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Welcome to

the Swansea Bay

Orienteering Club

website.

www.sboc.org.uk

 

 

New to orienteering?

Click here for details

or contact us for more

information.

                       
   

  A mass start at the 2x2 Relays held at Cefn Bryn, Gower.

So What is Orienteering? (YouTube video)

 

Our local league events 2017

Our Summer League of 10 - 14 events, is normally held on Wednesday evenings in Gower, Swansea, Llanelli, Neath and Port Talbot and the surrounding area, from May to August.
Our Winter League of about 5 events, is normally held on Saturday or Sunday Mornings in Gower, Swansea, Llanelli, Neath and Port Talbot and the surrounding area, October to March.
Our Night League of about 5 events, is normally held on Wednesday evenings in Gower, Swansea, Llanelli, Neath and Port Talbot and the surrounding area, from November to March.

Although these are all leagues, newcomers are welcome to come to any event as a novice course and help are normally available (read information for new orienteers and the fixtures page gives more event details).

 

Recent SBOC News . . .

1 April 2017 - COME AND TRY IT! April sees start of our Introductions to Orienteering. We are hosting events at Craig y Nos and at some Swansea parks. Click on fixtures to find out more

12 March 2017 - Swansea Bay cruise through to Compasssport Cup Final. The club successfully saw off the challenges from other Wales clubs - SWOC and MWOC at Cwm Lickey, near Pontypool to win the eliminator round of the annual club cup competition. Winning by 10 points we are now in the final to be held in Devon on the 22nd October. Well done to all runners.

SBOC Orienteers No 1 and 2 in the UK rankings!! As at 9 March, Kris Jones and Ben Mitchell top the BOF rankings. What an achievement!

Welsh Championships 2017.   Results

World University Championships in Hungary (2 Aug 2016)
   Kris Jones wins Gold medal in Mens Sprint.See Kris on the podium
   Katie Reynolds is 41st in Womens Sprint. See Katie in action
   Kris also wins Gold Medal as GB win the mixed Sprint Relay.
   SBOC only club in UK to have 2 athletes in the GB squad. Well done to both of them.
Cwpan Y Ddraig 2016 (8 May 2016)
   SBOC won this Welsh Junior Inter-club competition
   and also qualify for the final of the Yvette Baker Trophy
   Points: SBOC - 399; SWOC - 300; MWOC - 99
British Championships 2016 (30 Apr. 2016)
   Ben Mitchell (M21E) - 2nd
   Oscar Healy (M14A) - 3rd
   Niall Reynolds (M55S) - 1st
CompassSport Trophy 2016 (13 Mar. 2015)
   SBOC win heat at Cannop Ponds, to go through to final
   Points: SBOC - 1285; SWOC - 1274; QO - 1271
Welsh Champions 2016 (6 Mar. 2016)
   Freddie Habgood (M12)
   Oscar Healy (M14)
   William Reynolds (M18)
   Sam Mitchell (M21)
   Chris Lewis (M40)
   Peter Seward (M85)
   Margaret Reynolds (W55)
Midland Championships 2016 (28 Feb. 2016)
   Ben Mitchell (M21E) - 1st
Welsh Orienteer of the Year 2015
   Kris Jones
Club rankings (Dec. 2015)
   Ben Mitchell tops the club rankings for the 5th successive year.
Welsh League 2015 winners
    Senior(M) - Ben Mitchell 1st, Sam Mitchell 2nd, Ben Doherty 3rd
    Junior(W) - Siobhan Lock 1st
    Senior(W) - Kerina Lake 2nd
    Supervets(W) - Margaret Reynolds 3rd
more ...

 

Facebook Group

For those with Facebook accounts, the 'Swansea Bay Orienteering Club' Group can be joined by all club members.

 
 

Introduction to Orienteering - April/May 2017

A new series of introductory sessions on Wednesday evenings to teach you the basics of orienteering will be held in Spring 2016. Newcomers very welcome; no experience necessary; help available. Events will also be held over the winter and will have course suitable for newcomers - (fixtures page gives more details).

Try this YouTube clip to find out more about the sport.

 

Permanent Orienteering Courses

To obtain a map of one of the 12 new permanent orienteering courses recently set up in Swansea Parks or of any of our Permanent Courses just email your details to map@sboc.org.uk Alternatively, the actual maps (as PDF files) can be downloaded at www.swansea.gov.uk/orienteering

Try this YouTube clip to find out more about the sport.

 

Winter League 2016/17

6 events, normally held on Sundays from November to March.

Although this is a league, newcomers are welcome to come to any event as a novice course and help are normally available (read information for new orienteers and the fixtures page gives more event details).

 

Night League 2016/17

6 events, held on Wednesday evenings from November to March.

Although this is a league, newcomers are welcome to come to any event as a novice course and help are normally available (read information for new orienteers and the fixtures page gives more event details).

 
 


 

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