What a fantastic two days of Orienteering we have had in Pembrokeshire.
Day 1 took us to Bosherston and Stackpole where we not only got to run courses planned by GB squad member Ben Mitchell, but we also got to run on a newly mapped area - an amazing combination. The fabulously runnable area took in dunes, woodland, open grazing, and the mixture of terrain with its amazing views over this beautiful stretch of coastline gave competitors a navigational challenge and an absolute treat at the same time.
Full Results for day 1 here.
Day 2 had us running round the streets and beaches of Tenby. This lovely seaside town with the remains of 13th century town walls and Castle Hill topped by the last remaining fort complete with cannons, created an interesting mix of old and new. Swathes of golden sands wrap around the town to the north and south, and the steep slipways and staircases down to the beaches were well utilised by the planner to create multiple choices around the town.
Full results for Day 2 here.
Many of those who came along for the weekend stayed in a campsite in Bosherston, and Saturday saw the local pub bursting to the seams with orienteers having a debrief of the courses and a catchup with fellow orienteering friends.
All in all, it was a hugely enjoyable weekend, great areas, great planning, great organising, great weather and great people. A big thank you to all who came along and took part, and a massive thankyou to the planners, organisers and dedicated team of volunteers who happily pitched in to make the weekend run smoothly.
If you enjoyed running on the dunes then you are in luck. SBOC have a Welsh League event at Kenfig on the 30th October, and we would love to welcome you back. Full details are on the website - www.sboc.org.uk/events
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