Wed 6th Jul Cardiff Park Series 5 Forest Farm

These fun events are suitable for all – including complete beginners up to experienced orienteers children and families.

There is no set route you will need to find your way between a series of checkpoints shown on the map. With three course distances to choose from there is something for everyone. You can walk or run on your own or as a team/family.

One of our friendly volunteers will be on hand to offer help and guidance for those new to the sport.

VENUE; Forest Farm nature reserve

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REGISTRATION 

Registration location Picnic area/Parking off Forest Farm Road

Registration 5.30pm Starts 6.00-7.00pm Courses close 8.00pm

PARKING AND FACILITIES 

Easily accessible by walking or bike – bikes can be safely left at registration. Car parking is free but limited.

COURSES/CATEGORIES

Short – usually about 2km easy for beginners and juniors traffic free

Medium – 3km junior improvers and novice adults traffic free

Long – 6km more challenging navigation you will need to choose the best route between checkpoints. Ventures beyond the park boundary onto nearby streets and 2 nearby parks. Over 16s only on this course.

ENTRY https://www.fabian4.co.uk/default.aspx?EventID=3137

Pre-entry preferred via Fabian4 – enter just 1 or all 6 events. Pre-entry is cheaper. To guarantee a map please enter in advance. Limited entry on the day but course not guaranteed.

Junior members & non-members £2

Senior non-members £6

Senior members £4

Electronic timing chip hire (SportIdent) – free

Entry on the day is +£1 Juniors & +£2 Seniors (subject to map availability). Card payment preferred.

One entry gives you a map and electronic timing chip.

Accompanied children – If you are an adult accompanying a child you do not need to enter yourself unless you would like a separate map/chip.

Families – Families wishing to go around together sharing one electronic timing chip should enter 1 adult only and specify the names of the other family members in the special request box in step 3 of the Fabian4 entry process. One map is included in the adult entry fee. Extra maps can be ordered for the other family members in step 3 too.

RESULTS

Will be on the club website ( https://swoc.org.uk) and ‘South Wales Orienteering’ Facebook page

Events will contribute to the overall series with presentations at the final round.

VOLUNTEERS

All of our events are planned and organised by volunteers. Free entry is available for those who are willing to help out on the day. Full instruction will be provided. If you are able to do so, before signing up to enter, email welfare @ swoc.org.uk or send a message on facebook to let us know you can help, and ask for the helper discount code that you can apply when entering.

SAFETY

A risk assessment has been completed, and a copy will be held at Registration. All runners are responsible for their own safety when crossing roads and using paths and alleyways. You must be aware of other park users and take care to avoid collisions particularly when ‘head down’ looking at the map.

PHOTOGRAPHY

You are welcome to take photographs or record video at this event, but please respect people’s privacy. Photographs may be posted on the club website and facebook for publicity. If there are particular reasons why an individual should not be photographed, please discuss the issue with the organiser in advance of the event. Report any concerns about inappropriate photography to the event organiser.