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Street Series 5

Thu 16 Mar

Near: Somerton
Level of event: Local

Type of event: Race, Score, Urban, Night

Congratulations to new champion Ollie Rant! BOK's Helen Kelsey was 2nd and last season's champion Chris Philip 3rd.


Short Course
Long Course
League Tables

This event took place in the old parts of Somerton as well as the new. Routes were primarily be on roads and pavements but there was the odd leg or two across fields for the more adventurous.

Series scorer's note

Chris Philip's penalty points for going over the 50 minute time limit have been removed as he seemingly spent a large amount of time trying to get his final control to register.

Pre-event details

Trainers or trail shoes will be fine.

The Start and Finish will be in the Car Park to the rear of the Unicorn Hotel.

There are several Pubs in Somerton or you could visit the famous Halfway House (between Somerton and Langport) although you will need to book at the Halfway if you want to eat.

Ray is hoping to be able to announce the winner of the Owl Trophy at an informal gathering at the local pub on the night at about 7.30pm.

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 15 March.

Safety Rules

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

Contacts / Officials

Planner: Ray Toomer

Photo Gallery

The Church of St Michael and All Angels

The Church of St Michael and All Angels

A Somerton cut-through

A Somerton cut-through

View of Polden Hills to north

View of Polden Hills to north

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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Photography: QO has an agreed policy on the taking of photographs at events, based on national guidance. This provides a sensible balance between the benefits and risks associated with the taking and use of images. If you are unsure about acceptable practice, please speak to the event organiser.

Safeguarding: QO is aware of it's responsibilities in safeguarding and child protection. To comply with The Child Safeguarding Practice Review and Relevant Agency (England) Regulations 2018, we now provide an email address for individuals to report concerns to the Lead Safeguarding Officer. This address is