West Midlands Schools Championships 11th May 2019

The West Midland Schools Championships are being hosted by Walton Chasers on Shoal Hill, near Cannock on Saturday 11th May.  The event is a closed event for WM schools only, and pupils wishing to run need to be entered by 3rd May.  For full details and entry forms, please contact the Organiser, Vicky McCreadie at vickyroissetter@yahoo.co.uk

Holly Stodgell – BOF Young Volunteer of the Year

Congratulations to Holly Stodgell who was presented with the BOF Young Volunteer of the Year Award at the BOF AGM held after the JK Sprints in Farnborough. This recognises Holly’s significant dedication to develop junior participation in the club during the last year. Well done Holly!

New WCH Junior Page

Our junior page is now live! Go check it out!

Staffordshire & Stoke Schools Champs

On Thursday 28th March some of our juniors from WHS competed in the Staffordshire and Stoke Schools Orienteering Championships. This was held at Forest Park in Hanley and it was a beautiful hot sunny day (a big contrast to last year!). Each of our WHS juniors did a fantastic job and we had many medalists so well done to everyone who competed. A big thank you to the WHS PE staff for making it possible. (written by Iona W)

Walton Chasers 50th anniversary dinner

Last night over 100 past and current members of the club came together to celebrate the club’s 50th year. With ages ranging from 9 to 90, and from as far as Switzerland, we enjoyed many memories, both in photos and newspaper cuttings, and with recollections from Marlene Palmer and Doug Peel. Huge thanks to Sarah Dredge for organising and to Brocton Hall Golf Club for being our hosts. Here’s to the next 50 years!

Badgerslade Colour Coded Race & WM League #5 Sunday 3rd March

Sunday 3rd March is Chasers’ next open race, which will be held on Badgerslade on the west side of Cannock Chase. Courses for all abilities will be on offer, from total beginners to experienced orienteers. The final details are available here: Badgerslade 2019 Final Details

Colour coded & WM League Race – Beaudesert 13th Jan

Sunday 13th January is the next Chasers colour coded race.  It will be held at Beaudesert, on the area last used for both the long race and relays at the JK Festival of Orienteering over Easter 2018.  Courses will be available for all abilities and beginners are welcome.  Please see the flyer for more details: Beaudesert 20190113

WCH is 50! Calling all past and present WCH members!

Walton Chasers will be 50 years old in 2019.  The plans to celebrate this milestone are coming together now, and we’d like to include as many past and present club members as we can.  Two events are currently being planned.  On March 2nd, we’ll be having a club dinner at Brocton Golf Club, the day before a colour coded race on Badgerslade.  Then in the summer, on July 13th, we plan to have an urban race in Tamworth, followed by a BBQ.

Places for the club dinner are booking up fast, so if you are a current or past member, please get in touch with Sarah to book your place – see the attached flyer for contact details.  We have a limit on numbers, so don’t miss out!