2019 All Wales Scout Orienteering Competition

Date of event: Sun 12th May 2019
Level of event: Local (D)
Nearest town: Builth Wells

The Event

The fifth All Wales Scouts Orienteering competition will be held on Sunday the 12th May 2019. The competition is open to Scouts and Explorer Scouts only. Again we are opening the courses to Leaders and Helpers if they wish to give Orienteering a try, but obviously the entries will not be included in the competition although times will be given for any course completed.

The venue this year will be at the Carneddau, Builth Wells. The Carneddau is a beautiful hill which rises to 436m. To the west it has views overlooking the Wye valley and to the east the hills surrounding Glascwm. On a fine day you can see the Becons with Pen-y-Fan to the south and the Black Mountains to the south east. It stretches from Builth Wells in the south to Howey in the north, just about 4Kms long and 3Kms wide. It is mainly open hill top with a variety of valleys, crags, a few trees, undergrowth mainly bracken with a few corse bushes here and there. The area has an abundance of crags, depressions, line and water features, re-entrants and boulders etc. At this time of year like most open areas the bracken has not begun to grow; therefore running should be much easier.

There will be three courses, Yellow, Orange and Light Green, each progressively harder than the first. The Yellow course is for Scouts only. The Orange and Light Green course can be entered by Scouts or Explorer Scouts. In accordance with normal practice Scouts under the age of 12 must run in pairs as a safety requirement (the only exception being if the scout is a member of an orienteering club). Scouts entering the Light Green course must be experienced Orienteer's and must run on their own.

Prizes will be given to the first 3 individuals with the fastest times on each course with one team prize for the overall team winner of each course. The Orange and Light Green course will have two sets of prizes for both Scouts and Explorer's. Winning teams will be calculated on the fastest accumulative times of the first three runners to finish. Teams will need to have at least 3 runners to be eligible for a team prize.

Location & Directions

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Entry Details



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Safety and Risk

A comprehensive risk assessment will have been carried out by the organiser, but participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event.

Downloadable Documents

Flyer 2019, Entry form,

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Posted by Terry Smith