Local event suitable for all standards, Coaching available.
Directions and parking: From M4 junction 32 follow signs for Tongwynlais and Castell Coch. Continue approx 1 mile after the entrance to Castell Coch to the entrance to the car park on the left at ST142839. Most parking will probably be on a forest road, as the car park is heavily used by the public.
There will be a coaching session prior to the event. There will be a free coaching session with exercises available for all standards, from beginner up.
Meet in the car park at 9:30. We will be walking a into the forest a short way from there.
Terrain: Mix forestry with an extensive path network. Some steep slopes. Courses will be planned to avoid the worst of the brambles.
Map: 1:10000 produced in 2017 with minor updates Oct 2019. Courses will be preprinted on waterproof paper.
Yellow 2.1K 35M climb, fairly easy suitable for newcomers
Orange 2.8K 75M climb, a bit harder
Short Green 3.0K 105M climb, technically harder
Green 4.1K 145M climb , technically harder
Blue 5.5K 225M climb , technically harder
The Blue course crosses a fairly busy road twice. The road can be crossed at any point, but you must not run along it.
Times: Registration from 10:30 Starts from 10:30 to 12:00.
Entry fees: seniors £5, juniors £2. SI card hire seniors £1, juniors free.
Course close 14:30
Volunteers needed to collect controls.
A scouts competition will take place using the same courses, with start times from 12:00 to 13:00.