Join the Saxons Summer Challenge

Mon 4 May 2020

MapRun is a free app that allows you to run a course without any physical infrastructure on the ground instead your position is recorded by the phones’ GPS. You can run solo anytime and your time can be compared with others. It is perfect for private fitness and technique training during lockdown.

Important...During Covid-19 lockdown MapRun courses may be suitable for solo running but it is essential that everybody follows current social distancing and travel rules. Please ensure that any venue (especially a public park) is open for recreational running.
MapRun challenges are not organised events or activities and are not registered with British Orienteering hence you are not covered by British Orienteering insurance. You do MapRun as an individual for private training and you are responsible for your own safety and the the safety of others around you.

About MapRun...To do a MapRun simply load the app, select a course, print a paper map (you can use the map on the phone screen but this is not ideal) and go to the start. When the GPS detects that you have reached the start it bleeps and your time has started. Continue round the course (usually 60 min score course) passing though each control location where it bleeps and back to the finish. The GPS bleep is often instantaneous but you may have to pause for 5-10 secs (longer under trees or other cover). Once completed your results and route are automatically loaded to the leaderboard and can be compared with others.

For more information see this MapRun guide

Saxons Summer Challenge...During this summer there will be a different MapRun challenge starting each week with 2 weeks to take part. Run (or walk) at whatever time you choose within the 2 week period. We will compare times and show leaders for each challenge. You can still do the MapRun after the closing date, and your times will still be displayed on the app but won't be included in the leader-board for the challenge.

See also news item "Saxons Summer Challenge"


Note, the long course name (e.g.....PXAS ScoreV60) is as shown on the app, the extra terms define the scoring rules (e.g. 60 min score).


NEW Phone missed a control? or want to use your GPS watch? see Hints,Tips and How-tos page


Saxons Summer Challenge MapRuns

Postcode is for suggested parking area




closing date

Map Leaderboard Details

SSC4 Leybourne and West Malling

Leybourne and West Malling PZ0101072020 PXAS ScoveV60

Leybourne ME19 5HF 15/07/20 SSC4 map SSC4 Live Leaderboard A course incorporating the villages of Leybourne, Leybourne Chase and West Malling requiring a map scale of 1:12,500. Please read briefing doc for details including important safetly information and control descriptions: Briefing.



Walderslade PXAS ScoreV60


08/07/20 SSC3 Map v3 SSC3 Live Leaderboard A very populal KNC area using the streets and wooded valleys of Walderslade. Car park is off Catkin Close via Tunbury Avenue. Start is in the NE corner of the car park. Nearest toilets are at Asda (ME5 9SE).


Tunbridge Wells Three Parks

Tunbridge Wells


01/07/20 SSC2 Map SSC2 Live Leaderboard

Parks and roads around Tunbridge Wells starting in Dunorlan Park (parking and cafe).

60 min score, 20 controls.

20 points per control and 10 points per min penalty if late.

More description here

SSC1 Faversham

Faversham SSC1 PXAS ScoreV60


ME13 8PW

Challenge closed but can still be run. Map

Challenge 1 Results



Ongoing Live Leaderboard

Urban route around Faversham town starting in the recreation ground. Suggested parking at the swimming pool car park (charges).

60 min score course, details and control descriptions on the map.



Other MapRun courses
Course Location Map Leaderboard and routes Details

Mote Park and Shepway

MoteParkandShepway PXAS ScoreV60


ME15 8DU

Map Results

60 min score course, 20 controls.

Course covers Mote Park (avoiding the building work on the dam) and Shepway estate. Start at south edge of School Lane car park.

Milton Creek

MiltonCreek PXAS ScoreV60


ME10 2HA

Map Results

60 min score course, 20 controls

Best run with proper orienteering map available from BO POC portal. NB this does not shown start/finish location so need both maps

Dunorlan Park

Dunorlan PXAS ScoreV60

Tunbridge Wells


Map Results

60 min score course, 20 controls

Best run with proper orienteering map available on request from


Kingsdown PXAS ScoreV60

Near Deal

CT14 8AH

Map Results 60 min score course, 20 controls

Hemsted Forest

Green Training Route

Near Cranbrook

TN17 4AN

Map Instructions 4km Training Route. MapRunF Controls at start, finish and one intermediate control. Taped markers at other controls

Hemsted Forest

Short Brown Training Route

Nr Cranbrook

TN17 4AN

Map Instructions 7km Training Route. MapRunF Controls at start, finish and two intermediate controls. Other controls have taped markers only.

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