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29th Dec 2019 – Wenallt, Cardiff

Get outside and burn off those extra mince pies at South Wales Orienteering Club’s fun 60 minute festive race.

There are no set routes, we provide a detailed map with a series of checkpoints, you choose your route to get as many of the checkpoints in the hour time limit. 50% will be on the trails and 50% will be worth more points; off the paths in the terrain. Run or walk it doesn’t matter just get outside and have fun.

Help will be available at registration if you are new to our events.

Registration on the day from 10.30am

Mass start at 11am

Car parking/registration: Wenallt Carpark CF14 6TQ, please park considerately as this is a popular car park with dog walkers and we do not have exclusive use. If the carpark is full please park in the top carpark further up the hill towards Caerphilly.

Reserve you map and pre-register here:
Entries: seniors £5, juniors £2. SI card hire seniors £1, juniors free. If you lose a hired SI dibber, you will be charged the replacement cost of £30.
Prizes for 1st Junior M/F, Senior M/F and Team
Results published at

8th Dec SWOC Welsh League Kingswood, nr Monmouth

Download pdf of Final Details

Pre-entry is now closed, but we have plenty of maps available for entry on the day (EOD).

Final Details

Venue & Travel: King’s Wood and the Hendre are part of the Rolls Estate and are managed by Natural Resources Wales. We are grateful to both these bodies for the use of the area. APPROACH FROM THE SOUTH ON A40: take the B4293 sliproad immediately after the Gibraltar Tunnels on the outskirts of Monmouth. Continue north-west on B4233 through Rockfield to forest entrance (6.1 km/3.8 miles from slip road). APPROACH FROM THE NORTH ON A40: take the sliproad immediately before the Gibraltar Tunnels – first junction after the traffic lights at Wye Bridge. At the top of the sliproad turn right onto the B4293. Turn left at the mini-roundabout by the Shell garage and continue straight on to the B4233 through Rockfield to the forest entrance (6.1 km/3.8 miles from slip road). Then follow O-signs into area and park as indicated. Entry to area is at Grid ref: 161/SO461145 (nearest postcode: NP25 5SX). Linear parking on forest roads. Please drive slowly on forest roads. (Potholes have been made good!)
Terrain: Mixed woodland, with a path network enabling route choice. Significant hills with some steep slopes and contour detail. Undergrowth will affect route choices – courses have been planned to maximise use of the runnable areas.
Map: 1:10:000 with 5 m contours. Surveyed and drawn Dec 2013 by Peel Land Surveys and updated 2019 by SWOC members. The maps are printed on waterproof paper.
Entries & Fees Pre-entries online with the guarantee of a map to – will remain open until 14:00 on Saturday 7th December. Juniors/Students: £5 (+£1 for non-BOF members) Seniors: £10. (+£2 for non-BOF members) Seniors on easier courses (Yellow, Orange): £8 (+£2 for non-BOF members) SI Hire: Seniors: £1.50 Juniors/Students: free Late Entries (from Monday 2nd December) or Entry on the Day subject to map availability: Juniors/Students: £5 (+£1 for non-BOF members) Seniors: £12. (+£2 for non-BOF members) Seniors on easier courses (Yellow, Orange): £8 (+£2 for non-BOF members) SI Hire: Seniors: £1.50 Juniors/Students: free
Registration: 10:00 am – 12:00 noon For ENTRY ON THE DAY competitors: please fill in a SWOC Standard Entry Form before proceeding to Registration. Beginners welcome! Help will be available. Look for the person with the hi viz jacket “Ask Me For Help”. SPORTident (SI) electronic punching. Dibbers are available for hire.
Start and Finish: Start is 250 m from Registration. Start times will not be pre-allocated. Start when you are ready, between 10:30 am and 12:30 pm. Finish is 350 m from Registration. Courses close at 2:30 pm.
Course Controls Length Climb BROWN: long, technical 18 7.8 km 415 m BLUE: medium technical 12 5.5 km 310 m GREEN: short, technical 9 4.2 km 205 m LIGHT GREEN: short, easy technical challenge 12 3.5 km 120 m ORANGE: easy – some decision-making required 9 3.3 km 90 m YELLOW: easy – good for total beginners 11 2.5 km 60 m No White or String Courses provided. Control descriptions will be issued in the Start Lanes.
Results: We hope to have a screen showing results. If this is not possible, provisional results will be printed out regularly and final results will be available on the SWOC website,
Dogs: Dogs are permitted, under control, please!
Facilities: Toilet – portable toilet. No drinks will be provided, please bring your own.
Officials: Planner: Neil Grant, SWOC. Controller: David May, SLOW Organiser: Anne May, SWOC. Enquiries before 21:00: 01600 711507 or email
Safety and Risk: A comprehensive risk assessment has been carried out, but participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event. Whistles should be carried. In case of bad weather, competitors may be required to wear/carry cagoules.
First Aid: A First Aider will be located at the Registration Tent. The nearest hospital is Nevill Hall Hospital, Abergavenny, 12 miles west of King’s Wood, which has a full Accident and Emergency service. Details at First Aid point.
Competitor Check: All competitors MUST download after their run, whether or not you complete your course. Please do not leave the event without downloading. Failure to download may activate a search and rescue operation involving the police.
Insurance:  Please note that if you have competed in three orienteering events but have not become a member of British Orienteering then you are not covered by our public liability insurance.
Privacy:  When entering our events your name may appear in the results section of this website or in newspaper reports. Read our data protection page to see how we look after your personal data.
Website & Cancellation: For the latest information check In case of cancellation a notice will be put on the website and an email will be sent via the Fabian4 system to all pre-entered competitors. SWOC reserve the right to retain part/all of any pre-entry fees to cover costs.

