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16/03/2022 Whitchurch MapRun


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OrganiserDuncan Innes
Location Whitchurch – Parking/start/finish will all be in the car park behind The Plough on Penlline Rd in Whitchurch (what3words paused.short.daisy) and the pub for the evening will be The Plough.
Event type / Area descriptionMaprun – Street ‘O Some unlit parkland. NB Please read Safety notes under “2021/2022 WINTER MAPRUN LEAGUE” on SWOC website
COVID regulationPlease make sure that you have read the following covid regulations before you run. COVID Safe Orienteering
EntriesEntries online only via Fabian4. Maps only guaranteed by pre-entry before 09/03/22
Courses1Hr Score Event
Starts TimeMass Start 7:00pm
CostFEES – £3 Adults, (+£2 non-British Orienteering members), £1 U16 . U16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times who will also have to enter the event.

5th February 22 Winter of Wellbeing! Bryngarw Park

When Saturday 5th February 2022

Starts are from 10.30 to 12.00

Where

Registration, start and finish will be located near the visitors center

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There is a large car park and cafe/toilets in the visitors center.

Terrain & How Far?

Bryngarw Country Park has a large network of paths and tracks surrounding the House and gardens. Most of the paths are well surfaced and buggy friendly however there are some hills.

This event is perfect for children of all ages to enjoy a ‘treasure hunt’ in the Park, you can take part as a group and be as competitive as you wish. The event format is a one hour challenge. You will be given a map with all checkpoints marked. You have an hour to visit as many as possible before returning to the start/finish. Each is worth a different point value, the winner is the person who scores the highest number of points – often not the fastest runner. There will be a recommended loop for beginners of approximately 2km.

Entries

You must pre-enter to guarentee a map. Entries will be open until Friday 4th February or when full.

We have secured funding through the outdoor partnership to allow free entry for competitors under the age of 25 .

If you are over 25 there is a fee of £5 payable at registration on the day.

Adults accompanying juniors do not need to enter/pay

Thank you to The Awen Trust for permission to hold the event

Photograhy, South Wales Orienteering Club (the Organiser) may take photos during the event for social media. If you would not like to be in any photos please inform registration on the day.

COVID code of conduct.

It is vital that all attendees at the event:

Act as ambassadors for the sport of orienteering at all times and consider

how their actions may appear in the eyes of landowners or members of

the public.

Observe social distancing at all times, including keeping their distance

from other participants, volunteers and members of the public.

Anyone who has symptoms of COVID-19 or who is living in a household with someone who has a possible or confirmed COVID-19 infection, should remain at home.

Familiarise yourself with the British Orienteering COVID code of conduct found here: https://www.britishorienteering.org.uk/document/569c14298a8aff7735b1ea0ed31b608d.pdf/Covid%20Safe%20Events%20Visual%20Guidance%20-%20Participants%20and%20Newcomers.pdf

In the event that government guidance changes we may be required to postpone to a future date.

20/04/2020 Canton Maprun


Organiser Richard Edge richard.f.edge@gmail.com 02920373757 07702566882
Location Canton and adjacent areas (Victoria Park, Pontcanna, Riverside, Leckwith)

Registration: Harvey St Car Park (CF5 1QW, ///sharp.adjust.easy, ST 163 766).
Note: parking free after 18:00.
Event type / Area description  MapRun (SWOC Winter MapRun League) Mainly flat, some undulation to north. Residential, some parkland.
COVID regulation Please make sure that you have read the following covid regulations before you run. COVID Safe Orienteering 
Entries Entries online only via Fabian4. There will be no entries on the day, entries close midnight before the event.  Maps only guaranteed by pre-entry before 19/04/21 
Courses  1hr, 30 checkpoints
Starts Time  7:00pm
Cost SWOC/BO members:   Juniors  £1 (M/W 20 or younger or full time students)   Senior £.3   Non-member supplement   Junior + £1 Senior +£2 



16/2/22 llandaff North maprun

OrganiserTom Foord
LocationLlandaff North & Llandaff
Event type / Area descriptionMapRun Mixture of roads, residential streets and unlit paths through parkland and woods. Likely to be muddy in places. Torch essential!
COVID regulationPlease make sure that you have read the following covid regulations before you run. COVID Safe Orienteering
EntriesEntries online only via Fabian4. There will be no entries on the day, entries close midnight before the event. Maps only guaranteed by pre-entry before 09/02/22.
Courses1 hour score event.
Starts TimeMass start 7pm
Cost£3 Adults, (+£2 non-British Orienteering members), £1 U16 . U16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times who will also have to enter the event.

