Summer 2019:

WCOC Summer Coaching TD1-4. Short (30 mins max) sessions before Thursday night events to help you learn some new skills or practice old ones. Starts from registration 5.45-6.15pm.  Just turn up and join in:

2 May  Lodore  "Orientation"

9 May  High Rigg  "Map interpretation + symbols"

16 May  Sale Fell  "Distance"

6 June  Wasdale  (National Coaching Week)  "Catching and collecting features"

20 June  Holme Wood  "Route Choice1 Attack points"

4 July  Mosser Fell  "Compass work"

18 July  Godworth  "Simplification + Map Memory"

25 July  Dalegarth  "Contours"

15 Aug  Setmurthy  "Route Choice2  Terrain or path"

29 Aug  Whinlatter  "Relocation"


2018 dates for your diaries:

Contact Head Coach Lynne Thomas to book any of the following coach-led sessions:




Sunday 14th October

Derwent Hill,Portinscale, Nr Keswick

TD1-3 Beginners to Progressers

Saturday 10th November

Orienteering Foundation coaching

Dale Park, Nr Grizedale

TD5 Advanced

Saturday  15th December

Christmas fun



WCOC  Training - Jan-Feb 2019

The training suggested below is intended to support members of WCOC, especially the juniors, in following a progressive training programme in order to improve their speed and strength endurance for orienteering.
The next six weeks  have been set out below.  These may vary a little depending on attendance, location, weather or coaches whim!  It is intended that an individual or the group could manage the session whithout the need for a coach to lead but we hope to have a coach present at least once a month to support these activities.  These will be indicated on the programe below which will be updated on the WCOC website as the programme develops.
This is not intended to be definitive; discussion and feedback welcome.  Please make any suggestions to ask any club coach for assistance.

Click here to link to the latest suggested training plan.



The following coaching articles by Geoff Ellis (written to be read in order) may also be of interest to you:

Goal Setting

Race Preparation

Post-Race Analysis

Expectation Management