- Date: –
- Event area (map): Upton
- Categories: 2020-2021, Event, Night League, Organised by Wessex OC
This will be a MapRun version, using an Open Orienteering Map.
To run the course you will need a smartphone and the latest MapRunF app.
If you have not used MapRun before, (and to save re-inventing the wheel and your webmaster lots of time compiling more pages) please look at the advice on its use on the MapRun page of the NGOC website.
When you are ready:-
- Start the app.
- Tap Select Event. You’ll need to scroll down to the UK folder, and then into Dorset. Within the Dorset folder select the course you wish to run.
- Select the course you want to run. The course names are a bit convoluted, but look for the course name as described on the MapRun Dorset website.
- Wait for the course and map files to download, and then tap Go to Start. You will need a code to proceed any further and this will be given by the Planner on the night. The course is now live, and will start logging your track and time when you pass through the Start. Before you pass through and record the Start, your location and track are shown on the screen so that you can see if your GPS is working. These will disappear as you start.Also, in the footer of the screen is shown:
GPS accuracy, and
A button to centre the screen on the current locationRemember that you need to pass through the Finish to stop the timer.Your results should be uploaded automatically to the maprun server. If they are, you will see a prompt on the screen to allow you optionally to upload to strava. If not, you should see a prompt simply to upload results.
Finally, you can compare your results with others on the same course, and view the route you took.You’ll very quickly get the hang of the technology. Here are a few tips for getting the best out of your run, and maximising your points haul….1) Knowing how far you can run in 60 minutes and planning a route that is shorter than this!
2) Picking a good order to visit checkpoints that is efficient and avoids running back past locations you’ve already been to
3) Counting how many contours your route will cross – these mean going up or downhill and the direction of slope may not be obvious from the map.
4) Spotting the fastest (normally the shortest) route between individual checkpoints
5) Looking where the higher scoring checkpoints are, and if they are concentrated close together
6) All of these will get easier with experience, and you may find you score better the second time you run a course!
For more tips, based on experience during the Summer MapRun League, please visit the MapRun page on this website.
For reserving a map for the event, please complete this form.
PLEASE AIM TO REGISTER YOUR MAP RESERVATION BY MONDAY 12th OCTOBER. THANKS
Here is the flier giving all the information. Please note that we would prefer payments before the night so as to minimise contact.