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The Welsh Championships

This is an Annual Competition with trophies awarded to the top Welsh Orienteer in each BOF age class.

Eligibility (WOA Constitution, Appendix A) for the Welsh Orienteering Championships shall be:

EITHER (a) by birth - either self or one parent born in Wales;
OR     (b) by residence - at least one year's current permanent residence in Wales;
AND    (c) membership of the Association [at the date of the Championships].
(i.e. either (a) or (b) and, in addition, (c))

(Rules (Jan. 2011) in PDF format)
(former Eligibility and Guidelines in Microsoft Word format)

4 March 2007 - Braich Bryn Engan, Capel Curig

Congratulations to ERYRI for organising this year's event so successfully.

Results   Welsh Champions


Here are pictures of some of the winners:



(note that the 2007 Short Distance Open Championships were held on the 3 March 2007 at Glan Faenol, Bangor)


5 March 2006 - Ogof Ffynnon Ddu


(Photos courtesy of Sue Davies SBOC)

 9 October 2005 -  Mynydd Llangynidr

Welsh Champions
Open Sprint Pictures
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15 August 2004 -  Sennybridge Training Area 2

The 2004 Welsh Champs were held on Day 1 of Croeso. The Winners Names have been added to the Hall Of Fame.  

Full Results.

 2 March 2003 -  Pembrey Forest and Country Park

Without a doubt the BIG CHAMP at this year's Welsh Championships was the weather. In the period of miserable wetness before and since, Sunday 2nd March stood out as a day of glorious azure skies and unbroken sunshine. SBOC got it right again! (remember Merthyr Mawr last September?). Ah, the luck of the draw, I hear you muttering. But joking aside, it was a grand day, and thanks must go to Roger (Organiser) and Bridget (Planner) Stein, ably assisted by the club's stalwarts, and to Bill Vigor QO the Controller. Bridget and Bill got wet putting out and checking controls on Saturday, and the assembly area was so deeply inundated that Roger had to make contingency plans for Sunday, luckily not needed as it turned out. Pembrey is at its best at this time of year with vegetation at its lowest. Despite a considerable proportion of the forest now felled, Bridget's courses wove through the remaining standing timber to good effect. This included the very complex area of steep-sided dunes along the seaward edge of the forest, perplexing and not for the faint-hearted.

The three longest courses started straight into Pembrey Burrows. These open dunes form three low ridges parallel to the shore; the dune features are rather amorphous and are further obscured by marram grass and advancing buckthorn. Considerable care was needed, and "staying with the map" essential. A quick dash through the country park brought these courses into the forest to joggle with the shorter courses.

Out of an entry of about 330 there were 147 Welsh runners, which seems a very healthy turnout for the championships. Indeed, the crowd who stayed for the presentations was gratifyingly large. And so, congratulations to all the Welsh Champions for 2003 and to the medallists. 

Full Results

 28 September 2002 -  Mynydd Llangatwg

The 2002 Welsh Champs were held  in conjunction with the Veteran's Home International at SWOC's National Event on Mynydd Llangatwg on 28 September 2002. Full results including a list of the Welsh Champions can be found on the SWOC site