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Wed 05 February, 2020

Near: Tiverton
Level of event: Local

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.


1:7500 and produced from Open Orienteering Maps, with significant updates by the course planners for paths and green spaces.

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

Peoples Park, Tiverton

Peoples Park, Tiverton
Credit: Lewis Clarke

Park Hill, Tiverton

Park Hill, Tiverton
Credit: Lewis Clarke

Tiverton Oom Map Excerpt

Tiverton Oom Map Excerpt

Threwstone Close, Tiverton

Threwstone Close, Tiverton
Credit: Lewis Clarke

River Lowman, Tiverton

River Lowman, Tiverton
Credit: Lewis Clarke

Cowleymoor from the air

Cowleymoor from the air
Credit: Lewis Clarke

Cowley Moor Rd to Brickhouse Hill

Cowley Moor Rd to Brickhouse Hill
Credit: Lewis Clarke

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.

Privacy: when participating in our events/activities your name may appear in the results section of this website or in newspaper reports. Read our data protection page to see how we look after your personal data.

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