Are you up for a night running challenge around the forests and fells of West Cumbria? Most of our upcoming Thursday night events will now offer a "Nighthawk" course - 3-4km with easy navigation following paths and other line features (such as walls, fences and streams). Come and have a go! See the Events page for more details.
Thanks very much to Lynne for a fantastic end of year coaching session this morning, and well done to all the juniors (and seniors) who braved the cold! For a taste of the fun, click here.
Well done the the following WCOC members who have been selected to run for England in Surrey next February - Alastair Thomas (M16), Charlotte Watson (W21) and Helen Winskill (W40).
Well done to ALL club members for success over the year at the Galoppen series. Final total club scores: 1st - WCOC 15559, 2nd - LOC 13980, 3rd - BL 10243, 4th - WAROC 3468. So the much coveted Borrowdale Trophy stays in West Cumbria for yet another year! Click here for final positions. Click here for scores from all ten events.
I agreed to plan the Harris Park event as it's close to my house and I know the area quite well. I started by planning some courses on OCAD (with lots of help from my Dad) knowing there had to be three courses. Once I was happy with the courses I'd planned I had to check the area to see what some of the control sites were like and how I would describe them on the descriptions. I went out for a run...
Well done to all the junior WCOC members who made the trip to Temple Newsam near Leeds today for the British Schools Orienteering Championships. There were some fantastic results including Team Golds for...
Hi all, this piece is about my time at the Interand selection race at Mytchett
Hope you like this video from the most recent squad weekend held locally - click here!
Just flying over Norway on the way in I could see that Norway and the terrain in Norway is a lot different to what I am used to in the UK; it’s all forest!! Then this idea was reinforced as we drove from the airport to the lodge: it was just constant forest. I had heard that we were staying at a club hut but when we got there I was shocked at what it really was. It was a massive old ski hut with a sauna, which the Fredrikstadt orienteering club owns. But what was more surreal was the fact that an orienteering club owned it, when here in the UK none of the clubs have anywhere near the money to own a club hut!
Click here for some ideas about how and where to apply for grants to support your orienteering.