Mid Wales Orienteers
POW Next Orienteering event: Allt Fedw, Trawscoed, Nr Aberystwyth Sunday 9th October 2011
N.B. All events open at 10.30 - 11.30am unless stated otherwise
|Date||Venue & nearest settlement||Grid ref.||Loaction map||Event||Courses||Planners||Helpers / Organisers|
Nash Woods, Presteigne, Radnorshire
||RESULTS||Yellow, Orange, Light Green & Blue||Terry||Bev|
|Bwlch Nant yr Arian, Ponterwyd, Ceredigion||SN 718812||
|RESULTS||Yellow, Orange, Light Green & Blue||Walshes||
|Welsh Championships, Gower
|4||Mar 6||Welsh Championships, Nicholston & Oxwich Burrows, Gower.||SS 530882||RESULTS||Age Classes||SBOC||SBOC|
Esgair Gorlan, Ponterwyd, Ceredigion
|SN 735723||RESULTS||Score Event||Robert||Mike?|
|May 8||Gilwern Hill, Howey, Radnorshire
||SO 080569||RESULTS||Yellow, Orange, Light Green, Green, Blue & Brown||Stuart & Sarah||Robert|
|7||Jun 12||Coed Maenarthur, Pontrhydygroes, Ceredigion
||SN 718813||RESULTS||Yellow, Orange, Light Green & Blue||Eunice||Carter-Davies'|
|Jun 25||Begwns, Painscastle, Radnorshire||RESULTS||Score Event||Sarah||Stuart|
|8||Jul 10||Allt y Crib, Talybont, Ceredigion||SN 653895||RESULTS||Yellow, Orange, Light Green & Blue||Kate||Gabriella?|
Carneddau, Llanelwedd, Radnorshire
||RESULTS||Yellow, Orange, Light Green & Blue||Stuart||Sarah|
|10||Oct 9||Coed Allt Fedw, Trawscoed, Ceredigion
||SN 667628||RESULTS||Yellow, Orange, Light Green & Blue||Clive|
|11||Nov 20||Ffridd Mathrafal, Meifod, Montgomeryshire||SJ113100||RESULTS||Bill||David P|
|12||Dec 11||Hafren Forest, Llanidloes, Montgomeryshire||SO 954847||RESULTS||David P||Bill|
|CATI||Come and Try It|
Mid Wales Orienteers stage events roughly once a month throughout the year. Every event offers a course which is suitable for people who have no previous experience of navigating with a map.
All the events are colour-coded. Colour-coded courses are planned to a similar standard at all events, providing a progressive structure through which new orienteers can advance as they get better at navigating - starting with Yellow and Orange, and eventually moving up to Green, Blue and Brown. Competitors on each course can compare their results against the Colour Standard for the course, and when they have three colour standard results, may apply for Colour Awards; click here for details of the Welsh Orienteering Association Colour Awards Scheme.
The backbone of the fixtures programme is the series of Local events.
Each event will offer Four Courses –
Yellow- 1.5 - 2.5km - (25 - 45 mins) – Technical Difficulty 2
Orange - 2.5 - 3.5km - (35 - 60 mins) – TD3
Light Green - 2.5 - 3.5km - (35 - 60 mins) – TD4)
There will also be two score events each year in which competitors will have the choice of how long their event will be. These too will contribute to the club league.
The league will be calculated for Club Members only , but if you join the club before 1 st October, you can have results from earlier in the year included in the league. Events are however open to anyone.
Positions will be calculated on your best five scores to count for both Junior and Senior. If a Planner has not done five events in total, then he/she will be given his/her “average” score for that event which will be added to his/her total score.
However, both Seniors and Juniors will be Age Group “handicapped” using the BOF Age Group Speed Ratio system (see below for the Handicaps) – this is so e.g. a 45 year is on an “equal” footing with a younger and faster 21 year old! Likewise, it is not fair that a W10 should have to run against a W16 without the “handicap” system in operation.
All Junior and Senior winners will be “offset” one Age Group for the following season (to try to ensure that the same person does not win all the time!), i.e. if a W55 won the Blue course, then the following year her handicap would be based on a W50. However, it won't apply should a Junior or Senior move “up” a Course category, e.g. he/she wins the yellow in 2008 but moves up to the orange Course in 2009 etc.
If any Juniors go round in pairs (acceptable on the yellow only , if of a Medium standard then they should be encouraged to do it alone) then, if one is a M12 and the other a M14, then the handicap will be based on the “older” person for that pair. However, any Under 5s accompanied by mum or dad will have their points calculated on either an M10 or W10 handicap.
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