Yvette Baker Qualifier

DSC_0599Well done to all the Chasers juniors who ran on The Ercall in this years Yvette Baker qualifying round, and despite being narrowly beaten by last years winners, have made it through to the final.

The courses were tough, the area brutal, and there were lots of falls, a few injuries and a few tears on the finish line, but smiles all round when the final results were confirmed.

Our counting runners were:

Heather Craig (99 points)
Matt Hartland (100 points)
Gemma Cairns-Smith (98 points)
Joe Holland (99 points)
Holly Craig (99 points)
Ethan Evans (99 points)
Henry Webb (98 points)
Megan Colclough (100 points)
Amy Mitchell (99 points)

But almost 30 Chasers juniors turned out altogether for the club and many ended up in The Dragons Den Chinese restaurant for a well-deserved all-you-can-eat buffet!

Full results can be found here while results from the associated open event can be found here.

The final is on Sunday 5th July, with details to follow, but put the weekend in your diary, it’s likely to be an overnight trip as the event is not far from Brighton!

Summer training

The clocks have changed, summer’s coming and that can only mean one thing… Tuesday training is moving outside!

For the first 2 weeks we’ll make the most of having access to the pool at Walton High, with sprint training on April 1st and relay training on April 8th at Walton High starting at 7pm (particularly useful if you will be running at JK). The more people who join us, the more fun and more relevant the training will be. The pool will be available from soon after 8 until 8.45pm.

The list of sessions over the rest of the summer season will soon be circulated (along with the usual request to please volunteer to take on a night!).

Barton Night-O Results

Neil Lawford organised the last night- O of the winter season on Thursday around Barton-under-Needwood.  After 7 races and at the summer close Jon leads the way from Andy and then Ray.  Christine holds a decent lead in the womens race from Mary and then Cath.  From now on those with 7 runs are likely to only add the odd point as the final count is half of all runs +1.  Those who have less than 7 runs will close the gaps next winter.  The scores are:

    Baswich Lichfield HP&WW AB Stone Walton Barton  
    09-Jan 23-Jan 30-Jan 20-Feb 27-Feb 20-Mar 27-Mar Total
1 Jon 24 20 24 24 24 25 25 166
2 Andy 25 21 22 25 23 23 23 162
3 Ray 25 24 0 22 22 24 24 141
4 Simon 0 25 25 25 25 20 0 120
5 Christine 18 17 19 19 19 19 0 111
6 Neil A 20 16 18 16 20 0 17 107
6 Dave 21 23 21 0 21 0 21 107
8 Kelvin 23 22 23 0 0 18 18 104
9 Mary 16 18 20 18 0 25 0 97
10 Cath 19 19 0 21 0 0 22 81
11 Mark G 0 0 25 0 0 22 19 66
12 John 22 0 0 0 0 21 20 63
13 Beth 14 15 0 20 0 0 0 49
14 Neil L 0 23 0 0 0 0 25 48
15 Allan 17 0 0 23 0 0 0 40
16 Ian T 0 25 0 0 0 0 0 25
16 Mark S 0 0 0 0 25 0 0 25
16 Ricardo 0 0 0 0 25 0 0 25
19 Pat 0 0 0 0 18 0 0 18
20 Heather 0 0 0 17 0 0 0 17
20 Tracy 0 0 0 0 17 0 0 17
22 Sue F-R 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 15

 

Chillington Hall 30th March – cancelled

Just a reminder in case you’ve not seen the notification, that we have unfortunately had to cancel the race on Sunday 30th March at Chillington Hall.  We hope to be able to use Chillington in the future and will re-schedule when we can.  The alternative race for Sunday is a full colour coded event organised by DVO on Shining Cliff (near Derby).

Walton Night-O Results

Neil & Mary Adams hosted the latest night-O around Walton-on-the-Hill on Thursday.  Jon has just pipped Andy for the lead as it stands.  Next race, Thursday evening in Barton-under-Needwood.

    Baswich Lichfield HP&WW AB Stone Walton  
    09-Jan 23-Jan 30-Jan 20-Feb 27-Feb 20-Mar Total
1 Jon 24 20 24 24 24 25 141
2 Andy 25 21 22 25 23 23 139
3 Simon 0 25 25 25 25 20 120
4 Ray 25 24 0 22 22 24 117
5 Christine 18 17 19 19 19 19 111
6 Mary 16 18 20 18 0 25 97
7 Neil A 20 16 18 16 20 0 90
8 Dave 21 23 21 0 21 0 86
8 Kelvin 23 22 23 0 0 18 86
10 Cath 19 19 0 21 0 0 59
11 Beth 14 15 0 20 0 0 49
12 Mark G 0 0 25 0 0 22 47
13 John 22 0 0 0 0 21 43
14 Allan 17 0 0 23 0 0 40
15 Ian T 0 25 0 0 0 0 25
15 Mark S 0 0 0 0 25 0 25
15 Ricardo 0 0 0 0 25 0 25
18 Neil L 0 23 0 0 0 0 23
19 Pat 0 0 0 0 18 0 18
20 Heather 0 0 0 17 0 0 17
20 Tracy 0 0 0 0 17 0 17
22 Sue F-R 15 0 0 0 0 0 15

Club Party

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Apologies for the short notice of the reminder but Saturday the 15th March (ie two days from now) is the Club Party

The evenings fun begins at 7pm at Brocton Village Hall

Entertainment for all ages arranged by Belinda and Sue Lynch including Games, Chocolatey Prizes, Fun and Larks for all

Please bring a sense of enthusiasm, and some food for the buffet plus something to drink if you want anything stronger than squash, tea or coffee (which I will actually bring along this time!)

PS Children do need to be accompanied by a parent/guardian please

JK preparation evening

JK prep

Stafford Borough Sports Awards success

hol-n-megWell done to Walton High School Year 7 orienteers who won the Stafford Borough Junior Sports Team of the year in recognition of their victory at the British Schools Orienteering Championships last November. The counters on the day were Megan Colclough, Isobel Phillips & Megan Dale and Laura Shermer & Lauren Currie, but also in the team were Olivia Bonney & Leah Hollins, with Amy Mitchell unable to run with a broken arm.

Megan Colclough also made it through the shortlist to the final 4 for Junior Sports Performer of the year after her victory at the British Schools Championships, but lost out to a well-deserving sailor.