22/01/22 Swoc Winter of Wellbeing and League Event 1 Parc Penallta

Update 20/1/22 The Yellow, Orange and Green courses are now full. There is a waiting list in operation on eventbrite. If you can no longer attend please cancel your space to enable someone from the waiting list to attend – Thanks

Event
Local event (Level D)
BOF registered event no 79876.
Open to BOF/WOA members and the public. This is also a “Winter of Wellbeing” event, entry is free of charge for competitors under the age of 25 thanks to funding secured through the Outdoor Partnership.
First time participants are very welcome and help will be available at the start. The event is very suitable for beginners and novices, why not take a look at https://swoc.org.uk/?page_id=25.
LocationThe courses are within the confines of Parc Penallta, a Local County country park and we are grateful for Caerphilly County Borough Park services for their permissions and support. https://greenspacescaerphilly.co.uk/parc-penallta
DirectionsParc Penallta is situated near to Ystrad Mynach. The Nearest postcode for the Car park entrance is CF82 7GN The Start and Registration will be at the far end of the car park. Look out for the large SWOC club banner. https://goo.gl/maps/89yfSvrAouAMWMZu8 Sat Nav: 51.652859, -3.255191
Car ParkingThere are two car parks for the park. We are in the main car park at the top of the hill. The Car park is now free of charge.
Registration and Course timesRegistration: from 10:30am Starts: from 10:30 – 13.30pm Course Closes: 14:30
Entry and FeesAdults over 25yrs: £5 Young persons under 25yrs are FREE (There is no charge for accompanying adults) and includes dibber hire. (A Dibber is an electronic punch and timing device)
Entry via: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/winter-of-wellbeing-orienteering-at-parc-penallta-registration-248188738197 Entries limited to map numbers or close at midnight on Friday 21st January. There is very limited entry on the day (subject to maps and you’ll have forms to fill in).
TerrainParc Penallta is a mixture of open hillside with defined areas of dense scrub and open woodland. There is an extensive path network. Yellow and Orange courses are mainly on paths and open ground within the park. Longer courses may encounter some crag features, steeper slopes and marshy woodland. There is scrub and low lying bramble coverage in some areas.
Starts and FinishStarts and finish are from far end of the top car park. Look for our tent.
PunchingSI electronic punching (air is not enabled). SI Cards (dibbers) are available for hire.
MapThe Map is A4, 1:7500 with 5m contours
Control DescriptionsDescriptions are printed on the map.
Course DetailsYellow: 2.5km, easy (Control sites obvious). On paths and open ground. Orange: 3.5km, some route decision, controls on obvious features, mainly on paths. Green: 4.5km, more technically difficult, controls off path network. Rough terrain. Long: 6km, more technically difficult, controls off paths, Rough terrain.

2021/2022 Winter Maprun League

Details for all rounds

You have 60 minutes, and a map with 25 checkpoints to visit. Your goal is 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. 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.

Download the MapRun6 app to your phone to use as your timing chip and record your checkpoint visits, load the event using the app. We will provide you with the specially prepared map at the start.


DateAreaStart locationNotes
15/9/21Cardiff BayNorwegian Church
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Parking free after 6pm
20/10/21RhiwbinaDeri Inn,CF14 6UH
17/11/21Newport WestWest side of Belle Vue Parkplenty of parking on Waterloo Road and adjacent streets ///risks.river.fled
15/12/21CrickhowellMain Car Park
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SWOC Christmas Curry and Presentation Evening
20:30 – after the Crickhowell Maprun.
Venue – Red Indigo
Please book your place at the same time as entering Event 4.
19/01/22HeathBudd Electrical, Field Way (off Maes-Y Coed Road) .
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16/2/22LlandaffHailey Park car park
South-west end of Radyr Road
Llandaff North
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16/3/22WhitchurchPenlline Road Pay and Display Car Park, Whitchurch
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Parking/start/finish will all be in the car park behind The Plough on Penlline Rd in Whitchurch (what3words paused.short.daisy) and the pub for the evening will be The Plough.
20/4/22CantonRegistration: Harvey St Car Park (CF5 1QW, ///sharp.adjust.easyST 163 766).
Note: parking free after 18:00.

Mass start at 7 pm, there will be a briefing from the organiser at 6.55 however if you are new we recommend arriving early to ask any questions.

ENTRIES: Online at Fabian4. You can enter up until 6.55pm on the night (through fabian4) subject to map availability.

FEES – £3 Adults, (+£2 non-British Orienteering members), £1 U16 . U16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times who will also have to enter the event.

Enter Online

BRING – phone, torch, pen and hi viz to wear. Some paths may be muddy and slippery.

You will need a smartphone with the Maprun6 app or Garmin watch with Maprun6 installed, this is best done at home.

You will need to register with simple details. Then open the app and download the event. SWOC winter mapruns are in the folder UK/Wales/South Wales/2021. All you have to do on the night is identify yourself to the organiser, collect your map and start.

There is a guide to using MapRun here.

SAFETY- You take part at your own risk, you will be running/walking on public streets/paths with traffic. You MUST use crossing points where available to cross roads and stop, look and listen! Please be mindful of personal space/social distancing particularly at the start/finish of your run.

ACCESSIBILITY – We have previously had competitors enjoy these events using wheelchair/mobility scooter. Send us a message in advance and we can provide an annotated map with key obstacles (stairs/narrow gates) highlighted.


Detailed instructions:

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 are mixture of road junctions and path junctions and have between 10 and 30 points awarded. Controls 1 – 10 are worth 10 pts, 11 – 20, 20 pts , 21 – 30 are 30pts . Penalties for being late back are 10pts per minute !!!
The event is timed and checkpoint visits recorded using the MapRun6 app. It helps to download the app and the event beforehand but we can provide full instructions before you start.