Shoal Hill West Midlands League Event – 6 May

Perfect for beginners, for full details click here: Shoal Hill 2018 Final Details

Beginners, remember to wear long trousers or running tights please even if it is hot

Chasers and JK2018

Now that the mud is mostly dried and brushed off, time to say thank you for a highly successful JK. The whole event went very well, much of which was down to Andy’s thorough planning and co-ordination despite all the hiccups along the way. The commitment from the volunteers in the club was indispensable so thanks to everyone who played a part particularly those with major roles.  Those heavily involved with official roles were:

Andy Yeates JK Co-ordinator
Dougie Craig Organiser, Day 1
Ray Collins Planner, Day 1
Allan Williams Controller Day 4
Bob Dredge JK Treasurer
Ian Jones Permissions
Mark Stodgell SI equipment co-ordinator
Sarah & Carol Dredge String Course Coordinators

Day 1 at MOD Stafford was led by Chasers, and a huge thank you must go to everyone for helping on the day, some of you doing long shifts to keep things running smoothly.  Over the weekend, we had a few top 3 performances – Iain Stamp 3rd on Day 1 and 2nd on Day 2 in M35L, Holly Hughes 3rd on Day 2 in W20L, and Oscar Barnby 2nd on Day 2 in M12B – well done all, great performances.
We can now relax a bit until the next major event on our patch – the Compass Sport Cup in October!

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

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