Chase Summer Route No 1
- Created on Tuesday, 17 April 2012 22:05
- Written by Steve Burnham
Chase Route No 1
Moor’s Gorse, Stile Cop, Brereton, Upper Birches, The Horns, Birches Valley, Tackaroo, Kingsley Wood Road, TA Huts, Pepper Slade, Sherbrook Valley, Dekka’s Corner, BT Tower, Rhododendron Valley.
50% wide hardcore tracks, 10% tarmac roads, 40% narrow grass/dirt tracks
2-3ish mile, 4-5ish mile, 6-7-8ish mile, 9ish mile, 10ish mile & 13ish mile
Route: (all distances)
From Marquis Drive, go past the back of the toilet block, straight on at first junction then left then right at the next two T junctions. Head straight along the camp tarmac road to the plaque T junction.
Turn right along tarmac path and take 1st track grass on the left, going along the grass track to the next cross roads. Straight over the main track and head down hill and follow this track until you meet Kitbag Hill by the house. (For 2-3 mile route turn left, climb Kitbag Hill and follow the main gravel track then tarmac road back to the Car Park).
For all other distances turn right and head down hill to the railway crossing. Cross over the railway and over the Hednesford Road to Moor’s Gorse. Head straight up the hill until you reach the fork in the track. Take the right-hand track and continue up the hill towards the road. Just before the barrier take the wide track on the left heading up the steep hill. Just over the crest of the hill take the right-hand fork and head down hill until you reach the barrier. (For the 4-5 mile route turn left at the barrier along the main track, past the houses on the right-hand side, follow the left-hand fork in the track and down to Moor’s Gorse, over the road, across the railway, up Kitbag Hill and back to the Car Park).
For all other distances turn right at the barrier and follow the track to Wandon cross roads. Turn left along road and climb up to the top of Stile Cop road. (For a slightly shorter route continue along Stile Cop Road to Hednesford Road)
Turn right into Stile Cop Car Park, through car park and go the right of the trig point and take the 2nd track on the right. Follow the narrow dirt track until it widens out. Take the right-hand fork and follow the track through the trees heading down hill to a small wood by some sandstone cliffs. Follow the track to the left going around the back of the new houses and the Levels Industrial Estate. Carry on along the track until you reach the T junction with the tarmac estate road on the right. Turn left along the wide dirt track road; go past the farm on the left and into the woods. Take the right-hand fork and head slightly up hill. Continue along this track until the T junction. Turn left and head to Stile Cop Road. Turn right along footpath to the Hednesford Road.
Cross Hednesford Road, go through Upper Birches Farm, over the stile, through the kissing gates, down the path and through the 2nd set of kissing gates. Go under the railway bridge and turn right then left along the grass path along side the field. Go over the foot bridge turning right along the edge of the field. Take the left-hand fork in the left-hand corner of the field and at the top of the path turn right and head for the Horns pub.
Turn left and head along the road in front of the Horns to the white terraced houses. Cross the road and take the new path up through the trees. At the top of the hill go straight on (past the bike track on the left) taking the wide track past the statue doing a hand-stand to the next cross roads. (For the 6-7 mile route take left-hand fork carry on down hill, over the causeway through the trees, around the small fishing pool, over the foot bridge, follow the track along the valley past the pools and back to Marquis Drive)
For the other routes go straight down to the Birches Valley Visitor’s Centre, cross the road, through the barrier and up the hill the other side. At the top of the hill bear right along the grass track through the trees, turn left onto the main track, over the undulations to the T junction. Turn right and go up the hill to Penkridge Bank Road. Turn left and take the track to Tackaroo. (For 9 mile route turn left through the caravans and back to Marquis Drive)
For other routes, turn right, cross Penkridge Bank Road, through the car park along the track to Kingsley Wood Road. Turn left and go up to the T.A. Huts, through the car park, through the barrier and down Pepper Slade. At Sherbrook Valley turn left up to the sandy cross roads. (For the 10 mile route turn left up the hill to the Bremen Stone, through the White House Car Park to Marquis Drive)
For the 13 mile route continue along Sherbrook Valley towards the German Cemetery. At Gladys’s corner turn left to Penkridge Bank Road. Turn right then left through the barrier, turn right and up to the BT tower, go sharp left to Birches Valley Road. Cross the road, through the car park, down Rhododendron Valley to the road. Turn left along the road then right up the tarmac road and back to Marquis Drive.
Training Route Tuesday 30th March
- Created on Wednesday, 25 November 2009 09:39
- Written by Deka the Wrecker
Right out of the leisure centre. Left into Allport Street then left again into Brunswick Road (past the hospital). At the top go right along Old Fallow Road to Central. Here go right then left into Heath Gap Road. Go straight over cross roads into Crab Lane. Go left under Railway Bridge past the Globe pub. Then turn right into lower Road. At the end right again to the island where you turn right along Hemlock Way to MacDonald’s Island. Here go left to the Tip Island. Then turn right past Wickes and back via Allport Street.
