For those who enjoyed the recent Fairfield Orienteering Day or the Schools Orienteering event (parents welcome). Just turn up.

When - Tuesday 21st June, 5.30 to 6.30pm
Where - Memorial Gardens, Cockermouth (look out for the WCOC flag on the grass.
What to bring/wear - Clothes suitable for the weather on the day including shoes for running on grass.

You can let us know you are coming (but its not essential) or get more information via the Club's Lead Coach - see the Contacts page for email address.

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.

Unfortunately, as a consequence of C19, this year's Peter Palmer Junior Team Relays (which were due to be hosted by WCOC at Hawse End near Keswick this September) have been cancelled.


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?!

Allerdale Chase

This year's Allerdale Chase (Long O) will be on Sunday 14th July on the fells west of Dockray near Ullswater. Courses from 4km to 17.5km - choose your challenge. 

Pre-enter via SiEntries by Tuesday 9th July (limited EOD)

For more details click here.

Come and run in an informal, friendly event at Setmurthy Forest on Sunday morning, just outside Cockermouth. Courses suitable for EVERYONE from complete beginners to experienced orienteers.  Just turn up and join in the fun...  More details on the Events page.

New Singlet

After much consultation and deliberation the final design for a club vest has arrived. Price £17 for seniors and £10 for juniors.

You might have heard some of the older WCOC Juniors talking about "Lagganlia", "Deeside", "Norway", "Talent Camp" and so on.  To get an idea of what it is like to attend one of these various summer training camps and tours:

- here is a link to a video from this year's "Lagganlia" Tour, and

- here is another link to various reports from WCOC and LOC Juniors who have attended them.

Happy watching / reading - it might just inspire you...

11th September, 5pm, Harris Park small gate for first session of autumn.
Get faster - understanding how to improve speed endurance.
More information on the Coaching page or from lynnethomas99@yahoo.co.uk
PP winners 2018

Peter Palmer winners again - another superb effort from all our Juniors! They've only gone and won entries and accommodation at 10Mila 2019 in Skane, Sweden for a WCOC Team. As always many many thanks to all the drivers and helpers, to WCOC for all your support, to SYO for putting on such a great event, to the Junior who returned from Uni and those who delayed going to Uni until after the race! You really are all Best in the West!