Wed 5th June - Roath Park Cardiff Park Series 3




Roath Park, Cardiff

Grid Reference ST186792

Nearest Post Code CF23 5NN. If you enter the park at the gates near the southern end of the lake we will be down the slope. Look for the sail banner.




There is plenty of parking around the park.


Starts will be open between 6.00 pm and 7.00 pm.

Try and be earlier rather than later as we need to be out of the park before it closes half an hour before sunset.  If you are new to the sport and want some initial coaching please arrive between 5.30 and 6.00 and someone will be there to show you the basics.



Juniors, under 16, can run the Novice/Junior and the Middle courses but not the Long due to road crossings.

 Novice / junior course

The novice /junior course is about 1.3 km as the crow flies but you will need to run further to complete, with 9 controls and all within the confines of the Roath Park. We would suggest that all novices try this course first before running one of the longer courses.


The second course is about 2.6km long and has 13 controls to visit. This course involves a controlled road crossing into Roath Pleasure Gardens.  This will be explained to any junior running this courses on the day.


The longest course is about 5.0km, direct line and about 14 controls and will also visit other nearby parks.


What to wear

Most of you will want to wear normal running gear. If you intend to walk than stout shoes will do. You will mostly be running/walking on tarmac and grass but it could be muddy, so come prepared.

 If you have a compass you can bring it but you do not normally need one for this kind of racing.

 Bring a waterproof if it looks like being wet.



The map is a special sprint orienteering map prepared at a scale of 1:5,000.   One centimetre is the equivalent of 50meters. Courses will be on waterproof paper.


Children under 10

Children under 10 are welcome to take part on the novice course.  However, a responsible person should accompany them.


Cost of running

The cost to run will be:

 Juniors  £ 2.00. (M/W 20 or younger or full time students).

  • Members £5
  • Non members £7

 Families with children who want to run together will be charged Junior rate. 

 If you want to join SWOC follow the link below stating SWOC as the club you wish to join.