MapRun series take place in urban environments so the handicap scoring system is based on ordinary road and street running rather than on rough terrain. The method chosen for our Winter and Summer series is explained below.
Good use was made of the Organiser and Safety Courses put on by QO and SWOA at the weekend, with seven club members gaining certificates and several more there to share their experiences.
Roger Craddock reports.
News about SI
Did you know that you can install our SportsIdent timing software on your own device? Maybe you have a copy already.
Those interested will need a new licence key, as we've just renewed for another five years of SiTiming software, as SI manager Andy Rimes explains.
There's a variety of material for planners out there, some old, some new.
Choose which one suits you, depending on your level and your learning style.
for QOADs/ MapRun events
An aide memoire for these event nights, which are low-key street-based races run from public or pub car parks, with the entire event run from smart phones.
There are a few different formats that we use. The most complicated one to understand is the Blocks format, but those who have ran in our after dark events will already be familiar with the concept.
"Open Orienteering Maps"
We use these maps when there is no bespoke OCAD map for an area- so every where except certain parts of Taunton. They are produced from open source mapping data. This article explains the difference in the specification of the two types of map used.
Jenny West relives her first MapRun experience for the benefit of others new to the format.
I thought that it would be an interesting novelty event but wasn't sure about there being nothing to see at the control site.