The day was bright and crisp and a lovely day to get out, and if you went looking, you could still find frozen puddles to crunch. Well done to everyone who came and took part in our Orienteering event at Parc Penallta. We had 81 entries plus accompanying adults enjoying the scenery of one of Caerphilly County Boroughs County parks.
Penallta was a Club local league event, but also part of our Winter of Wellbeing Series, encouraging winter activities for Children and Young people.
And we had quite a turnout of Young People, almost all new to the sport and keen to find out how much fun it can be.
We had 27 young people on the Yellow course, the majority under the age of 10 years and 21 young people on the Orange course under the age of 18 years. Special Congratulations to those that got all the controls, that is quite an achievement! For those that didn’t, don’t worry, it’s all about the challenge and we hope you had fun finding the ones you did.
Well done to Florian French who topped the Yellow course and Rosa Watts who lead on the Orange course.
For most this will be the first time they have done a colour coded course and they should take encouragement that they could manage that level of course at other locations. Our next colour coded course event is at Caerphilly Mountain Woods – look out for details.
The Green and the Blue courses involve some greater distance and higher technical difficulty and normally run by those with a bit of experience.
Well done to Hayden Griffiths who lead the Green course by a clear 10 minutes and Marcus Pinker who set the defining time on the Blue.
Thank you to Marcus, Duncan and Christine for their expert guidance and coaching to all our newcomers.
We greatly appreciate the permission of Caerphilly Parks services for permission to use the park.
We hope everyone who attended enjoyed themselves and particularly if this was your first experience, that you are encouraged to join us again where we look forward to welcoming you.