Holway & Blackbrook
Wed 20 February, 2019
Level of event:
Type of event:
Race, Urban, Night
Using a new map, which extends southwards beyond the area we've used several times before for urban events.
Event base: Master Thatcher pub, Lisieux Way, Holway.
Paths galore on the newly mapped southern part of Holway
MapRun Series Info
MapRun doesn't need kites, control units or dibbers. All users need is the smartphone app.
Immediately after your run, you can upload your score and time to the web and compare how you did with others.
Organiser: Karen Lewis or Roger & Judy Craddock (TBC)
Read more about MapRun and the app in our dedicated section here.
Spring 2019 series
|Wednesday 20 February||Taunton||Holway & Blackbrook||The Master Thatcher pub|
|Thursday 28 February||Yeovil||Abbey Manor||The Arrow pub|
|Friday 8 March||Wellington||TBA||TBA|
Scale is typically 1:5000 or 1:7500. The maps are produced from Open Orienteering Maps.
Please ensure the smartphone you intend to use has:
- GPS capability
- The GPS facility activated
- A fully charged battery (the app may use half of this charge)
- The latest version of the MapRun app installed
The club has a limited number of smartphones available to borrow. Please let the organiser know in advance if you need one.
Please wear or bring:
a headtorch plus a spare, or spare batteries
clothing with a hi-viz element or flourescent panels or trim
the smartphone, preferably in an arm holster
Two courses are offered, Long and Short, using exactly the same controls.
Both 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- there are two sets of controls, one set tackled after the other. Once you switch to the second set, you cannot go back to the first set.
The optimum route would typically measure as follows:
|Course||Straight line||Real route|
|Short||5 k||7 k|
|Long||7.5 k||10 k|
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.
The control circles on the map are coloured red on one set and blue on the other.
(for those who took part in our QOADs series, the Long Score uses essentially the same scoring system).
|Category||Members (of BOF)||Non-members|
Registration & Start Times
Start times from 17.00 to 19.00.
Courses close at 20.00.