Colour coded race and WM League – Sunday 2nd December

Sunday 2nd December is the next Chasers colour coded race.  It will be held on Brereton Spurs, near Rugeley, last used at Easter for the middle race of the JK festival.  Courses for all abilities will be available and beginners are welcome.  Full set of colour coded courses, plus a string course. Entry on the day for all.  Full details here (26/11 update, including course lengths): Brereton Spurs Dec 18 Final Details
NB:  There are roadworks on the A460 near Cannock – if you are coming that way, be aware there may be delays.

Chasers at the WM Champs & WM Relays

Today was the West Midland Champs, held in a sunny Telford Town Park.  Chasers had multiple successes, with wins from Jonah Hearn (M10), Dan Findlay-Robinson (M35), Simon Webb (M40), Mark Stodgell (M45), Andy Yeates (M55), Georgia Cave (W12), Holly Stodgell (W16), Cath Williams (W45), Carol Dredge (W60), Hazel Waters (W65), together with Oscar Barnby (Orange) and Joni Weir (Yellow).  Well done everyone!

The prizegiving was also held for the West Midland Relays that took place a fortnight ago at Sutton Park – the results have finally been sorted, and our team of Mark, Dan, and Andy won the Senior Men’s class.

Mountain Bike Orienteering

MTBO returns to Cannock Chase after a long break

4th November brings the Cannock Rocket – 3 hour Score event on OS style mapping


24th November WCH are organising a Long MTBO event (like foot orienteering but on a bike) on Abrahams Valley

Nov 18 MTBO – Final details notes v1



Compass Sport Cup & Trophy Thanks

Yesterday was the Compass Sport Cup and Trophy Finals, held at Haywood Warren – congratulations to SYO who won the Cup, and to Interlopers who won the Trophy.  Huge thanks to all those involved in the organisation of the day, from those with major roles (Kristian Roberts, Organiser; Sarah & Andy Hind, Planners; and Roger Edwards, Controller), to those runners from adjacent clubs who helped hang controls for us, and to the army of Chasers who worked fantastically well to set up to day before, run the day itself, collect controls, and pack everything away.  Thank you everyone!!!

Compass Sport Cup & Trophy Final Details

The Compass Sport Cup and Trophy comes to Cannock Chase on 21st October, hosted by WCH and we look forwarding to welcoming teams from 26 clubs.  The latest version of the final details is now available (any further changes will be advised on the day unless they are significant): CSC Final_Details_V2 091018

Final Start lists (Saturday 20th Oct 11am)  by course     by club

Chasers at the British Sprint and Middle Champs

Chasers were in Somerset over the weekend, competing in the British Sprint Champs on Saturday and the British Middle Champs on Sunday.
The Sprints on Saturday were held at Bath University, based at the fantastic sports village.  We had lots of top 10 performances.  In the morning, Jonathan won his M65 heat, and Bob was unlucky not to get to the A final, only 43 seconds down on Jon, but in 8th place – it’s tight at the top!  Ray finished a solid 4th in his M60 heat.  In the afternoon, the finals took place, with Jon continuing his good day, finishing on the podium in 2nd on M65, one better that last year – well done Jon!  Bob won his M65B final, Holly got 6th in the W16A final, Cath 4th in the W45A final, and Stodge won the M45B final.
On Sunday, we were at Stockhill near Wells for the Middle Champs.  Just the one top ten place today, but a great one.  Bob had an excellent run to get 2nd place on M65 – just 2 seconds off 1st place.  Well done Bob!
Next year’s Sprints and Middle’s are being organised by our next door club, DVO, so hopefully we’ll see lots more Chasers next September.

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