January 2016


Thief Gill (near Dean Cross) is the venue for this week's Night Series event - one of only 4 more chances this season to experience the mini-adventure that comes with orienteering in the dark.  Marsh, moorland and a complex network of motocross tracks combine to provide another varied and challenging area, so don't miss out. See you there...

Galoppen logo 2016

Tomorrow sees the start of this year's "Galoppen" series (the Cumbrian Inter-Club competition) at Penrith Beacon. WCOC will be trying to win the coveted "Borrowdale Trophy" once again, so come and help your club get off to a good start. Courses suitable for all ages and abilities. For details of this and other local events, see the Events page. Please note where parking is.

For Galoppen history since 1999 see the Galoppen website...

Buttermere at night

Come and run this Thursday evening at beautiful Buttermere. Valuable points for the night series are at stake once more, so make sure you get your head-torch charged ready to race in this lovely varied area which includes wonderful woodland and detailed open fell.  Latest League positions now on Results!

Moonlit control hunt

Where and how I got so lost

Only the woods know

Many thanks to Lynne for another super coaching session, and to Anne for planning great courses round Woodhall Park this morning.  As predicted, the sun shone, the snow made for wonderful running, and much fun was had by all!

Results now available (on the Results page!).

Chase Winners 2016

Congratulations to Anne Burbidge - this year's WCOC Club Chase Overall Winner - who had a great run and held off stiff competition from an experienced and talented field! Congratulations also to the winners of each course - Hannah Birkinshaw (Yellow), Lily Regan (Orange), Louis Morris (Light Green), Sid Thomas (Green), Ben Breeze (Blue) and Andy Bradley (Brown).

Many thanks to planner and organiser Alan Irving, along with his helpers on the day. (More pictures on Facebook.)

club chase

Latest update......Provisional Start Times!

Please check that your name is on this LIST! Late entries to Roger or Alan asap. Start times will be wth you on Saturday morning...getting close now! Check the event details for latest updates from the Planners.

Night Hawk

A mini-adventure awaits you every Thursday evening. Come and take on the challenge of a Night Hawk course - an all-terrain run with easy navigation in wonderful locations around West Cumbria. Check the Events page for more details... 

Don't forget your head-torch!


All WCOC members are cordially invited to come and join in the fun next weekend at the Club Social (Embleton, Sat 9th) and the Club Chase (Rannerdale, Sun 10th), both of which are completely FREE!

For details of the Club Social, click here - don't forget to let Catherine know you are coming and what you will bring (food and games).

For details of the Club Chase, click here - please contact Alan Irving or Roger Jackson to book your map.