Senior Home Internationals

7-8th September 2019

SBOC welcomes you to a weekend of high class orienteering on some of the Gower's finest sand dunes.
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Swansea Bay Orienteering Club is delighted to welcome the 4 nations to this beautiful part of Gower for the Senior Home Internationals 2019. We hope you will enjoy the challenging dune orienteering and the warm hospitality provided at the event centre.
We will also be hosting two Welsh League Events to run on the same areas to give club Orienteers the chance to run on this lovely terrain.

Saturday 7 September - SHI Individual + Regional Welsh League Event at Broughton Burrows

10:30 Senior Home International first start
12:30 - 14:00 Welsh League (Regional Event)
15:30 Courses Close

The area used is a complex area of grass and thicker vegetated sand dunes. The dunes are more pronounced and higher in the north of the area and are more vague and less pronounced in the southern end of the area. There are some thorny bushes whose size may vary from the map in places. The main paths are shown on the map but inevitably there are extra paths which are not shown as the area is used by dog-walkers and horse-riders.

A4. 1:7500. 2.5m Contours. Surveyed 2009, with some updates in 2017.
Link to old map

Planners: Mark Saunders & Alice Bedwell
Controller: Charles Daniel
SHI Coordinator: Margaret Reynolds (SBOC)
Event Organiser: Niall Reynolds (SBOC)

Sunday 8 September - SHI Relay + Welsh League Event at Whiteford Burrows

9:30 Senior Home International Relay Starts. Call up is at 9:15
11:00 - 12:30 Welsh League (Regional Event) Starts 14:30 Courses Close

The area is a complex sand dune system, with small areas of runnable pine forest. Runnability is generally good though low vegetation growth can make some areas slow running.
A large fenced enclosure runs through the whole area. This may be crossed by competitors. Those who don't want to cross it can use the crossing points (shown on the map as a single black bar (stile) or standard symbol double black bar (gate). Novice courses are generally planned to make this the preferred route.

1:7500 with 2.5m contours. Minor updates in 2017 and 2019.
Link to old map

Planner: Charles Daniel
Controllers: Mark Saunders & Alice Bedwell
SHI Coordinator: Margaret Reynolds (SBOC)
Event Organiser: Niall Reynolds (SBOC)


Please enter via Fabian 4

Senior Home International Entries
All competitors: £10.00 per person

Welsh League (Regional Event) Entries
Seniors £10.00, Juniors/students £5.00, SBOC juniors - FREE

Entries for close midnight 1st September 2019. Late entries possible after that but are subject to map availability and an additional £2.00 per adult fee.

Preliminary Details

Preliminary Details are available here.


The St Madoc Centre has been booked. Further details will be published here when they become available.
The weekend is centred on the St Madoc Centre (Post Code: SA3 1DE, NGR SS 431 936, Google Maps ) at Llanmadoc, Gower.
The SHI squads will be arriving on Friday night and will leave again on Sunday. The traditional Saturday SHI dinner will be located at the centre and will be provided by the Welsh Junior Squad.