New Years Eve MBO Score results

results available at http://www.walton-chasers.co.uk/results/2011/newyearmbo/index.html

Over 40 competitors made the journey on New Years Eve to the village of Great Heywood on the Northern edge of Cannock Chase for what will now become an annual event for Walton Chasers. The Farm Shop located on an intersection of Lanes, Bridleways and Canals made for the perfect event centre and many riders were tempted to take home a treat or two afterwards. Although the pre entry was quite low, many entered on the day, including a few who were new or returning to the sport. The Canal tow paths, OOBs to seniors, were perfect to get junior competitors out onto Cannock Chase and enabled 3 families with 8 year olds and even a trailer to take part. The two hour option also attracted larger numbers than usual, the shorter format perhaps being more suitable for orienteers who aren’t hard core bikers. There was reward for those who ventured out without mudguards, the organisers awarding spot prizes of wine to the most covered participants at the finish. In the end the result went down to the wire with that last finisher, Chris McSweeny taking the win by a large margin, his combined navigation and fitness bringing him ahead of joint 2nd place riders Patrick Higgins and local Mark Jeavons. First pair were Alan Hartley and Sarah Bruce. The 2 hour event was won by Neil Lawford ahead of Ian Turner with first Lady being Joanna Thompson in her first MBO Score event. Thanks to Cath, Holly and Kelvin for their help putting out controls and to the Farm Shop for hosting the event. It is the intention going forward to make this event an annual occurrence so get it in the diary for next year.

Xmas Pursuit Race

Mungo Bone Christmas Pursuit Race results..

Results here

Handicap results here:

Senior Race Start Run Time Finish Time Finish Position
Andrew Collins 1.00 22.00 23.00 1
Sam Smith 4.15 18.48 23.03 2
Phil Green 5.00 18.07 23.07 3
Dougie Craig 4.00 19.15 23.15 4
Kelvin Dawson 5.00 18.26 23.26 5
Christine Collins 2.00 21.38 23.38 6
Tracy Craig 1.00 22.46 23.46 7
Rachel Findlay- Robinson 4.30 19.42 24.12 8
Peter Cooke 9.00 15.15 24.15 9
Jon Howell 7.45 16.31 24.16 10
Robert Little 11.30 12.46 24.16 11
Finn Hargrave 2.30 21.54 24.24 12
Andy Yeates 7.45 16.46 24.31 13
Rhys Findlay- Robinson 11.00 13.42 24.42 14
Simon Hargrave 8.45 16.01 24.46 15
Helen Clayton 4.00 20.48 24.48 16
Gareth Little 9.00 15.53 24.53 17
Beth Clayton 6.00 19.02 25.02 18
Jo Thompson 7.00 18.09 25.09 19
Sue Williams 0.00 25.15 25.15 20
Ray Collins 7.15 18.06 25.21 21
Hannah Garside 4.30 21.07 25.37 22
Heather Craig 3.00 23.14 26.14 23
         
         
Juniors        
Henry Webb 1      
Holly Craig 2      
Holly Stodgell 3      
Dylan Hargrave 4      

Winter Score League

After seven races, no changes at the top, but Dave and Kelvin are not far behind Jon who can be drawn with, but not beaten.  We have a new leader in the Ladies race – Cath Williams.  Two races left……

    Dawson Turner Stamp Howell Lawford Collins Stodgell Total Points Best 5
1 Jon Howell             25 18 25 25 25 25 16 159 125
2 Dave Brown   22 25 25 25 22 12 131 119
3 Kelvin Dawson 25 25 25 20 20 22   137 117
4 Mark Garside           20 20 25 20 18     103 103
5 Ray Collins               18 13 17 20 17 25 20 130 100
6 Andy Yeates           22 13 12 16 20 18 20 121 96
7 Cath Williams  (F)   18   22 17   25 82 82
8 Sue Williams (F)   15   12 14 15 25 81 81
9 John Robinson   18 16 14 15 13 13 89 76
10 Christine Collins (F)       16 10 15 15 13 16   85 75
11 Chris Boycott  (W)       15 11 13 13 12 14   78 67
12 Neil Adams              17 14 11 10       52 52
13 Sue Findlay-Robison (F)   9 14 11   12   46 46
14 Ian Turner   25           25 25
15 Iain Stamp     25         25 25
16 Neil Lawford         25     25 25
17 Rhys Findlay- Robinson             25 25 25
18 Robert Little             22 22 22
19 Mark Stodgell           17   17 17
20 Allan Williams             16 16 16
21 John M             14 14 14
22 Lisa M             12 12 12
23 Holll Stodgell             10 10 10
24 Anna             10 10 10
25 Adam             10 10 10
26 Nadia Williams             7 7 7
27 Jasper Williams             7 7 7
28 Sheena Williams             7 7 7
  (F)= Female                  
  (W) = Walker                  

Chase Road Corner – Saturday Series

apologies for the delay

results available here index

splitsbrowser here http://www.splitsbrowser.org.uk/splitsgraph.php?eventId=5276

 

Winter Score League

Jon is leading the league with 3 races to go BUT can Kelvin or Dave manage to tie…..?
We await the next thrilling episode.  Next race:  Stodgell’s house on 22nd December.

