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Wellington

Street Series 3

Thu 29 Apr

Near: Wellington
Level of event: Local

Type of event: Race, Score, Urban, Night

This third event in our 2020/21 after-dark urban score series was originally due to take place in January but was postponed due to Lockdown. We had a good turnout, with up to six people starting every fifteen minutes for a couple of hours.

The course was set by one of our younger planners and really got people covering distance. Some of the top runners on the Long course covered 13-15km, though they did have to suffer some penalties for being out longer than 50 minutes. Of course, that's all part of the challenge of score courses - it can be worth going over to get extra controls.


Results

Short Course
Long Course
League tables

There were some technical issues, more so than in past Street Series events. It is worth stressing that if you are sure you are at a control and it hasn't beeped after a few seconds, run on - I always review all tracks and award missed punches. If it happens for a couple in a row, check your phone is still active and tracking you. Which brings me to a top tip - before you start, make sure your phone doesn't have any power-saving measures turned on and that it isn't set to go to sleep after a period of inactivity.

Many on the long course suffered from my mistake of mis-colouring #62 on the map. By 10pm, though, I think I'd fixed the scores of everyone affected by that. My apologies that your initial score was lower than it should have been.

Thank you to Tom for planning and to Roger and Judy for their on-the-day organisation of the event.

Alasdair Shaw

30/4/21

Pre Event Info

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 jandr.craddock@gmail.com

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.

Event:


Registration & Start Times

Evening event.

Start times from 17.00 to 19.00. 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 2000.


Contacts / Officials

Planner: Tom Hasler

Photo Gallery

Briefing

Briefing
Credit: Roger Craddock

About to Start

About to Start
Credit: Roger Craddock

The Basins beside the River Tone at Wellington

The Basins beside the River Tone at Wellington
Credit: David Smith

Wellington Sports Centre

Wellington Sports Centre
Credit: David Smith

Post Run Analysis

Post Run Analysis
Credit: Roger Craddock

Important Event Information

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