16th Nov SWOC League, Castell Coch, nr Cardiff

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.

Course Details
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.