Well done to all the WCOC members who crossed the Pennines to take part in this year's JK competition around Yorkshire. Some fantastic results included Golds for our junior relay teams on W48- (Caitlin, Rosie and Niamh) and M48- (Ben, Daniel and Alastair), Golds for Alastair (M16) and Jenny (W18L) and Bronzes for Niamh (W16) and Daniel (M16) overall individual, and Silver for Alastair (M16) at the sprint. For full results, click here.
This February, Niamh, Rosie and Daniel all represented England in Belgium at the annual "Interland" competition. Read all about their experiences here.
Congratulations to Anne Burbidge - this year's WCOC Club Chase Overall Winner - who had a great run and held off stiff competition from an experienced and talented field! Congratulations also to the winners of each course - Hannah Birkinshaw (Yellow), Lily Regan (Orange), Louis Morris (Light Green), Sid Thomas (Green), Ben Breeze (Blue) and Andy Bradley (Brown).
Many thanks to planner and organiser Alan Irving, along with his helpers on the day. (More pictures on Facebook.)
Congratulations to all the WCOC members who made the long trip to Sandringham this weekend for the British Schools Championships. They earned a FANTASTIC result, winning the Large Secondary Schools' trophy (beating rivals Ulverston Victoria by just one point). As part of this success, there were lots of great year group and individual results - Gold for the Y13 girls' team of Katie, Jenn and Kate (winning their age group for an incredible 6th year running!); Gold for the Y9 girls' team of Rosie, Lily and Issy; and Silver for the Y11 boys' team of Alastair, Daniel and Joe; individual Golds for Alastair (Y11) and Rosie (Y9); Silver for Niamh (Y10) and Bronzes for Katie (Y13), Joe (Y10) and Daniel (Y11). A huge thank you to the dedicated teachers who took them! For full results click here.
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.
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!
Females only coaching session.
Saturday 11th July 1-4pm
Venue: Higg Rigg now confirmed
Guest coach Hilary Palmer. All ages and experiences welcome. You don't want to miss it - 22 WCOC Girls have already decided they can! (And they can eat pizza in Keswick afterwards too!) Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW - to read Daniel's report about this amazing experience, click here.
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!!