Llandaff Fields Cardiff Park Series 4

Wednesday 19 June 2019



Pontcanna Fields / Llandaff Fields, Cardiff

Grid Reference ST165774

Nearest Post Code CF11 9NW. We will be near the Café Castan and car park just off Cathedral Road.





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.


Novice / junior course

The novice /junior course is about 1.5 km as the crow flies but you will need to run further to complete, with 10 controls and all within the confines of the Park. We would suggest that all novices try this course first before running one of the longer courses.


The second course is about 3km long and has 16 controls to visit.


The longest course is about 5km, direct line and about 19 controls.

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.



Results and league positions will be posted on the SWOC website. http://www.swoc.org.uk/

For anyone who has not tried the sport before

7 steps to completing your first course

1 Register at enquires (the table at the tent) where you will be given a small E-card you put on your finger and use to confirm you have visited all the controls.

2 – Ask any questions you may have. One of the helpers will talk you through the novice course and explain what the key symbols on the map mean.

3 -Go to the start where you will be given your map and told when you can start.

4 – Punch the start control. If you do not you will not have a time for the race.

5 – look at your map and plan how you will get to the first control. Run/walk as fast as you can to the first control. Do not run faster than you can navigate. Keep your map orientated (facing where you are going). Keep track of where you are as you run. Punch the first control with your e-card.

6 - Complete the rest of the course, remembering to punch at each control and the finish.

7 – Go back to enquiries to download, get your results and return your e-card.

8 – make a note of when the next race is.