The contestants had to find their way around the Urdd Eisteddfod field, calling to stamp their cards at various stalls displaying orienteering flags.
The orienteering course included seven stalls, each one of them associated with outdoor activities in some way.
The competition was aimed at getting young people interested in outdoor activities as part of Gwynedd Council’s Outdoor Tourism Project, which is funded by EU Interreg 4A money.
The competition was held on the Wednesday and the Friday, with prizes awarded to the primary school pupil and secondary school pupil who succeeded in finishing the course in the shortest time.
The local winners were:
- Sioned Fôn from Ysgol Brynrefail who finished the course in 23 minutes.
- Cai, 6, from Bethel, succeeded in finishing the course in 13 minutes after thorough preparation and running as fast as he could through the mud.
- Iwan, 12, from Caernarfon achieved an incredible time of 8 minutes.
Councillor Paul Thomas, the Cabinet Member with responsibility for leisure on Gwynedd Council, said:
“We had a brilliant response to the competition and it’s obvious that everybody enjoyed themselves – despite the wind and rain and the mud!
“I would like to thank all the contestants who took part, and congratulate the four winners on their success.
“Our objective was to get young people interested in outdoor activities. We want to see children and young people able to take full advantage of what we have on our doorstep, and hope to attract people from outside Gwynedd to see how much we have to offer."