2019 Welsh Orienteering Championships Nash Woods, near Presteigne

Date of event: Sun 03rd Mar 2019
Level of event: Regional (C)
Nearest town:


Welsh Championships 2019 Results by Class Full Splits
Welsh Championships Nash Woods Results by Course Full Splits

Congratulations to all the 2019 Welsh Champions with some very close competition in some classes with mere seconds between positions. Well done to all those taking part at Nash Woods yesterday in challenging conditions. Great to welcome so many familiar faces as well as many newcomers. Huge thankyou to Clive for Planning some great courses and Robert for controlling, Terry for maps and permissions, Steve & Bill on download, Eunice, Kate, Dominic& Ieuan on starts, Pete, Terry and Mike on parking, Mike & Terry on site set up and take down. Thanks to Annemieke and Nick and all the Welsh Junior Squad helpers and parentsfor a brilliant cake and chilli stall - really appreciated the catering and thanks for all support - which raised £207.30 for the Welsh Junior Squad. Thanks to Steve Rush for taking photos in the challenging conditions - please see his Flickr account. More photos on the MWOC facebook pagge please like and share!Thanks to David Pal Chairman of the Welsh Orienteering Association for presenting the prizes and congratulations to Jim Wood from ERYRI on his award of Welsh Orienteering Volunteer of the Year. Very happy Storm Freya stayed away until later in the day...It was very wild during control collecting but thankfully all collectors returned in one piece thanks Clive, Robert, Kate, Mike & Pete. Have a good orienteering year and see you at the Welsh Orienteering Championships 2020!



M10 George Grocott, ERYRI

W10 Isla Hunter, ERYRI

M12 Seth Lawson, NGOC

W12 Rebecca Clarke, MWOC

M14 Frederick Kingsland, ERYRI

W14 Laura Barrett, SN

M16 Harry Thomas, MWOC

W16 Rebecca Ward, NGOC

M18 William Thomas, MWOC

W18 Jasmine Silk, SWOC

M20 Tom Wood, ERYRI

W20 Not awarded

M21 Tim Higginbottom, ERYRI

W21 Clare Dallimore, SWOC

M35 Rhys Manning, SWOC

W35 Michelle Davies, DEE

M40 Not awarded

W40 Kerina Lake, SBOC

M45 Richard Barrett, BAOC

W45 Anne Tynegate, BADO

M50 Robin Bishop, TVOC

W50 Annemieke Silk, SWOC

M55 Phi Scarf, EPOC

W55 Eunice Carter, MWOC

M60 Andy Creber, NGOC

W60 Jane Bush, SWOC

M65 Alun Jones, TVOC

W65 Diane McClure, SBOC

M70 John Harrison, BADO

W70 Jill Manning, SWOC

M75 Terry Smith, MWOC

M80 Robert Teed, NGOC


*Final details ***V 3 ***have  been added 4pm 1/3/2019 *

Join us at our next MWOC event at Nash Woods on Sunday 3rd March incorporating the Welsh Orienteering Championships 2019.

Entries now open to all and free entries available for club members able to help on the day. A range of straightforward jobs available and a chance to be involved in helping to organise an event, working alongside experienced club members. Please contact membership@mid-wales-orienteers.org.uk if you are available.

Nash Woods straddles the Welsh-English border and is convenient for most locations in Wales and the West Midlands. The woodland is a mixture of conifer stands of all ages, ancient woodland and some wonderful runnable broadleaved areas. There is an extensive path network, offering good opportunities for novice orienteering and route choice for the more experienced.

This woodland provides an excellent orienteering challenge with a course for all abilities and championship courses for all age classes.

Pre-entry is required for all Championship Courses via Fabian4, with Entry on the Day only for Light Green, Orange and Yellow courses and limited entry for other courses based on map availability. Early closing date discount rate before 3 February (doesn’t apply for Light Green, Orange and Yellow courses entry on day). See www.Fabian4.co.uk

Please note pre-entries are now closed, only entries on the day are available subject to map availablilty.

Enter Online

If you are new to the sport you are welcome to enter on the day for the yellow, orange, light green courses– you can also pre-enter through Fabian 4 - forms and payment will be sorted beforehand and then all you need to do is turn up, collect your dibber and enjoy your run. Please do ask if you would like any help with entering through Fabian 4.

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.

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  • Planner: Clive Thomas
  • Organiser:
  • Controller: Robert Griffiths

Image of the Nash Woods map

About the area/map

Nash Woods

The area is very popular with walkers, horse riders, mountain bikers and runners. But most of these use the main forestry tracks and some of the larger pathways, the rest of the forest is rarely accessed.

The area has been used for major League events and provides challenges to most technical abilities, testing your navigational skills as well as your map reading skills.

The terrain is mainly wooded with conifer and deciduous trees situated on a hill which runs the length of the area, with steep sections in places. The ridge of the hill runs west to east with the north side in Wales and the south side in England. The conifer areas are covered in brashings (small cut branches), which makes running difficult; the deciduous areas have varying degrees of undergrowth. The area has a number of forestry tracks and numerous paths some indistinct.

The map has been updated several times to accommodate changes after felling operations in different parts of the forest. The latest version was updated in 2018 and is now georeferenced, further small changes have been made the last being on 26th September 2021.

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