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West Anglian Orienteering Club


Archive of News and Information stored under the Members category.

WAOC at the CompassSport Cup Final

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!

Fri 17 NovRead more…

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.

Tue 19 SepRead more…

WAOC claim the Icenian Trophy at the Chasing Sprints

WAOC won the Icenian Trophy, which CUOC award to the best club team performance at their biennial Icenian competition. This year, the Icenian event was an urban race in chasing sprint format, which made for a fun event with a chance to socialise between the morning Prologue race and the afternoon Final.

Mon 20 FebRead more…

50th Anniversary EventPhotos from Maulden Wood

Here are some more pictures from the Maulden event on 15th January 2023, marking the 50th anniversary since the club's first event.

Sun 22 JanRead more…

East Anglian Championships - WAOC Winners2022 Champs were at our Bromehill event on 27th November

Congratulations to all WAOC members who won in their category at the 2022 East Anglian Championships:

Elysia Cowe (W10), Alex Darwin (M12), Chun Yan Alistair Fu (M14), Dil Wetherill (M55), Jenny Carlsson (W35), Helen Bickle (W40), Camilla Darwin (W50), Sue Hartley (W65), and Hazel Bickle (W70).

Sat 3 DecRead more…

Stephen Borrill nominated for Development & Innovation Award

Our new club chair, Stephen Borrill, was recently nominated for British Orienteering's Development & Innovation Award for 2022, for creating the website. This is the first time this award has been, ermm, awarded, and so there was strong competition, not least from Peter Effeney, based in Australia, who invented the MapRun app. Although Stephen did not receive the award this time, we are proud to see his work recognised.

You can see a profile of Stephen and the other nominees, on the British Orienteering website here.

Sat 23 AprRead more…

WAOC win their Compass Sport Trophy 2022 qualifying heat Highest scoring team at Mildenhall North on 13th February

8 orienteering clubs took part in the qualifying heat for this year’s Compass Sport Trophy competition. WAOC won and so are now through to the final which is on 16 October 2022 in Scotland!

Mon 14 FebRead more…

EA Champs PresentationCategory winners presented with their trophies at the Autumn in Anglia events

For details of the EA championships, see the article here. The full list of winners is on the EAOA website.

In addition to the EA Champs trophies, two additional awards were presented: Sarah Mansel of SUFFOC, who happened also to be the planner of the Bury St Edmunds event, received the Bill Stevens trophy for contribution to orienteering in the region, and Kate Jarrett won the Joan George award for best performance at the EA Championships.

Below are photos of some of the WAOC winners with their trophies.

Sun 10 OctRead more…

Our East Anglian Champions for 2021Class winners from the EA Champs held in Epping Forest on 26th September

Sunday 26th September was an eventful day for some WAOC members - especially our Juniors. WAOC juniors who are members of the East Anglian Junior Squad, namely Hebe Darwin, Sophie Kerswell, and Alex Wetherill, were representing their Region in a combination of individual and team competitions at the Junior Inter-Regional Championships (JIRCS) up in the north-east of England, helping secure a very creditable 6th place overall for EAJS.

This date clashed with the East Anglian Championships 2021, held at HAVOC's event in Epping South West, where orienteers of all age classes were competing with their peers in the region to be the champion in their age class, or outright.

Congratulations to WAOC winners from the EA Champions 2021:

Alistair Fu (M14), Kate Jarrett (W12), and Alys Powell (W10);

Tom Beskeen (M35) who won the Mens Open category, Brian Cowe (M45), Dil Wetherill (M55), Mike Bickle (M70), and Chris Morley (M80);

Emma Jarret (W45), Helen Hague (W50), Sue Hartley (W65), and Hazel Bickle (W70).

Thu 30 SepRead more…

WAOC at the British Sprint Championships 2021Individuals and Relay teams compete in Skelmersdale

WAOC members had a great (and fun!) weekend in Skelmersdale at the Sprint champs, held over the weekend of 21st and 22nd August, including Dil's birthday party in a field! Some encouraging results across the age classes:

The full results are at

Fri 27 AugRead more…