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Winter MapRun Series

March MapRun

The March Winter MapRun takes place in the Monkstons area. The courses are available now.

The Start and Finish are on or near the green in Monkston Park (scores.locked.curvy), there is on street parking in that area. Alternatively, Waitrose car park is only a short walk away with a selection of cafes available.

For the last month of the 23/24 season there is a proper orienteering map that was used last year for a full urban orienteering event.

Planner: Steve Hardy

Any questions or feedback please email Steve.

Introduction to Winter MapRun

Every month during winter (October to March) a new set of MapRun courses will be made available. They can be run at any time that suits you. They can also be run as many times as you like.

The courses available will be:

Distances are the minimum practicable distances not straight line between controls. These are line courses so controls must be taken in order.

To run the courses you will need at least MapRun 6 installed on your smart device. MapRun have recently released MapRun v7, this appears in the App Stores as just 'MapRun',

If you haven't used MapRun before it's quite straightforward. Once you have downloaded the app fire it up and go to 'select event'. Find first the UK and then South Midlands. Once there you should be able to find the winter MapRun courses. The will be named Month area course e.g. 'October Wolverton Sprint'. Select your chosen course which should then download. Sometimes there's a small lag before download starts so be patient. Before you run the course you'll need to enter some personal details, this is a one off process. You can then click 'Go to Start'. This will bring up the map and course, you can rotate and zoom the map in the usual ways. When you reach a control the circle will go Green and you will get a beep. Once you have finished you can check the results to see how you have done.

Safety: these events are taking place in urban environments so do please be aware of traffic both on and off the pavements. In particular only cross grid roads by underpasses or bridges. Given the nature of the courses they are not suitable for unaccompanied juniors (u16).

Maps will not always be full orienteering maps and may not clearly delineate private and public areas. Please respect private property and if it looks like private property assume it is.

Going forward we will be leaving the monthly MapRun courses avaiable for at least six months after their stated month.