Compass Sport Trophy round cancelled

Tomorrow’s qualifying round of the Compass Sport Trophy has had to be cancelled as the Forestry Commission have withdrawn permission to hold the event.  As yet, there are no concrete plans to re-arrange – when this happened last time and a new date could not be found, all teams were progressed to the final.  This year, that is in Sutton Park on 18th October.  Watch this space!

WCH Dinner 2020

Huge thanks to Dan and Diane Findlay-Robinson for organising the annual club dinner which this year was held at the Chase Golf Club.  Our speaker was Ian Kevan, who talked of his years running Ultrasport, his passion for getting injured servicemen back to sports, and the work he’s still doing assisting O-shoe companies develop their products – who knew there was so much to it?!  The annual senior prizegiving was also incorporated and the evening was finished off with a O-flagged fairy cake for everyone, baked by Di!

Club coaching sessions

A new series of technical coaching for club members starts on 11th Feb, with the first session covering compass work.  It will be led by Vicky, and will run from 18:30 to 19:30 and will valuable for all abilities.  Meet outside the swimming pool entrance at Walton High School, and bring your compass!  Details of the rest of the series will follow soon.

Mid-week orienteering on Hednesford Camp 22nd Jan

BAOC (British Army Orienteering Club) are organising a race on Hednesford Camp on Wednesday 22nd January.  This will form part of the Military League Central which is open to civilians too.  Please see the flyer for more information: MLC-Hednesford Camp 20200122.  As this is the first in the league for a while, Vicky (who’s organising) would like to get an idea of how many to expect so that there are enough maps.  If you plan to go, please contact Vicky (see contact details here).

WCH Socials – Club Party and Club Dinner

It’s that time of year that we have our 2 annual social events:
The Club Party, is aimed at the young at heart and involves party games and a buffet.  This year it’s being held on Saturday 11th January at Colwich and Little Haywood Village Hall and will be held a little earlier in the evening than usual to make it easier for parents with small children to spend some time at the party.  The evening will also include the junior prize-giving. Open to all ages – come along and have some fun!
More details here

On February 8th, the Club Dinner will be held at Chase Golf Club – a dinner followed by the senior prize-giving.  Full details have been sent to all members and we need your orders by Jan 24th to Dan  – link here for the info Chasers Dinner 2020

WCH Colour Coded Race – Brindley Heath 5th Jan 2020

Chasers first race of the year is on Sunday 5th January on Brindley Heath right in the heart of Cannock Chase.  A full set of courses is available, from beginners to experienced.  Help will be available for newcomers – come along and give it a try!  Please see the flyer for all the details:  Brindley Heath 5th Jan 2020 v3 (now including course lengths).

WCH colour coded & WM Champs – Sunday 8th December

Next Sunday – December 8th – is Chasers final colour coded race of the year.  This will incorporate the West Midland Champs, but is open to everyone and beginners are welcome.  The event will also be the last event for Ian from Ultrasport before he retires, so come along, get a bargain and say farewell.
See the flyer for more details: Sherbrook 20191208 Flyer (v2)

Elaine Dunn

It is with sadness that we report that Elaine Dunn has passed away.  Elaine was one of the very early members of Walton Chasers, and was an active member for many years, and still made regular appearances at the Club Dinner, even when confined to a wheelchair.  Elaine’s funeral is on Tuesday 26th at Stafford Crematorium at 3.30.  Condolences from all Chasers to Elaine’s family.
Marlene Palmer has written some words on her memories of Elaine on the following link: Elaine Dunn