Date: Sat 14-12-2013 Type: Local Event
Closest town: Bridgend
Date: Sat 28-12-2013 Type: Novelty Score Event
Closest town: Barry
Date: Sun 19-01-2014 Type: Coaching & Local Event
Closest town: Bargoed
Date: Sun 09-02-2014 Type: Welsh League
Closest town: Monmouth
Date: Fri 18-04-2014 Type: Multiday Event
Closest town: Merthyr Tydfil
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.
- Date: Sat 14-12-2013
- Type: Local Event
- Closest town: Bridgend
Local Event - Colour coded courses yellow, orange, green & blue.
Frank Ince has written an article for Compassport Magazine about his format for last years Christmas Score. You can read it here.
|As most of you know by now JK2014 is in S Wales next year using the best of the SWOC areas. For those of you who like to plan ahead and save money entries open on 1st Nov. http://www.thejk.org.uk/jk2014/
Congratulations to Sue Colbert, Gill Manning and Mark Saunders, new SWOC Welsh Champions at Newborough last weekend.
M12 2nd Quinlan Silk
M45 1st Mark Saunders 3rd Nick Silk
M50 2nd Adrian Moir
M55 3rd Peter Ribbans
M65 6th Peter Colbert
W12 2nd Jasmine Silk
W21 2nd Cerys Manning
W45 2nd Alice Bedwell, 4th Annemieke Silk
W60 1st Gill Manning
W65 1st Susan Colbert
It was a dull overcast day, but the rain held off and it was pleasantly warm - which meant there was plenty of opportunity for socialising before and after completion of courses.
An especially big thank you to Marcus for re-mapping the area so nicely and planing the courses and to Peter Colbert, and Annemieke for controlling and helping Marcus get everything put out so effeciently on the Saturday evening and early Sunday morning.
I think the general concensus was one of tough and long, but fair courses. I'm sure you all appreciated the long walk up to the start from the perspective of having access to the nice forest around the top without incurring the climb on your course - really good use of the best bits of the forest by Marcus.
Hopefully everyone found that the event was reasonably organised and the layout convenient. A total of 77 people took part, including quite a few from far afield, which was pleasing.
A really big thank you to all those who helped on the day:
Ian Kennett, Nigel Ferrand, Jeff and Noelle Bryant and Alan Mckensie on parking
Caroline and Nick Dallimore and Graham Tough on registration and download
Jayne and Kevin Bush, Mark Saunders and Alice Bedwell on starts
Quin Silk for control collection
For the future, we have a nice up to date map with areas that should remain nicely runable for perhaps another 5 years, especially in the Spring when the undergrowth has died down, particularly along the side of the tracks
We look forward to seeing you at another SWOC event in the future.
JHI weekend with the Indidual event held in ideal weather on Mynydd Llangattock and the relays in a little less than ideal weather on Clydach resulted in a win for England with Scotland 2nd, Wales 3rd and Ireland 4th.