you continue to follow the government's guidance on how to prevent the spread of Coronavirus. Please stay safe and support each other during this hard time.Best wishes, Peter Hart (Chief Executive, British Orienteering)
Congratulations to all the WCOC members who travelled to the Scottish and / or British Night Championships recently, and particularly to the following who produced good perfomances:
Scottish - (Findhorn Dunes nr Moray): There were some familiar names competing with wins in M and W20 for Daniel Spencer and Niamh Hunter. Jamie Rennie was 2nd on M50; Charlie Rennie was 5th on M18 and Daisy Rennie was 3rd on W14.
British - (Hambleton Estate nr Henley-on-Thames): More top results - wins for Joe Sunley M18 and Mike Billinghurst M60; 2nd places for Daisy Rennie W14, Caitlin Irving W18 and Susan Skinner W55; and 3rd for Janette McHendry W50S.
Unfortunately, as a consequence of C19, this year's Peter Palmer Junior Team Relays (which were due to be hosted by WCOC at Hawse End near Keswick this September) have been cancelled.
Congratulations to WCOC who retained the coveted "Borrowdale Trophy" in 2019 with a clear margin over LOC in second, closely followed by BL in third.
The Ennerdale (Bowness Knott and Gillerthwaite) permanent courses have been closed, because of earlier than expected forestry work. Checkpoints vulnerable to the thinning work have been removed. The courses at Bleach Green remain open. We hope to reopen the Ennerdale ones in spring next year, possibly in a different form. Please give us your thoughts on what you'd like to see in the valley. See Wild Ennerdale for contact information.
Congratulations to all the WCOC Juniors who made the journey south of London to compete at this year's Peter Palmer Junior Relays - hosted by "Sax". Once again they return with the trophy as overall winners, as well as an impressive 3rd in the Joan George competition for younger teams. Many thanks to all the adults who took them, and to the club for its continued support. Next year WCOC host this event at Hawse End - can our talented juniors make it 5 in row?!
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