Blaenmelindwr 2019

Date of event: Sun 13th Oct 2019
Level of event: Local (D)
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This event is organised by Mid Wales Orienteering Club. It is open to everyone, so come and give orienteering a go and see if you can find your way around the checkpoints.

Blaenmelindwr is a great site for adventure with open moorland and lots of crags and hills and valleys to challenge your navigation skills. 
Ideal for all ages and abilities, with a range of courses to choose from, for runners, walkers and also for families with children!
The yellow (1.6km  with 70m climb)and orange(2.0 km with 80m climb) courses stick to the lower slopes and are ideal for beginners and improvers.
The Light green (3.1 km with 130m climb) and Blue (4.9 km with 260m Climb) both go onto the higher ground where accurate navigation is required amid the many rock features there
Please do ask at registration if you would like any help and  advice re which course to do.  Its our fourth  event of the year and a chance to gain some points in the MWOC league tables.
The great views on a sunny day also mean it can be really exposed on a windy and wet one so please come prepared whatever the weather and bring a whistle.  mean it can be really exposed in Weather can be very variable. 
The farmer will not  have sheep on the area and so dogs that are under full control will be allowed.

New to orienteering? It's a  walk/run with a difference - an orienteering race doesn't follow a set route. Instead you have to visit a series of checkpoints and register each one with an electronic timing chip. The checkpoints are marked by flags on the ground and may be along paths, fences, earth banks, streams or anywhere in the woods. The challenge is to race between each one, choosing your own route between the checkpoints, using a special orienteering map (which you get to keep too). Why not come and give it a go?

You are welcome to come along to three events before joining the club which will give you reduced entry fees, insurance cover and additional membership benefits. You can join at the event or via the British Orienteering website on this link.

http://www.britishorienteering.org.uk/index.php?pg=join_online&step=1&ms_club_id=54


 
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Officials:

  • Planner: Gabriella Walsh
  • Organiser: Gabriella Walsh
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Facilities

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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.

Please note: when entering our events your name may appear in the results section of this website or in newspaper reports.

Read our privacy policy to see how we look after your personal data.

Posted by Terry Smith