    Dawson Turner Stamp Howell Lawford Collins Total Points Best 5
1 Jon Howell             25 18 25 25 25 25 143 125
2 Dave Brown   22 25 25 25 22 119 119
3 Kelvin Dawson 25 25 25 20 20 22 137 117
4 Mark Garside           20 20 25 20 18   103 103
5 Ray Collins               18 13 17 20 17 25 110 97
6 Andy Yeates           22 13 12 16 20 18 101 89
7 John Robinson   18 16 14 15 13 76 76
8 Christine Collins (F)       16 10 15 15 13 16 85 75
9 Chris Boycott  (W)       15 11 13 13 12 14 78 67
10 Cath Williams  (F)   18   22 17   57 57
11 Sue Williams (F)   15   12 14 15 56 56
12 Neil Adams              17 14 11 10     52 52
13 Sue Findlay-Robinson (F)   9 14 11   12 46 46
14 Ian Turner   25         25 25
15 Iain Stamp     25       25 25
16 Neil Lawford         25   25 25
17 Mark Stodgell           17 17 17
  (F)= Female                
  (W) = Walker                

Saturday Series – Rifle Ranges

Full results to follow shortly.

Routegadget here

Next Saturday Series event in 2 weeks from Chase Road Corner.

Beaudesert Results

Results here http://www.walton-chasers.co.uk/results/2011/Beaudesert/index.html

Routegadget here www.walton.routegadget.co.uk/walton/reitti.cgi

Splitsbrowser here http://www.splitsbrowser.org.uk/splitsgraph.php?eventId=5223

Winsplits here http://www.obasen.nu/winsplits/online/en/default.asp?page=classes&databaseId=19382

On behalf of the club, a big “Thank You” to Alistair Powell, who stepped down as team leader for the Start team today after several years of leading from the front. Ali will be leaving Chasers at the end of the year, & we wish him the best of luck (but not too much!!) at his next club.

 

 
Organisers Comments:
Thank you to all who attended and enjoyed courses planned by Kevin Waters and Controlled by Sue Bicknell. Their teamwork, dedication to detail and continual focus on delivering quality courses required remote starts and finishes. These provided logistical challenges for the organisation machine but hope you appreciated the walk/run warm up as your course unfolded during the competition. 

I would like to apologise to those who arrived early without the assistance of signage and hope it didn’t detract from your event experience. Unfortunately a few gremlins beyond our control crept in. The location is notoriously difficult to sign with a plethora of confusing national signs, numerous route choices, dead ends and a history of locals finding it amusing to play games with temporary directions.  

I must thank Beaudesert Camp Warden Nigel Thacker and his team for their help and significant contribution in making your visit a pleasure, providing impeccable toilet facilities, and a registration area giving warmth and shelter from the brisk biting wind. I hope our final details and associated map helped in finding your away around this rambling site. 

Podium Catering (an up and coming midlands based company providing catering facilities to outdoor events) filled competitors with wonderful home made food, soup, cakes and a selection of hot drinks that gave an inner warmth on a very cold day.  I thank them for turning up despite the wind forecast that may have been enough for those with a lesser passion to cancel. 

Having an event spread over such a large area made it necessary for us to retain tight control over competitors leaving and returning from the competition area. Having clear and check boxes adjacent to the download enabled us to do just that, which is especially important at this time of year when daylight is at a premium.  As a cross check we also use a paper system and to our dismay many of those returning late had not put a car registration number or mobile on their registration form. During the heat of mass registrations such forms sneak through the net occasionally, I am sure we are not alone in this scenario  (it is something we will have to revisit again as a club).  

However on behalf of all event organisers I do ask the small minority to ensure they include these details at every event. It is so good to know beyond doubt that those outstanding on the course database are really out because their vehicle can be identified in the car park.  If required to instigate a search we then have total confidence it is for a real person and if necessary have no concerns on call upon additional emergency resources too.

Thank you again to all who attended and the silent, willing helpers who tirelessly turn out time and again to make events possible. 

Philip Green

Lost Property: 
1 mobile phone
1 pair of target dry waterproof trousers in a zip bag.

Saturday Series – Seven Springs

results here http://www.walton-chasers.co.uk/results/2011/saturdays/2/index.html

 

Routegadget.

Andy would like to thank  Barb, Ray, Jo & Alison for their help on the day.