Devon Orienteering


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Maps to download - Available now!

MapRuns can all be done in your own time. There are score events and line events to choose from. Simply download the MapRun app onto a smartphone, print a copy of the map and go and have a run!

Conditions: Please only use MapRuns in line with latest government guidance including social distancing.These runs are not covered by BOF insurance so you run them entirely at your own risk and must make your own assessment as to whether it is safe for you to do so. Under 16's must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

User Guide: MapRun User Guide V2

A list of all available maps and further details can be found below or here: maprun


Permanent Orienteering Courses

Have you visited one of Devon's Permanent Orienteering Courses lately? If not, now is perhaps a good time to give one or more a try! Devon OC is working with British Orienteering to raise awareness of courses on your doorstep.

For the latest information (May 27th 2020) seePOCs in Devon

For a list of courses in Devon see:  Permanent Orienteering Courses in Devon

For access to web based maps and associated information please go to: 


British Orienteering Webinars

Routegadget and MapRun

There are two British Orienteering webinars coming up which may well be of interest to many club members. The first, on Thursday 7th May at 7.30pm, is on Routegadget and the second, on Tuesday 12th May at 7.30pm, focuses on MapRun. (On our website below see the MapRun initiative which Devon Orienteering Club is currently taking forward.)

To register see:http://


Devon and Cornwall Night League

2019-20 Final League Table

Table and report compiled by Roger Hargreaves, Kerno:

Congratulations to the winners (table below) who will have to reflect on their successes in the seclusion of their homes.  

Our thanks must go to the Planners who usually do this as a one-person-band. The Final Results lists below are short which reflects the limited cross-over between the clubs but I have also included results where a member only ran on opposition territory.


Photo Challenge

Exeter University

These photographs are taken somewhere at Exeter University, snapped when I was planning the SW Sprint Championships last year. Some of you would have run past them on your courses. But where exactly are they? Have a look at your map of the University, or fly around in the 3D-view that's on google-maps. Clues available if you're finding it too tricky. And do you have a puzzle you want to set us?  Damian Wilson

Please email any answers - or questions - to Damian at: 



Due to today's (16.3.20) government announcement, the event planned for 22nd March at River Dart Country Park has been cancelled. 

This message has now been re-inforced by British Orienteering's statement: "It is with great sadness that we are now in a position where all orienteering activities in the UK have to be suspended with immediate effect."

We will, of course, get up and running again as soon as circumstances allow; details will appear on the website and in the club's Newsletter.  

Where possible we will seek to re-arrange cancelled events and activities to a later date so that all of the hard work and effort of the Planner, Organiser and Controller are not in vain!

In the mean time, if you have anything which you would like to post on the website or in the Newsletter (reports of recent or not-so-recent events and activities, ideas about keeping fit, training tips etc) then please send them in!


Coaching this Spring


Devon Orienteering Club's Chief Coach - Damian Wilson writes - We have provisional permission from the National Trust, to use Ashclyst Forest for our spring coaching. 

Drop me an email if you're interested in attending, so I can gauge interest, and also have an idea of the sorts of things you'd want to focus on. 

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Tom Perry

Interland Cup Success!

Tom Perry (Yr 11) ran for England at the Interland Cup this weekend. This is a competition against teams from two parts of Belgium (Wallonia and Flanders), Netherlands and France. Tom was first home for the England boys in the U17 race, narrowly finishing 4th overall, and helping England win the Junior and overall Interland Cups this year.  Well done Tom!


Devon League - Final Standings

Following the Quantock Orienteers event last weekend, Tim Gent has processed the results and produced the final Devon League standings for 2019-20. Click here for them. 

Congratulations to all who participated in the league this year, particularly course winners -

Ben Chesters (Brown), Tom Lewis (Blue), Ben Perry(Green), 

Carol Pierce (Short Green),  NGOC's Rose Taylor (Light Green), 

Oliver Lewis of QO (Orange) and Harry Sawyer, winner on the Yellow course. 


Devon League event in the Quantocks.

On Sunday 23rd Feb, Quantock Orienteers are holding an event in Ramscombe North, near Nether Stowey, in Somerset. This event forms part of the Devon OC league.

7 'colour coded' courses will be available, from White - very short and very simple, to Brown  - very hard and long.

Find more info and entry link to the QO event click here.


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