Thankyou Gregynog for a great family orienteering experience on Tuesday. Thanks to Bill for organising the event including the sunshine! A big Thankyou to Powys Community sport development officers Ryan & Katie and their team of Active Leaders Jo, Meg,Tori & Ceri for all their help. Great to see so over 100 happy faces enjoying the day. Look forward to seeing you at another MWOC event soon. You can Enter on the Day on the Yellow, Orange & Light Green courses at Nash Woods near Presteigne on Sunday 3rd March. Hapus Dydd Dewi Sant! Happy St David’s Day!
01st Mar 19 Read more...
An orienteering competition was held on Gilwern Hill on Monday 21st January for children from Franksbridge School.
05th Feb 19 Read more...
Fantastic turn out of over 100 at Ynyslas yesterday enjoying the sunshine and challenge of the orienteering courses through the sand dunes. Great to see lots of new faces and hope everyone enjoyed the day. Well done to all those trying out their first event and congratulations to all the juniors who found their first 10 controls and received their Acorn certificate - bring back your logbook to the next event and start saving for your next award. Please ask at our next event if you would like a logbook. A big thankyou to Gabriella & Kate for planning and controlling, Terry for map printing, Robert & Eunice on starts, Clive, Daniel & Steve on registration and download, Mike, Clive, Robert, Kate, Dafydd & Steve for collecting controls and a big thankyou to Eunice for all the great cakes. Results are up - click on 'Full splits' Look forward to seeing you at our next event on 16th December at Aberystwyth University student village and campus. Welcome to our new members Paula and Adrian and renewing members Julia, Matthew, Joe, Hazel & Davy. Club shirts will be available at the December event for £15 - message Clive if you want to check on size availability firstname.lastname@example.org Anyone joining now is covered for 2019 too!
19th Nov 18
Hafod event is on! Water levels are down this morning controls are out and ready to be found!
14th Oct 18 Read more...
Support Megan and the British Team at the World Orienteering Championships in Latvia 4-11th Aug 2018
I am writing to ask you to help support Megan and the rest of the GB team at this year's World Championships in Latvia from 4th-11th August by sending a donation and a message of support.
The GB team get a little help from British Orienteering (entry fees and accreditation are paid for). Athletes have to fund everything else – travel and accommodation in Latvia, transport to the races and so on; in addition many have travelled in advance to Latvia to join training camps set up by other nations!
All the athletes are really proud to represent Britain and it also means a great deal to them that the wider orienteering community take an interest in their achievements so it is lovely for them to get messages of support.
We set up ontheredline.org.uk to help make it easier to follow the British Orienteering Team as we feel this is a good way to promote orienteering as the challenging sport it is. The team performed really well at the European Championships with a bronze medal (Kris Jones) and several podium places.
We have set up a mydonate page for the team with money donated going via the charity The Orienteering Foundation. This has the benefit of including gift aid (and also for those who are in the higher tax bracket, there is the added benefit of claiming 20% back). The Orienteering Foundation report annually on the distribution of their funds.
Please can you send a donation (small or large) and a message to the team at:
And of course follow the team ontheredline.org.uk
Sarah Brown (on behalf of the GB team)
-- Sarah Brown RedDragonPie@BTInternet.com
31st Jul 18 Read more...
Terry Smith was nominated by Elin Wozencraft the 5x60 Officer for an award for Contribution to P.E. and School Sport in Powys 2017.
27th Apr 18 Read more...
Megan Carter-Davies MWOC and Ben Mitchell SBOC have been enjoying the full range of weather options in Finland where they have been training and racing with their Finnish club Rajamaen Rykmentii including the beautiful Langhagaberget forest. They are both competing for the club in the famous Swedish 10mila orienteering relay race which will be held near Stockholm this year. The race was first held in 1945 – the womens race has 5 daytime legs and the mens race has 10 legs totalling over 100km including the infamous long night leg of 18km which makes it one of the most challenging relays you can take part in. They have now taken the ferry to Sweden to join Fay Walsh MWOC and are planning to train in the fantastic Lunsen forest tomorrow. Fay will also be competing in 10mila with her Swedish club OK Linne.
13th Apr 18 Read more...
Well done to all MWOC members who travelled to Cannock Chase to take part in the JK Festival of Orienteering over the Easter Weekend and a huge thankyou to all the organisers, planners, controllers & volunteers who helped to make it happen. The Sprint Orienteering race around MOD Stafford provided a great start to the weekend with some very fast paced racing and quick route choice decisions required. Megan Carter-Davies had a fantastic run coming in 1st on the W21Elite course. MWOC members really enjoyed trying out the Biathlon which was kindly provided by Hans Mandahl and Per Anden who came over from Sweden to provide this opportunity to try out biathlon which combined a short sprint orienteering course followed by using a low resolution infra-red rifle to aim at a target with penalties for missed targets. Katie Reynolds from SBOC may have found a new discipline as she had perfect aim even after the running! The JK overall competition combined the results from the middle distance race at Brereton Spurs( which as well as a multitude of confusing spurs had a lovely uphill finish for maximum spectator enjoyment) and the long distance race at Beaudesert &Brereton Hayes which had a grand start in the walled garden and made the most of the complex terrain with some great route choice challenges. Congratulations to Megan Carter-Davies who was 3rd overall and Fay Walsh 9th in the W21E. Hannah Thomas achieved championship time in the Middle distance race and came 16th overall W14A. Harry Thomas 23rd M16, William Thomas 25th M18E, Joe Thomas 18th M20E. Day 4 dawned with a blanket of snow for the relays at Beaudesert and impressively the organisers managed to arrange parking for all on the main site. MWOC members were competing in 8 different teams in the relays. The Wild Welshies Fay Walsh MWOC, Katie Reynolds SBOC, Megan Carter-Davies MWOC
competing in the Women’s Trophy made the most of their neighbouring small clubs alliance with an impressive 3rd place. We had three teams in the Mixed Adhoc with close competition between the two top teams with the ThoMoWocs of Daniel, Hannah and Dafydd Thomas coming in 4th place just ahead of MWOC Dad, Lad &Lass Harry, Emily& Clive Thomas in 5th place and the CoMWOC-Mays Steve & Zoe Walsh and Robert Griffiths 42nd. MWOCing birds Eunice Carter, Gabriella Walsh & Kate O’Sullivan came 13th in the Senior Women’s (120+). In the JK Trophy category Joe Thomas was running in a ShuOC Men of Steel team and came 26th on his leg but had a mispunch in the team. The Just Kidding team with William Thomas MWOC, Tom Wood Eryri and Oscar Healey from SBOC was showing great promise but also suffered a mispunch in the team. Michael Lai was running with a UBOC Ridge of death team with Matt Pickering and Thomas Dixon which came 28th..
Full JK results available http://www.sportident.co.uk/results/2018/JK2018/
04th Apr 18 Read more...