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.
Congratulations to all the runners representing England at the World School Champs in Antalya, Turkey this week, and espcially our very own WCOC juniors Alastair, Niamh and Daniel. They have produced some outstanding individual and team results, including: individual Gold (long distance) and Silver (middle distance) for Alastair, team Gold for the Junior Boys (including Alastair and Daniel) and team Bronze for the Junior Girls (including Niamh)!! Fantastic!!
WCOC were well represented in the relays today at the beautiful Graythwaite Estate, and collectively produced many good runs.
The outstanding team results were a WIN for Daniel, Ben and Alastair on Intermediate Men (M48-), and second places for Henry, Joe and Caitlin in the Mini-Relay and also Helen, Lynne and Kate in Senior Women (W120+). Fantastic!!
(For more pictures, keep an eye on our Facebook page.)
Congratulations to the many WCOC members who ran in and helped at the JK this weekend.
There were lots of excellent results including the following who all finished in the top 10 overall on their courses over days 2 and 3: Carys Thomas 5th W12, Caitlin Irving 9th W12, Kate Skinner 1st W18S, Katrina Hemingway 8th W20E, Helen Winskill 2nd W35, Sue Skinner 5th W50, Catherine Wetherfield 10th W50S, Wilf Teasdale 6th M10, Alastair Thomas 2nd M16, Daniel Spencer 6th M16, John Slater 10th M40, Steve Breeze 3rd M40S, Steve Birkinshaw 3rd M45, Mike Billinghurst 5th M55, Richard Cummings 4th M55S and Mike Pearson 2nd M70.
For full results click here.
Let's see if we can bag a few more podium places at the relays tomorrow...
Well done to all the WCOC juniors who braved illness, injury and the elements to take on the massed ranks of LOC in today's Yvette Baker qualifier at Askham Fell. Despite many good performances (again!) we just missed out on the first place. Many thanks to Vanessa, Junior Team Captain, for her efforts co-ordinating and organising all the entries today (while modelling the very latest in wet weather gear). Make sure you are all fit and well and let's see if we can do even better at the JK next weekend...
For the results from today's event, click here.
For the Yvette Baker Trophy team results, click here.
Congratulations to the strong contingent of WCOC members who made the trip to Leeds for the British Night Championships yesterday. There were many excellent perfomances - highlights being wins for Sue Skinner on W50 and Alastair Thomas on M16. For more results click here.
Congratulations to all the WCOC members who travelled to Cannock Chase for the Midland Champs today. Notable results included Alastair Thomas and Daniel Spencer 1st and 3rd on M16A, Mike Pearson 2nd on M70L, Carys Thomas 3rd on W12A, Rosie Spencer 4th W14A, Lynne Thomas 2nd W45L, and Vanessa Brierley 2nd W45S. For full results visit The Walton Chasers website.
Great results for Alastair Thomas, winning the M16 course (by 3 minutes), and Mike Billinghurst (5th M50), who were part of the England team which once again won the "Interland" competition (held this weekend in the "picturesque and intricate Surrey hills"). Congratulations also to Lynne Thomas for her win on W45L at the Southern Champs (held alongside Interland) - could she be convinced to run for England...?
Many thanks to Catherine Wetherfield for organising an excellent Club Social last night, and to Kim and Howard Leslie for the superb and well supported Club Chase this morning. Thanks also to all the helpers who gave up...
Thanks very much to Lynne for a fantastic end of year coaching session this morning, and well done to all the juniors (and seniors) who braved the cold! For a taste of the fun, click here.
Well done to ALL club members for success over the year at the Galoppen series. Final total club scores: 1st - WCOC 15559, 2nd - LOC 13980, 3rd - BL 10243, 4th - WAROC 3468. So the much coveted Borrowdale Trophy stays in West Cumbria for yet another year! Click here for final positions. Click here for scores from all ten events.
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