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.)
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.
Congratulations to all the WCOC members who took part in the Northern Championships today at Monks' Road near Malham, and especially to our new Northern Champions - Mike Pearson who won M70, Lynne Thomas who won W45, Phil Winskill who won M35, and Daniel Spencer who won M16. There were many other good results - click here for full listings.
It was great to see WCOC so well represented this weekend at the Saunders Lakeland Mountain Marathon, starting and finishing at Torver near Coniston.
Lots of impressive results included: Chris H and partner (2nd on Bowfell), Mike H and Ange J (2nd mixed pair on Kirkfell), Richard W and partner (2nd on Carrock Fell), Lewis T and Alastair T (winners on Harter Fell!), David and Daniel S (2nd on Wansfell), Mike P and partner (1st vets on Wansfell), Ben and Steve B (5th on Bedafell), and Niamh and Simon H (5th mixed pair on Bedafell).
Well done to the following WCOC juniors who have been selected to represent the North-West in the Junior Inter-Regional Champs (Cannock Chase, Sept) - Rosie S, Jess B, Ben G, Niamh H, Daniel S, Alastair T and Katie L.
Also to the following who have been selected to represent England at the Junior Home Internationals (Northern Ireland, Oct) - Daniel S and Alastair T.
Come on the North-West and England!
Females only coaching session.
Saturday 11th July 1-4pm
Venue: Higg Rigg now confirmed
Guest coach Hilary Palmer. All ages and experiences welcome. You don't want to miss it - 22 WCOC Girls have already decided they can! (And they can eat pizza in Keswick afterwards too!) Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW - to read Daniel's report about this amazing experience, click here.
Congratulations to all the runners representing England at the World School Champs in Antalya, Turkey this week, and espcially our very own WCOC juniors Alastair, Niamh and Daniel. They have produced some outstanding individual and team results, including: individual Gold (long distance) and Silver (middle distance) for Alastair, team Gold for the Junior Boys (including Alastair and Daniel) and team Bronze for the Junior Girls (including Niamh)!! Fantastic!!
WCOC were well represented in the relays today at the beautiful Graythwaite Estate, and collectively produced many good runs.
The outstanding team results were a WIN for Daniel, Ben and Alastair on Intermediate Men (M48-), and second places for Henry, Joe and Caitlin in the Mini-Relay and also Helen, Lynne and Kate in Senior Women (W120+). Fantastic!!
(For more pictures, keep an eye on our Facebook page.)
Congratulations to the many WCOC members who ran in and helped at the JK this weekend.
There were lots of excellent results including the following who all finished in the top 10 overall on their courses over days 2 and 3: Carys Thomas 5th W12, Caitlin Irving 9th W12, Kate Skinner 1st W18S, Katrina Hemingway 8th W20E, Helen Winskill 2nd W35, Sue Skinner 5th W50, Catherine Wetherfield 10th W50S, Wilf Teasdale 6th M10, Alastair Thomas 2nd M16, Daniel Spencer 6th M16, John Slater 10th M40, Steve Breeze 3rd M40S, Steve Birkinshaw 3rd M45, Mike Billinghurst 5th M55, Richard Cummings 4th M55S and Mike Pearson 2nd M70.
For full results click here.
Let's see if we can bag a few more podium places at the relays tomorrow...