May 2016

The next coaching session will be held on Saturday 28th May 2016 in Cockermouth. This will be a mix of physical training and sprint/urban orienteering at Lakeland Business Park. For more information please contact Please reply by Sunday 22nd May.

Last chance - entries are required again by 21st May so please email Alan ( your Name, BOF & SI Number, Course and whether or nor you would like a seat on the bus.


Now that a few lucky members have their own "SI air" dibbers, here is a little information about using them:

The controls have all been updated to work with the new SIAC dibbers. The sequence at the start is CLEAR then CHECK (to activate them - they should then give their little flashes every 30s). (Hopefully all planners will remember to put the SIAC CHECK box out.) However, note that the START box will still need an old-fashioned dib/punch as we've had problems with SAICs either not starting properly or starting too early as people potter about in the vicinity of the START box chatting / getting the map ready, etc. (so Roger has changed the START back to an ordinary control box).

Happy faster dibbing...

... for kindly hosting this year's Cumbria Schools Orienteering Championships (Secondary) at the Muncaster Galoppen this weekend. For a brief report and links to the results, click here.


Update 11/5: along with great weather, the planenr has organised a barbeque at registration on which you can cook whatever you bring - summer is here!!

Don't miss the chance to run on one of our best areas at Dalegarth this Thursday. The weather forecast is great so why not pack a picnic and make the most of it... Hope to see you there.

See the Events page for more details.


Come and run at Muncaster this weekend in the next installment of this year's Cumbrian Galoppen Series. Courses suitable for all the family. Great weather forecast and the chance for more points for WCOC as we defend the Borrowdale Trophy. For current Galoppen standings, click here.

WCOC have a British Champion - congratulations to Alastair Thomas, M16!  

The weekend also produced Relay Team successes, with podium positions for:

Junior Ad Hoc: Ben Goodwin, Wilfrid Teasdale & Joe Goodwin (BRONZE)
W14: Caitlin Irving, Carys Thomas & Rosie Spencer (SILVER)
M18: Daniel Spencer, Ben Breeze & Alastair Thomas (SILVER)
W40: Lynne Thomas, Ange Jackson & Catherine Wetherfield (BRONZE)
Men's Short: Matthew Vokes, Simon Hunter & Michael Billinghurst (SILVER)

(See WCOC Facebook page for more photos.)