LOC runners have been successful at the British Night Championships
- Charlie Somers-Cocks 1st on W60.
- Emily Turner 2nd on W18.
- Anne Edwards 3rd on W21
- Christine Robinson 3rd on W65
Results are available on the NGOC website here. Charlie has sent in a report on the event below.
Charlie Somers-Cocks recently participated in and won 4 gold medals at the Mountain Bike Orienteering World Masters event in Portugal - an amazing achievement ! Charlie has sent the following report on the activities.
When Tuesday or Thursday evenings - the first session may be on Thursday this week.
Tough, technical, forest / woodland, 4.0 or 2.5km ish.
I will be heading out most weeks and can put out luminous tapes / provide maps if anyone wants to join in. Start 17.30 – 18.00, back by 19.00. Last starter collects.
Date, venue and Rules of Fight Club will be sent out to an email group a couple of days in advance. Reply to book. If you want to be in the email group contact Martin at email@example.com.
To be held on Saturday 20th November from 10.00 – 12.30.
Venue - Summerhouse Knott, Finsthwaite.
There will be an LOC group with Carol McNeill & the LOC coaches.
More details on Coaching.
Congratulations to our Chair Louise Dunn (Supervet Women 55+) and Simon Filmore (Ultravet Men 65+) who both became NW Urban League Champions following completion of the six-event series at Knutsford on 31st October. Liz Heaton was narrowly beaten into 2nd place in the Vet Women 40+ class. Full league tables etc. here.
The NW Sprint Championships were held the previous day at Macclesfield. After a 2-part race Louise became NW Sprint Champion and Simon was runner up. James Rogers narrowly missed a podium in the Mens Open
Photos attached of Louise and Simon at Macclesfield. Photos credit Peter Cull (MDOC). you can download higher definition photos if necessary via the MDOC event website
Lakeland's much postponed 50th Anniversary Party has a(nother) date! Please make a note of the new date in your 2022 diary: Friday 1st July 2022.
It should be a great party with dinner and a ceilidh at Kendal Rugby Club. We've chosen a summer date so that we can, hopefully, spread out into the outdoors.
We look forward to seeing you all then
British Orienteering Long Distance Championships
Congratulations to Laura Brown who won the W16 silver medal at the recent British Orienteering Long Distance Championships on the sand dunes of Braunton Burrows (Devon). Laura was close to winning W16 having had several fastest legs but finished about a minute (54.38) behind Daisie Rennie of WCOC (53.14). her superb run can be seen on the route gadget link
Increasing the complexity of the vast area of dunes were multiple criss-crossing paths and tracks, many not on the map! making relocation a bit of a nightmare.
The other success from the small LOC contingent was Carol McNeill’s win in W75 – traveling through torrential rain & thunderstorms to retain her title.
Junior Home Internationals
Laura also ran for England in the JHIs the following weekend.