Maprun Meet: Sunday 2nd August 09.30
Report 3.8.20: An almost perfect morning up at Haytor for the latest map run meet up on Sunday.
Although there were almost 40 runners out during the period the venue was big enough so it never seemed overly busy and the warden from the National park was quite happy when he came over for a chat !
Congratulations to all...... but especially the hardy three who managed to get round them all with some time to spare despite two controls being down in the head high bracken.... I clearly need to do something harder to ensure you don't make it in the future.
The technology is "interesting" . Firstly thanks to Matt A for sorting out so many of you and getting it working on what was for many of you new phones.
For the vast majority the system worked perfectly and you could forget your phone and just go Orienteering. There were still a few people with issues which is a shame especially as the answers are far from clear.
It looks like we are having a weeks break but will be back in the future with more to test your brains including some on Dartmoor. Full details will be posted in the previous week and will also be on the website. Steve
Steve Perrelle is organising an informal Maprun meet on Sunday 2nd August.
Meet at Haytor Middle Car Park (TQ13 9XT) from 9.00am for a 9.30 start. This will be a 75 minute Score Course on Haytor Down.
For details see below.
Steve can bring along printed maps for anyone who is unable to print off their own. If you haven't tried MapRun before we can also give you a few tips to get you started.
Please email us: if you would like to come along. If more than a few people contact us we may have to stagger arrivals to stay within current guidelines but that shouldn't be a problem.
N.B. This is not a formal BOF registered activity but under government guidelines we are allowed to meet up and participate in small groups as long as social distancing rules are adhered to.
As with all our MapRun courses you are free to run this course whenever you like, as many times as you like. MapRun produces a set of results so you are able to compare your time and route with others.
- Individual Mapruns are run at your own risk
- Each runner should make their own assessment of risks in the Maprun area, including terrain and weather, and how those risks are best managed
- Be aware of risks associated with traffic, cyclists and pedestrians, and act sensibly
- Under 16’s should be accompanied or appropriately supervised, particularly where there are risks associated with traffic.
- Current social distancing guidance and other measures to limit risks associated with coronavirus should be followed.
- In more remote areas, consider the need to let someone know where you are going and alerting them when you are back.
Happy Map Running!
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