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This year is the Club's 50th anniversary. Several orienteering and social events are planned to celebrate our golden anniversary. For an update on the planned programme for 2017, click here (this page will continue to be updated as events and celebrations are finalised and organised).

Congratulations to the following WCOC members who finished with top scores in the Galoppen series this year - Isaac Hunter (Yellow), Hannah Birkinshaw and Wilf Teasdale (Orange), Jess Breeze and Henry Teasdale (Light Green), Liz Elliott and Syd Thomas (Short Green), and Simon Hunter (Brown). Despite these excellent results, WCOC were not able to retain the Borrowdale Trophy, which instead returns to LOC for the first time since 2002. For full results, click here.

Congratulations also to the following WCOC juniors who have been selected to represent England at the World Schools Orienteering Championships in Italy next April: Caitlin Irving, Ben Breeze, Rosie Spencer, Niamh Hunter, Louis Morris, Joe Goodwin, Zac Hudd, Alastair Thomas and Daniel Spencer. 

BSOC-winners

Congratulations to all the WCOC juniors who ran at BSOC today representing QEGS, Keswick School and Cockermouth School. 

Indivudual results - top ten placings for; Issy Sunley (1st Y7G), Clare Rodger (5th Y8G), Caitlin Irving (1st Y9G), Carys Thomas (3rd Y9G), Rosie Spencer (2nd Y10G), Lily Regan (4th Y10G), Izzy Greenwood (6th Y10G),  Niamh Hunter (4th Y11G), Wilf Teasdale (4th Y7B), Oliver Heron-Southward (2nd Y8B), Alastair Thomas (1st Y12B), Zac Hudd (3rd Y12B), Dan Spencer (4th Y12B), and Joe Goodwin (10th Y12B).

Team results; wins for Cockermouth Y10 Girls and Y12 Boys, second place for Keswick Y9 Girls.

School results: Cockermouth WIN Large Secondary School (for the second year running)!

For full results, click here.

We have one more WCOC coaching date coming up before Christmas:

17th December 1030-1230 Whinlatter TBC TD1-5 Christmas Skills!

For more information or to sign up please contact - lynnethomas99@yahoo.co.uk

Note - there will be both junior and adult groups, so let Lynne know and come and hone those skills!

Congratulations to the England Team (including WCOC members Caitlin, Niamh, Rosie, Alastair and Daniel - and soon to be member Zac) who have won this year's Ward Junior Home Internationals in the North-East, beating Scotland into second place. Individual day highlights (Saturday) - Alastair and Daniel 1st and 2nd M16, Niamh 2nd W16. Relay highlights (Sunday) - Niamh 1st team (Women), Daniel 2nd team (Men) and Zac 3rd team (Men) For full results, click here.

PP teams

Congratulations to the WCOC junior teams who took part in the "Peter Palmer" relays this weekend hosted by LEI.  The overall winners were WCOC Wanderers (Herbie, Henry, Joe S, Caitlin, Rosie, Ben B, Daniel and Alastair) who finished a stunning 13 minutes ahead of 2nd placed SYO. WCOC Warriors (Jonty, Wilf, Oliver, Jess, Carys, Ben G, Louis and Joe G) came an impressive 3rd in the Joan George trophy competition (for teams with a total orienteering age up to 90). Many thanks to Lynne, Jeff, Catherine and Vanessa for taking all these juniors - sleep well tonight everyone!

Hot off the press is the England team for the Junior Home Internationals (JHIs) taking place in the North East in October - we have 5 Juniors involved - Caitlin, Rosie, Niamh, Alastair and Daniel. Brilliant news - well done everyone!

More good news is that Niamh and Daniel have been selected to join GB Talent Squad and will be joining Alastair for the monthly training sessions. Congratulations!

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.

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