Date: What:
02/12/2007 Chasers Juniors 4th at Yvette Baker Trophy (National Junior Club Champs)
The team did Chasers proud, & Iwe couldn’t have expected any more of them 

We finished 4th overall, 4 points off third & 6 points off second. We did beat AIRE & DEE (last years winners who beat us in the qualifier), but were behind OD (1st, again!), NOC & WCOC.

Detailed results not yet out but outstanding performances on the day from Will (Light green winner) & Helen (Orange winner), however, everybody did their bit.

30/10/07 Successes over the weekend in 2 events

Midland Champs
The Midland Champs was held in Salcey Forest near Northampton on Sunday. Chasers now have 3 Midland Champions:
Carol Dredge on W50L
Bob Dredge on M55L
Seonaid Dudley on W65L

OMM (Original Mountain Marathon aka KIMM)
Ray Collins and Jonathon Howell put in a sterling performance in the Short Score class to come into 8th place. The event was held in the Lowther Hills, Southern Scotland amidst a mixture of heavy (tent flooding) rain and clear blue skies.


11/10/07 Mark Stodgell placed 9th at the Polaris

The Polaris Challenge is a two-day event, combining mountain biking with navigation. Teams of two (or solo) ride between checkpoints scattered over a large area of rugged country. Each checkpoint has a value and the aim of the challenge is to accumulate as many points as possible within each day’s time limit. Distance and ‘difficult to access’ checkpoints carry higher values and there are tough penalties for exceeding the time limits

I was 9th overall at the polaris and 4th Male solo – just off the podium…….


A well chuffed



06/10/07 Craney is placed 3rd in the City Chase World Final
Matt Crane represented England in the City Chase World Final in Rome (with Neil Northrop) after winning the London heat. They came 3rd in the event, billed as the “largest Urban Adventure race series in the world”. For more details go tohttp://www.citychase.com/

29/09/07 Chasers Juniors through to the YBT Final
Well done to all who competed last Sunday at Shoal Hill – we made it through to the YBT final! reat to see so many out, and some fab runs, too!

Our scorers were:

Yellow girls: Hannah Webb – 100 points (Meg Aucutt – 97 points)
Yellow boys: Sam Musters – 98 points (Sheyelle Prescod – 97 points)
Orange girls: Helen Clayton – 100 points
Orange boys: Mark Robinson – 97 points
Light green girls: Amy Thompson – 100 points (Nia Nokes – 97 points)
Light green boys: Will Viles – 99 points
Green girls: Em Garside – 99 points, Sophie Thomas – 98 points
Green boys: Mikey Hopkins: 99 points

But everybody played a part in the event, thank you all for turning out!

The YBT Final is on Sunday, December 2nd, and a coach will be arranged to take everyone to Scunthorpe.


12/09/07 Iain Stamp competes in London Duathlon

Well done to Ian Stamp who competed in the London Duathlon last weekend. He came an impressive 229th of 1637 finishers in the Challenge Distance Class. This involved Run: 9km with a climb of 70m / Bike: 21.5 for 2 laps with a climb of 224m / Run: Run 4.7km with a climb of 32m.


22/08/07 World Champs result for Matt Crane!

On Monday, Matt Crane was the only British man to get through qualification for the Middle race final, qualifying in 14th place (15 to go through).Today was the final and Matt was 6th out into the forest, going well early on to be leading at the 2nd radio control. Craney’s final result was 26th, 6 minutes down on the leader (and only 4 mins down on 2nd place). The course was 6.1km + 110m climb with 17 controls. Matt s time was a mere 38 minutes! An excellent result .
(Photos from the WOC website).

16/08/07 Chasers at the Scottish 6 Day

24 Chasers were entered for the bi-annual 6 day event that this year was held in Speyside. Based in Grantown-on-Spey, with around 4,000 competitors, we were treated to some of the best terrian in the country, including Inshriach, Culbin and Anagach.

The weather was kind overall (unless you were camping) and we all had the usual mixture of successes and tales of woe. Not too many top ten placings this year, but a fantastic 6th place in M21L for Mike Barnby and 1st place for Pam Emberton in W80. Also, a mention for our adopted Spaniard, Blas Lopez who was 10th in M35S.Photos are in the gallery.

17/07/07 Peel Pursuit (Summer Handicap) Race

Following a very wet day, we got away with a dry run and (more importantly) a dry barbeque – a miracle given the recent weather…..
The main prizes this year went to Mikey Hopkins for fastest runner and Simon Griffiths for handicap winner. Mark Robinson won the junior handicap prize.Thanks to Julie Phelan for organising and for Peter and Jane for hosting the barbeque.

07/07/07 World Champs selection for Matt Crane!

Matt Crane has been selected for the World Orienteering Championships to be held on 16th-26th August in the Ukraine. Fantastic news Craney, have a great run.

Losing no time at all for 2008, Matt’s also been selected for the WOC 2008 Training Camp on 11th-16th September in the Czech Republic.

01/07/07 Chasers get 6th place in Peak District Footpath Relay
What a difference a year makes! Last years’ baking hot relay day seemed a different world as the 2007 installment of the Footpath Relay saw rain, rain and more rain. Happily though, it was warm rain and spirits were not dampened.