At the end of lower Road cross over into Littleworth Road to the Trafalgar pub (by traffic lights) where you turn right into Wimblebury Road to the 1st island. Here turn right again along Keys Park Road past Hednesford football ground to the island at Hemlock Way where you pick up the route i.e. MacDonalds, Tip Island, Wickes, and Allport Street.
Turn left at Hednesford football ground up brickworks lane. At the top go right along Wimblebury to 5-Ways. Here turn right through Heath Hayes to Hemlock Way Island where again you pick up the route i.e. Macdonalds, Tip Island, Wickes, and back via Allport Street.
Training Route Thursday 1st April
- Created on Monday, 30 November 2009 20:21
- Written by David Hetherington
WINTER ROUTE 11
Allport St. right then right again. Past Wickes. Straight on at tip island. At the next island go left into Heath Way. At Tesco Island turn left into Hayes Way. Straight on at island at the junction turn right along Eastern Way to Macdonalds island take the 2nd exit (keeping the garage on your left) on to the next island (Globe island) where you go left under railway bridge straight on to fire station and back via Allport St.
After tip island go all the way to 5-ways. Take the sharp left through Heath Hayes. At the 1st island turn left down Hayes Way and pick up route ie. Tesco to Eastern way Macdonalds, Globe Island, fire station Allport St.
At 5-ways take 2nd left down Wimblebury Rd. Straight on at the island down hill to the next island in the dip. Turn left along Keys Park Rd. past Hednesford football ground straight on to Hemlock Way Island. Again straight on to Macdonalds go right where you again pick up the route. Globe Island, fire station, Allport St.
Instead of turning left along Keys Park Rd. carry on to the traffic lights by the Traffalga pub where you go right then left down Rawnsley Rd. At the bottom go left to Hill Top then right past the Globe pub under railway bridge onto fire station and back via Allport St.
- Created on Tuesday, 05 January 2010 16:46
- Written by Andy Downes
Hi and happy new year to everybody if anybody is interested in doing track speed sessions i have found just the place.
Its at shobnall sports center in Burton its on a Monday night starting at 6.30pm the cost is only £2 this price includes use of the track and a coach. I went there last night to try it out and it was very well organised session it lasts just over 1hr so if you are interested in improving your speed and race times please get in touch with me via Dave on the Chase Harriers
track speed sessions will start on monday 11th jan 2010 .
many thanks Andy Downes
South Staffs Network Training Sessions
- Created on Wednesday, 10 March 2010 17:23
- Written by David Hetherington
The South Staffs Network holds a number of free courses and training which you may wish to book on.
To book: If you have already been on a network course your contact details will be on the database and therefore you do not need to complete a new registration form - just email / telephone to put your name on a workshop. If you are in doubt please get in touch! Obviously it is up to you to keep us informed of any changes with your contact details!
If you have not been on a course before; please contact me and an application from will be sent to you
I would also like to point out to you the workshops that Sports Across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent organise. These vary from club development workshops including the ones required for clubmark and individual courses first aid, multiskills, fundamentals, long term athlete development that may appeal to coaches. Have a look at www.sportacrossstaffordshire.
Many thanks Cath
Please note my office working days are Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
South Staffordshire Athletics Network Coordinator
England Athletics Web Site: www.englandathletics.org
|Sprints Flying Coach Visit||Keith Fradley||Monday 15thMarch||7pm – 9pm||Rowley Park, Stafford|
|Shot Flying Coach Visit||Andy Brittain||Sunday 21stMarch||11am – 1pm||Tamworth|
|Nutrition / Hydration for Running Presentation||Emma Kingzett
Sports Scientist Lucozade
|Wednesday 31st March||7pm – 8pm||Burton AC.|
|Approximately 12 mile training run with pre and post hydration Testing
Limited places and you must have attended presentation on Wednesday
|Emma (as above)||Saturday 3rdApril||10am – 1pm approximately||Meeting at Burton AC. Route around Burton area.|
|Discus Flying Coach Visit||Andy Brittain||Sunday 28thMarch||11am – 1pm||Burton AC|
|Relays and Block Starts||Keith Fradley||Monday 19thApril||7pm – 9pm||Tamworth AC|
|Junior Track and Field Update||
|6:30 – 8:30||Burton AC|
|Hurdles Flying Coach Visi||Ted Grey||Wednesday 28th April||7 - 9||Burton AC|
|Long Jump Flying Coach||Femi Akinsanya||Wednesday 5thMay||7 - 9||Rowley Park, Stafford|
|Triple Jump Flying Coach||Femi Akinsanya||Wednesday 8thMay||7 - 9||Tamworth AC|
|Running a Faster Summer 10k||Liz and Martin Yelling||Saturday 8thMay||9:30 – 1:30||Tamworth AC|
|Sprints Flying Coach Visit||Keith Fradley||Monday 24thMay||7 – 9pm||Burton AC|