Several junior members of West Cumberland Orienteering Club chalked up impressive results in selection races for the upcoming European Junior Orienteering Championships in October.

The selection event was held over the weekend of August 28-30.

First up was the sprint event in Windermere which was an unusual combination of urban and forest terrain. On the M18 course, Joe Hudd took the win, with Alastair Thomas winning on the M20 course, ahead of clubmate Daniel Spencer in third and Zac Hudd fourth. On the W16 course Emma Crawford took the win with Issy Sunley fifth and on W20 Niamh Hunter took third.

Saturday saw the long-distance event on the Graythwaite Estate. On the combined M18/20 course Spencer reversed the result from the previous day to take the win, with Thomas in joint second. On the W16 course Sunley made into the top 10, finishing ninth and on W18/20, Hunter came third.

The final event was the middle-distance race on another area of difficult, technical forest on the Estate. This time on M18/20, the honours went to Thomas with Spencer second and their younger clubmate Joe Hudd an impressive third.

On the W18/20, Hunter had a better run and took the win, running strongly and limiting mistakes. Sunley, on W16 came home in eighth, with clubmate Crawford finishing 10th.

The strong performances were rewarded later in the week when British Orienteering announced their selections, with Niamh Hunter, Joe Hudd, Daniel Spencer and Alastair Thomas all named to represent GB in Hungary.

The younger Issy Sunley was invited to the GB Talent Camp in Edinburgh in October. The camp is intended to develop those juniors identified as emerging talents and may result in selection to the GB Talent Squad.