Powys Secondary Schools Championships 2014-15

Date of event: Mon 23rd Mar 2015
Level of event: School
Nearest town: Llanidloes


Full Results & Splits

Many congratulations to all competitors that took part. The following did exceptionally well:-

Orange Course (Yr.7):

1st Ella Travous & Eve Tibbs, Crickhowell 35mins 34secs

2nd Tom Falkner & Will Roberts, Crickhowell 38m 15s

3rd Penri Jones, Welshpool 38m 53s

Long Orange Course (Y.8/9):

 1st Brychan P Davies, Gwernyfed 27m 23s

 2nd Evan P Davies, Gwernyfed 27m 43s

 3rd Rhys Ansty, Gwernyfed 27m 51s

Light Green Course (Yr. 10/11)

1st Huw Williams, Llanfyllin HS 46m 04s

2nd Robbie Hughes, Llanfyllin HS 46m 22s

3rd George Hilditch, Llanfyllin HS 46m 49s

Team Results:-

 Remember that the three fastest times per school per course are added up to find the team placings.

 Many congratulations to all schools.


1st Crickhowell 1hr 53m 57s

2nd Welshpool 2hrs 17m 25s

3rd Gwernyfed 2hrs 30m 06s

4th Llanfyllin 3hrs 09m 10s

5th Llanidloes 3hrs 14m 34s

Long Orange:

1st Gwernyfed 1hr 22m 57s

2nd Llanidloes 1hr 49m 14s

3rd Llanfyllin 2hrs 00m 05s

4th Welshpool 2hrs 36m 19s

Light Green:

1st Llanfyllin 2hrs 19m 15s




The Powys Secondary Schools Orienteering Championships for 2014-15 (will once again be organised by Mid Wales Orienteering Club in conjunction with Powys Sports Development) and will take place on Monday 23rd March 2015 (please note new date) @ Hafren Forest, near Llanidloes, with kind permission of Natural Resources Wales and Joe Phillips (Tenant farmer). The event assembly will be based at the Rhyd Y Benwch Car Park and Picnic Area (Grid Reference: SN 857869), Coedwig Hafren (Hafren Forest). Travelling from Llanidloes via Glan Y Nant and Old Hall.

Entries: All Secondary Schools in Powys are eligible to take part. Entries must be received no later than Friday 7th March 2015 on the Excel spreadsheet (see below for a downloadable copy) - entries received after this date will not be accepted (unless by prior agreement with Bill Marlow). We operate an "all inclusive" policy, so if you have any Special Needs children they may enter and be accompanied by an adult so long as it is declared on the entry form (this will be sent to the schools before the end of term). Maximum numbers – 20 pairs or individuals per school per course may enter.

Entry Fee: All High Schools, will need to send their £15.00 cheque (payable to “Mid Wales Orienteering Club”) to your respective Community Sports Development Officer. This must arrive no later than Friday 7th March 2015.

Individual event: Those competitors on Orange may go around as individuals or in pairs. Those on the Long Orange and Light Green may only go around as individuals.  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 or go around in the incorrect order!), i.e. a positive result occurs.
Year 7 - Orange Course - 2.310km distance, 60m climb.
Year 8/9 - Long Orange Course -2.630km, 80m.
Year 10/11 - Light Green - 2.920km, 100m.
Year 12/13 - Light Green - 2.920km, 100m; please note that this will be the same course as Yr. 10/11, but will be calculated separately for the Individual and Team results.

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.

Prizes: It is hoped to award medals to the first three pairs on each course + Team winners.

Equipment used: The Sportident hardware and software (as used at the Cluster events) will again be used for this event. Collection of Dibbers will be from Download/Enquiries tent beforehand (located adjacent to the Car Park); all dibbers must be returned at Download afterwards. Each Dibber costs £30 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 downloadable attachment below for more information.

Map: The map will be a pre-marked (per course) 5-colour map on water-proof paper, with bi-lingual control descriptions on the back of the map. The scale is at 1:10,000, i.e. 1cm on the map represents 100m on the ground. The map was produced in 2006 by a professional mapper, with updates in 2014 ready for this event.

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 strongly recommended to bring a waterproof jacket, as March can be cold and wet! A change of clothes is also recommended.

Results: A full set of Individual results and Team results will appear on the Club website (www.mid-wales-orienteers.org.uk) as soon after the event as humanly possible.

Start Times

10.30am - 2.30pm (write on your entry form whether you prefer to compete in the morning or afternoon – specify a particular time if need be and we will try to keep to that time, unless there is a high demand for a particular time!).

Course information
Year 7 - Orange Course - 2.310km distance (measured on a straight line), 60m climb.
Year 8/9 - Long Orange Course - 2.630km, 80m.
Year 10/11 - Light Green - 2.920km, 100m.
Year 12/13 - Light Green - 2.920km, 100m.

• Planner: Bill Marlow
• Organisers: Bill Marlow, Terry Smith and Katie Hamer
• Controller: Terry Smith

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)?

Email: membership@mid-wales-orienteers.org.uk

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 and Katie Hamer
  • Controller: Terry Smith

Info for dog owners



Toilets and Picnic Tables available but bring your own food and drinks.

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Posted by Bill Marlow