Gwernyfed Primary Schools Cluster Festival

Date of event: Tue 03rd Oct 2017
Level of event: School
Nearest town: Three Cocks


Full Results and Splits

Congratulations to all Individuals and Schools taking part. We were very impressed with the enthusiasm and performances.

Here is the Team results below (calculated by adding the three fastest times per school per Course to obtian the results):-


White Course (Yr. 3 & 4):

1st Llyswen 39mins 00 secs

2nd YYMD  43-02


Yellow Course (Yr. 5 & 6):

1st Clyro 47-19

2nd YYMD 53-06


The Gwernyfed Primary Schools Cluster Festival Championships will be held at Gwernyfed HS. Related exercises will be followed by a competition - Year 3 & 4 will compete on a White Course, whilst Yr. 5 & 6 will do a Yellow Course.

Entries: All Primary Schools in the Gwernyfed Cluster are eligible to take part. Entries must be received no later than Monday 25th September 2017 on the Excel spreadsheet. We operate an "all inclusive" policy, so if you have any children with additional needs they may enter and be accompanied by an adult so long as it is declared on the entry form - in the interest of fairness adults must not accompany any other children.

Entry Fee: You will need to send your £15.00 cheque (payable to “Mid Wales Orienteering Club”) to Nicola Jones, Community Sports Development Officer ( This must arrive no later than Monday 25th September 2017.

Individual event: Those competitors on the White or Yellow will be allowed to go around individually, in pairs or at the worst in threes (we are restricting the number of entries to 8 pairs per Course per School).  I have written in to the software that if a control is missed out then a 5 min Time Penalty will automatically be added. This means that no one goes away with "Disqualified" next to their name in the results (unless they forget to Clear before the Start, or forget to Dib at the Start and/or Finish!), i.e. a positive result occurs.

Year 3/4 - White Course - 1.1km, no climb.
Year 5/6 - Yellow Course - 1.4km, 15m climb..

Team event: As well as an "Individual" Championship, a "Team" event will operate within each colour course. Namely, after the competition has finished then the three fastest times per school will be calculated per course and the school with the lowest aggregate time per course will win that colour course/Year group(s), etc., etc.

Equipment used: The Sportident hardware and software (as used previously) will be used for this event. Collection of Dibbers will be from Nicola beforehand; all dibbers must be returned at Download afterwards. Each Dibber costs £40 to replace, so please ensure that the children secure it on the index finger using the adjustable elasticised strapping, otherwise your school will be billed for any losses. See attachment below for more information.

Clothing: Trainers should be adequate footwear for all courses – there may be a few muddy and/or slippery areas on all courses at this time of year. You are recommended to bring a waterproof jacket, as October can be bathed in glorious sunshine or it can be cold and wet!

Results: A full set of Individual results and Team results will appear on the Club website ( as soon after the event as humanly possible.

County Championships Entry Eligibility:
A “selection policy” will be used for this next academic year, namely that the first 4 pairs on each course to finish at this “single” Cluster for a course (Yr. 3/4 on White and Yr. 5/6 on Yellow) will be eligible for the South Powys Championships.
If a school does not enter the Cluster event, then they won’t be able to compete at the South County Champs (16th March 2018 @ Nash Woods, Presteigne).

Course information
Year 3/4 - White Course - 1.1km, 0 climb.
Year 5/6 - Yellow Course - 1.4km, 15m climb.

Entry Details
Entries must be received no later than Monday 25th September 2017 on the Excel spreadsheet that will be provided shortly.

Joining Mid Wales Orienteering Club (MWOC)
You are welcome to come along and compete at any MWOC event during the year, even as a non-member. See the Events drop-down menu for a list of future events.
At most of our events there will be available Yellow, Orange and Light Green courses. Although, as we cover the whole of Mid Wales, some events will be nearer than others of course, so why not persuade the whole family to come along and try the sport?
However, after a couple of competitions or even straight away, you might wish to join MWOC. Why not download the form below and send it to our Club Membership Secretary (Robert Griffiths)? This form is ready for 2018, but will give you the rest of 2017 for free!

Advantages of joining MWOC include:-
Cheaper entry fees; availability of Colour Coded courses as you progress; invitation to go along to Welsh Junior Squad training (many training weekends are run in Mid Wales) with the possibility of representing Wales (Boys and Girls age group teams) at the Junior Home Internationals or Regional Championships for those with true potential.



  • Planner: Bill Marlow
  • Organiser: Bill Marlow, Terry Smith & Nicola Jones
  • Controller: Terry Smith

Info for dog owners



Toilets available on the School premises. Bring your own food and drinks.

Downloadable Documents

Useful notes on the use of Sportident in Schools., Membership Form for 2015,


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Posted by Bill Marlow