Mountain Bike Orienteering 2019

MTBO is back on the chase again this year with an event this month – 24th November – Badger and Great Horsenail Slade.

Online Entry advised as a limit of 50 riders –

Final details available (version1)

Oldacre Colour Coded Race Sun 6th October

Next Sunday (6th October) is Chasers next open race and will be held on Oldacre, to the west side 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!  Full details can be found here: Oldacre 2019 v3
UPDATE 5th October – despite the weather forecast the event will be on.  Just come prepared to get a bit wet!!

Chasers at the British Middle Champs

Another day another podium!  Today was the British Middle Champs on Chinley Churn, near New Mills in Derbyshire.  The stand-out performance for Chasers was Oscar, who was 3rd on M12, just pipping 4th place by 3 seconds.  Great result Oscar!

Chasers at the British Sprint Championships

Today was the British Sprint Champs held on Loughborough University campus.  It was a lovely sunny and warm day, perfect for running and ideal for socialising between the heats and finals too.  We had 6 runners who got to the ‘A’ finals for their class – Vicky (W35), Cath (W45), Carol (W60), Dan (M35), Jonathan (M65) and John (M65).
In the finals, Vicky had a fantastic run and made it on to the podium in 3rd place.  Well done Vicky!

Chasers at the Scottish 6 Days 2019

17 Chasers raced in the bi-annual Scottish 6 Days, this year held in Strathearn in mid Scotland.  The weather was incredibly kind and it was warm, dry and sunny which made the event a great holiday festival of orienteering.  The areas were good, with some real technical challenges, and pretty good underfoot conditions.  Even the infamous Craig a Barns, last used for JK2012,  was a pleasant surprise this time around!
We had some great performances, with 3 Chasers in the top 10 overall positions:
Dan Findlay-Robinson came =1st on M35S (pictured – credit Andy Johnson), Rhys Findlay-Robinson was an impressive 4th on M21E, and Sally Hughes was 9th on W45S.
We had plenty of other top 10 positions on individual days:
M21E – Rhys picking up a 3rd and 2nd – no mean feet in a strong international field.  M35S – Dan won Days 1, 3 and 4.  M55S – Andy got a 4th and 8th, M65S – John 2nd and 6th, W16A – Holly S and 8th, 9th, and 10th, W20S – Holly H a 5th, 8th and 8th, W45S – Sally 5th, 8th, and 6th, and in W50S – Alison a 6th place.
For the first time, the events were live streamed on the internet, so if you want to see what you missed, head to the Scottish 6 Days website and catch up.
We’ll all reconvene at the next Scottish 6 days in Lochaber (Fort William) in summer 2021!

Beginners orienteering – Saturday 20th July

An extra date has been added to our spring beginner series at Birches Valley.  This Saturday (20th July), come along and give orienteering a go.  Everyone welcome – no experience is required, and help and equipment will be available.  Start between 10 and 11.30am.  £1 children, £3 adults.  Look out for the flags near the start of Go Ape.

Tamworth Urban Race – Saturday 13th July

The final details for Tamworth Urban Race on Saturday 13th July are now available.  Please follow the link for all you need to know.  And don’t forget, this is Walton Chasers 50th anniversary event, so there is cake for all competitors! WCH Anniversary Event Tamworth 130719 (2)

WCH Annual Summer Handicap Race and BBQ

Next Tuesday (25th June) is Chasers’ annual Peel Pursuit Race followed by the summer BBQ.

The run is a handicap race, so the fastest goes off last and first across the line wins the handicap trophy.  There’s also a trophy for the fastest runner.  Once you’ve checked out the route, let Jonathan know what your expected time is so he can put the handicap list together.
Details here: Peel Pursuit 2019 details.  Route map here Peel Pursuit route 2019.  Please reccie the route beforehand!!
Bring your BBQ food for after the run, or just come for the social.