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 v2.0 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.
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.
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:
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.
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://https://www.britishorienteering.org.uk/news/5191
Thursday 23rd May
Join us on Thursday evening, 23rd May at Exeter Quays to try out Maprun. Matt Atkins has planned an event using the MapRun app that works from your Smart Phone.
7th & 15th November 2018, Payhembury
Would you like to learn how to plan an orienteering event?
3rd October 2018
Alan Simpson will be holding a workshop for members of the SI Team on Wednesday 3rd October from 19.30 -21.30. The workshop will take place at Ilsington Village Hall. For details please see here: SI Team Workshop
If you are interested in joing the SI Team, please contact Alan on
One Hour Score Events
This year the club offered some informal street O races - 1 hour score events. Using simple street maps based on OpenStreetMapping ( http://www.oomap.co.uk) with controls being street furniture such as lamp posts , hydrants, signs etc. A mapping example is here.
Results of the four events, held in Exmouth, Exeter, Kingsteignton and Honiton are now available.
Results for Devon Parkruns
Devon Orienteering Club is on the Parkrun list of clubs. So, if you go to any Parkrun, you can add the club to your profile and it will show up alongside your name on Parkrun results! Matt Atkins
You can see details below of club members who are currently using Parkrun to help with their training and fitness. Note that you can easily change you profile to include "Devon Orienteering Club" by logging in to Parkrun.
For details of Parkrun see: http://www.parkrun.com/