Another super turnout for Stanmore last night. Results and Splits available here
Walton Chasers are holding an urban event near Cannock on July 24th. It is open to WREKIN members of other clubs
Tuesday July 24th2018
an Urban race at Heath Hayes, Cannock
As the usual limit on numbers attending Tuesday training will not apply this evening you are welcome to come and run at Heath Hayes, SE of Cannock on Tuesday July 24th.
Parking: District Centre (Tesco) car Park; GR 127/ 003 104, no time limit.
Event Structure: Two courses available, 5.6km and 4.1km. Note these are direct distances not the optimum route that is up to 30% longer. There currently is not a course for under the 16 years of age. A short junior course will be provided if requested.
Map: 1:5000 A4 waterproof as used in May 2017
Terrain: Reasonably flat modern urban estate and grassland with little traffic except on the main road. There is a large pond to avoid and some, un-runnable, woodland.
SIAIR punching will, hopefully, be enabled.
Registration and starts from 6.45pm until 7.15pm. In SE corner of car park.
Courses close at 8.15pm after which volunteers will be sought to collect in the controls. Your help would be much appreciated as this is a one-man- show.
Contact Ray Collins in advance by Tuesday morning if you want a run as maps will be limited to Walton Chasers members with very few spare copies.
Shropshire County Schools Games, July 3rd 2018
Wrekin maintained links with Energize Shropshire by staging the festival final for the primary school orienteering at the 2018 County Schools Games for them. Teams of 8 pupils had qualified to represent each of the six districts competing at the final,via the tier 2 district schools competitions held at various venues in Shropshire during the past few weeks.
Club coaches Tony and Andy,( with assistance from a group of Young Leaders from various Shropshire secondary schools) led the groups through some practice and site-familiarisation exercises before the exciting mass start main race.
This years winners in the closely contested 30 minute ‘score format’ final were from North Shropshire district. Very impressively they found all 20 controls in the time allowed, navigating quickly around Sundorne Leisure Centre and the adjacent community woodlands, despite the hot conditions.
All the competitors and assisting staff (and parents!) are very welcome to come along to any of the remaining Tuesday evening events for their next mini-adventure.
Pic (courtesy of Energize STW)
Teams scatter in all directions from the start flag.