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Wed 5 Feb

Near: Tiverton
Level of event: Local

Type of event: Race, Social, Urban, Night

Co-planners & organisers Simon St Leger Harris and Miffy Treherne of Bristol OK did a fine job developing a brand new area for orienteering, with a significantly updated open-source map, challenging courses and a snug bar-diner to move into once it got a bit chilly outside!


Long course
Short course

After investigation, Simon and Miffy reckon there's scope to use four distinct areas within the Devon market town for future events and their map updates extended beyond the area we used on Wednesday. The Moorhayes Community Centre though was an excellent base and would be a nice place to start from for a summer event also. Our co-planners would welcome a chance to run at Tiverton themselves, not least because they now know the streets there like the back of their hands!

League tables

League tables- calculation in full

Long course

for the Night Owl trophy

There are still a few runners in contention.

Just to confirm- a planner's bonus score can go down as well as up, meaning in theory Andy Bussell could draw level with Miffy Treherne on 2745 given a sufficiently below par run from Miffy and a winning run from Andy.

Feedback on the current scoring system is welcome.

Name - Club - ClassWellComeyCheddTivTotal
Elizabeth Treherne- BOK- W50 1000 881 (864)915*2796
Simon St Leger-Harris- BOK- M65 807 872 (788)822*2501
Angela Modica- QO- W45 730 575 756 2061
Chris Kelsey- BOK- M60 1000 945 1945
Adam Fieldhouse- LUOC- M21 1000 850 1850
Pete Shirvington- QO- M45 933 871 1804
Helen Kelsey- BOK- W60 870 920 1790
Andrew Bussell- QO- M45 933 812 1745
Matthew Atkins- DEVON- M50 1000 1000
Brian Pearson- QO- M55 837 837
Jackie Hallett- BOK- W60 835 835
Andy Reynolds- DEVON- M50 827 827
Michael Hallett- BOK- M21 805 805
Mark Lockett- DEVON- M45 784 784

* planner awarded their average series score

the famous trophy

the famous trophy

Short course

Martin Lewis remains in pole position and Graham Hartley second, with Andy Rimes moving up into 3rd. Graham is now the only person who can catch Martin and Graham is currently unable to make the Yeovil event...has Martin done enough to win already?

Names - Club - ClassWell EComeyCheddarTivTotal
Martin Lewis- QO- M50 1000 948 - 996 2944
Graham Hartley- QO- M55 923 961*1000 2884
Andy Rimes- QO- M55 837 887 1000 2724
Stephen Lysaczenko- QO- M55 - 882 905 769 2556
Alasdair Shaw- QO- M40 770*729 812 2311
Vikki Page- QO- W45 454 689 992 2135
John Fisher- QO- M70 689 530 628 1847
Roger Craddock- QO- M75 712 795 1507
Sheila Braine- QO- W50 790 626 1416
Malcolm Hilton- DEVON- M50 1000 1000
Steve Robertson- QO- M65 1000 1000
Chris Phillip- QO- M65 991 991
Emily Macpherson- QO- W40 990 990
Rosie Wych- QO- W65 960 960
Robert Green- QO- M60 939 939
Helen Kelsey- BOK- W60 926 926

* planner awarded their average series score

Scoring system

Remember, you need to belong to a club recognised by British Orienteering to qualify for this league. Deadline for joining a club for this series is two weeks before the last event, i.e. 20 February.

More about the league scoring system

MapRun 2019/20 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

New to MapRun or need a refresher? Read our guide.

Series Contacts

Series organiser: Jeff Pakes 01823 321900 website@

Other contact: Roger & Judy Craddock 01823 323850

Directions / Parking

Convenient access from the M5, the Tiverton bypass and the North Devon link road.

Event base is Moorhayes Community Centre, Lea Road, Tiverton EX16 6SU. It's a mile after turning off the A361 Tiverton bypass.

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.

Everything's on one site - Start, Finish, assembly, parking and the bar are within 50m of each other.

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. 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

Entry Details


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.

Entry fees

£5 - for both adults and juniors with accompanying adult.

Headtorch hire (if required)- £1

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 20.00.


1:5000 and produced from Open Orienteering Maps, with significant updates by the course planners for paths and green spaces.

Safety notes

All roads have a 30mph speed limit or less. The busiest road is adjacent to the community centre.

Crossing points aren't marked on the map

Footwear- normal road trainers should suffice. The muddiest areas are to the NE of the area.

Social afterwards

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)

Photo Gallery



Tiverton Oom Map Excerpt

Tiverton Oom Map Excerpt

Threwstone Close, Tiverton

Threwstone Close, Tiverton
Credit: Lewis Clarke

Cowley Moor Rd to Brickhouse Hill

Cowley Moor Rd to Brickhouse Hill
Credit: Lewis Clarke

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