Juniors from West Cumberland Orienteering Club were in action last weekend in the regional heat of the Yvette Baker Trophy.

The competition is the premier junior inter-club competition for English and Welsh clubs, named after Britain’s first World Orienteering Champion.

Nine juniors travelled to Brun Valley Forest Park near Burnley and performed strongly to earn their place in the competition final, which takes place later in the year.

On the longest Green course, the club earned maximum points with Daisy Rennie taking the win and Daniel Heppell second.

Maximum points were also achieved on the Light Green course, with Isaac Hunter taking the win from Myrtle Ashworth in second, George Rennie third and Toby Heppell fourth, and on Orange there was another one-two with Ash Boothroyd taking the win ahead of Eva Humphreys second and Hiroki Holmes fourth boy.

Closer to home, the club’s summer series continued at Bowness Knott on the flanks of Ennerdale and traditional Lake District weather – rain – came out to celebrate World Orienteering Day.

No fewer than seven orienteering clubs were represented on the night, with orienteers aged from older than 70 to younger than 10.

On the 5.1km long course, Daniel Spencer kept up his winning form to take the win in 40:02, with Ben Breeze second in 43:02 and Mike Harrison taking third in 43:35.

Joe Sunley was first junior and in the women’s competition, Emma Crawford took the win, with Ange Jackson second and Susan Skinner third.

On the 3.4km short course the win went to visitor Joseph Wright (MAROC) in 21:27, with club members then packing the next six places as Daisy Rennie was second, Roger Thomas third, Isaac Hunter fourth, Sophie Crawford fifth, Carl Humphreys sixth and Eva Humphreys seventh.

Raymond Wren (BL) took eighth, Roger Jackson ninth and Steve Holmes 10th.