June 2016


Well done to all the WCOC members who entered this year's SLMM based at Pooley Bridge. Congratulations to Sue and Martin Skinner (1st Mix Vet - Harter Class), Niamh and Simon Hunter (2nd Mix - Bedafell), Ben and Steve Breeze (5th M - Bedafell), Alan Irving and partner (4th M - Carrock Fell), Matt Vokes and partner (1st - Kirkfell), and Hannah and Andy Bradley (1st Mix - Kirkfell),  For full results, click here.

EYOC 2016

Congratulations to WCOC's Alastair Thomas who represented GB at the European Youth Orienteering Championships in Poland this weekend. He was a very impressive 5th (and on the podium) in the Sprint, and 11th on the Long Distance race. For more details click here.

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Solway Orienteers are welcoming a group of orienteers from OL Kufstein of Austria who are visiting from 8th to 12 August for four days of training, competitions and socials Mon to Fri, with a rest day on Weds. In addition to the visitors, all members of Solway and our nearest neighbouring clubs are very welcome to take part. Note that you will need to pre-book.
For more details, click here.
Allerdale Chase

Entries are open for the Allerdale Chase Long O, which this year will be in the fells and woods around the delightful Wythop valley. Courses are from 4.5km to 16km - you choose your challenge!

Pre-enter by 12th July via oentries (very limited EOD).

For more details click here.

Note that the Short and Long course start is at the Irish Bridge, which is ~2.5 km (1.5 miles) east along the lake from the car park and registration at Bowness Knott. Please allow plenty of time for the walk/jog in, or why not bring a bike with you. In particular, note that courses close at 8.30 pm, which means YOU MUST BE BACK AT REGISTRATION/DOWNLOAD BY THIS TIME AT THE LATEST!

Well done to the few brave WCOC members who took on the roads of South-East England to get to the British Sprint and Middle Championships this weekend. Congratulations to Sprint Champions Alastair (M16) and Caitlin (W14), with Daniel 2nd (M16), Rosie 5th (W14) and top 10 positions for Wilf (M12), Carys (W14) and Sue Skinner (W50). At the Middle Distance event, Alastair finished in Silver Medal position and Rosie in Bronze, with more top 10 places for Niamh, Wilf, Daniel, Caitlin and Carys and in the seniors Sue Skinner. Click here for full Sprint results or click here for full Middle Distance results.

Matty Benn's Bridge

Come and run in the sun this Thursday near Matty Benns (or Monks) Bridge and Worm Gill (off the Cold Fell Road).

Visit Cumbria tells us "Monk’s Bridge on Cold Fell is the oldest packhorse bridge in Cumbria, and crosses Friar Gill where it passes through a narrow deep chasm. It was built for the monks of Calder Abbey, who would have crossed it on their many journeys. Iron ore would have been carried over it from Ennerdale to smithies on the fells to be smelted. The bridge is also known as Matty Benn’s Bridge, after the family Benn who lived nearby."

So there you go - now see you there!