Boxing Day Charity Score Event

Bxingday-advertWork off Christmas Day with a fun charity score event on Cannock Chase on Boxing Day : Hednesford Camp.

Mass Start 1 Hour Score with ‘Christmas Controls’
Registration from 10.00
Mass Start at 11.00 from the car park
Prize Giving at 12.15 – Spot Prizes and overall male and female winner.

Pre- Entry at – please pre-enter to keep things quick on the day and so we can print the right number of maps

Apologies but no toilets in the car park – nearest toilets will be indicated on the website and final details when confirmed but we hope at Marquis Drive Visitor Center.

Further details will be available soon

Oldacre Colour Coded Race – 25th October

ocompThe final details for this Sunday’s colour coded race have now been published.  Everyone welcome, from beginners to experienced orienteers.  Don’t forget the clocks go back one hour on Saturday night.  Race details are here…Oldacre 25Oct2015 (Final)

Urban Training Results – Stafford 15th Sept

VictoriaParkStaffordTuesday night was the last of the summer season of training events.  A reasonable night as it turned out, after a rainy day.  A good few of the club turned out to try their hand at the courses set by John Robinson. The emphasis was on route selection and precise control placement. Just to make it more fun the control banners were omitted.
The courses were short 2k ish so people could run hard and then do another if they felt the urge. Tom won that section with 3 repeats. Inevitably people tended to be faster on the second or third attempt due to familiarity with both the area and control placement.  Results can be found here.
Winter training starts next Tuesday in the gym….

Autumn Family Orienteering Sessions

FamilyO-2015picWalton Chasers is launching a series of introductory orienteering sessions on Cannock Chase.  There are 8 sessions in all, mainly aimed at families with children in Year 4 and upwards as taster of our amazing sport.  Click on the flyer for more details of dates and times. The first session is on Saturday 19th September.  You’ll find us by the Chasers feather flag where there will be plenty of help to get you started.
Come along and give it a go!

Chasers Quiz

QuestionLast night was the annual (ish) quiz night, organised by Andy & Alison.  With a tricky round to start off with, the scores were wide, but by the middle of the quiz, there were just 2 points between the 5 teams.  Congratulations to the eventual clear winners – the Collins’ and Adams’ team.  In the long-running round, which this year was to identify all 70 of the IOF control description symbols, the Dredge’s and Waters’ just sneaked the win by one point with a score of 53.  Thanks to everyone who came along – we’ll be back next year…

Website issues

Apologies for the website issues over the last 24 hours. The malware has now been removed and the site updated and resecured, Google should remove us from their warning list by noon on Saturday 29th.

As a precaution we have reset all users passwords (not web-collect) so any website contributors will have to request to change their passwords.

We do not store any personal information on the club website, (its on web-collect if you have given permission for us to do so), so don’t worry no breach of your data has taken place.

Apologies again, Stodge


Bob Strophair 1933-2015

B&W TreesIt is with sadness that we have to report that Bob Strophair passed away last weekend.  Bob was a long-standing member of the club from the early days through until Alzheimers took it’s toll and he had to retire from orienteering a few years ago.  Our best wishes go to Chris and the rest of his family.  The funeral is on Friday 21st August at 10am at Stafford Crematorium.  More info here.

Chasers at the Scottish 6-day (and World Champs)

Highland201526 Chasers made the long trip north to take part in the bi-annual Scottish 6-day event which this year was combined with the World Champs.  The week consisted of 3 race days in the Nairn area and 3 around Glen Affric, interspersed with World Champs spectating opportunities.  A great festival of orienteering with over 5000 runners, with good weather throughout, and just the one trip to A&E (for Tom – not Kelvin for a change!).  Overall top 20 performances came from John Robinson (6th M65S, including a 1st place on Darnaway), Gemma Cairns-Smith (8th W18S), Cath Williams (13th W40S), and Alison Yeates (18th W45S).  We’ll get some photos up in a few days…..