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 following message is from British Orienteering (17th March 2020):
It is with great sadness that we are now in a position where all orienteering activities in the UK have to be suspended with immediate effect.We are aware that the Coranvirus outbreak is a very fluid and rapidly changing situation. We all, therefore, continue to follow advice from the Public Health England, the World Health Organisation and both local and national governments on this matter and will keep the orienteering community updated as appropriate.We know how great the sport is at supporting each other and we ask that you continue to pull together (albeit virtually) during this difficult time. We will do our best to get you back in the forests as soon as it is safe to do so.Finally, we ask that you continue to follow the government's guidance on how to prevent the spread of Coronavirus. Please stay safe and support each other during this hard time.Best wishes, Peter Hart (Chief Executive, British Orienteering)
For information about this year's Peter Palmer Junior Team Relays which are being hosted by WCOC at Hawse End (near Keswick) this September, click here.
Congratulations to all the WCOC members who travelled to the Scottish and / or British Night Championships recently, and particularly to the following who produced good perfomances:
Scottish - (Findhorn Dunes nr Moray): There were some familiar names competing with wins in M and W20 for Daniel Spencer and Niamh Hunter. Jamie Rennie was 2nd on M50; Charlie Rennie was 5th on M18 and Daisy Rennie was 3rd on W14.
British - (Hambleton Estate nr Henley-on-Thames): More top results - wins for Joe Sunley M18 and Mike Billinghurst M60; 2nd places for Daisy Rennie W14, Caitlin Irving W18 and Susan Skinner W55; and 3rd for Janette McHendry W50S.
Congratulations to WCOC who retained the coveted "Borrowdale Trophy" in 2019 with a clear margin over LOC in second, closely followed by BL in third.
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!
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