I have created 3 MapRun courses in Gwaelod-y-Garth woods. These are conventional linear orienteering courses. There are long and a short courses suitable for experienced orienteers and an easy short course suitable for beginners. As all of the control sites are under tree cover GPS reception will be variable. Going round the controls using 2 different phones all of the controls responded using a 15m sensitivity radius. The pdf maps and control descriptions can be downloaded on the MapRun page.
There is a new maprun event in the Maprun Archive Page . The event uses Cathays and Roath areas of Cardiff. It uses the new features of MapRunF which allows you to start your run at any control on the map. The control you start at is converted to the start/finish control and the old start/finish site become a normal control. To use this feature you need to be using the latest version of MarRunF. So if you live close enough to the area to use it as you daily exercise give it a go.
As you would expect all formal SWOC events are cancelled until restrictions on travel etc are lifted. There is an archive of MapRun events in the cardiff area which can be done on an individual basis at any time. The pdf’s for the papermaps are in the Events-Maprun Archive tab on the Website or you can just use the maps on the MapRun App. I will endeavour to convert some older events to MapRun as well.
MapRun League results after 5 races with 1 race to go. Best 4 results. Only those with at least 3 results are included here. 75 different people have participated in at least 1 event. Next and final race of this series St Mellons Wed 18th March.
|Radyr||Fairwater||Pentwyn||Llanishen||Whitchurch||Cardiff Bay||Best 4 Results|
|17||Matt St Clair||0||0||89||90||0||80||259|
|Radyr||Fairwater||Pentwyn||Llanishen||Whitchurch||Cardiff Bay||Best 4|
|16||Matt St Clair||0||0||93||93||0||83||269|
Due the forecast severe weather this event has been put back a week until Sat 22nd Feb. Details otherwise the same.
Park Series is back for 2020! Our fun summer evening races around the parks of Cardiff and beyond will be returning on Wednesday evenings throughout the summer months.
With three course distances to choose from theses events are suitable for all ages. No experience of map reading required just enthusiasm for adventure!
Provisional dates for 2020:
6 May – Roath Park
20 May – Bute Park
3 June – Hailey Park
17 june – Heath park
1 July – Pontypridd
15 July – Pontcanna Fields
All midweek evenings. Long, medium, novice courses and coaching will be on offer.