Juniors

Many club members have been enticed away from the local delights of Whinlatter Fell and Threlkeld Knotts to give WCOC representation internationally. Well done to the Irvings for making it to O-Ringen 2016, where Caitlin came 87th in new terrain against tough competition. Closer to home, there was success at Croeso (in South Wales) with podium places for Sue Skinner (3rd W50), Rosie Spencer (3rd W14), Roger Thomas (3rd M55S), and Wilf Teasdale (2nd M12), along with top ten finishes for Isabel Sunley (4th W12), Carys Thomas (4th W14), Lynne Thomas (4th W45), Catherine Wetherfield (4th W50S), Joe Sunley (9th M14), Simon Hunter (5th M45), and Ian Teasdale (8th M55S).

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.

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 lynnethomas99@yahoo.co.uk. Please reply by Sunday 22nd May.

Well done to all the WCOC members who braved the mud at today's Northern Champs near Whitby. There were many good performances, but congratulations for outstanding results go to W14 Champion Caitlin Irving, W16 Champion Niamh Hunter, M16 Champion Alastair Thomas and M21 Champion Matthew Vokes (who was also impressively 3rd in the World Ranking Event)!

For full results click here.

Trying it for real, this is the final session of Orient8 for spring 2016. Tuesday 12th April 1830-1930hrs. Just turn up at the Park. £1.50.

Further WCOC coaching sessions planned for April 23rd and May 28th. Contact lynnethomas99@yahoo.co.uk for more info on Harris Park or other coaching.

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Well done to all the WCOC members who crossed the Pennines to take part in this year's JK competition around Yorkshire. Some fantastic results included Golds for our junior relay teams on W48- (Caitlin, Rosie and Niamh) and M48- (Ben, Daniel and Alastair), Golds for Alastair (M16) and Jenny (W18L) and Bronzes for Niamh (W16) and Daniel (M16) overall individual, and Silver for Alastair (M16) at the sprint. For full results, click here.

This February, Niamh, Rosie and Daniel all represented England in Belgium at the annual "Interland" competition. Read all about their experiences here.

Orient8
March sees the return of the very popular Orient8 sessions aimed at primary school children who are new and beginner orienteers.
 
The next session will be at Brigham Primary School on:
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.)

BSOC 2015 Sandringham

Congratulations to all the WCOC members who made the long trip to Sandringham this weekend for the British Schools Championships.  They earned a FANTASTIC result, winning the Large Secondary Schools' trophy (beating rivals Ulverston Victoria by just one point).  As part of this success, there were lots of great year group and individual results - Gold for the Y13 girls' team of Katie, Jenn and Kate (winning their age group for an incredible 6th year running!); Gold for the Y9 girls' team of Rosie, Lily and Issy; and Silver for the Y11 boys' team of Alastair, Daniel and Joe; individual Golds for Alastair (Y11) and Rosie (Y9); Silver for Niamh (Y10) and Bronzes for Katie (Y13), Joe (Y10) and Daniel (Y11). A huge thank you to the dedicated teachers who took them! For full results click here.

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