Wed 05 February, 2020
Level of event:
Type of event:
Race, Social, Urban, Night
A brand new area for orienteering (probably!)
Convenient access from the M5, the Tiverton bypass and the North Devon link road.
Members of Devon OC particularly welcome, especially if you want to use this as a taster for your club's Spring series.
Directions / Parking
Event base is Moorhayes Community Centre, Lea Road, Tiverton EX16 6SU.
We plan to have map issue on the tables outside the entrance to the public bar, which is round the back of the building from the car park.
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. To help you see the two blocks of controls clearly, the control circles on the map are coloured red for one set and blue for the other.
The optimum routes are typically between 7.5 and 10 km for the long and 6 or 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.
For those who took part in our QOADs series, the Long score uses essentially the same scoring system.
Link: more on the scoring systems
Please print off and fill in our standard registration form in advance (or email it to us) as we are trying to keep the event organisation low key.
Filling out a Registration form (link)
Ignore the boxes about 'SI' unless you are hiring a club phone, in which case fill in the details we usually request off those hiring SI dibbers.
£5 - for both adults and juniors with accompanying adult.
Hire of equipment
Should you need one, we have four tried and tested Alcatel club smartphones available for hire on a first come, first served basis. Please contact the organiser in advance to reserve one.
Smartphone hire- £1
Headtorch hire- £1
Charge for lost/ broken Smartphone- £40 (replacement cost)
Registration & Start Times
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 20.00.
1:7500 and produced from Open Orienteering Maps, with significant updates by the course planners for paths and green spaces.
All those taking part are encouraged to step indoors afterwards for a drink or something to eat.
This has become a standard part of the MapRun routine for many!
The Community Centre serves standard pub fare - burgers, pies, fish and chips etc.
Contacts / Officials
Co-planners & organisers: Miffy Treherne (BOK) & Simon St Leger-Harris (BOK)