Mansty Woods – 8th May 2016

mansty woodOur re-arranged Orienteering Event is to be held this coming weekend at Mansty Woods on the West slopes of Cannock Chase.

The Bluebells are now in bloom and the area, although small is very run-able with the complex ditch network bringing a challenge of fine navigation on the longer courses.

Link to the event final details is here:

Original event page here




British Champs podium place for Bob Dredge

BOC16 BobCongratulations to Bob Dredge on a fantastic podium place in the M65L class at the British Champs on Brown Clee.  Bob had  a great run and held 3rd place in a field on 75.  Well done Bob!

British Relays WCH podium place on Mens Short

Congratulations to Iain Stamp, Mark Stodgell and Mike Barnby on an impressive 3rd place in the highly competitive Men’s Short at the British Relay Champs.  Despite Iain giving the rest of the team a few scary moments by racing round so fast, Stodge and Mike were able to hold off the opposition to get on the podium.  Well done!

Captains Weekly May 1st 2016

“Pats on the back” are numerous this week for several reasons.  First reason Success.  Well done Bob Dredge for a podium place at the British Championships coming 3rd on M65.  Other top ten finishes for Iain Stamp, 6th, and Mike Barnby, 8th, both on the M35 and for Carol Dredge 8th on the W60 course.  The second reason, Perseverance.  To all our numerous members who ran for over 2 hours and still finished their course.  The third reason, extra perseverance to Holly Hughes who finished her course in 214 minutes and 34 seconds taking 91.28 on one leg alone BUT a W45 BKO eclipsed this time and finished her course in 309:36 or in English, five hours and nine minutes.  You have a long way to go yet Holly.  The area was very physically and mentally challenging so welll done to everybody who finished with a smile.

The relays were held today where Iain Stamp, Mark Stodgell and Mike Barnby came a brilliant third in the Mens Short, so a “pat” for them,  Alas, as of yet the results are not out so I cannot comment.

Events coming up are:

TOMORROW there is the Urban race in Tamworth.  Entry on the day is possible and your help will be appreciated.  Starts from 11am until 2pm.

Next Sunday 8th, the re-arranged Mansty Wood event takes place.  A great area, fantastic courses and sunny weather, be there.  Again, your help will be appreciated.

There is no training this Tuesday but there will be a run from Chase Road corner at 7pm.  If you fancy a mid week orienteering fix the Wrekin have an event on Tuesday evening while both OD and LEI have an event on Wednesday evening.  Details on their web sites.  On May 10th Tuesday training is at Satnall Hills.

If you would like a run at the West Midland Relays being held at Shoal Hill I need to know by May 12th.TamworthBandstand

Tamworth Urban 2nd May – Final Details

TamworthBandstandThe final details of next Monday’s Urban Race in Tamworth are now available… Tamworth Urban 2016 Final Details v 1.1
(NB:  updated 27/4 with detail on EOD and start blocks)

British Relay Teams

Class Team Name Team Members Club
H – W50 Chasers Eight Mary Adams,

Christine Collins,

Carol Dredge

J – M60 Chasers Five Ray Collins,

Jonathan Howell,

Robert Dredge

P – M14 Chasers Four Joe Holland,

Holly Stodgell,

Adam Mardling

C – Men’s Short Chasers One Iain Stamp,

Mark Stodgell,

Mike Barnby

S – Mixed Ad Hoc Chasers Seven Ricardo Fernandes,

Claire Stamp,

Kristian Roberts


S – Mixed Ad Hoc Chasers Six  

Kelvin Dawson,

Alison Yeates,

Neil Adams

T – Junior Ad Hoc (M/W 18-) Chasers Three  

Holly Hughes,

Esther Mardling,

Megan Colclough

E – M40 Chasers Two Matt Mardling,

Allan Williams,

Andrew Yeates


Captains’ Weekly 24th April 2016


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