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Yeovil NE

MapRun 5

Wed 04 March, 2020

Near: Yeovil
Level of event: Local

Type of event: Race, Social, Urban, Night

Congratulations to Miffy Treherne for winning the series!

Also well done to Martin Lewis for winning the Short course league and Nath Fernandes the motor-assisted category.

Results

Final tables
Results - Long course
Results - Short course

Pre Event Info

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 jandr.craddock@gmail.com

Directions / Parking

At the Great Lyde pub car park. There is also plenty of parking on the residential streets adjacent, especially immediately south of the pub.

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.

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

Registration

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.

Terrain Description

Good technical urban orienteering, with a proliferation of paths and parkland throughout. Steps to the south.

Safety

Running shoes with a decent grip recommended. Only two controls located on grassy areas though (these are worth 70 points in total).

Social

Gathering in the Great Lyde pub afterwards. It takes food orders up until 8.30pm and the kitchen closes at 9pm. There's no need to book a table. According to the pub manager Mike, the most reliable way to place order an order in advance is via a Facebook message.

Menu here

Lyde area

More details about the map and photos of the Lyde area

Contacts / Officials

Planner & organiser: Jeff Pakes 01823 321900 website@

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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 safeguarding@britishorienteering.org.uk.