Club Chase - free event for ALL members


Saturday, January 4, 2020





Grid Reference: 



Parking Bowderstone car park Grid reference NY254168.
There are NT car parking fees.


Parking to Assembly approx 150m north of parking please follow footpath. Starts and finish adjacent to assembly. There is a dry decent size cave at assembly which can be used for shelter/storage of clothing.


No dogs on the courses


Yellow  1.8km 7 controls 90m climb
Orange  2.3km 9 controls 110m climb
Light green   3.1km 9 controls 180m climb
Green   4.6km 13 controls 250m climb
Blue   6.1km 16 controls 310m climb
Brown   7.0km 20 controls 400m climb


Brown, Blue, Green, Light Green, Orange and Yellow.

Start Times: 

(depending on handicap)


Alan Irving

Other Notes: 

For those that have been before you'll know what it's all about.  For new members, this is a great chance to meet the club and a chance to win a coveted trophy. 

If you haven't run in a WCOC Club Chase before then you are in for a real treat:

  • Firstly - it is FREE to enter,
  • Secondly - you stand as good a chance of winning as ANYONE * else as this is a "handicapped" event where your handicap - start time - depend on your performances over the past 12 months (with all handicaps worked out so that theoretically everyone should finish at 12noon!), and
  • Thirdly - it is a great (and rare) opportunity to GET TOGETHER as a club and meet all those people whose names you keep noticing in the results.

(* In recent years, the Club Chase has been won by various ages and abilities on different courses : M18 (Blue), M21 (Brown), W55 (Green), W14, (Orange), M12 (Yellow) and M55 (Blue) - this year it could be YOU!)

The WCOC chase is a handicap race open to members and friends.  Your start times are adjusted so that all members should finish at 12:00midday. All you need to do is choose a course - based on colour codes (Brown, Blue, Green, Light Green, Orange and Yellow). Winners are usually those that have improved over their handicap time - often juniors or adults new to the club. All very informal with some great rivalry at the same time. Contact Alan Irving ( to reserve your place.  Let him know colour which colour course you would like to run, or ask him for a recommendation.

Please contact Alan Irving (07398 715692) ASAP for any late entries.

Start times 

Safety note:
There are numerous crags in the area which will not be taped and fenced off areas of old quarry workings do not enter these. The rocks on and off the paths are extremely slippy so take care and adjust your running speed accordingly. The area is covered in dead bracken which has been reasonably flattened through the winter but still very sharp, long pants, gaiters recommended.