Outdoor exercise and recreation during lockdown!
If you have not recently tried any of the permanent orienteering courses near you, or have yet to give Maprun a go, then lockdown v3.0 may be a great time to do so! And they are all free!
For Permanent Courses see: https://www.devonorienteering.co.uk/poc
For Mapruns see: https://www.devonorienteering.co.uk/maprun-maps-to-download
Please follow government guidance with regard to exercise and recreation. See below for more detail, which has been cut and pasted from British Orienteering: https://www.britishorienteering.org.uk/news/5437
All free to download and run!
MapRuns can all be done in your own time. There are score courses and line courses to choose from. Simply download the MapRunF app onto a smartphone, print a copy of the map and go and have a run!
Safety guidance for all individual Mapruns: See below
User Guide: MapRun User Guide V2 All Devon's MapRun courses can be found on the app by tapping 'Select Event > 'UK' > 'Devon'.
MaprunF: We now recommend all users download the latest Maprun app, which is MaprunF It can be found here: http://maprunners.weebly.com/maprunf.html
A list of all available maps and further details can be found below:
Want some Christmas Cheer?
For the run up to Christmas -and beyond -Martin Yeo and Jemma Davie have put their collective heads together and come up with a fantastic collection of orienteering activities.
ExMas-O can be found here: ExMas-O
Interested in sharing a caravan?
David Harper is thinking of renting a caravan at the official camp site for the Scottish 6 Day event in 2021 and is wondering if anyone else might be thinking of going and would like to share. If so, please see more details below....
Learn the sport of orienteering!
Manchester & District Orienteering Club (MDOC) has just launched a series of four short films called ‘Get Out & Go’. They are available now on the club’s YouTube channel and at https://gmoa.org.uk/how-to-videos/
The films show how families, runners and walkers can enjoy learning the adventure sport of orienteering using permanent orienteering courses in local parks. They show all the basic techniques to get orienteering from white/yellow through to trickier end of orange.
From Sunday 18th October 2020
We are opening up the next in our maprun series, the Torquay Shiphay maprun on Sunday 18th October with it staying open until the 1st November 2020. There is a long or short version. Hopefully many of you will give it a go. Feel free to post how you did on the Devon OC facebook page. Details below.
Wednesday 14th October at 19.30
The Devon Orienteering Club AGM will take place via Zoom on Wednesday 14th October at 19.30. All club members should have received an invitation to attend from the Club Secretary, together with a copy of the relevant papers, attached below.
If you have not received an invitation to attend, and would like to do so, please contact:
Please email to confirm your attendance.
AGM 13.10.20 8.00pm
The SWOA AGM will be held online using Zoom on Tuesday 13th October at 8pm. All members of SWOA clubs are welcome. The agenda is attached: Agenda 2020 SWOA AGM
Anyone wishing to attend should contact me on before the meeting so that I can send an invitation. Anyone who would like to stand for the SWOA committee should also contact me, I will be happy to discuss what it involves.
All reports will be posted on the SWOA website before the meeting and I will send a link to this for all those wishing to attend. Helen Kelsey SWOA secretary
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.
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.