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.
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 MapRun 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'.
A list of all available maps and further details can be found below:
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/
Would you like to attend?
The club appreciates members volunteering to help put on events but unfortunately, for insurance purposes, all officials at orienteering events need to have completed an Event Safety Course by 1 January 2017. By ‘Officials’ the British Orienteering Federation means Organisers, Planners and Controllers.
Thursday 11th February 2016
As you may know, a group of Club Members form the DEVON OC "SI Team". Their particular task is to run the computers at all events using Sportident controls and dibbers, ie most events. I am very grateful for their committed and enthusiastic support.
Occasionally we have a Team Workshop, and one such is scheduled for 19.30 on Thursday 11th February at my house near Ashburton.