Penkridge Night-O Results

Last Thursday saw the first night-O of the winter season.  Jon organised the race from Penkridge and a good turnout of 15 made for a good race to get the 2nd half of the annual series under way.

Results and series scores so far can be found on the link here: Winter Race 8 2014

Dinky t-shirt

DSC_0007Following a call for ideas made to the juniors by their rep, Holly, the concept of a “yellow jersey” t-shirt was formed to be awarded for an impressive performance at a nominated event. The first event was the Stafford urban race on Sunday, and the (more of a green jersey) t-shirt was awarded to George H at training tonight for managing to complete his course without mispunching or retiring, even though he had (somehow) ended up with a longer, harder course than his age group were running, and he didn’t come last :) He even managed to model the t-shirt for the second half of training.

The next nominated event will be the British Schools Champs on 16th November

Stafford Urban – Results

Course AThanks to Bob, Carol and Sarah Dredge for planning and organising today’s Urban event in Stafford town centre and to Mark Garside for controlling.

Results and Splits can be found here.
Winsplits can be found here.
Splitsbrowser can be found here.
Routegadget can be found here.

Chasers next event is at Chillington Hall on 30th November.

British Schools Score Champs Success

DSC_0006~2Well done to all the Chasers juniors who took part today in the British Schools Score Champs – Chasers were a very visible club in terms of the results, and there were plenty of familiar faces on the podium.

Holly Stodgell (Year 7 girls) and Meg Colclough (Year 8 girls) are now both British Schools Champions for Walton High. Meg was joined on the podium by Holly Craig in 2nd (for Weston Road) and Amy Mitchell in 3rd, with Charlotte Cairns-Smith (Abbotts Bromley School for Girls) just missing out in 4th.

Carolyn Codling-Loidi won a fantastic silver medal on the Year 6 girls running for Oakridge.

The boys did well, too, with Joe Holland finishing in 3rd place for the Year 8 boys, while the trio of Ethan Evans, Henry Webb and Adam Mardling were 4th, 5th and 6th for the Year 7’s (all from Walton High).

Other top 10 finishes came from Beth Colclough (10th in Year 5 girls), Will Downing (7th in Year 5 boys), Laura Shermer finished 9th running with Megan Dale in the Year 8 girls, and Alfie Spencer was 9th in the Year 8 boys. Sastin Codling-Loidi finished in 10th in Year 9 boys running for Adams Grammar School, and in the Year 10/11 girls, Heather Craig finished 6th (Weston Road) with Gemma Cairns-Smith 10th. For Matt Hartland in the Year 10/11 boys, it was a 5th place finish with a score that would have seen him in 2nd place in the Year 12/13 boys competition!

There were other Chasers out running, too, but 17 club members finishing in the top 10 on the day is a fantastic achievement! Well done everyone :) Also, many thanks to HOC for staging the event, results can be found here.

Stafford Urban Event


Final details are now available for the Stafford Urban event on Sunday 12th October.


Final details

Peter Palmer Relays 2014

DSC_0925Well done to the Chasers junior team “Happy birthday Mike & June” who competed in the Peter Palmer Relays in the early hours of this morning.

This six leg relay kicks off at 4.30 am and consists of 2 red (long orange) courses, a light green course, an orange course, a yellow course which can have up to 3 starters (but only the first one in counts in the overall time) and finishes with a green course. There has to be at least one male & 1 female in the team, and runners have to be M12-M18. The competition also has trophies for “young” teams (teams whos total age is under 92) and for teams who come from “small” clubs.

Our team of Matt H, Heather C, Alfie S, Holly C, Joe H, Holly S and Gemma C-S saw debuts for Alfie, Joe and Holly S, with Alfie running his first ever light green course, definitely counted as a “young” team, with the total age of the counters coming to only 72, giving away over 20 years in age and experience to the fastest teams!

Matt flew around on first leg finishing in 4th place, and a good run from Heather saw Alfie not only heading out onto his first ever light green course, but doing it in the dark! He did well, but unfortunately managed to be caught when 2 lines headed out of the control circle for number 2 – one the line to number 3 and one a power line, and in the half light and trees, he missed out number 3 :( Holly C ran well on the orange, Joe flew round the yellow finishing in the 7th fastest time of the day, backed up by Holly S & her broken toe, before Gemma gave it her all on the green course, bringing the team in as the 10th team across the line, although disqualified.

Disqualified but not downhearted, a good time was had by all. Bring on PPJR 2015!!

Oh, and Happy Birthday, Mike & June!!

Domination sprint race

Many thanks to Ray for stepping in at the last minute and planning/organising the Domination Sprint Race.

Simon Webb is a muppet for mis-punching on his stamping ground and handing Matt his third victory in the Domination Series (he won the pursuit race and the classic race) and therefore takes the overall victory. Cath was top woman on the night, but needs to sort out overall points to see who the top woman is… watch this space!

Well done to all who ran, and a big thank you to all who planned/organised. The Classic race results will be out soon, just a few little problems to sort out, as will  the overall scores.

Matt Hartland 13.36
Allan Williams 15.11
Jon Howell 15.13
Andy Yeates 15.40
Adam Bushnell 15.47
Kelvin Dawson 16.15
Mark Garside 16.39
Dave Brown 16.43
Cath Williams 16.48
Gemma Cairns-Smith 17.11
Claire Bushnell 17.20
Bob Dredge 17.44
Christine Collins 17.52
Alfie Spencer 18.53
John Robinson 19.07
Holly Craig 20.32
Holly Hughes 20.57
Mike Smith 22.08
Amy Mitchell 22.20
Laura Shermer 22.23
Joe Holland 22.29
Neil Adams 22.40
Carol Dredge 24.37
Jim Knight 24.51
Adam Mardling 25.42
Megan Colclough 25.57
Beth Cloclough 25.57
Evan Wade 26.00
Henry Webb 27.15 bike
Sue Findlay-Robinson 27.45
Mary Adams 30.30
Dennis Keley ret
Simon Webb 13.04 mp

Next week is the last Tuesday evening out on the Chase before returning to the gym for the winter.

Ceilidh – British Sprints and Middles Weekend – cancelled

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!

This event is now cancelled as ticket sales were minimal and at best we would have run at a huge loss.  Better luck next time!