British Middle Champs – 7th Sept 2014

BMOC 2014Walton Chasers are hosting the British Middle Championships on Brereton Spurs, near Rugeley on 7th September.

Come along for a great weekend of orienteering – British Sprint Champs on Saturday 6th Sept at Keele University followed by British Middle Champs on Sunday 7th.

Don’t forget – the closing date for championship courses is 17th August.

The website for full details is here:  http://www.britishorienteering.org.uk/site/britishmiddlechamps/

Pursuit Race 2014

Pursuit Race 2014Tonight saw the Annual Summer Handicap Race on Brocton Coppice.  Full results to follow,  but the winners were:
Senior Handicap – Judith Hughes
Junior Handicap – Charlotte Evans
Fastest time – Matt Hartland

Thanks go to the Craig family for organising and marking out the course, and also to Jonathan Howell for hosting the post race barbeque – and the rain even stayed off for a change!

Yvette Baker Trophy 2014

YBT2014Chasers juniors did us proud over the weekend and finished 5th in the national junior team championships near Brighton.  Missing over half the team that qualified to various events across the country, they were all superstars.  Even better, Meg & Amy made it on to the podium!  Well done all!

West Midlands Relays 2014

WM Relays 2014Nine teams from Chasers competed in the West Midlands Relays in the sunshine today at Park Hall.  Of those 9, a fantastic 4 teams won their class.  They were:
M165+ Ray, Jon, Andy
W165+ Beth, Hazel, Mary
Men’s Open Mike, James, Iain
W42- Holly, Holly, Heather
Well done to them all, and to everyone who ran – we were close to even more victories too….!

The results are hidden away on potoc’s website here http://potoc.org.uk/?page_id=16

House Team League

North 2138
South 2069
West 1750
East 1759

To see a list of who’s scored what, click on the following link  http://www.walton-chasers.co.uk/?p=6874

Andy Yeates is currently our top scorer with 315 points.  Events upto the 11 May have been included so quite a few more events to be added soon.  Please have a look to check you’re included in the league.  Also calling Sue, Susan makes a difference as does adding a second g to Goode.  I’ll continue to work on getting the breakdown of scores onto the site but just let Tracy Craig know if you’d like a copy emailing, especially if you’ve controlled an event.

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Shugborough 2014

Shugborough2014Chasers competed at the annual Shugborough Relays for the 26th year tonight.  We had a great turnout of 7 teams (4 runners per team).  The results are here.  Photos of the race will be available on Race Photos website.

Chasers at BOC 2014

Mini Relay BOC2014xThe British Champs were held over the weekend in a sunny and warm Northumberland.  A great weekend of contrasting terrain – (very) challenging forest for the individual followed by fast open moorland for the relays.
There were some huge times on the Saturday – good effort for finishing for most, and just 5 Chasers got into the top 3 – Beth Colclough 2nd on W10B, Milly Holland 1st on W14B, Holly Hughes 2nd on W16B, Alison Yeates 1st on W45S, and Norman Hall 3rd on M80.
The relay day showed that the training for relays has paid off, and we had 2 junior teams on the podium – well done Alfie, Holly S & Joe 3rd in the mini-relay and Matt, Gemma and Meg 3rd in the Junior Ad Hoc.

Domination Score Event Results

13052014Many thanks to Ray for planning the first of the 2014 summer Domination Series. The next event in the series is the Short Race on Brereton Hayes on June 10th (any volunteers for planner?!?!).

So, after 1 event, top man is Mike Barnby, top woman is Cath Williams and top junior is Henry Webb.

Full results can be see here