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.
This Thursday, join us at Swarth Fell / Lowther Forest (on the Cold Fell road, south of Ennerdale Bridge) for the next event in this year's popular Winter Series (only 2 left now). Bring your head torch and test your navigational skills on this fast open fell. There will be a course suitable for runners who are learning to navigate (Nighthawk), as well as courses for experienced orienteers. Come and try it - you don't need to be a member of the club (for your first 3 runs).
For more details, see the Events page. For results from the first 14 events, click here.
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.
Many thanks to everyone who organised and planned another great "Lakes 5" last week. Well done to all the WCOC runners who took part, but especially those who finished in the top spots - Caitlin 3rd W16, Joe S 1st M16, Joe H 3rd M16, Dan 1st M18, Zac 3rd M18, Niamh 1st W18, David 2nd M45L,Tony 2nd M75L, not forgetting Kate 1st W20s Steve H 1st M45s, Catherine 3rd W50s, Roger T 2nd M55s - along with lots of other top 10 places too. For complete results, click here. Now it's time to start thinking about the Scottish 6 next summer...
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