A linear course of around 9k around the streets of Penarth created by Frank Ince. Map here.
This time a street score created by Richard Cronin in West Newport. A pdf of the map is on the MapRun page.
I have created 3 MapRun courses in Gwaelod-y-Garth woods. These are conventional linear orienteering courses. There are long and a short courses suitable for experienced orienteers and an easy short course suitable for beginners. As all of the control sites are under tree cover GPS reception will be variable. Going round the controls using 2 different phones all of the controls responded using a 15m sensitivity radius. The pdf maps and control descriptions can be downloaded on the MapRun page.
New 1hr score MapRun. Map available on the MapRun page. Start is at Taffs Well Railway Station. The area covers Taffs Well, Gwaelod y Garth and Ty Rhiw.
There is new 1hr Score Maprun on the website centred on Roath Park and going into Heath, Lakeside and Cathays. As is now standard it is a start at any control event and should not require a PIN. The map pdf is here –
This time its a sprint event around Llanishen Park in north Cardiff. Detailed instructions are on the map page
There is a new maprun event in the Maprun Archive Page . The event uses Cathays and Roath areas of Cardiff. It uses the new features of MapRunF which allows you to start your run at any control on the map. The control you start at is converted to the start/finish control and the old start/finish site become a normal control. To use this feature you need to be using the latest version of MarRunF. So if you live close enough to the area to use it as you daily exercise give it a go.
As you would expect all formal SWOC events are cancelled until restrictions on travel etc are lifted. There is an archive of MapRun events in the cardiff area which can be done on an individual basis at any time. The pdf’s for the papermaps are in the Events-Maprun Archive tab on the Website or you can just use the maps on the MapRun App. I will endeavour to convert some older events to MapRun as well.
Well done to all those who came along to Parc Penallta and made the most of the window of opportunity between storms!
We had quite a few having a go for the first time, so we hope to see you again soon. For those that were doing it for the first time, don’t be put off by not finishing, missed controls, wrong controls or any times, it’s all part of the learning process. So long as you had fun and want to come back for more! And for those that got all the Controls – Well done – So what’s next? Another go on a different area? A faster time? A harder course? or come to one of our training sessions to learn more? It’s up to you…
For those on the Longer Courses, there were some interesting vegetation route choices to be made and to those that jumped right in for the first time, what a terrific effort! Have a look at your maps and the route you took. Could you have taken a different route?
Apologies to Peter Ribbons and Peter Maloney, we had a few technical download difficulties and the back up reader couldn’t retrieve your split time after control 5 (I have used rounded up weighted averages in the splits table for you).
Thanks to Paul for helping on Starts and Download and Mark and Alice for control collection.
Parc Penallta, Results
|Yellow||2.5 km, 55 m||11 Controls|
|1||439068||Pablo Nunez (jnr)||43:41|
|2||439062||Maddie, Charlie, Evan & Ellis (jnr)||(1st Ystrad Mynach)||49:30 (+5:49)|
|3||401412||Oscar Waite (M12)||52:38 (+8:57)|
|4||439060||Thomas Clutton (M8)||59:06 (+15:25)|
|–||439051||Nicky Hutchison (W55)||MP|
|–||401412||Emma (&Stephen) Brisley (jnr)||MP|
|–||439065||Anna & Isabelle (jnr)||DNF|
|Orange||3.6 km, 90 m||10 Controls|
|1||401399||Beth Davies & Kay Roberts (W40)||40:22|
|2||–||Peter Maloney (M75)||NGOC||41:37 (+1:15)|
|3||401411||Olwen Watts (W14)||(1st Caerphilly)||47:30 (+7:08)|
|4||–||Lucille Irwin (W16)||53:10 (+12:48)|
|5||439061||Awstin Bradford (M12)||(1st Caerphilly)||53:31 (+13:09)|
|6||439062||Maddie, Charlie, Evan &Ellis (jnr)||(1st Ystrad Mynach)||65:15 (+24:53)|
|7||439064||Janik Anderson (M12)||84:57 (+44:35)|
|–||401395||Gwen & Amy (jnr)||MP|
|Green||4.6 km, 120 m||14 Controls|
|1||8628657||Kevin Bush (M60)||SWOC||63:01|
|2||8680544||Christopher Raven (M16)||SWOC||70:08 (+7:07)|
|3||–||Nigel Ferrand (M60)||SWOC||72:03 (+9:02)|
|4||–||Peter Ribbans (M60)||SWOC||74:14 (+11:13)|
|5||8680543||Andrew Raven (M14)||SWOC (1st Caerphilly)||76:30 (+13:29)|
|6||–||Alan Richards (M70)||NGOC||81:22 (+18:21)|
|7||401401||Rachel Gladstone (W45)||84:37 (+21:36)|
|8||8628568||Jane Bush (W60)||SWOC||95:02 (+32:01)|
|9||439066||Joanna Howell (W21)||BOK||96:31 (+33:30)|
|10||333757||Chris Burgues (M65)||SWOC||99:25 (+36:24)|
|–||401390||Sian Newton (W45) & David Grimsell (M55)||(Hengoed Harriers)||MP|
|Blue||7.0 km, 195 m||17 Controls|
|1||–||Marcus Pinker (M45)||SWOC||47:09|
|2||8657425||Matthew Whipple (M21)||SWOC||50:40 (+3:31)|
|3||8221169||Chris McCartney (M50)||OD||62:36 (+15:27)|
|4||–||Matt O’Keefe (M35)||SWOC||68:38 (+21:29)|
|5||430416||Haydn Griffiths (M60)||SWOC||70:00 (+22:51)|
|6||–||Bethan Irwin (W40)||SBOC||91:42 (+44:33)|
|7||401396||Jay Gouldins (M40) & Gerwyn Malpas (M35)||154:34 (+107:25)|
|–||401389||John Seaward (M30)||MP|
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MapRun League results after 5 races with 1 race to go. Best 4 results. Only those with at least 3 results are included here. 75 different people have participated in at least 1 event. Next and final race of this series St Mellons Wed 18th March.
|Radyr||Fairwater||Pentwyn||Llanishen||Whitchurch||Cardiff Bay||Best 4 Results|
|17||Matt St Clair||0||0||89||90||0||80||259|
|Radyr||Fairwater||Pentwyn||Llanishen||Whitchurch||Cardiff Bay||Best 4|
|16||Matt St Clair||0||0||93||93||0||83||269|