Mungo Bone Results and Photos

img_0885Many thanks to Ray for organising todays Mungo Bone, including the best weather we have had for years! It was great to see so many faces running and supporting and drinking the mulled wine!




Senior results

Forename Surname Age Class Handicap Run time Handicap time
Jonno Pybus M21 00:12:30 00:13:58 26.26 N/C
Emily Garside W21 00:08:30 00:18:20 26.50
Matt Hartland M16 00:11:45 00:15:31 27.16
John Robinson M60 00:09:45 00:17:50 27.25
Simon Hargrave M40 00:11:30 00:15:58 27.28
Gemma Cairns-Smith W16 00:08:00 00:19:31 27.31
Iain Stamp M21 00:12:00 00:15:46 27.46
Simon Webb M35 00:13:00 00:14:55 27.55
Andrew Yeates M50 00:11:15 00:16:52 28.07
Beth Clayton W50 00:09:15 00:18:56 28.11
Stuart Walton M45 00:05:30 00:22:56 28.26
Henry Webb M12 00:09:00 00:19:28 28.28
Christine Collins W50 00:06:45 00:21:49 28.34
Stuart Clayton M21 00:12:00 00:16:39 28.39
Dougie Craig M55 00:09:30 00:19:12 28.42
Henry Howell M21 00:11:00 ~00:17:47 ~28.47
Ray Collins M55 00:10:30 00:18:19 28.49
Norman Hall M75 00:00:00 00:28:49 28.49
Jonathan Howell M60 00:11:15 00:17:36 28.51
Mary Adams W21 00:06:30 00:22:42 29.12
Tracy Craig W45 00:06:30 00:22:43 29.13
Matt Mardling M40 00:13:00 00:16:18 29.18
Allan Williams M40 00:10:00 00:19:38 29.38
Neil Adams M50 00:11:00 00:18:44 29.44
kELFin Dawson M35 00:10:00 00:21:04 31.04
Cath Williams W40 00:09:15 00:22:26 31.41
Ricardo Fernandes M40 00:09:00 00:24:54 33.54
Hannah Garside W20 00:07:45 00:29:10 36.55
Anne Jones W55 00:02:00 00:23:56 25.56 Started late


Junior results

Ethan Evans M10 11.23
Megan Colclough W12 12.00
Holly Stodgell W10 12.37
Lara Evans W8 12.44
Holly Craig W12 14.43
Charlotte Cairns-Smith W12 15.42
Lucy Walton W14 16.30
Rebecca Hind W8 16.35
Rory Hind M8 21.06
Alex Walton M12 24.18
Josh Brown M8 29.41
Adam Brown M8 34.27

Well done to all runners, thanks to all helpers and congratulations to all winners.

Hope you all have a Merry Christmas, & see you all at Kingsbury Water Park on New Years Day!

Chasers junior camp

dsc_00138 hardy juniors survived Kelvins snoring to enjoy a fun but challenging training camp on the Derbyshire moorlands. While Esther and Mary built up their confidence ready to race white courses independently, Alfie, Charlie, Henry, Adam, Holly and Holly learned lots about contours, compass bearings and pacing. They all enjoyed racing through the terrain, and, as usual, the highlight for most was the nightO under clear skies more or less from the front door.

Many thanks to Kelvin (I think), Simon Webb and Matt Mardling for all their help, and Ian & Judith Hughes for control hanging/collecting – we couldn’t have done it without you!!


Moray 2013 – Scottish 6 Day event

DSC_0181The Moray Firth was the home to over 25 Chasers for the week of the Scottish 6 Day 2013. A good time was had by all, and there were some fantastic performances in the tricky terrain.

With 2 podium performances (Gemma Cairns-Smith winning W16B and John Robinson just being pipped into second on M60S) and several more Chasers finishing in the top 5, it was a successful as well as fun event.

The 6 day website with all the results, more photos, maps etc can be found here.

The next Scottish 6 Day will be in the same area, but will be run alongside the World Orienteering Championships –  waaaaaay better assembly areas, the same terrain and an even more amazing atmosphere. There are plans to organise a big Chasers tour to the event, but please, please, please put the date in the diary now (first week of August, 2015!).

nb- couple of minor edits by kelvin (woc 2015 arena manager!)

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West Midlands Relays

dsc_1023Well done to Holly, Holly & Megan who were convincing winners of the W14 relays at Dudmaston today, and also to John, Ray & Andy who held off the competition to take the M50+ title.

