Trail Challenge 27th Nov – Cancelled

Apologies, today’s Trail Challenge has had to be cancelled due to the snow!  We’ll be back on December 11th.

Colour Coded Race 21st Nov – Final Details

The final details for Chasers next colour coded race are now available, giving you all the info you need for the day.  Entries are now closed for the longer courses on Fabian4, shorter courses are available to enter on the day.  Beginners welcome!  Chetwynd Coppice & Brereton Spurs 21Nov21.

Colour coded race & WM League 21st November

Entries are now open for our next open race, which will be held on Chetwynd Coppice and Brereton Spurs, near Rugeley.  Pre-entries for the longer courses are now open on Fabian4.  White, Yellow, Orange and Light Green can be entered on the day.  Beginners always welcome! Details available in the flyer:  Chetwynd Coppice & Brereton Spurs 21Nov21

WCH Trail Challenge Series

This winter, Walton Chasers are planning a Trail Challenge, which is a series of running events, designed as an introduction to orienteering, and will get you finding your own way between a sequence of points, while following the trails and paths around Cannock Chase.  No experience is necessary, and the first 3 events are free to enter – so come along and have a go!  The start and finish will be next to the Marquis Drive Visitor Centre, not far from the Park Run.  All the details here: Trail Challenge Winter 21

WCH at CompassSport Trophy Final

29 Chasers competed for the club at at CompassSport Trophy final, which was held at Tankersley near Sheffield.  It was a great turnout, and despite some key runners being unable to run, we achieved an excellent 5th place (out of 14 teams). This is the only inter-club competition in the calendar and is great for club spirit – over 800 runners came from around the country, and it was great to see so many out there.

Our points scorers today are below and the full results can be found on the SYO website.
John Robinson – 95 points
Andrew Yeates – 95 points
Olivia Stamp – 94 points
Tammy Short – 93 points
Holly Hughes – 91 points
Rebecca Hind – 90 points
Dan Findlay-Robinson – 90 points
Henry Webb – 89 points
Carol Dredge – 89 points
Sarah Hind – 89 points
Fraser Stamp – 88 points
Cath Williams – 85 points
Simon Webb – 84 points

Although these were the people who scored on the day, everyone that finished will have contributed to the overall result by pushing down the scorers from other clubs that finished behind them. Great job all – sterling work!

WCH Night-O – Hixon

The annual night-O league returned last week, with the first race being organised by Andy around the streets of Hixon.  The 12 runners were accompanied by a stunning sunset, results and tracks on the MapRun console here, scores here: StreetO 21-22 @ 21Sept
Next race in Rugeley on 5th October.

CompassSport Trophy entries

WCH are competing in the Compass Sport Trophy final which is being held at Tankersley, near Sheffield on Sunday 17th October.  We need to put entries in before Sept 26th and these are via Club Captain, Ray.  The club will pay for your entry, but Ray needs to know your name, BOF number, 2021 BOF Class, your SI card number (or “hire” if you do not own one), Your preferred start time, and the course you want to run IF it is not your “proper” one.  Don’t forget, everyone can make a difference to the score.  All members will have received an email from Ray, so get your entries in soon.

Chasers on Summer tours

With the re-start of orienteering, events have started taking place over the summer and a small band of Chasers have been taking advantage of races around the country.
Scottish 6 day – the bi-annual event ended up being a 2×3 day event this time around, but we were treated to sunshine and scenery around Fort William in which to run.  8 Chasers competed, with best overall performances by Dan (4th M40S), Garry (5th M80) and Andy (6th M60S).  For an idea of the terrain, have a look at one of the videos – this one from Day 2: The next 6-day will be in Moray in summer 2023 – a date for your diary as this is some of the best terrain in the country!
British Sprints and Mixed Relays – we had just the one team in the relay, then 5 runners in the individual which were both held in Skelmersdale.  Best performances by Dan and Carol who made the ‘A’ finals in their classes.
White Rose – the usual bank holiday weekend event was this year in east Yorkshire – one day on the tricky Skipwith Common and then the York City Race based at the racecourse and running around the south of the city.