Training Day at Merthyr Mawr - details

Training Day – Merthyr Mawr–Saturday July 23rd
Organising Club: Welsh Junior Orienteering Squad
Planner: Jasmine Silk
Organiser: Nick Silk
Controller: Annemieke Silk
Parking to Start/Finish: close
Car Park turn-off GR: SS837769; 51.4790,-3.6765

We will be offering an informal training day on Saturday. There will be controls out on the area from 11.30 to 17.30 for you to make up your own courses. You can buy a map (£3.00 for seniors and £1.00 for juniors) at the car park.

Travel and Parking: From the M4 J35 take the A473, A48 and A4106 towards Porthcawl.

From the M4 J37 take the A4229 towards Porthcawl then turn left onto the A4106 following signs to Trecco Bay.

From both directions, at the roundabout with Bridgend Road follow the signs to Trecco Bay then take the 2nd left onto Clevis Crescent (no longer following the Trecco Bay signs). At the second junction, fork left across the green in front of the church onto Beach Road. The parking is on the left at the end of Beach Road (Grid Ref: SS837769). There will be a charge for parking - £2.00

A one page document giving travel directions (and for Day 1/2) is available here.

Start and Finish: The start and finish will be close to the car-parking. There will be no official timing but please sign yourself out and back in.

Terrain: Technical sand dunes – perfect area to get your eye in for days 1 and 2. The map is 1:10,000 with 2.5m contours

Safety: The safety bearing is South to the sea, then West back to the car park

Other Information: You will be able to pick up your race bibs and programmes at this event.