House League Team 2012 Final Standings

Lines are closed, votes are counted and final scores have been calculated (assuming all results from 2012 are now posted to the BOF website…..)

The final Walton Chasers House Team League results for 2012 are as follows (drum roll, please………):











So congratulations to Team South and well done to all the other teams, too ūüôā¬† More detailed analysis including some top ten individual performance tables are available on the House Team League 2012 Home Page.

The League will be returning for 2013, but watch this space for new scoring rules and lists of the new teams as we adjust for the 2013 membership list!

Winter Score League – Final Results

Last Thursday saw the final round of the 2012 Winter Score League take place around Etchinghill in Rugeley.¬† The run, in cold and wet condtions, was organised by John Robinson, followed by a Christmas Meal at the adjacent Chase Pub organised by Sue.¬† 14 ran, and over 20 came for the meal so a good night out was had by all.¬† Congratulations to Jon and Cath for winning the running classes and Neil L for being top (only) biker.¬† The new year league starts from Ray’s house on January 10th 2013, see you there.

Pos Name Best 4
1 Jon Howell 98
2 Dave Brown 93
=3 Mark Garside 92
=3 Ray Collins 92
5 Andy Yeates 90
6 Simon Webb 85
7 Cath Williams 83
8 Andrew Soltysik 82
9 Christine Collins 76
10 Neil Lawford (Biker) 70
11 John Robinson 64
12 Mary Adams 63
13 Neil Adams 56
14 Allan Williams 51
15 Kelvin Dawson 46
16 Sue Findlay Robinson 31
17 Beth Clayton 24
18 Lizzie Adams 20
19 Rachel Findlay Robinson 18
20 Sue Williams 13

Winter Score League – Round 6

Dave Brown organised last Thursday’s Night Score league event from the Turnpike Pub in Lichfield.¬† A good turnout despite the cold and pouring rain has left the overall standings very close with Jon still holding the lead, but 3 contenders in 2nd place.¬† Next event on Thursday 20th at the Chase Pub in Rugeley.

    Radford Bank Wildwood Abbots Bromley Penkridge Barton Lichfield Best 4
1 Jon Howell 25 23   25 23 25 98
2 Mark Garside 22 25 23   22 21 92
2 Ray Collins 25 21 22 22 21 23 92
2 Dave Brown   19   23 25 25 92
5 Andy Yeates 18 22 25   17 18 83
6 Andrew Soltysik 19 17 21 25     82
7 Cath Williams 21 18     19 22 80
8 Christine Collins 16   20 20 16 20 76
9 Neil Lawford       20 25 25 70
10 Mary Adams 15 16     15 17 63
11 Simon Webb 23 25     14   62
12 Neil Adams 14 15     12 15 56
13 Kelvin Dawson     25 21     46
14 John Robinson         20 19 39
15 Allan Williams 17       18   35
16 Lizzie Adams   20         20
17 Sue Findlay-Robinson           16 16
18 Sue Williams         13   13
19 Beth Clayton         11   11



Over the next week we will be testing some possible new features on the website around the calendar events and logins. Please bear with us if you see some unexpected results.



WCH Christmas Sociable Runs

The calendar has now been updated with a list of social runs for the Christmas fortnight.  There is a run each morning at 10am, even on Christmas Day!  Everyone is welcome to come along, whatever your speed / level.  Or just go out for a walk and come along for the social.

Also, a reminder not to forget to enter the Mungo Bone (Sat 22nd December) or the Club Champs (Sun 13th January).  Have a look at the calendar on the website for the event and entry details or check your latest Attack Point.

Winter Technique Training


With the cold dark wet nights now upon us, gym based technical training this week involves 22 members of all ages (the youngest was 9, the oldest was fifty-something!!) sitting back to back describing a route on a pre-planned course to their partner who then has to put it on a blank map. The courses varied from a technically very easy course on Hednesford Camp through to an almost-impossible course on Pwll Du!

This followed 45 minutes of circuit training, and was followed by a swim, and all for free to club members!

House Team League Update

Well, the end of the year is fast approaching, which means the inaugural House Team League¬†will soon be officially awarded to one of the teams.¬† I know one team has been out in the lead all year, but the race isn’t over until the last points are counted, so don’t be put off attending any more events this year if you happen to be in one of the trailing teams!

More scores have been added to bring the league tables bang up to date.¬† As ever, if you think I’ve missed anything please let me know (don’t worry, Allan, I have you down as controller for the Castle Vale Urban).

Full details are here, the main table is as follows:









I believe we are planning on running the league again next year – team membership will be recalculated due to the changes in the way BOF membership will work.¬† If anyone has any ideas for how the league could be improved, please send them through to me at¬† I can’t promise to implement all suggestions, but I can promise to take them all into consideration.

Wightwick Manor permanent course


Today the Wightwick Manor National Trust permanent course in Wolverhampton had its soft launch. Using a new map and controls purchased with the Barbara Bradley fund the course will become one of the visitor experiences at the site, helping to promote orienteering and Walton Chasers.
The permanent course is the first of many small local venues the club will be launching over the coming year to support grass roots, local ‘self-service’ orienteering.