There were other good performances, especially from Amy, Charlotte & Adam who were only 90 seconds off victory in the mini relay, but had to settle for third in the end.

Thanks to Adam Mardling for being photographer while I was out for a loooooong time!



Yvette Baker Final 2013

dsc_0603LOG picked the hottest day of the year to host the Yvette Baker Final in Belton Woods near Grantham.

22 Chasers juniors ran & survived on the day, & with an average age of 11 were surely the youngest team competing (though with the oldest Chaser still only 14, it’s a team that can carry on competing for the next 3 years without having anyone too old to run!).

Initial individual results  are available here. Our counters were:
Gemma Cairns-Smith (2nd on orange girls)
Heather Craig (5th on light green girls)
Holly Craig (7th on orange girls)
Charlotte Cairns-Smith (8th on yellow girls)
Holly Stodgell (13th on yellow girls)
Amy Mitchell (15th on yellow girls)
Matt Hartland (18th on light green boys)
Joe Holland (19th on yellow boys)
Finn Hargrave (23rd on orange boys)
but everyone else helped out with our overall score 🙂

Apologies to the juniors who we missed on the run in, but photos from today are here:

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Shugborough Relay Results

Shugborough Relays 2013 (3)Well done to
1) Kelvin, for managing to motivate 9 Chasers teams to participate
2) Iain, for running 2 legs
3) Andy, for completing his 25th consecutive Shugborough Relay

Kelvin would like to hijack this post and add well dones to

4) Alfie for being fastest of Chasers 17 juniors in 14:59
5) Esther for being youngest of Chasers 17 juniors aged 8 and getting round in 22:51
6) Carley for helping out and ensuring all of the juniors were in the right place for their runs

And back to the original post…………………

In terms of the results, top positioned team was the 4th placed Ultra-Vets team of Ray, Simon, Steve & Andy.

Chasers results:

Category: Girls 52-
14th     1:14:23.50       CHASING CHILDCHEWERS
18:20 Amy M
19:14 Charlotte C-S
18:36 Holly C
18:11 Holly S

Category: Boys 52-
14th    1:05:58.50       CHASING GIZARDGULPERS
16:39 Fin H
17:28 Charlie R
15:57 Adam M
15:53 Henry W
16th     1:07:25.70      CHASING BONE CRUNCHERS
15:09 Meg C
16:14 Joe H
21:01 George H
14:59 Alfie S

Category: Mixed 64-
19th     1:19:56.40       CHASING FLESH LUMP EATERS
17:27 Heather C
22:51 Esther M
12:30 Iain S
27:07 Alex W

Category: Mixed open
6th       0:53:57.50       CHASING MAN-HUGGERS
12:00 Iain S
15:58 Gemma C-S
13:56 Jo T
12:02 Simon W

Category: Womens Vets 160+
24th     1:08:48.20       CHASING BLOOD-BOTTLERS
17:30 Tracy C
17:52 Mary A
16:12 Pam M
17:12 Christine C

Category: Mens Vets 160+
30th     1:06:06.05       CHASING MEAT-RIPPERS
20:01 Riccardo F
17:59 Stuart W
12:45 Matt M
15:19 Kelvin D

Category: Mens Ultravets 200+
4th       0:56:15.30       CHASING THE BUTCHER BOY
13:53 Ray C
14:46 Simon H
14:09 Steve C
13:25 Andy Y
11th     1:03:47.50       CHASING MAID-MASHERS
15:06 Dougie C
18:06 Neil A
14:29 John R
16:05 Mike S

Full results can be found here.

Photos from Tracy & family and Alison:

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Footpaths Relay Results

A beautiful day out in the peaks was had by all (or at least all that Ive spoken to!) with Chasers finishing well in 5th place only a couple of minutes down on DVO in 4th. The results are here

Top performers on the day were Simon Webb who was second fastest on his leg and Andy Yeates who was third fastest.


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British Championships

BOC 2013 was back down in the beautiful Surrey Hills, & it was brilliant to see so many Chasers of all ages, & some fantastic results!

Holly Stodgell was back on the podium, finishing third in W10A, and the trio of John Robinson, Jon Howell & Bob Dredge produced a brilliant team performance that saw them finish 3rd in the M60+ category.

A special mention must go to “big Adam M”, who managed to pick up Course 12 rather than M12A in the individual competition, & completed the W35S course in a time which would have seen him finish 4th in that class – not bad for a 10 year old! In the mini-relay, he managed to put it all behind him to bring “Chasing Stardom” back in the lead on the mini relay! Next year, he has some unfinished business…

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