Heath Park, Cardiff (Next to University Hospital of Wales). Registration and assembly will be in the open area between the South car park and the Play area. What3words ///cloud.making.cities
The Car park is accessible from King George V drive East. Parking is FREE for 2 hours before 6pm – with a ticket from the Pay and Display machine. After 6pm Parking is unrestricted and free.
Heath Park has large open areas separated and bordered by wooded areas that are both open and more intricate. The Short and Medium courses will be contained wholly within the park with no road crossings. The Long course will extend beyond the park through residential areas and will have road crossings and therefore restricted to adult entries.
Although COVID regulations have recently been relaxed for outdoor events, keeping your distance from others who are not part of your household remains the most effective way of controlling the risk of spread of COVID-19. Please respect this with others who attend the event.
Please do not attend if you are displaying any symptoms of COVID-19 which include a high temperature, a new or continuous cough or the loss or change to the sense of taste or smell.
Entries online only via Fabian4. There will be no entries on the day, entries close midnight before the event. Enter via Fabian4
Children under 10
Children under 10 are welcome to take part on the Short course. However, a responsible person should accompany them.
Juniors, under 16, can run the Short and Medium courses but not the Long due to road crossings. The Short and Medium courses do not cross any roads and are contained within the park. Adults are welcome to accompany juniors (at no cost –just enter for the junior). There are sports pitches within the park and these should not be crossed when in use. Please be aware of other Park users within the wooded areas or on restricted paths.
The Long course heads out of the park into the nearby residential areas which of the most part are quiet roads, however there are two busy road crossing, so please take care.
Course lengths (approximate) are:
Starts will be open between 6.00 pm and 7.00 pm. You will obtain a start time when you enter (although there is some flexibility on the day). Starts will be at one minute intervals. Please aim to finish your course by 8pm.
If you are new to the sport and want some initial coaching please arrive early and someone will be there to show you the basics.
What to wear
Normal running gear is fine. You will mostly be running/walking on gravel, tarmac or grass but it can be muddy in wooded areas if previously wet, so come prepared.
For the long course there is a very short wooded path that could be muddy due to forestry works.
You do not normally need a compass for this kind of event, but you can borrow one if you would like one.
Bring a waterproof if it looks like being wet and a drink if its hot.
The map is a special orienteering map prepared at a scale of 1:5,000 for all three courses (one centimetre on the map is the equivalent of 50 meters on the ground). Courses will be printed on A4 waterproof paper.
SWOC/BOF members: Juniors £ 2.00. (M/W 20 or younger or full time students)
Senior £4. Non-members supplement Junior +£1, Senior +£2
If you are accompanying a junior on their course you do not need to enter yourself, just the junior. Remember you need to enter online as there are no entries on the day. This makes it easier for us to comply with Track and Trace regulations.
If you would like to join SWOC, the local orienteering club, follow the link below stating SWOC as the club you wish to join.
Membership of SWOC entitles you to the lower (‘Members’) entry fee for every event on the British Orienteering calendar, regardless of which club organises the event.
Results and league positions will be posted on the SWOC website.