WCH MapRun Winter Series 1 – Hednesford

This winter, we’re running our usual night-O series in a slightly different way.  We’ll be holding the normal  night-O on a Thursday night for club members only using the MapRunF app.  Once the race is over, we’ll remove the PIN code and open the course up to anyone who’d like to run it in their own time.  So, the first MapRun is available now around Hednesford, near Cannock.  It is a score event – you have 45 minutes to get as many controls as you can.  Please take care crossing roads and follow usual social distance protocols.
Details here: WCH Winter 1 – Hednesford
Map PDF here: Hednesford Sep2020.  Car park /start postcode is: WS12 1AS
Results here.

WCH Race 11th October – cancelled

Sadly we have been unable to secure permission to run this event on the the Chase due to continuing COVID-19 restrictions.  We’re hoping that the Shoal Hill event in December will be able to go ahead – keep everything crossed!

WCH MapRunF Summer Series 5 – Weeping Cross (Stafford)

A new Map Run is now available – a 45 minute score around postboxes in the Weeping Cross area in the south-eastern part of Stafford.  This is available for anyone to run and will be live until 20th September.  Please take care on any road crossings.
Instructions: WCH Summer-5 Weeping-Cross
Map PDF: Weeping Cross Post Boxes
Results so far are here.

Peel Pursuit Summer Handicap Race 2020

We have decided to run the Peel Pursuit, the usual Chasers’ summer handicap run round Brocton Coppice usually run in June, as a virtual race this year.  Dave and Neil have recce’d the senior and junior course and set them up on the MaprunF app.
The trophy for the handicap winner and fastest runner will be decided after the courses close on 6th September.  Anyone can run the course, but only Walton Chasers members will be eligible for the trophies.
Two of the paths have been narrowed by bracken but this has been pushed back.  Not ideal for running but we’ll try and keep the paths passable.  NB: this in not a ‘normal’ orienteering course, just a run around a prescribed route.
WCH Summer Handicap – 2020 – Event details
WCH Summer Handicap – 2020 – Senior
WCH Summer Handicap – 2020 – Junior
And the results are in!  Not too many competing for the trophies this year, but congratulations to the winners – to Andy Yeates for the fastest time, and to Sally Hughes for winning the handicap race. 2020 Peel Pursuit Results

WCH MapRunF Summer Series 4 – Brindley

A new MapRun is now live on Brindley, in the centre of Cannock Chase.  This time we have a 45 minute score event – just get as many controls as you can in the 45 minute time limit.  Our permissions at this time of year mean that you are limited to paths, so please don’t go across the terrain. The MapRun will be available until Sunday 23rd August.  Enjoy!
Instructions are here: WCH Summer 4 Brindley Event details (including how to ‘claim’ controls that didn’t register).
This MapRun is now closed – the results are here

WCH MapRunF Summer Series 3 – Stafford Castle

The 3rd Chasers MapRun is now live.   This time we visit Stafford, and it’s (ruined) castle.  There are 3 courses this time – a short, long and a 45 minute score  All are within the grounds of the castle.  Run any (or all) of the courses whenever suits you – there is nothing out there to mark the controls so it really is a virtual course.  Simply print the course you’d like to run, download the MapRunF app (Google Play or AppStore), and follow the instructions in the attached sheet.  Enjoy!
NB: The visitor centre and toilets are currently closed.
Instructions: WCH Summer 3 Stafford Castle
This MapRun is now closed, the results are below:
Short:  here
Long:  here
Score:  here

MapRunF Summer Series 1 – results

Our first MapRun completed it’s 2 week run last weekend, and we had over 40 people come and run the 2 courses – thanks to all who took part, we hope you enjoyed getting back out into the forest.  The results are here:
WCH Maprunf Summer 1 – Shoal Hill Green
WCH Maprunf Summer 1 – Shoal Hill Blue

WCH MapRunF Summer Series 2 – Lichfield

The 2nd in Chasers 2020 MapRun series is now live.   This time, there are 3 courses on offer in central Lichfield.  There are 2 linear courses which are especially suitable for beginners – a very short course wholly within Beacon Park, and a short course that includes some road crossings.  There is also a 60 minute score event around the streets of Lichfield.  Run any of the courses whenever suits you – there is nothing out there to mark the controls so it really is a virtual course.  Simply print the course you’d like to run, download the MapRunF app (Google Play or AppStore), and follow the instructions in the attached sheet.  If you don’t want to use the app, you can just print the map out and run the course.
MapRunF – Lichfield Instructions
Map:  Lichfield MR Very Short Course PDF  Results: here
Map:  Lichfield MR Short Course PDF  Results:  here
Map:  Lichfield 60Score PDF (NB: start and finish are in the same place for the score course) Results: here