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 at Maryport Golf Club is the final event in the winter series, so will be followed by the presentation and food in the club house. Please note the later start time (when it gets dark) and let Roger know if you plan to stay to eat (so you don't go hungry).
This years' compass sport cup heat is to be held on Sunday 12th March on Simpson Ground nr Newby Bridge.WCOC are entering non competitive for the event as a team but runs will still be eligible for ranking points.The final is to be held in Devon.It will be a good event with a full range of courses so if you would like to enter you need to email Alan Irving, club captain before 20th February. Full details are on the events page
Anniversaries are a time for looking back as well as forward... Recently added to the website is the "Hall of Fame" page (via the "Members" tab), listing the various Club Awards given since 2007. Are you there? Who do you remember? Interesting reading...
Matthew Vokes is canvassing interest from WCOC members regards participating in the Jukola and / or Harvester relay this year:
69th Jukola Relay: 17th – 18th June 2017: Joensuu, Finland (organised by Kalevan Rasti – Thierry Gueorgiou’s club)
Format: 7 leg relay, starting at 11pm; (so probably 2 – 3 legs in darkness. The Harvester Relay (see below), is the UK’s answer to Jukola)
Last year nearly 1700 teams (yes, you read that right) took part.
The new specially designed 50th Anniversary Club Top can now be ordered - click here for details of options, sizing and how to order.
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... and the 2017 winner is Matthew Vokes! Click HERE for the finish order and course winners. Full results have been uploaded.
Many thanks to Anne Burbidge and Liz Elliot for all their hard work planning and organising a great Club Chase at Hawse End - finding somewhere as luxurious for next year's assembly venue is going to be a real challenge!
Further thanks to Catherine Wetherfield for organsing another fun evening of food, prizes and games at the Club Social!
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.
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