Ray’s POTOC success

Today was POTOC’s summer score event attended by a handful of Chasers.  Chasers’ captain Ray Collins, won the prize for the first male Vet with an excellent score and was 6th overall.  There was also the presentation of the trophies from the POTOC summer league, which Ray won the top male vet trophy (pictured).  He was presented with the trophy by POTOC chairman, Jim Cooke.

Chasers at Lakes 5-day

For the last week, a dozen or so Chasers have been competing in the Lakes 5-day event.  We’ve had a whole mix of weather, from monsoon-like rain to blazing sunshine.  We’ve run on high open fell (Silver Howe and Angel Tarn Pikes), low lying fell (Askham), dense forestry plantation (Whinlatter)and steep intricate woodland (Dale Park, Graythwaite). On the overall competition (best 4 days), the star of the week was Dan Findlay-Robinson, who won the M35S class, winning 2 days and coming 3rd on 2 days.  Andy Yeates came an excellent 4th overall in the M55S class.  The other individual star performance was Bob Dredge, who won day 2 high on Angle Tarn.  The rest of us had mixed fortunes!
Pic @ day 2 start

Peel Pursuit 2018 Results

Last night was the Peel Pursuit Handicap run followed by the annual club BBQ.  A lovely warm evening in the woods of Brocton Coppice, with only a few getting slightly lost!  Congratulations to Cath Williams for winning the Handicap Race, and to Iain Stamp for the fastest time, just pipping Henry by 5 seconds.  Thanks to Jonathan for organising and for hosting the barbeque afterwards.  Results below.

PEEL PURSUIT 2018 Start time Finish time Handicap position Run time Run position (ladies)
Cath Williams 19:00 19:27:48 1 27.48 10  (2nd)
Iain Stamp 19:11 19:28:03 2 17.03 1
Jonah Hearn 19:04 19:28:19 3 24.19 11
Holly Stodgell 19:04 19:28:25 4 24.25 9  (1st)
Stuart Duckworth 19:10 19:28:39 5 18.39 3
Dave Smith 19:07 19:29:20 6 22.20 7
Dan Findlay-Robinson 19:10 19:29:44 7 19.44 4
Henry Webb 19:13 19:30:08 8 17.08 2
Issac Curno 19:09 19:30:44 9 21.44 5
Mike Musters 19:09 19:30:49 10 21.49 6
Mark Stodgell 19:10 19:32:55 11 22.55 8
Mel Hearn 19:05 19:33:34 12 28.34 12 (3rd)

Domination Sprint Results

Well done and thank you to the Walton High School O club who brilliantly planned and organised the  Sprint Evening around Stafford town centre. There was a Domination Sprint race for all, followed by a chasing sprint for those who had bundles of energy left over, or a non-chasing sprint course for those who had the motivation!

A good time was had by all, and congratulations to Dan who took the Domination victory and Al who took the Chasing Sprint victory after Dans map was suspiciously sabotaged.

Results are here on Routegadet. Please put your route up so the Juniors can get feedback for their planning.

Updated Domination scores will follow, and the next race in the series is on Tuesday 26th June with the Peel Pursuit and BBQ from Jonathan Howells house – look out for details soon.

Lichfield City Urban & Parks Orienteering

Orienteering in Lichfield (parking at Beacon Park, signposted from the A51 Western
Bypass, heading northwest from the city centre.Centre), great for beginners and experts with courses suitable for all. Beautiful parkland and ancient streets.
Come and have a go – perfect for families wanting to get outdoors together this spring! – Its no ordinary run (or walk if you want to!).  Details of the event can be found here: Lichfield Urban 3rdJune18 v2.
To find out more about orienteering go to British Orienteering https://www.britishorienteering.org.uk/home

Domination Short Races

Well done to Stampy for maintaining his winning start to this years Domination series, and to Holly H for finishing top woman in tonight’s Short Race. Thanks to Kelvin for organising, and great to see such a good turnout.

Results can be seen on Routegadget.

Overall, Stampy keeps his lead in the mens race, Cath W takes the lead in the womens and Henry becomes the lead junior.

The next Domination race is being organised by the Walton High juniors in Stafford town centre from the Aldi car park on June 12th. See you there!!



Current Domination Standings:

Dom 1 – Beaudesert Dom 2 – Shooting Butts Total
Iain Stamp 100 100 200
Dan Findlay-Robinson 78 85 163
Al Ross 73 78 151
Ray Collins 68 73 141
Andy Yeates 60 75 135
Dave Smith 64 68 132
Stuart Duckworth 51 81 132
Jon Howell 66 65 131
Cath Williams 57 65 122
Mary Adams 45 58 103
Henry Webb   91 91
Alison Yeates 40 48 88
Allan Williams 85 85
Mel Hearn 31 50 81
Bob Dredge 81 81
Holly Hughes 66 66
Hol Stodgell 62 0 62
Sally Hughes 61 61
John Robinson Organiser 59 59
Neil Adams 57 57
Isaac Curno 55 55
Hazel Waters 52 52
Ian Jones 50 50
John 44 44
Chris Boycott 42 42
Amy Ward 35 35
Jane Christopher 33 33
Garry Langston 32 32
Sarah Forrest 28 28
Ronnie Hollins 0 0
Charlotte Daniels 0 0
Kelvin Dawson Organiser

Post JK Club Social, Quiz and Prizegiving

This Saturday is the post JK social and club champs prize giving – a chance to say thank you to club members for all the work that went into the JK, and to complete the prizegiving for the delayed club champs.  All club members invited, start is at 7.30 pm.

The planned order for the evening is to start with the buffet (pizza etc), then the first half of the quiz (teams of four) followed by the prize giving and finally the second half of the quiz.  Soft drinks, tea and coffee will also be provided but if you’d like any other drinks please bring your own.

Domination Classic Results

Thank you John for organising the first event of the 2018 Domination series

Results can be seen on Routegadget. Points will be worked out in the next few days, but Iain and Holly take an early lead in the series.

The next Domination event is on Tuesday, 8th May.