|16/12/2006||Come and Meet Liam Killeen.
Mammoth Lifestyle, run by Gary and K Foord, our summer Chase Challenge Sponsor is having a grand opening of thier refurbished shop in Milford on Saturday (16th) morning. Come and meet Liam before coming up to our MTBO
He will be in the shop from 10am till 11.30 signing posters.
|10/12/2006||Junior’s achieve 7th place in Yvette Baker Final
The Final of the Yvette Baker Trophy took place today near Newbury and a bus full of juniors went down to represent Chasers.
Thank you all for your efforts – 7th place is fab (OK, so first would have been better, but at least we were in the final!), and we were less than 20 points down on a top 5 finish, out of well over 100 clubs around the country. That’s ace!
Our scorers today were:
Full results can be found at http://www.cix.co.uk/~neper/ybt2006/
But everybody else did their bit, too, and we couldn’t have done it without you.
Let’s go for top 5 next year (and hopefully some of our stars who couldn’t be with us today due to illness, injury, British Squad commitments will be around to help out).
I’m sorry there was no pizza delivery – I promise after next years first round we’ll have another meal out somewhere!
Well done again, and see you out in a forest somewhere soon,
|15/10/2006||WCH compete in Compass Sport Cup Final
Chasers put up a good effiort at the CS Cup Final held at Greenham Common near Newbury, but only managed 6th place despite some excellent runs. A very sociable day was had on the coach and in the club tent that was at the heart of the action right by the finish line. Stodge was taking loads of photos and these are now in the gallery. Well done to everyone who ran, the point scorers were as follows:
|02/10/2006||Junior’s through to Yvette Baker Final
Congratulations to all Chaser’s juniors who competed in the YBT round at Pooley Fields. They made it through to the finals due to be held at Newbury on December 10th when we should have an even stronger team.After the event the team headed down to Pizza Hut to celebrate…..
Congratulations to Mikey Hopkins who has been selected for the Uppsala Tour and to Catherine Bushnell for the Glenmore Tour.
|15/05/2006||West Midlands Schools Champs
Well done to all who took part.
Top 5 performances for
Oakridge School was 4th in the junior competition
Bob Dredge on the podium
Loads of Chasers headed up to Yorkshire for the JK over Easter weekend.
It was a testing weekend of competition on contrasting terrain with some great courses.Congratulations to Bob Dredge who finished second on M55L – the best Chasers result of the weekend, and the only one to make it onto the top 3.
Matt Crane (M21E), James Bennett (M20E) and Heather Butterfield (W21S) all finished in 4th place and deserve a special mention.
Our top 10 finishers were:
M20E 4th James Bennett
The relays were fast and furious, with several Chasers teams competing. Although none made it into the top 3, there was an outstanding performance from “WCH you lookin’ at?” (Amy T, Sophie T and Cat B) – 3 juniors who finished 3 minutes from the podium in a highly competitive open womens short open relay. Well done, guys!
|10/04/2006||Compass Sport Cup Round 1
Over 50 Chasers made the trip to Croft Castle for the Compass Sport Cup first round competition. Several key team members were missing through illness, injury or other commitments. However, those who made it ran well and although we finished second on the day to BOK (Bristol), we made it through to the final, beating HOC and NGOC.Team scorers were
100 Beth Clayton Blue
100 Jane Christopher Short Green
100 Mikey Hopkins Light Green
99 Rob Little Brown
99 James Bennett Blue
98 Jo Thompson Green
97 Iain Stamp Brown
97 Ian Turner Blue
96 Claire Bushnell Blue
96 Chris Boycott Green
96 Seonaid Dudley Short Green
94 Gareth Little Blue
94 Dorothy Wilson Short Green
90 Allan Williams Brown
90 Ianka Petrova-Evans Blue
90 Hazel Waters Green
90 Pat Murray Green
90 Cat Bushnell Light Green
90 Stuart Clayton Orange
89 Mike Thompson Blue
88 Lloyd Biddell Brown
88 Ray Collins Blue
87 Dave Brown Brown
86 Andy Yeates Blue
84 Cath Williams Blue
84 Pam Emberton Short Green
84 Sophie Thomas Light Green
A big “Thank You” to Iain Stamp for contacting everybody in the club to get such a good turn out.
|10/04/2006||British Championships 2006
The British Champs were held in West Sussex this year on an area new to orienteering. It provided a true test of orienteering ability, with a wide variety of terrain and excellent planning (as well as lots of mud). Whilst we have no British champions, there were some excellent results on the day.
Top 10 finishers from Chasers were:
M21E 3rd Matt Crane
W40L 3rd Beth Clayton
W21S 4th Heather Butterfield
M65L 5th Garry Langston
W35S 5th Alison Yeates
W50L 6th Carol Dredge
M21L 8th Alistair Powell
M35S 8th James Preston
M70L 8th Doug Peel
W20E 8th Jo Thompson
W21L 8th Cath Williams
W60L 8th Jane Christopher
W21S 10th Sarah Dredge
M18L 10th Mikey Hopkins
M20E 10th James Bennett
The relays were fast and furious with short, testing courses. Again we had no champions, but a good time was had by all!
|10/04/2006||Chasers become affiliated to the TCA
As part of the expansion of Walton Chasers event portfolio we have become affiliated to the Trail Cyclists Association ( note new logo at base of each page). Not only does this mean that we can now hold officially recognised Bike Orienteering and Trailquests, but it also enables anybody competing at Trailquests / MTBO to enter representing WCH.
For more info see the TCA calendar link here…..
Jane Christopher and Mikey Hopkins were called up to join James and Beth in the England Squad for the Interland competition (England vs Germany vs Belgium vs Holland) which took place in Germany over the weekend and helped England to a convincing victory.Jane won W60, James was second on M20, as was Beth on W40. Mikey ran well against older competition, finishing well in 8th place.
|17/01/06||Outdoor Show at the NEC 17th – 19th March
BOF members are entitled to a discount off tickets for this year’s Outdoor Show. To book tickets either go online at www.theoutdoorsshow.co.uk or telephone 0870 010 9086 and quote BOO1 to get 2 tickets for £18 (A saving of £10 off door prices).
If you would like to volunteer to help promote Orienteering at the Outdoor Show please contact Caroline Povey at the BOF Office. Tel 01629 734042 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
|17/01/06||Beth and James selected to run for Engalnd at Interland
Beth Clayton (W40) and James Bennett (M20) have been selected to run for England at the Interland match to be held on 26 Feb 2006 at Warendorf, near Munster, Germany.