Calling all Juniors!

Our next competition is the North West heat for the Yvette Baker Trophy which will be held on 20th Jan at Little Budworth country park, Tarporley (near Chester).

This competition is solely for juniors and we would love to see some new faces running for their club for the first time!!

We usually arrange transport to this competition so if you are interested or would like some more information, please email janette@jossy.co.uk

Congratulations to all the WCOC juniors who made the long journey down to Buckingham to compete in the Peter Palmer relays at NT Stowe, and a big thank you to the drivers who transported them down and supported them at the event.
The Club entered two teams with multiple runners on the yellow courses which provided really good experience for some of our younger or less-experienced juniors.
The WCOC Wildcats team was led off by Isaac at 5am, after a solid run, Isaac returned in 3rd place, 2 minutes off the lead. Isaac handed over to Emma who maintained 3rd position behind two SYO teams. Dan had a storming run on the 3rd leg to come back to the arena in 1st. There were no slip ups from the remaining runners, Daisy, Issy and Ruben, who not only maintained 1st position but extended the lead over the SYO team in 2nd, finishing a comfortable 7 minutes ahead - a brilliant performance!

Thanks to SYO for hosting this years final at Sandall Beat on Saturday. WCOC sent a 14-strong team, with runners spread across the courses yellow to green. It was a great team effort that resulted in WCOC taking 3rd place overall with 847 points. SYO took the win with 891 points and TVOC was 2nd with 869. Well done everyone and thanks to Janette and Simon for transporting the juniors.
Full results and some great photos on SYO Website. Photo courtesy of Wendy Carlyle.

BSOC Podium

On Sunday the 20th of November a group of WCOC juniors travelled to Graves Park in Sheffield to compete in the British Schools Orienteering Championships. We all had a great time and Cockermouth School were runners-up in the secondary school competition!

The area wasn’t too hard navigationally but was a big physical challenge as the terrain was fast. Every member of our team performed well, and we got some great results. Toby Heppell (Year 9), Daniel Heppell (Year 11), Myrtle Ashworth (Year 10) and Emma Crawford (Year 13) all won their categories and returned home with some very nice bobble hats supplied by Big Bobble Hats.

Also, Sophie Crawford (Year 10) and Daisy Rennie (Year 12) positioned 2nd and Isaac Hunter (Year 10) finished 3rd. Well done to everyone who ran on Sunday and contributed towards the Cockermouth School team coming 2nd.

A big thank you to Scott and Lindsay Ashworth for managing the team and taking us down to Sheffield.

Tuesday Night Training (TNT)

15 juniors and a handful of adults took part in TNT at Memorial Gardens on 22nd November. The session  was split into two groups, with the more experienced athletes running an interval session and the less experienced group playing a game of Snook-O in the dark.

The interval session comprised of 4 times 1200m loops with a sprint control pick at the end of each one – hard work!

Snook-O was a twenty minute score event, where the runners had to make as big a ‘break’ as possible in the time allowed. Four points were lost for every 30 seconds late back. Bea Gorrill won with a score of over 50 points!

There are four sessions left before Christmas with the basic details (venue and time) set out below:

For those who enjoyed the recent Fairfield Orienteering Day or the Schools Orienteering event (parents welcome). Just turn up.

When - Tuesday 21st June, 5.30 to 6.30pm
Where - Memorial Gardens, Cockermouth (look out for the WCOC flag on the grass.
What to bring/wear - Clothes suitable for the weather on the day including shoes for running on grass.

You can let us know you are coming (but its not essential) or get more information via the Club's Lead Coach - see the Contacts page for email address.

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 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?!

Allerdale Chase

This year's Allerdale Chase (Long O) will be on Sunday 14th July on the fells west of Dockray near Ullswater. Courses from 4km to 17.5km - choose your challenge. 

Pre-enter via SiEntries by Tuesday 9th July (limited EOD)

For more details click here.