Aberystwyth Urban

Date of event: Sun 13th Dec 2015
Level of event: Local (D)
Nearest town: Aberystwyth



Mid-Wales Orienteering Clubs final event of 2015 will be held next Sunday, 13 December. The location is the Aberystwyth University Campus and surrounding mapped area and the event is what is known as an ‘Urban Sprint’. Many of the same challenges as forest or open hill orienteering but the streams, ditches and knolls are substituted for staircases, alleyways and if you don’t pay attention ‘uncrossable walls’ - which may mean a long detour!

Great fun for all and with the added bonus of this being our annual Christmas event, there is a chance for us all to have a meal (after we have collected the controls!) in the Ta MedDa university restaurant (£5-6 for a Sunday roast).

After the meal, the annual club awards will take place for 1st, 2nd and 3rd  on the blue, light green, orange and yellow courses. Up to 5 best scores during 2015 count.


The area is a mixtures of paths, roads, alleyways, car parks etc. Although there is a 20mph speed limit on the University Campus, all competitors should exercise extreme caution when crossing roads and running round corners of buildings at speed. M16/W16 and under can only run the short course unaccompanied. Any M16/W16 or younger who wish to run the long course must be shadowed by a M18/W18 or older. Several adults will be on hand!

Map & Control Descriptions 

1:5,000 with 5m contours. Maps will be A4, printed on waterproof paper. Control descriptions will be printed on the maps and there will be loose ones at registration.

Club Dinner and Presentations

As this event is the last event of the year we will be holding our annual dinner and presentations. Robert has kindly arranged a booking at the Ta Med Da Restaurant, which is situated on the campus. The full menu will not be sorted until Friday but a sample of what will be on offer is as follows:

Turkey and trimming or another meat choice £5.30p
Vegetarian £4.40p
Sweet £1.96p

There is no need to pre-book, so just turn up.  Partners and friends will also be welcome.

Robert has booked one table already, if you know that you are coming then please let Robert know so that more space can be made available.



  • Planner: Thomas family
  • Organiser: Thomas family
  • Controller: Thomas family

Info for dog owners

No dogs allowed on campus


Toilets and refreshments are available at the TaMed Da Restaurant & Licensed Café


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Posted by Terry Smith