Peel Pursuit 2021

Thanks to Jonathan for organising the annual Peel Pursuit Handicap Race on Tuesday evening, followed by a picnic instead of the usual BBQ.  Well done to all who ran, and in particular our 2021 champions:
Fastest runner – Henry Webb
Senior Handicap – Ray Collins
Junior Race – Charlotte Dawson

Junior Race Run Time Position
Charlotte Dawson 8.22 1
James Findlay-Robinson 8.3 2
Senior Race Run Time Run Position Handicap Race Time Race Position Expected run Time Time Difference
Ray Collins 23.48 6 16 39.48 1 25 -1.12
David Brown 22.27 5 18 40.27 2 23 -0.33
Dan Findlay-Robinson 19.29 3 21 40.29 3 20 -0.31
Jonah Hearn 19.42 4 21 40.42 4 20 -1.18
Henry Webb 14.53 1 26 40.53 5 15 -0.07
Simon Webb 18.38 2 23 41.38 6 18 0.38
Allan Williams 26.51 7 15 41.51 7 26 0.51
Andy Lewis 28.11 8 21 49.11 8 20 xx
Tammy Short 30.2 9 19 49.2 9 22 xx
Danii Horton 70.17 10 0 70.17 10 45 xx

Shoal Hill Results

Results available here

Routegadget analysis here

Winsplits analysis here

2020 Night-O series results

The last night-O of the year was held in Etchinghill, Rugeley last Thursday, and concludes the 2020 season.  Somewhat different to usual of course, with the first half (until early March) as standard night-O, then the 2nd half was adapted to use the MapRunF app.
It was close amongst the top 4, but Ray is the clear winner by 2 points and Mary is the ladies champion.
Well done to you both.
Series results here: 2020_Street_O




Mungo Bone Handicap 2020 Results

This year’s Mungo Bone Handicap Race was held over the space of a week, with runners putting in their times using the MapRunF phone app.  It wasn’t quite the wettest underfoot conditions but not far off it.
Congratulations to John Robinson for securing victory over all-comers.  Top lady, and just behind John was Sue Garside.  Fastest runner was Henry Webb in an amazing 13 minutes 47 seconds.  Considering the conditions were so poor this is a fantastic time.  Fastest lady was Jenny Peel in 22.44. 
In the junior race Nathan Peel managed to retain his trophy for another year in a time of 14 minutes 24 seconds.
Thanks to all who ran even if it was a bit surreal.  Hopefully back to normal in 2021!

  Name Running Time Handicap Net Time
1 John Robinson 23.31 -4 19.31
2 Sue Garside 28.33 -9 19.33
3 Henry Webb 13.47 6 19.47
4 Dave Peel 17.03 3 20.03
5 Oscar Peel 22.25 -2 20.25
6 Mark Stodgell 18.41 2 20.41
7 Dan Findlay-Robinson 17.44 3 20.44
8 Ray Collins 20.47 0 20.47
9 Phil Hadland 22.5 -2 20.5
10 Neil Adams 22.21 -1 21.21
11 Sally Hughes 26.25 -5 21.25
12 Jonah Hearn 20.49 1 21.49
13 Jenny Peel 22.44 0 22.44
14 Stuart Duckworth 20.52 2 22.52
15 Mark Garside 21.59 1 22.59
16 Mary Adams 25.04 -2 23.04
17 Jonathan Howell 24.31 1 25.31
  Junior Race      
1 Nathan Peel 14.24    
2 Melanie Hearn 24.23    

Peel Pursuit Summer Handicap Race 2020

We have decided to run the Peel Pursuit, the usual Chasers’ summer handicap run round Brocton Coppice usually run in June, as a virtual race this year.  Dave and Neil have recce’d the senior and junior course and set them up on the MaprunF app.
The trophy for the handicap winner and fastest runner will be decided after the courses close on 6th September.  Anyone can run the course, but only Walton Chasers members will be eligible for the trophies.
Two of the paths have been narrowed by bracken but this has been pushed back.  Not ideal for running but we’ll try and keep the paths passable.  NB: this in not a ‘normal’ orienteering course, just a run around a prescribed route.
WCH Summer Handicap – 2020 – Event details
WCH Summer Handicap – 2020 – Senior
WCH Summer Handicap – 2020 – Junior
And the results are in!  Not too many competing for the trophies this year, but congratulations to the winners – to Andy Yeates for the fastest time, and to Sally Hughes for winning the handicap race. 2020 Peel Pursuit Results




WCH MapRunF Summer Series 4 – Brindley

A new MapRun is now live on Brindley, in the centre of Cannock Chase.  This time we have a 45 minute score event – just get as many controls as you can in the 45 minute time limit.  Our permissions at this time of year mean that you are limited to paths, so please don’t go across the terrain. The MapRun will be available until Sunday 23rd August.  Enjoy!
Instructions are here: WCH Summer 4 Brindley Event details (including how to ‘claim’ controls that didn’t register).
This MapRun is now closed – the results are here




WCH MapRunF Summer Series 3 – Stafford Castle

The 3rd Chasers MapRun is now live.   This time we visit Stafford, and it’s (ruined) castle.  There are 3 courses this time – a short, long and a 45 minute score  All are within the grounds of the castle.  Run any (or all) of the courses whenever suits you – there is nothing out there to mark the controls so it really is a virtual course.  Simply print the course you’d like to run, download the MapRunF app (Google Play or AppStore), and follow the instructions in the attached sheet.  Enjoy!
NB: The visitor centre and toilets are currently closed.
Instructions: WCH Summer 3 Stafford Castle
This MapRun is now closed, the results are below:
Short:  here
Long:  here
Score:  here




MapRunF Summer Series 1 – results

Our first MapRun completed it’s 2 week run last weekend, and we had over 40 people come and run the 2 courses – thanks to all who took part, we hope you enjoyed getting back out into the forest.  The results are here:
WCH Maprunf Summer 1 – Shoal Hill Green
WCH Maprunf Summer 1 – Shoal Hill Blue