Parc Natur Penglais 2019


Date of event: Sun 17th Nov 2019
Level of event: Local (D)
Nearest town: Aberyswyth


Full splits results

Many thanks to Eunice for planning some fantastic courses in Penglais woods with some real challenges amongst the maze of paths, changes in levels, tricky route choices - and  some great views if you had time to look! Thanks to Sarah from WSX for the panoramic view from the top. Great to welcome Sarah Horsler and the new  Aber UniOrienteering Club and a good turnout of canicross runners, and many juniors, Well done all and a big thankyou to all those helping out including  starts Robert, Lleucu and Elin and Robert, Kate, Eunice, Clive, Emily for collecting controls and to Gabriella and Steve for download and results. Our next event is planned by Kate at Allt y Crib in Talybont on Sunday 15th December followed by a meal and club league awards.

Our next event is in Parc Natur Penglais woods. We will give you a detailed map showing the area, with checkpoints marked on, which must be visited in order. The person who visits all checkpoints and returns in the quickest time is the winner - simple. If you aren't super-competitive then no need to rush - it's just you versus the course, get around some delightful countryside and enjoy yourself.

Cross-country runner? Why not be adventurous and leave the paths and trails behind and actually go "cross-country" - through the mud, between the trees, over the rocks, and up and down the hills. 

Think you'd get lost? Don't worry! We have experienced volunteers on hand to offer adhoc training and guidance, and offer a range of different courses from complete beginner up to life-long navigator!

All standards are welcome - beginners, newcomers, children, groups, families can all come and join us - you don't have to be a club member (though if you are bringing a large group please let us know in advance so we know to expect you - and arrive closer to the beginning if you think you may be out for a long time). If you aren't sure what to do, look out for someone wearing an 'Ask me for help' hi-vis.

Yellow Course - use simple linear features like paths, walls and streams with the controls visible from the linear feature. They are suitable for newcomers, under 12’s and family groups.

The Orange course - planned for developing navigation skills, e.g. cutting corners and venturing off path a small distance.

The Light Green course - ideal for improvers with increasing navigational challenge.

The Blue course - plenty of ascent, "navigationally challenging" so will be a full-brain and full-body workout!

After your run you can discuss how you got on and welcome to join us at Ta Med Da on the Aberystwyth University campus with everything from a cuppa to a great Sunday lunch on offer.



  • Planner: Eunice Carter
  • Organiser: Eunice Carter
  • Controller:

Info for dog owners

Dogs are allowed but must be kept on the lead, remember this is a public woodland therefore please pick up any mess your dog makes.


There are toilets situated at the University

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Penglais woods is a small area opposite Aberystwyth University

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Posted by Terry Smith