Devon Orienteering


Sidmouth Maprun

Sun 24 Jul - Sun 31 Jul 2022

Info updated: 03rd Aug
Type of event: MapRun
Type of terrain: Urban


Results: Sidmouth Maprun

Pre Event Information

Details: Sidmouth Maprun

This is Devon's sixth outing in our 2022 MapRun League! Come along and explore Sidmouth with a 1 hour Score event. 

Terrain: Mostly suburban streets and tarmac paths. Please be careful on
the roads and on any unmade paths, especially if it has been raining. Please
wear appropriate footwear and high visibility clothing suitable for the
weather conditions. This course is not suitable for running in the dark, nor
for unaccompanied juniors. There are 2 main North-South roads in/out of
Sidmouth that must be crossed at various points – please exercise extreme
caution; these roads usually have a steady stream of traffic on them. Many
smaller roads have sections where there is no footpath – please be careful
when running on the road.
The course starts and finishes in the car park – be aware of cars when your
focus of concentration may otherwise be distracted by planning a route orgetting the last few steps to the finish!

Map: 1:10000 scale OpenOrienteeringMap

Meet up: There will be an informal meet at Manor Road Car Park on
Sunday 24th July between 10am and 11am. Malcolm & Matt will be on
hand to provide printed maps to those that need them and to offer help
with using the MapRun app. We will hang around close to the Northern
exit of the car park where the course starts. Please tick the box on
RaceSignUp if you are coming to the Meet up. After the Meet Up we will
decamp to the Marine pub on The Esplanade EX10 8BB for a post run drink

League information: This is the sixth of our Maprun League events. The
League is very low key and informal, just to provide a bit of competition for
those who are keen! There are now 9 events pencilled in as we have added
Exmouth to the fixtures (see below). Best 5 results to count towards your
final League position. Scoring will be 100 points for the winner of each
event, 99 for second, 98 for third etc. You are welcome to run the course
as many times as you like but only your first run will count towards the

Dates / Locations:

  • Sidmouth - 24th - 31st July / Meet Up 10am – 11am Sunday 24th
  • Shaldon - Date / Time TBC.
  • Barnstaple - Date / Time TBC.
  • Exmouth - 2nd - 9th October / Meet Up & AGM Sunday 2nd

Final results for each course will be published on the website as soon after
each event as we can. MapRun has its own set of results which you can
access on the app, therefore allowing you to follow progress of the results
as people participate. You can run the course as many times as you like but
only your first run will count as your result for the League.

Safety Info: Every effort will be made to ensure the event is safe for
competitors and the public. We ask that at all times you adhere to the
government’s guidance on social distancing and follow the British
Orienteering’s Code of Conduct which can be found 
It is vital that all attendees at this event act as ambassadors for the sport of
orienteering at all times and consider how their actions may appear in the
eyes of landowners or members of the public. Anyone who has symptoms
of COVID-19, who is living in a household with someone who has a possible
or confirmed COVID-19 infection, or who has been asked to isolate by NHS
Test and Trace should remain at home.

  • You enter and participate entirely at your own risk.
  • For safety and insurance reasons under 16's must be accompanied on their run by an adult.
  • As this is a 'run in your own time' event there will not be any First Aid cover.
  • As always with urban events your biggest danger will be traffic! Please take care when crossing all roads!
  • Please be courteous to other people you come across in the area.
  • Keep an eye out for cyclists, pedestrians, as well as cars etc. Oh, and other orienteers!
  • Please be especially careful on narrow paths and lanes and round unsighted corners.
  • To minimise risk please choose a quiet time of day to run. Perhaps take advantage of the light summer evenings.
  • This course is not suitable for running in the dark.
  • Remember that safety is more important than results.
  • Check the weather before travelling and let your next of kin know where you are going.
  • Bright/fluorescent clothing is advisable.

A Risk Assessment has been completed for this event.


Nearest town: Sidmouth

Directions / Parking

Start / Finish and parking are at Manor Road Long Stay car park, Sidmouth EX10 8RT

£2 per hour, (Ringo location is 42936 for paying on your phone), what3words: ///hope.vague.supper. There is some free parking on nearby streets but please park considerately.

Registration & Start Times

Course Opening Times: The course will be open from 9am on Sunday 24th
July through to 6:30pm on Sunday 31st July. You can run the course at any
time of your choosing during this period. The course will be closed after
this period. You should be aware that the Sidmouth Folk festival starts on
Friday 29th July. The seafront area is often busy in Summer if the weather is
nice but especially busy in Folk week so please take account of this when
planning your run.

Course Information

Score event using the MapRun app. 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 the 60. Visit our MapRun pages for info on getting and using the app:
For those that already have been using MapRun, there is a new version:
MapRun6. We advise that you uninstall any older versions and install this
new version.

Explanation of colour courses

  • White are very easy with all controls on paths. They are mainly used by 6-10 year olds and family groups.
  • Yellow use simple linear features like paths, walls and streams. They are mainly used by under 12’s and family groups.
  • Orange progress to basic use of the compass and route choice. They are ideal for novice adults or experienced youngsters.
  • Light Green are ideal for improvers as the navigational difficulty begins to increase and uses simple contours and point features.
  • Green are used mostly by experienced under 18’s and adults wanting a short but challenging course with a very hard navigational difficulty.
  • Blue are a longer, more physically demanding course in comparison to the green. The distances are more varied between controls and the course attracts experienced orienteers.
  • Brown & Black are very physically demanding and have a very hard navigational difficulty. They are for experienced orienteers only.
  • Score means visiting as many controls as possible in any order in a specific time, like 45mins.

Entry Details

Seniors £4 / Juniors £2. Online entry only via:
Please note: Due to safety and insurance reasons under 16's must be
accompanied on their run by an adult.
Once you have entered you will be emailed a copy of the map on the day
the course opens. If you enter after the course has opened we will email
you a map as soon as we can.
If you need a map printed, this can be collected at the Meet Up.
Unlike a conventional orienteering event, where you pick up your map after
punching the start, you will have the opportunity to study the course and
plan your route before you start. You are welcome to do this but we would
ask that, for reasons of fairness, you refrain from looking at other
competitors tracks in the results section of the MapRun app before you
have completed your own run.

Contacts / Officials

Queries: Email Matt Atkins at mailto:
Organiser & Planner: Malcolm Hilton

Safety and Risk

A comprehensive risk assessment will have been carried out by the organiser, but participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event. If you wish to report any safeguarding concerns to our national governing organisation, British Orienteering, please email .

Photography: Devon OC has an agreed policy on the taking of photographs at events, based on national guidance. This provides a sensible balance between the benefits and risks associated with the taking and use of images. If you are unsure about acceptable practice, please speak to the event organiser.
Read our photography policy.

Privacy: when entering our events your name may appear in the results section of this website or in newspaper reports.
Read our privacy policy to see how we look after your personal data.

Image Gallery

Click the image for a larger version.