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Bishop's Lydeard

Street Series 1

Thu 17 Nov

Near: Bishop's Lydeard
Level of event: Local

Type of event: Race, Score, Urban, Night

The first event of our 2022/23 MapRun street series. Mostly urban with a few sections of trail that might be muddy.

Updated with planner comments


Short Course
Long Course
League Tables

Planner comments from Ollie Rant:

I was really nice to be able to plan a course on home turf and it was even nicer to receive so much positive feedback. I tried to have an even spread of odd and even controls to make competitors really think about which controls they were going to prioritise. In case your wondering, I was just able to get all controls within 50mins on the short course with the assistance of a mountain bike! I deliberately put in some controls designed to mislead individuals as well, although using an A4 map meant these were maybe a bit too misleading.

Apologies that the control on the corner of the games area was inaccessible. Unless of course you pulled the fence down. Not naming names!

There were also a few mapping errors which I completely missed, so sorry for these as well. Hopefully they didn't cost you too much time.

I would also like to thank Alasdair for assistance with the IT side of the courses, and Roger and Judy for setting up the event on the night.

Street Series 2022-23 Series Info

MapRun doesn't need kites, control units or dibbers. All users need is the smartphone (or smartwatch) app. Immediately after your run, you can upload your score and time to the web and compare how you did with others.

Please read the further information about this and all other events in the current series before competing

It's worth reading our MapRun User Guide if you are new or having problems.

Series Contacts

Series Administrator: Alasdair Shaw chair@

On the day organisers: Roger & Judy Craddock 01823 323850

Code of Conduct

Please read the Participant Code of Conduct and, if appropriate, the Parent Code of Conduct. Attendance at the event indicates that you accept them.

Course Information

Three courses are offered, Long, Short, and Accessible. Long and Short use exactly the same controls and you can decide between them on the night.

All are "Score" courses, meaning there isn't a set order to the controls you visit.

Short Score - the order of the controls you want to visit is entirely up to you.

Long Score - odds and evens format used. That is, there are two sets of controls, odd numbered controls and even numbered ones, one set tackled after the other (running through two of a particular colour sets your first block and then two of the other colour switches you). Once you switch to the second set, you cannot go back to the first set. The control circles on the map are coloured red on one set and blue on the other. The colours are meaningful only for the Long score.

Accessible - wheelchair friendly. It is an adapted version of the Short course with width restrictions, steps, etc. marked and inaccessible controls removed.

The optimum routes are typically between 7.5 and 10 km for the long and 6 to 7.5 km for the short.

Each course has a time limit of 50 minutes.

Points will be deducted at a rate of 30 points per minute for each minute or part minute you're late back.

Points values for controls are variable and denoted by the first number of the control, e.g. 62 scores 60 points.

More on the scoring systems

Entry Details

ClassPre-entryOn the night entry
under 16 with accompanying adult£5£6

Pre-entry and payment online is preferred. Payment on the night using contactless or cash is possible but you risk us having run out of maps.

Please consider buying a pack of pre-entry credits in advance. This costs you the same but saves the club a lot in credit card fees.

Buy Credits

Registration & Start Times

Evening event.

Start times from 17.00 to 19.00.

You effectively have a choice between running in partial daylight or in the dark.

Courses close at 2000.



Pre-entry closes 16 November.

Safety Rules

leg covering no
waterproofs no
whistle no
U16 accompanied by responsible adult yes
reflective clothing yes
headtorch yes

Contacts / Officials

Planner: Ollie Rant

Important Event Information

Safety and Risk: A comprehensive risk assessment will have been carried out by the organiser, but participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event. All participants must report to download whether they finish their course or not.

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