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.
Our series of Spring orienteering events around parks and streets continues this Thursday at Whitehaven. Any non-member is welcome to join us and choose a course to suit. Children can run in pairs or with parents if trying it for the first time. The longer course is a great way for any adult runner to test their navigation. There’ll be plenty of friendly faces around to show you the ropes. For details of this and more, see the Events page.
Well done to everyone who made the journey to snowy (and sunny) South Yorkshire today for the Northern Champs hosted by SYO at Wharncliffe Woods. Congratulations to Issy Sunley (2nd W14), Caitlin Irving (1st W16), Niamh Hunter (2nd W20E), Ash Boothroyd (2nd M10), Joe Hudd (2nd M16), Alastair Thomas (2nd M20E) and Mike Pearson (2nd M75), along with many other top 10 placings. For full results, click here.
Congratulations also to Charlie and Joe who were part of the England Team which successfully regained the Interland trophy in Northern France this weekend.
Many thanks to organiser Anne Burbidge, planner Mike Harrison and everyone else who helped to put on today's event on the shores of Derwent Water. The usual friendly atmosphere, kind weather and great courses all contributed to another fun WCOC event. Results here - including Routegadget.LOST & FOUND: a couple of items found. Black and Yellow top left at the Start and a Lowe Alpine black fleece glove at the Finish. Email organiser if yours.
Many thanks to Helen and Jamie for organising a fun "Club Social" last night at Loweswater Village Hall, and to everyone who contributed games, quizzes and all that delicious food!
Thanks also to Louis who planned today's "Club Chase" at Scale Hill, and to his large a team of helpers who ensured that everything ran smoothly. Well done to Alan for working out handicaps that got the vast majority of runners back near to 12noon.
And last but not least, CONGRATULATIONS to recently joined Nick Evans who held off stiff competition to win the trophy!! (Results now posted)
After much consultation and deliberation the final design for a club vest has arrived. Price £17 for seniors and £10 for juniors.
Last year WCOC won back the Borrowdale Trophy (the inter-club competition for Cumbrian orienteering clubs). Now that all the stats have been crunched from this year's series, it can be announced that WCOC retain the trophy in 2018!
For all the details, see the Galoppen page of the Lakes-O website - this includes Overall Scores for all 10 events, Borrowdale Trophy standings, and (new for 2018!) a Galoppen Overview which provides some extra interesting information.
Peter Palmer winners again - another superb effort from all our Juniors! They've only gone and won entries and accommodation at 10Mila 2019 in Skane, Sweden for a WCOC Team. As always many many thanks to all the drivers and helpers, to WCOC for all your support, to SYO for putting on such a great event, to the Junior who returned from Uni and those who delayed going to Uni until after the race! You really are all Best in the West!
Well done to all the WCOC members who travelled (or stayed) south for the British Middle Champs at Stock Hill near Wells. The WCOC Juniors produced another very impressive set of results, with outstanding wins for Daisy (W12), Niamh (W18), Joe H (M16) and Alastair (M18); along with top 10 placings for Lily, Rosie, Caitlin and Carys (5th, 6th, 7th and 9th W16); Joe S and Charlie (3rd and 9th M16); and Zac and Daniel (2nd and 4th M18).
Well done to all the WCOC members who travelled south for the British Sprint Champs at Bath University. Once again the WCOC Juniors produced an impressive set of results, with top 10 placings for Daisy (5th W12); Caitlin and Rosie (4th and 9th W16); Joe S, Joe H and Charlie (3rd, 4th and 7th M16A), and Alastair (a superb 6th on Men's Open). For complete results, click here.
Niamh, Alastair and Daniel wrote a blog about their EYOC and JWOC experiences this summer - if you missed it, click here.
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