We are very excited to announce our first event post- lockdown. The event will be organised in accordance with British Orienteering COVID guidelines and is unfortunately limited to 30 pre-entries in line with Welsh Government rules.
Event date: Sunday 16th August 2020
Location: The Blorenge, Keepers Pond Carpark, NP4 9SR
Start times: 18:00-19:00 (your exact start time will be allocated when you enter)
Event format: 1 hour Score – you have 60 minutes to find as many checkpoints before returning to the start/finish. Some of the checkpoints will form a easy loop for beginners.
Entry fees: £6 Adult/£3 Junior
Pre-entry only via Fabian4 http://www.fabian4.co.uk/default.aspx?EventID=2649
Entry limited to SWOC members only until midnight on Monday 10th August. From Tuesday 11th August open to other club members – space permitting From Thursday 13th August open to anyone – space permitting.
The event area is open moorland, please bring whistle and waterproof jacket which may be compulsory in the event of bad weather. Dogs must be kept on a short lead at all times.
Organiser: Ian Kennett
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.
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.
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|
Due the forecast severe weather this event has been put back a week until Sat 22nd Feb. Details otherwise the same.