Wed 4th July Cardiff Park Series 5 Llandaff Fields

Pontcanna Fields / Llandaff Fields, Cardiff 
Grid Reference ST165774
Nearest Post Code CF11 9NW. We will be near the Café  and car park just off Cathedral Road. 
There is plenty of parking around the park and in the car
park near the café. 
Starts will be open between 6.00 pm and 7.00 pm.  Courses close at 8.00. 
Novice / junior course 
The novice /junior course is about 1.8 km as the crow flies with 10 controls and all within the confines of the Llandaff Fields. We would suggest that all novices try this course first before running one of the longer courses. 
The second course is about 3.9km long and has 15 controls to visit and also visits Pontcanna Fields
The longest course is about 6.6km, direct line and about 18 controls  and also visits Pontcanna Fields. 
What to wear
Most of you will want to wear normal running gear. If you intend to walk than stout shoes will do. You will mostly be running/walking on tarmac and grass but it could be muddy, so come prepared. 
If you have a compass you can bring it but you do not normally need one for this kind of racing. 
Bring a waterproof if it looks like being wet. 
The map is a special sprint orienteering map prepared at a scale of 1:5,000.   Courses will be on waterproof paper. 
Children under 10
Children under 10 are welcome to take part on the novice/junior course.  However, they should be accompanied by a responsible person.
Cost of running
There is no charge for Juniors 
The cost to adults will be:
Club members £4 
Non members £6
If you want to join SWOC follow the link below stating SWOC as the club you wish to join.
Results will be posted on the SWOC website.
For anyone who has not tried the sport before
7 steps to completing your first course
1 Register at enquires (the table at the tent) where you will be given a small E-card you put on your finger and use to confirm you have visited all the controls. 
2 – Ask any questions you may have. One of the helpers will talk you through the novice course and explain what the key symbols on the map mean.
3 -Go to the start  where you will be given your map and told when you can start. 
4 – Punch the start control.  If you do not you will not have a time for the race. 
5 – look at your map and plan how you will get to the first control.  Run/walk as fast as you can to the first control.  Do not run faster than you can navigate. Keep your map orientated (facing where you are going).  Keep track of where you are as you run. Punch the first control with your e-card.
5 - Complete the rest of the course, remembering to punch at each control and the finish. 
6 – Go back to enquiries to download, get your results and return your e-card. 
7 – make a note of when the next race is.