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.
BBC's "The Adventure Show" (episode 3) features the sprint and long distance races from WOC this summer (Forres and Glen Affric) - and includes an interview with Charlotte Watson. Only available until October 26th, so catch it soon!
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Several WCOC juniors represented the North-West Junior Squad at the JIRCs this weekend. Their good individual results (click here) contributed to the North-West lying in an impressive third place overall after day one, behind leaders Scotland and just one point adrift of the South-West team. More good runs in the relays (click here), helping the NW to secure an excellent second place overall (click here for results) - congratulations to all the team!
Don't forget to come along to our AGM (22/10/15) to support your club. If you would also like to offer your services and help to the club’s activities, please consider joining the committee. We are a very active club and rely on the input from a large band of volunteers to make it tick.
Congratulations to all the WCOC members who took part in the Northern Championships today at Monks' Road near Malham, and especially to our new Northern Champions - Mike Pearson who won M70, Lynne Thomas who won W45, Phil Winskill who won M35, and Daniel Spencer who won M16. There were many other good results - click here for full listings.
Please note that the date for the Whinlatter Galoppen this autumn has changed from October 4th to November 1st. Extra time to get even fitter...
The final event of the Summer Series was held last night at Coledale in beautiful sunshine, followed by food, drink and prize-giving at the Coledale Inn. Well done to all who took part over the summer, and congratulations to the winners:
Long Course - Matthew Vokes (overall winner), Lynne Thomas (first woman), Niamh Hunter (first junior woman), and Alastair Thomas (first junior man)
Short Course - Roger Thomas (overall winner), Louise Hagan (first woman), Rosie Spencer (first junior woman), and Ben Goodwin (first junior man)
Novice Course - Isabel Sunley (overall winner), Wilf Teasdale (first boy).
Thanks to all the organisers, planners, access officers, mappers and especially to Roger Jackson (for printing, kit co-ordination and production of results) and Mike Harrison (for co-ordinating the whole series).
Fantastic news - Charlotte Watson of EUOC & WCOC has been selected to represent GB at the World Orienteering Championships this summer in Scotland. Go Charlotte, go GB!
It was great to see WCOC so well represented this weekend at the Saunders Lakeland Mountain Marathon, starting and finishing at Torver near Coniston.
Lots of impressive results included: Chris H and partner (2nd on Bowfell), Mike H and Ange J (2nd mixed pair on Kirkfell), Richard W and partner (2nd on Carrock Fell), Lewis T and Alastair T (winners on Harter Fell!), David and Daniel S (2nd on Wansfell), Mike P and partner (1st vets on Wansfell), Ben and Steve B (5th on Bedafell), and Niamh and Simon H (5th mixed pair on Bedafell).
Well done to the following WCOC juniors who have been selected to represent the North-West in the Junior Inter-Regional Champs (Cannock Chase, Sept) - Rosie S, Jess B, Ben G, Niamh H, Daniel S, Alastair T and Katie L.
Also to the following who have been selected to represent England at the Junior Home Internationals (Northern Ireland, Oct) - Daniel S and Alastair T.
Come on the North-West and England!
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