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New Series of Mapruns!

Exeter Heavitree is the first.....

The next series of map runs start from Sunday 20th September.  In each case the map run will be open for two weeks before being archived to a different Maprun folder. The thinking behind this is to encourage people to get involved on a regular basis but keeping the asset available afterwards if anyone wants to use it.

We are opening up the Exeter Heavitree map run on Sunday 20th September with it staying open until the 3rd October 2020 and hopefully many of you will give it a go. Feel free to post how you did on the Devon OC Facebook page. 

See below for further information. 


Events, Activities and Mapruns

Update 7.9.2020

A quick update on where we are in these strange times.

Although we would like to be able to organise some “proper “ events we are in a position where two main landowners, Forestry England and Dartmoor National Park are not currently giving permissions for events. With the National Trust also having limitations on numbers it really is making life difficult for orienteers at the moment.

As a result we have been having a rethink over our Map Runs as it is quite possible that these might have to be the mainstay of the club for a period of time.


MapRun Meet: Cranbrook

Sunday 16th August 9.00am

Cranbrook Maprun 

Steve Perrelle is organising a Maprun meet this Sunday 16th August at 09:00am using the Cranbrook area. If you fancy a trip to an area you might not know well to test out the course yourselves then it would be great to see you. 

Meet at the Railway Station Car Park  EX5 3BA ( not good for sat navs).

Steve will be there from 9.00 a.m. He can bring along printed maps for anyone who is unable to print off their own from the link above. If you haven't tried MapRun before we can also give you a few tips to get you started.

Please email us:   if you would like to come along.  If more than a few people contact us we may have to stagger arrivals to stay within current guidelines but that shouldn't be a problem. 

This is a 60 minute Odds and Evens Score course around Cranbrook.

Details are available here and additional information below: Cranbrook Maprun.

MapRun User Guide V3

General safety guidance for individual mapruns: Maprun


MapRun: Haytor

Maprun Meet: Sunday 2nd August 09.30

Report 3.8.20:  An almost perfect morning up at Haytor for the latest map run meet up on Sunday.

Although there were almost 40 runners out during the period the venue was big enough so it never seemed overly busy and the warden from the National park was quite happy when he came over for a chat !

Congratulations to all...... but especially the hardy three who managed to get round them all with some time to spare despite two controls being down in the head high bracken.... I clearly need to do something harder to ensure you don't make it in the future.

The technology is "interesting" . Firstly thanks to Matt A for sorting out so many of you and getting it working on what was for many of you new phones.

For the vast majority the system worked perfectly and you could forget your phone and just go Orienteering. There were still a few people with issues which is a shame especially as the answers are far from clear.

 It looks like we are having a weeks break but will be back in the future with more to test your brains including some on Dartmoor. Full details will be posted in the previous week and will also be on the website.    Steve


MapRun: Teignmouth

Maprun Meet: Sunday 26th July 09.30

MapRunTeignmouth 60 Min Score

Steve Perrelle is organising a Maprun meet this Sunday 26th July at 09.30am using the Teignmouth map. Details are available here: Teignmouth Maprun

MapRun User Guide V3

General safety guidance for individual maprunsMaprun


MapRun: Dawlish

Maprun Meet: Sunday 19th July

Dawlish MapRun

Matt Atkins is planning on having a run round our Dawlish MapRun this Sunday morning 19th July at 9am. You are welcome to join Matt for a run, for help if needed and to meet with others. This is a 60 minute Score course around the town streets and footpaths. See below for further details. 

MapRun User Guide V3

All Devon's MapRun courses can be found on the app by tapping 'Select Event > 'UK' > 'Devon.

General safety guidance for individual mapruns: Maprun


Haldon Forest Park Maprun now available!

All colour coded courses

The Permanent Orienteering Course at Haldon was opened in June 2019. You can now run all of the same courses using your smart phone to record -and compare -your time, your split times and your route. 

All the courses have now been tested and Maprun can provide a suitably challenging additional approach to the use of this permanent course. 



Maprun: Exminster

Available NOW!

Why not join Matt Atkins on Sunday 12th July to run the Exminster Maprun? See below for details. 

This is another addition to Devon's Mapruns. Mapruns are free and can be done whenever is convenient for you.

Get the Exminster Maprun map here: /images/maprun/Exminster_MapRun.jpg

This is a 60 minute score course. Visit as many of the controls as you can, in any order, within 60 minutes. 20 points per control, 10 point penalty for each minute or part minute over 60 minutes.

See here for more information on the Maprun app and how to use it:  MapRun User Guide V3

All Devon's MapRun courses can be found on the app by tapping 'Select Event > 'UK' > 'Devon.


MapRun: Torquay, Shiphay

Torquay Shiphay MapRun

This is a 5.4km line course starting at the junction of Shiphay Lane and Shiphay Park Road TQ2 7BZ

MapRun User Guide V2

All Devon's MapRun courses can be found on the app by tapping 'Select Event > 'UK' > 'Devon. 

Gneral safety guidance for individual mapruns: Maprun


MapRun: Totnes

Totnes MapRun

You have 60 minutes to go from the Start to the Finish via as many controls as you can. Gain 20 points per control. Lose 10 points per minute - or part minute over 60

MapRun User Guide V3

All Devon's MapRun courses can be found on the app by tapping 'Select Event > 'UK' > 'Devon.

General safety guidance for individual mapruns: Maprun


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