Swansea Bay Orienteering Club

Despite the bad weather forecast, Swansea runners made the long trip to Somerset and were out in force to take on the Compass Sport Cup Qualifier hosted by Quantock Orienteers. As a small club we ran in the Trophy against four other small clubs, WIM, QO, WSX and KERNO. In the end it was a close comp...

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Sunday's Winter League gave us the opportunity to race around the small wild area of Harding's Down in West Gower. In a stiff breeze and occasional showers, the courses took runners around all the historic hill forts that are found on the hill. The bracken was flattened so racing was quick, but navi...

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A stunning day on the Gower saw runners gather at Three Cliffs to take part in the Inaugural Dwynwen Dash. A trail race with two courses on offer, 5k and 10km around Three Cliffs, Nicholaston and Penmaen Burrows.

Having had a quick look at the map, a mass start saw competitors set out on their wa...

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Sunday saw the first event of 2022 with the resumption of the Winter League on Rhossili Down. A good turnout, including some welcome new faces, saw competition on all courses especially the Green and Blue Courses. Roger Stein of Swansea won the Green Course ahead of Frank Ince of Cardiff, and Ben Mi...

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In a lingering fog at Port Eynon, runners enjoyed the final event of 2021. Running in Christmas fancy dress they took on the puzzle style event set by Kerina Lake requiring strategy as well as the usual navigation and speed. Megan Carter-Davies unpicked the challenge and collected maximum points in...

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