Mid Wales Orienteering


Mid Wales Orienteers






 POW Next Orienteering event: Allt Fedw, Trawscoed, Nr Aberystwyth Sunday 9th October 2011
Start 10.30-11.30 am: Grid ref for Parking & Registration SN 653728
Starts less than 5 mins walk from Registration

Yellow                       1.9 km with 10 controls and 60m climb
Orange                     2.2 km with 11 controls and 90m climb
Light  Green             3.1 km with 13 controls and 150m climb
Blue                            4.1km with 15 controls  and 190m climb
Allt Fedw or ‘Birchgrove’ is a typical Welsh mixed woodland, with an open area around the hill fort at the top of the wood. Some of the woodland is well thinned and some is less so. Most is steep, although there are plenty of nice tracks, well designed to help you tackle the contours.
The well thinned areas of the woodland are not always as runnable as in some forests, as this is a fertile area and the brambles certainly enjoy themselves here! However the shorter courses avoid almost all the bramble completely and those on the Green and Blue can also - if you choose your route carefully… (I said ‘almost all’!).
Although not that well used, there are bridleways and waymarked walks in the woods, so please look out for other users
Please drive into the wood at the access point SN 668728 and follow the forest road to the turnaround at the far end of the wood. Parking will be in the turnaround and along the forest road. Registration will also be here with starts about 5 mins back down the road.





Members of Mid Wales Orienteers



Members of other orienteering clubs



Non British Orienteering members


Sport Ident. Hire Please Note: You will be charged £30 if you lose a  hired SI Card.

You can join the club at any event - discounted entry fees apply from the day of joining.

If you require any further information, please contact Sarah Rees, tel. 01874 754398, or at swnygwy@tiscali .co.uk



Mid Wales Orienteers Fixtures 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
1 Jan 16

Nash Woods, Presteigne, Radnorshire

SO 315635

RESULTS Yellow, Orange, Light Green & Blue Terry Bev


Feb 27


Bwlch Nant yr Arian, Ponterwyd, Ceredigion SN 718812


RESULTS Yellow, Orange, Light Green & Blue Walshes



Mar 5

Welsh Championships, Gower
4 Mar 6         Welsh Championships, Nicholston & Oxwich Burrows, Gower.    SS 530882   RESULTS Age Classes SBOC SBOC

Apr 10

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?
9 Sep 11

Carneddau, Llanelwedd, Radnorshire

SO 058543
  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.