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Are you looking to do something different for the whole family while simultaneously improving your fitness and exploring the great outdoors?
Orienteering is a sport for all the family, for all ages and you don't have to be super-fit to compete. Be as competitive or as relaxed as you want, the idea is to have fun.
Orienteering events tend to be every Sunday and you will explore the great outdoors in a way you never thought possible.
From a string course for toddlers to courses for aged 75 and over and everything in between, there will be a course to suit your age and ability.
Come and try one of our local events today! Click here for a beginners guide to orienteering.
For information on how to Join SWOC click here. The South Wales Orienteering Club (SWOC) is an active friendly orienteering club covering the former counties of Gwent, South Glamorgan, eastern Mid Glamorgan and southern Powys. This is from Bridgend in the West, to Chepstow in the East and Brecon in the North taking in Cardiff and Newport.
After the final event this evening here are the final Score League Results. I have only listed people who ran in at least 3 of the 6 events.
|2016/7 Score League - Best 4 Results|
SWOC Welsh Championship Winners
W16 Jasmine Silk,. W40 Christine Farr, W50 Alice Bedwell, W60 Caroline Dallimore, W65 Gill Manning, W70 Sue Colbert.
M35 Rhys Manning, M40 Richard Barrett, M50 Mark Saunders, M55 James Clemence, M65 John Mills, M70 David May, M75 Frank Ince.
Compasssport Cup & Trophy 1st Round
12th March Cwm Lickey (Pontypool)
We need to get as many runners in the Compass Sport trophy as possible to have any chance of progressing to the final but you need to be a current British Orienteering member. However if you are not a member it is still possible to run non competitively and there are beginners courses available as well.
IMPORTANT ENTRY INFORMATION if Running in COMPASS_SPORT TROPHY for SWOC on 12th March
Will all SWOC members please note that the previously advised route for entering the Compass Sport Trophy event at Cwm Lickey on 12th March by sending your entry via Jane Bush (Club Captain) has now been superseded in that you are now required to enter yourselves via Fabian (http://www.fabian4.co.uk/default.aspx?EventID=1709).
Although this now means you pay the full price initially unless entering as a helper (whence Peter Ribbans will issue you with a helpers code to use), you will be able to reclaim half of senior fees paid and all junior fees on the day via Adrian Moir (he is taking cash for this to the event). Please ensure that you enter your correct class on Fabian (the relevant dropdown includes a description so that you select the correct class to be competitive).
JK RELAY 17th April Pippinford Park Surrey
BRITISH CHAMPS RELAY 7th May Newby Bridge lake district
If you would like to run in either of these relays please email Jane with your BOF NO. SI no. and age class.
As usual SWOC will pay the full price for juniors and half for seniors . You still need to do your own individual entry.
( up to the first cut off date for entries, after that entrants will be
asked to fund the differance in price).
Jasmine Silk attended the BOF junior training camp at Lagganlia this summer, this is her account of the week.
My fellow welsh representative, Oscar, and I started our journey in Bristol. We woke up at 6:30 and, feeling extremely excited, started our journey. We got to Lancaster untroubled but then our next train to Edinburgh was delayed by half an hour which meant that we would miss our connection to Lagganlia. Fortunately we caught the next train from Edinburgh to Lagganlia and arrived just in time for dinner. After dinner, we played some fun games to get to know everyone’s names.
The next day was our first full day of training so straight after breakfast we had a briefing in order to let us know what we would be doing throughout the week. Then we set off for the first area of the week – Uath Lochans. We finished the morning’s training with a fun clock relay but unfortunately half way through Oscar fell over and dislocated and broke his elbow. He was taken off to hospital and we found out what happened to him after dinner and the next day he came back with his arm in a cast.
We carried on the week’s training in some brilliant areas such as Grantown-on-Spey, the Moor of Alvie, Badaguish and Intriarch. My favourite area of the whole week was called Roseisle. It was a beautiful sandy woodland right on the coast of Scotland that was brilliantly ‘run-able’. At each area we did a series of different orienteering exercises such as bearings, simplifying and aiming off and finished off with relay.
I made lots of new friends who I am very much looking forward to seeing again at future events. The coaches were extremely helpful and in our coaching groups each evening we went over the exercises we had done that day and occasionally went over maps from previous events, talking about what had gone well and what could have gone better.
My favourite part of the week was the fun relay on the last day when the coaches dressed up and we had to carry a balloon around our courses! I think that any orienteer my age with the ability to qualify and the opportunity to go, should definitely try to qualify as it was a brilliant experience! I learnt new orienteering techniques, improved not only my fitness but my overall skill in orienteering and made lots of new friends for life
Essential reading for Organisers and Controllers. Link here.
There appear to be a significant extra burden of record keeping in relation to the BOF insurance policy. Contact details of all non-members and non-competing volunteers need to be recorded and kept for 5 years.