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.
The Ennerdale (Bowness Knott and Gillerthwaite) permanent courses have been closed, because of earlier than expected forestry work. Checkpoints vulnerable to the thinning work have been removed. The courses at Bleach Green remain open. We hope to reopen the Ennerdale ones in spring next year, possibly in a different form. Please give us your thoughts on what you'd like to see in the valley. See Wild Ennerdale for contact information.
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?!
WCOC's Summer Evening Event Series concluded last week with an event at Whinlatter and a post event presentation in the Coledale Inn. Thanks to loads of people for making the series happen. Congratulations to all the junior and senior winners - left to right: Emma, Wilf, Liz, Ben G, Ian, Rosie and George - Eva, Niamh and Daniel were not able to be there.
After six days of competition an overall position depends on your position in your best four races. Michael Pearson was first on M75, Henry Teasdale (M16B) and Jess Breeze (W18S). Seconds for Joe Hudd (M16), Daniel Spencer (M20) & Caitlin Irving (W16). Third place for Tony Duncan (M75) and Roger Thomas (M55S). Fourth place for Niamh Hunter (W20L). Fifth for Joe Sunley (M16). Sixth place for Michael Billinghurst (M55) & Ange Jackson (W40S). Seventh place for Wilfrid Teasdale (M14) & Liz Elliott (W70). And in the top ten with ninth place, Isaac Hunter (M12), Charlie Rennie (M16) & Richard Cummings (M60S). Impressive!
Well done to all the WCOC members who ran in the Saunders Lakeland Mountain Marathon this weekend, and congratulations to the following: Matt and Phil Vokes, pairs winner on Scafell class, Steve Birkinshaw solo winner on Scafell, Jamie and Charlie winners on Harter Fell, Louis and Ben second on Harter Fell. and Martin and Simon fifth (and Vets winners) on Fairfield - impressive stuff!
JK weekend:Finally the results are published. Congratulations to the two junior teams who made it to the podium. The M48- team of Joe Sunley, Charlie Rennie and Joe Hudd won, and the M/W40- team of Issy Sunley, Myrtle Ashworth and Daisy Rennie were placed second. Brilliant results!
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 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)
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!
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