Archive of News and Information stored under the Juniors category.
Whilst we await a return to the forest, I thought it would be fun to have an armchair course planning competition for club members. This will also give those who attended the Zoom Introduction to Planning a chance to have a go at planning.
The details of the competition are as follows.
On a windy day on 8th March at Rowney Warren a team of 17 WAOC Juniors, headed up by Junior Captain Alex Wetherill, assembled to run in the qualifying heat of this year's competition against HH, OD, TVOC & NOR.
We were delighted to welcome a number of juniors who were running for WAOC for the first time and every team member helped in achieving a great result for the club and qualification for the National Final on 5th July 2020.
Many congratulations to all the competitors and thanks to all the parents who supported us.
Congratulations to the following, who each came top in their respective classes (full results here):
Kate Jarrett (W10), Alex Wetherill (M16), Tom Beskeen (M35), Emma Jarrett (W40), Stephen Borrill (M45), Dil Wetherill (M55), Sue Hartley (W60), Noreen Ives (W65), and Seonaid Dudley (W80).
All 6 qualifying events for 2019 have now taken place and the results have been used to compute the final version of scores for WAGAL, our club league.
You can see the results on the WAGAL scoreboard.
Our Park-O events are an easy way for juniors and adults to try orienteering. Based in parks around Cambridge, each Park-O takes place on a Saturday afternoon 1pm-3pm once a month during the school year.
For much more information and a list of upcoming events go to Park-O events.
Very many congratulations to the WAOC Juniors, Alex, Oskar, Hebe and Tiago who travelled down to Ashdown Forest in East Sussex on Saturday 7 September to take part in the national 2019 Peter Palmer Relay Competition for Junior Orienteers.
A number of club members enjoyed taking part in the 2019 Midland Championships at Brown Clee Hill, Shropshire on Sunday 26 May. But it was only the WAOC Juniors who were able to successfully navigate their challenging courses well enough to win the W12 and M16 Midlands Championship Trophies. Congratulations to both of them.
Congratulations to the following who won their category in the EA Championships held at NOR's event at Sheringham on March 24th:
Alex Darwin (M10), Hebe Darwin (W12), Camilla Darwin (W50), Noreen Ives (W65), Chris Morley (M75), and Seonaid Dudley (W80).
Here is a link to the EAOA junior squad website, which now has videos from the 2018 Laganlia summer training camp in Scotland, and a report from Barney, an East Anglian junior who took part.
Alex Wetherill, our Junior Team Captain, has been selected to run for England in the Interland International orienteering competition to be held in Ardennes in France, in March 2019.