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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.

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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.

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.

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