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The scores for this year's WAOC league (WAGAL) have now been calculated and published on the WAGAL scoreboard. And the winners are...
Many thanks to the 39 WAOC members (and that includes 10 Juniors) who ran for their club despite the parking issues and the incessant rain!
This year's UK Urban League is now completed and there are several WAOC members placed highly in this league:
MYJ 2nd Erik Biernacki-Jablonski
WYJ 2nd Alys Powell, 3rd Hana Powell
MJ 2nd Chun Yan Alistair Fu, 3rd Chun Ho Andre Fu, 5th Alex Darwin
WJ 2nd Hebe Darwin
MV 3rd Richard Powell
WV 1st Emma Jarrett, 4th Johanna Powell
WSV 2nd Sue Hartley
Well done to all!
WAOC entered 8 teams of three in the British Mixed Sprint Relays which took place at Brunel University campus on Sunday 17 September: 6 senior teams and 2 junior teams.
Congratulations to our WAOC Junior Relay Team who took part in the Peter Palmer Junior Relay competition at Stowe National Trust Park in the early hours of 10 September 2023.
Honorary Memberships awarded (updated)Recognising lifetime contributions to the club and to the sport
As part of the club's 50th anniversary celebrations, honorary memberships have been awarded to
- Hally Hardie
- David Peregrine
- Ursula Oxburgh
- Anne Duncumb
- Peter Duncumb
- Peter Allen
You can find out more about the recipients in the Spring 2023 issue of JabberWAOC.
WAOC have been delighted that so many novices have enjoyed our Park-O events over the last few years. After running nearly 40 Park-O events, this season we will be taking a break from Park-O and instead we will focus on helping novices with informal family-focussed coaching sessions at our colour-coded events which generally take place in larger parks or forests.
We have decided to add the CompassSport Cup final event, to be held at New Beechenhurst in the Forest of Dean on 12th November, to the list of WAGAL events for this year. This is of course not an event organised by WAOC, but it is an event where we want to reward those who take part, because regardless of individual ability the turnout can have a big impact on our placing in the results.
This will increase the total number of WAGAL events in 2023 to 6. Each individual's best 4 scores to count.
Many thanks to all 15 WAOC Juniors and their parents who travelled to Sandall Beat Wood, Doncaster on Sunday 9 July to take part in the National Final of the 2023 Yvette Baker Competition (and many thanks to all those who brought and shared some delicious cakes!).
WAOC's Midland Champions for 2023Good performances at the Springtime in Shropshire weekend of orienteering
A good club attendance at the Springtime in Shropshire event, held over the Bank Holiday weekend of 27-29 May 2023, resulted in some notable achievements on all 3 days. In particular, Day 2 held at Brampton Bryden was also the 2023 Midland Champs. Congratulations to the WAOC class winners in the championships:
W10 Elysia Cowe
W12 Alys Powell
M16 Chun Yan Alistair Fu
W16 Hebe Darwin
W40 Helen Bickle
W50 Camilla Darwin