Members of West Cumberland Orienteering Club took part in the first Cumbrian Galoppen of the year at High Rigg near Keswick.

The series sees local clubs compete for the coveted Borrowdale Trophy, which the club currently holds.

High and Low Rigg provide a compact area of open fell, giving quick running, with marshes, crags and boulders the prominent features.

The club won three out of the seven courses as, on the 8km brown course, Simon Hunter was the best club performer finishing seventh, with Jamie Rennie 12th and Mike Harrison 17th. Caitlin Pearson finished fourth female in 28th.

On the 6.4km blue course, club junior Charlie Rennie was more than four minutes ahead of second place while David Spencer was third, Alan Irving 10th and Nicholas Evans 11th. Ange Jackson was fifth lady in 38th.

On the 5km green course, Joe Sunley won more than 11 minutes ahead of the field and fellow club junior Daisy Rennie was third. Juniors Emma Crawford and Issy Sunley were eighth and ninth. The first senior club runners were Richard Cummings in16th and Sarah Taylor-Brown in 20th.

On the 3.6km short green course, first club finisher was junior James Birkinshaw in fourth, with Mike Pearson sixth, Claire Boothroyd 10th and Henry Teasdale 11th, and on the 3.2lm light green course club juniors dominated the top 10 with Danny Winterbottom third, Daniel Heppell fourth, Myrtle Ashworth sixth, Isaac Hunter seventh and Sophie Crawford eighth.

On the 2.5km orange course, Carl Humpheys took the win, with juniors Ash Boothroyd and Hannah Birkinshaw second and third. Liam Cooper was 10th.

The club’s spring series kicked off with an urban sprint at Moorclose in Workington.

On the 3.1km long course, Charlie Rennie took the win in 14:55 with Sam Stead second in 15:03 and Joe Sunley third in 16:11. Caitlin Irving was first junior female in fourth and Lynne Thomas was first senior female in 17th.

On the 2km short course, mother and daughter Alex and Sophie Crawford fought it out, with junior Sophie taking the win in 16:59 and Alex second in 17:44, Sally Heppell third and junior George Rennie fourth. Hiroki Holmes was second on the novice course.

The spring series continues with more sprint events at Allonby and Whitehaven. For more information, visit