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British Schools Orienteering Champs – updated!

British SchoolsBSOC 2014 took place over the weekend on Temple Newsam Park, near Leeds with almost 700 competitors.  Over 20 Chasers juniors attended, representing their individual schools.

Temple Newsam was fast & furious, with mistakes being costly. There was also a long uphill drag to the finish that claimed a number of casualties.

There were some great performances, with 2 podium places, both representing Walton High School; Megan Colclough (2nd in Year 8 girls) and Matt Hartland (3rd in Year 11 boys).

Other top 10 performances came from Henry Webb (4th), Gemma Cairns-Smith and Holly Hughes (6th) and Heather and Holly Craig (8th). A special mention to Joe Holland who was heading comfortably for a top 10 finish at the last control, but was a little “unwell” on the run-in, coming in to finish 11th.

Henry Webb, Adam Mardling and Ethan Evans took silver in the Year 7 boys, while Holly Stodgell and the pairs of Rebecca Fitzjohn & Amelie Rutter-Bitton and Maia Till & Holly Rhodes took 3rd in the Year 7 girls.

The full results are on the BSOA website. Photos courtesy of Wendles, Ray Barnes, Mary Robertson.

The previous day was the World Schools Qualification Race with Meg Colclough, Holly Hughes, Heather Craig, Gemma Cairns-Smith and Matt Hartland all competing for a place in the England team to travel to Turkey next year. Matt had the best performance of the group on the day, finishing in 2nd place and (fingers crossed, subject to confirmation) sealing his place in the team.

Wildwood Night-O Results

nightocompLast night saw the 10th night-o of the 2014 season on Wildwood, Stafford organised by Ray.  Jon is still just holding on to the lead in the men’s race, and Cath has now just overtaken Christine in the women’s race.  Just 2 events to go – next one on Rowley Park on 20th November.  Full results table so far here…Winter Race 10 2014

Midlands Champions for Chasers








The Midland Championships were held today on the Longshaw Estate north of Bakewell. Chasers had some great . . . → Click To Read More: Midlands Champions for Chasers

Barton Night-O Results


The 9th night-O of the 2014 series took place on Thursday night around Barton-under-Needwood organised by Neil Lawford. Jon still has a good lead in . . . → Click To Read More: Barton Night-O Results

Penkridge Night-O Results


Last Thursday saw the first night-O of the winter season. Jon organised the race from Penkridge and a good turnout of 15 made for a . . . → Click To Read More: Penkridge Night-O Results

Dinky t-shirt


Following a call for ideas made to the juniors by their rep, Holly, the concept of a “yellow jersey” t-shirt was formed to be awarded . . . → Click To Read More: Dinky t-shirt

Stafford Urban – Results


Thanks to Bob, Carol and Sarah Dredge for planning and organising today’s Urban event in Stafford town centre and to Mark Garside for controlling.

Results . . . → Click To Read More: Stafford Urban – Results

British Schools Score Champs Success


Well done to all the Chasers juniors who took part today in the British Schools Score Champs – Chasers were a very visible club in . . . → Click To Read More: British Schools Score Champs Success