As part of the activities over the weekend of the British Sprints and Middles, I have organised a ceilidh for the Saturday night. Full details including how to book tickets are on the event website, so feel free to meander over and grab yourself an entry to a fun evening!
A group of Chasers have just returned from an excellent week of orienteering in the Lake District. The event, held every 4 years was as challenging as expected, varying from Day 1 with horizontal rain on open moorland at Swindale (Shap), to Day 4 in superb hot sunshine up high above the Langdale Valley on Pike Of Blisco with views for miles around. Although there were a few guest appearances of Chasers popping up to the Lakes for a day or so, 9 Chasers ran every day. The best result was Norman Hall with a close fought 2nd place on M80, just pipped to the win on score count-back. Other overall positions were: Alison Y 7th on W45S, Judith H 14th on W45L, Carol D 35th on W55L, Ian H 27th on M50L, Andy Y 49th on M50L, Dave T 45th on M55L, John R 27th on M60L and Bob D 28th on M60L.
Pictured is the Chasers camp after a hard run in Grizedale and Norman and his prize – calendar & sticky toffee pudding
Walton Chasers are hosting the British Middle Championships on Brereton Spurs, near Rugeley on 7th September.
Come along for a great weekend of orienteering – British Sprint Champs on Saturday 6th Sept at Keele University followed by British Middle Champs on Sunday 7th.
The closing date for championship courses at the British Middle Champs has been extended until Friday 22nd August.
The website for full details is here: http://www.britishorienteering.org.uk/site/britishmiddlechamps/
Tonight saw the Annual Summer Handicap Race on Brocton Coppice. Full results to follow, but the winners were:
Senior Handicap – Judith Hughes
Junior Handicap – Charlotte Evans
Fastest time – Matt Hartland
Thanks go to the Craig family for organising and marking out the course, and also to Jonathan Howell for hosting the post race barbeque – and the rain even stayed off for a change!
Chasers juniors did us proud over the weekend and finished 5th in the national junior team championships near Brighton. Missing over half the team that qualified to various events across the country, they were all superstars. Even better, Meg & Amy made it on to the podium! Well done all!
Nine teams from Chasers competed in the West Midlands Relays in the sunshine today at Park Hall. Of those 9, a fantastic 4 teams won their class. They were:
M165+ Ray, Jon, Andy
W165+ Beth, Hazel, Mary
Men’s Open Mike, James, Iain
W42- Holly, Holly, Heather
Well done to them all, and to everyone who ran – we were close to even more victories too….!
The results are hidden away on potoc’s website here http://potoc.org.uk/?page_id=16
To see a list of who’s scored what, click on the following link http://www.walton-chasers.co.uk/?p=6874
Andy Yeates is currently our top scorer with 315 points. Events upto the 11 May have been included so quite a few more events to be added soon. Please have a look to check you’re included in the league. Also calling Sue, Susan makes a difference as does adding a second g to Goode. I’ll continue to work on getting the breakdown of scores onto the site but just let Tracy Craig know if you’d like a copy emailing, especially if you’ve controlled an event.
Chasers competed at the annual Shugborough Relays for the 26th year tonight. We had a great turnout of 7 teams (4 runners per team). The results are here. Photos of the race will be available on Race Photos website.