18th Dec Evening Street Score 4

Using Free MapRun App 


 Llanishen, N Cardiff, exact location to follow.


 Registration from 6.30 – mass start at 7.00pm.

Entry Fee

-£3.00.  U16s (£1.00) are very welcome to take part but must be accompanied by an adult.

Entry form

– to save you time on the night download print and fill in an entry form before the event.

Bring – phone, torch, pen and hi viz to wear.


  • You have 60 minutes, and a map with 30 checkpoints to visit.
  • Your goal: to score points by visiting checkpoints. Score as many points as you can, and get back to the start within the time limit.
  • You can choose which checkpoints to visit, in any order, via any route.
  • Checkpoints may be a mixture of road junctions, lamp posts, fire hydrants and other urban features and have between 10 and 30 points awarded. Controls 1 – 10 are worth 10 pts, 11 – 20, 20 pts and 21 – 30 are 30pts. The control sites will not be otherwise marked on the ground.

Speed is an advantage, but the fastest runner won’t necessarily come out on top. It’ll take smart planning to find the shortest route worth the most points.

How does it work?

Your route is recorded by the free Maprun app, available for Android and iPhone. If you don’t have the App you can use a paper answer sheet as usual.

  • The app automatically records each checkpoint you visit: it will bleep to tell you it has registered.
  • Although you can use the map provided on the app to navigate with it is better to use the paper map and store your phone away.
  • Once you’ve finished, the app will upload your route, so you can compare your results with everyone else.

What you need to do in advance

  • Download and install the App from Google Play or the Apple App Store
  • Enter the small amount of personal information required to identify yourself in the results.
  • You should also check that your phone is correctly set up for maprun. Click here for guidance on phone settings for the maprun app.
  • Start the app, Tap Select Event. You’ll need to scroll down to the UK folder, and then into Wales.
  • Select Radyr AGM Event. Wait for the course and map files to download.
  • You won’t be able to see the map or course until you are given a PIN number just before the start of the event.

NOTE – Due to British Orienteering insurance restrictions if you are not a SWOC/BOF member and have entered more than 2 orienteering events since Jan 2018 you will not be covered by their 3rd part liability insurance.

Join SWOC here