Congratulations to all the WCOC juniors who made the trip to BSOC this year at the Forest of Dean. Four schools were represented; Newton Rigg, QEGS, Keswick and Cockermouth (who won the "Large Secondary School" Trophy for the 3rd year running). Well done to the following juniors; Year 7- Emily 2nd, Year 8- Issy S 2nd, Emma 18th, Wilf 4th, Year 9 - Clare 8th, Herbie 2nd, Olly 8th. Year 10 - Caitlin 1st, Carys 3rd, Joe H 3rd, Joe S 6th, Jonty 12th,Henry 14th. Year 11- Rosie 1st, Lily 3rd, Izzy 7th, David 17th. Year 12 - Niamh 1st, Louis 2nd. Year 13 - Al 1st, Zac 2nd, Dan 3rd, and Joe G 11th. Many thanks to all the adults who support WCOC juniors throughout the year, and in particular the teachers (and Roger) who gave up their entire weekend to give them the opportunity to take part in this event.
For all the results, click here.
WCOC won two awards at last night's Allerdale Sports Awards - a Special Award for the whole club (recognising recent achievements and coaching), and Junior Team of the Year (for the numerous successes of our talented juniors over the past year). See Facebook and Twitter for photos.
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England took the win by just 3 points at the Junior Home Internationals in Dolgellau, mid-Wales at the weekend 7-8 October. They went into the lead after the individual day on Saturday, and although Scotland put up a good fight, winning both Junior Men’s & Women’s Relays on Sunday, England won overall. Congratulations to the WCOC Juniors who were selected for the England Team and produced some brilliant results - Niamh and Joe H won their courses, with Alastair second and Caitlin third. For full results see MWOC.
Strong performances from the WCOC contingent helped the North West Junior Squad achieve an impressive 2nd place (behind Scotland) at the JIRCs this weekend. For full results (and more pictures) click here.
Many thanks to the organisers (SN and GO) and to all the NWJS coaches.
Fundraising: WCOC Juniors work hard to raise funds for their activities by holding regular cake stalls and organising special fundraising events. The support of WCOC members at these is much appreciated. The juniors also contribute to the club and promote the sport of orienteering by planning and helping at events and coaching, including working with local schools. Click here for some notes on applying for grants - written by Katrina Hemingway in 2013.
Congratulations to the three WCOC junior teams who travelled to the midlands for this year's Peter Palmer relays - and returned with the trophy again, along with a second place in the Joan George competition! Many thanks to COBOC for organising and planning, and of course all the coaches and parents at WCOC who make such great achievements possible.
Congratulations to all the WCOC members who took part in the SLMM this weekend based in Ennerdale. Successes included Lynne Thomas and Jo Cleary (1st FV on Harter Fell), Niamh and Simon Hunter (2nd overall and 1st MIX on Harter Fell), Kate Charles and John Slater (2nd MIXV on Kirkfell), and Matt and Phil Vokes (4th on Bowfell).
Further congratulation to Alastair Thomas who represented GB this weekend at EYOC in Slovakia. He came 23rd on the Sprint, 14th on the Long, and 8th in the Relays - an impressive set of results!
(Apologies to anyone missed out - as always, please get in touch if you have news of WCOC members' achievements...)