Follow up to issues at Brindley event

Following the problems with the maps at the Brindley event on 4th February we have reviewed our organisation and planning systems for events and put in place new guidance.  In particular this includes clearer guidance on preparing the final map for printing and stricter version control in the shared file folders as well as being able to review the final drafts of the courses in good time before printing.  As always we greatly appreciate the work of all our volunteers in helping the club to put on events and these volunteers are often overseeing complex tasks whilst trying to juggle other commitments such as work and family.

Night-O 8th March

Tomorrow night’s score event (8th March) will start at the Oxleathers pub in the Highfield / Rowley Park area at 7pm. The address is: The Oxleathers, Sundown Drive ST17 9QT. The parking area is accessed from Cape Avenue and is shared with the local Spar shop.  Stay for a meal in the pub if you like.

It will be a 45 minute score using street name signs as control points so that all control descriptions are names, e.g. Shakespeare Road. As some people are interested in the Banff Mountain Film Festival showing Jon has said that you can start early on request.

WCH Club Champions

The club champs this year was split into two, with the juniors decided at the Brindley event on 4th Feb and the adults at Wrekin’s Lizard Hill on 18th Feb.
The results are as follows.  Well done to all the winners – the prizegiving will be arranged soon!

M10 1 Jonah Hearn 2 Rory Hind
M10 Handicap 1 Rory Hind
M16 1 Henry Webb
Men’s Open 1 Bob Dredge 2 Dan Findlay-Robinson 3 Kristian Roberts
Men’s Open Handicap 1 Dan Findlay-Robinson
M45+ 1 Roger Richards 2 Andy Yeates 3 Dave Brown
M45+ Handicap 1 Neil Adams
M60+ 1 Jonathan Howell 2 Ray Collins 3 Dave Smith
M60+ Handicap 1 Dave Smith
M70+ 1 Chris Boycott 2 Garry Langston
M70+ Handicap 1 Garry Langston
W12 1 Rebecca Hind
W16 1 Holly Stodgell 2 Hannah Daniels
Women’s Open 1 Holly Hughes
W45+ 1 Sally Hughes 2 Christine Collins 3 Mary Adams
W45+ Handicap 1 Alison Yeates
W60+ 1 Hazel Waters

WCH Colour coded race – Sunday 4th Feb

Next Sunday is Chasers latest colour coded race, to be held on Brindley, part of Cannock Chase.  It will also incorporate the West Midlands League, and the Chasers club champs.  Courses for all abilities are available, from beginners to experienced orienteers.  Full details can be found here Final Details – Brindley 04.02.2018 including corrections from the original flyer.

2018 Club Party

Click to open a new window in Flickr

Christmas Runs 2017

Keep those pudding pounds off this Christmas with runs at 10am every day until the New Year.

The traditional Chasers enabler to counter over indulgence at Christmas has started – the Christmas morning run series from various locations around the chase – look forward to seeing you on Christmas morning!

Sunday 24th Penkridge Bank
Monday 25th Milford Common
Tuesday 26th Aspen *
Wednesday 27th Punch Bowl *
Thursday 28th White House *
Friday 29th Marquis Drive *
Saturday 30th Seven Springs
Sunday 31st Brindley Bottom *
Monday 1st Interclubs Score (Hednesforrd Camp) @12am
Tuesday 2nd Springslade Lodge *
Wednesday 3rd Marquis Drive *
Sunday 7th Satnall Hills. Club Championships.

All runs start at 10am SHARP unless stated otherwise, not 10.01.
A * denotes a tea shop after the run.


Mungo Bone XMAS Pursuit Race 2017

The 2017 Mungo Bone handicap race(s) will take place on Saturday 23rd December.  The assembly, social and prize giving will again be in Brocton Village Hall.


  • 10am  Village Hall will open
  • 11am  First Adult Course starter
  • 11.15am ish  Junior Mass Start
  • 1pm Village Hall closes

Mince pies, biscuits, tea, coffee and mulled wine afterwards in the village hall, all provided by WCH.   All welcome even if you are not running.   Help required on the day.

The Mungo Bone is a 4km handicap race around part of Old Acre map ( the usual course – below) while the junior course is 2km (see dashed cut off below) first past the post race.  Runners of all abilities welcome.

Entries and expected running time to Ray Collins by midnight on Thursday 21st December.  Please bring a wrapped present for the secret santa after the race, value £2-3.  EOD allowed but you will be non-competitive.


South Sherbrook Colour Coded & WM League

Next Sunday, 26th November, sees Chasers latest colour coded race, this time on South Sherbrook in the middle of Cannock Chase.  All abilities are welcome, from beginners to experienced orienteers.  Parking is at Tackeroo Camp Site.  Please see the final details for more information at the link here…South Sherbrook 26Nov17 (final details)