Well done to all who ran and to Iain Stamp for organising an ever changing team.

Overall positions were as follows:


1 Ashbourne Running Club 10:50:14
2 Holme Pierpoint A 11:17:19
3 DVO 11:31:39
4 MDOC 1 11:47:30
5 Ashbourne Rugby Club 11:48:13
6 WCH 11:59:03
7 Sandhurst Joggers 12:04:07
8 Ilkeston Running Club 12:05:07
9 NOC 12:17:26
10 EMAS Running Club 13:06:31
11 MDOC 2 13:38:57
12 Holme Pierpoint B 13:59:55


Leg Distance Name Time WCH Position
1 7.5 Mike Barnby 34.58 )
2 13.7 Lloyd Biddell 61.07 )
3 3.8 Julie Phelan 24.48 > 1st
4 7.3 Simon Griffiths 36.10 )
5 4.8 Neil Lawford 26.33 )
6 7.4 Dave Thomas 43.19 )
7 4.5 Gareth Little 29.15 )
8 2.7 Michael Collins 25.03 > 10th
9 3.6 Christine Collins 25.17 )
10 7.4 Ray Collins 44.29 )
11 4.8 Phil Green 27.12 )
12 7.3 Mikey Hopkins 30.44 )
13 3.8 Barbs Heathcote 27.23 > 10th
14 13.7 Allan Williams 90.26 )
15 7.5 Iain Stamp 35.56 )
16 7.3 Mike Thompson 37.22 )
17 3.6 Julie Phelan 23.37 )
18 2.7 Sue Lynch 28.05 > 5th
19 4.5 Gareth Little 27.51 )
20 7.4 Andy Yeates 39.28 )




14/06/07 Allan Williams has created a video for YouTube to promote the Chase Challenge weekend, particularly the street-O which he is organising. Here’s the link :http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0Yj4THCNSo
18/05/07 Catherine Bushnell has been selected for the Summer Tour to Halden (Norway) as part of the M/W16 Start Squad
7/05/07 Chasers have a British Champion this year, Mark Stodgell on M21V!
In a hot and sunny day on Pwll Du, near Abergavenny we were all challenged in the seriously complex terrain. There were other creditable performances to get into the top 10:
M18L – 10th – Mikey Hopkins
M55L – 5th – Jonathan Howell
W40S – 5th – Alison Yeates
W45L – 4th – Beth Clayton 

In the relays, the same area was blustery but happily dry. A very tricky area for a relay and we only made the top ten in one class. Mikey Hopkins, Mike Barnby and Iain Stamp put in a cracking perfomance to get 6th place in the Men’s Premier.

Well done to everyone who completed their courses – if you can orienteer here, you can orienteer anywhere!

2/05/07 Mikey Hopkins has been selected for the European Youth Championships to be held in Hungary in June (21st to the 24th)
12/04/07 Chasers scoop titles at JK – On a warm and sunny weekend of activity, two Chasers became JK Champion, M21V – Mark Stodgell, and W80 – Pam Emberton. A fantastic result! Well done to both. Other notable top 10 placings went to the following people. Great performances from them.Overall top 10’s with individual day positions:
M18L 10th Mikey Hopkins (5th/18th)
M21L 3rd Mike Barnby  (3rd/6th)
M21L 5th Iain Stamp (12th/1st)
M40S 6th Steve Clayton (6th/8th)
W16A 10th Catherine Bushnell (7th/10th)
W45L 7th Beth Clayton (8th/6th)
W65L 6th Dorothy Wilson (8th/4th) 

Top 10s on one of the days:
M20S Gareth Little 1st Day 2
W14B Hannah Garside 7th Day 2
W21S Cath Williams 7th Day 2
W60L Jane Christopher 8th Day 2
W65L Seonaid Dudley 5th Day 2


Relay top 10s:
Mens Short Open 4th (Mikey Hopkins, Iain Stamp, Allan Williams)
Womens Short Open 10th (Beth Clayton, Alison Yeates, Cath Williams) (only 1 second ahead of Amy Thompson, Cat Bushnell, Sophie Thomas in 11th)

21/03/07 New club kit – The new Trimtex tops are now available, cost £30. Contact Mike & Heather Barnby to get yours now! These look great – see Message Board for comments. It’s an incentive to get rid of that paunch anyway!
21/03/07 WCH came 3rd in the Compass Sport Cup at the weekend behind OD and NOC. The event took place at Wroxall Abbey and Hay Wood. Mikey Hopkins was the only course winner taking the honours on the Light Green, but there were some other excellent performances by Chasers. Well done and thanks to all who took part. OD and NOC go forward to the CSC final in October.
21/03/07 Update: Bob Dredge came a magnificent 3rd in the Interland competition in Belgium in H50-55 age class helping England to yet another victory.
Bob Dredge selected to run for Engalnd at Interland
Bob Dredge has been selected to run for England at Interland with Beth Clayton, Jane Christopher and Dorothy Wilson as reserves. Congratulations to all. 

The picture shows Bob takinng 2nd place at JK2006.