For those who missed the talk by Joss Naylor at the very popular "Pie & Pea" club social yesterday, here are the slides that were shown.
Many thanks to Catherine for organising the social, to Steve for a great (and superbly attended) event beforehand around Keswick, and to Tony for acting as master of ceremonies.
England took the win by just 3 points at the Junior Home Internationals in Dolgellau, mid-Wales at the weekend 7-8 October. They went into the lead after the individual day on Saturday, and although Scotland put up a good fight, winning both Junior Men’s & Women’s Relays on Sunday, England won overall. Congratulations to the WCOC Juniors who were selected for the England Team and produced some brilliant results - Niamh and Joe H won their courses, with Alastair second and Caitlin third. For full results see MWOC.
Strong performances from the WCOC contingent helped the North West Junior Squad achieve an impressive 2nd place (behind Scotland) at the JIRCs this weekend. For full results (and more pictures) click here.
Many thanks to the organisers (SN and GO) and to all the NWJS coaches.
Fundraising: WCOC Juniors work hard to raise funds for their activities by holding regular cake stalls and organising special fundraising events. The support of WCOC members at these is much appreciated. The juniors also contribute to the club and promote the sport of orienteering by planning and helping at events and coaching, including working with local schools.
Grants: WCOC are extremely proud to have a very strong and successful Junior section - which is testament to the coaching team, strong support from volunteers in the club, parents and local schools. In order to reach their full potential we recognise that they need support and do what we can to provide this. Click here for a summary of how WCOC have supported them and hope to continue to do.
Congratulations to the three WCOC junior teams who travelled to the midlands for this year's Peter Palmer relays - and returned with the trophy again, along with a second place in the Joan George competition! Many thanks to COBOC for organising and planning, and of course all the coaches and parents at WCOC who make such great achievements possible.
Congratulations to all the WCOC members who took part in the SLMM this weekend based in Ennerdale. Successes included Lynne Thomas and Jo Cleary (1st FV on Harter Fell), Niamh and Simon Hunter (2nd overall and 1st MIX on Harter Fell), Kate Charles and John Slater (2nd MIXV on Kirkfell), and Matt and Phil Vokes (4th on Bowfell).
Further congratulation to Alastair Thomas who represented GB this weekend at EYOC in Slovakia. He came 23rd on the Sprint, 14th on the Long, and 8th in the Relays - an impressive set of results!
(Apologies to anyone missed out - as always, please get in touch if you have news of WCOC members' achievements...)
The new specially designed 50th Anniversary Club Top can still be ordered - click here for details of options, sizing and how to order.
If so, try these stunning videos from the successful Hubmann brothers:
"Train Hard Win Easy"
"Go Hard Or Go Home"
This year is the Club's 50th anniversary. Several orienteering and social events are planned to celebrate our golden anniversary. For an update on the planned programme for 2017, click here (this page will continue to be updated as events and celebrations are finalised and organised).
Congratulations to the following WCOC members who finished with top scores in the Galoppen series this year - Isaac Hunter (Yellow), Hannah Birkinshaw and Wilf Teasdale (Orange), Jess Breeze and Henry Teasdale (Light Green), Liz Elliott and Syd Thomas (Short Green), and Simon Hunter (Brown). Despite these excellent results, WCOC were not able to retain the Borrowdale Trophy, which instead returns to LOC for the first time since 2002. For full results, click here.
Congratulations also to the following WCOC juniors who have been selected to represent England at the World Schools Orienteering Championships in Italy next April: Caitlin Irving, Ben Breeze, Rosie Spencer, Niamh Hunter, Louis Morris, Joe Goodwin, Zac Hudd, Alastair Thomas and Daniel Spencer.