Swansea Bay Orienteering Club

SBOC hosted two days of orienteering last weekend, in the technical sand dunes of Oxwich and Kenfig. Competitors from far and wide arrived to run on these fantastic areas, enjoying the brilliantly planned courses provided by Dave and Ben Mitchell.

Saturday’s event forming part of the club’s summer...

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This weekend SBOC hosts a double bill of technical sand dune orienteering. Saturday will see runners compete in the Summer League event at Oxwich Burrows on Gower, location of last years Club Championships. Then on Sunday attention switches to Kenfig Burrows, near Porthcawl, for a Welsh League event...

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The Bank Holiday saw SBOC members winning major events around the UK. Ben Mitchell won the Scottish Championships M21E race in Dumfries and Galloway against a very competitive field, including a number of British Squad athletes, winning by a marging of 6 minutes. An excellent run in a tough area. At...

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Wednesday saw the 3rd of this years summer league in the tough conditions of Clyne Valley. A good turn out enjoyed lovely weather conditions and the Assembly in a sunny glade gave little indication of the tough conditions and technical challenges ahead. It was great to see the newcomers to the sport...

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At the third session on learning how to Orienteer, the pupils tackled the slopes and woodland of Clyne Valley Country Park in Swansea. With new families joining for the first time, all undertook exercises set by coach Steve Quinton. Following a map walk pointing out features and trying to locate the...

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