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Taunton - Wilton

Street Series 5

Tue 15 Jun

Near: Taunton
Level of event: Local

Type of event: Race, Score, Urban, Night

We returned to Taunton for the end of this series, this time just south of the centre. There was a very close finish in a three horse race to be crowned series champion


Short Course
Long Course
Final league tables

Registration, Start and Finish is at Wilton Lands next to the Fons George car park (free after 6pm).

We have moved the first start an hour later than usual to avoid parking problems.

The nearest facilities are the public toilets at the south end of Vivary Park, open until 7pm according to the Council website but hopefully open until the park closes around 8pm - 8 min walk, 0.4 mile. The Vivary Arms has also offered to allow us to use their toilets and visit afterwards for a little social subject to COVID-19 rules (no food is being served).

The area being used is urban and is dominated by Haines Hill, a ridge running North to South down the centre of the map along Trull Road, with the easier climb at the north end. The most distant controls are centred around the quite intricate Comeytrowe Shopping Centre. Road shoes are the most suitable footwear.

The routes are a little longer than usual, 9.5km for Short and 12.5km for Long.

As with all our Street Series events, all juniors must be accompanied due to traffic.

The map is the older urban style and contours are not shown, there is no key for symbols but a blank map will be available at Registration.

Street Series 2020/21 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.

Further information about this and all other events in the current series - please read 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

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 - 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. 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.

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.

Link: more on the scoring systems

Entry Details

Please fill in and submit the registration form and then scroll down to pay.

Entry fees

2021: £5

Price is for both adults and juniors with accompanying adult.

Payment online using the button below is preferred (please enter which event it is for). Payment on the night using contactless is possible.


Registration & Start Times

Evening event.

Start times from 1800 to 1930. Book using the form above and then pay using the button.

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

Courses close at 2030.

Contacts / Officials

Planner: Brian Pearson

Photo Gallery

Wilton: Vivary Arms

Wilton: Vivary Arms
Credit: Nick Chipchase

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