Virtual Orienteering Courses

Orienteering anytime using smartphone GPS with the MapRun app

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.

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.
MapRun challenges are not organised events, 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

And for additional tips: Hints,Tips and How-tos page

Within the MapRun app these courses are located under UK/Kent and then a geographic sub-folder. 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). We share the Kent folder with our neighbouring club DFOK who also have a range of MapRuns, see their site: DFOK Mapruns.

New...Three new runs starting on New Years Day 2021 so you don't have to travel too far but please check local COVID-19 Tier 4 and BO guidelines. For full details see the Info sheet for each run.

 

New Year 2021
Course Name Map Leaderboard and routes Details and safety info
Tunbridge Wells 2021 Map Leaderboard Info Sheet

Mote Park 2021

(Maidstone)

Map Leaderboard Info Sheet

Betteshanger 2021

(near Deal)

Map Leaderboard

Info sheet

 

 

Winter Series MapRuns
Course Name Map Leaderboard and routes Details
Deal and Walmer

Map

CDs

Leaderboard Info Sheet

Ashford 2

Map Leaderboard Info Sheet

Tunbridge Wells 2

 

Map

CDs

Leaderboard Info Sheet

 

Bridges of Canterbury

Map Leaderboard Info Sheet

West Malling and Leybourne 2

Map Leaderboard

Briefing

 

 

Saxons MapRun Challenges

Postcode is for suggested parking area

Course

and app pathname

Map Leaderboard and routes Details

Saltwood and Hythe

Map Leaderboard

Details and safety info here.

Vinters and Maidstone East

Map Leaderboard

Details, safety information and control descriptions here.

Canterbury

 

Map Leaderboard

Details, safety briefing and control descriptions here.

Tonbridge and Haysden

 

Senior Map

 

Junior map

Leaderboard Info Sheet

Ashford Parks and Streets

Map Leaderboard Info Sheet

Leybourne and West Malling

Map Leaderboard

Briefing

Walderslade

Map Leaderboard Info Sheet

Tunbridge Wells Three Parks

Map Leaderboard Info Sheet

Faversham

Map Leaderboard Info Sheet

.

Mote Park and Shepway

Map Leaderboard Info Sheet

Milton Creek

 

Map Leaderboard Info Sheet

Dunorlan Park

 

Map Leaderboard Info Sheet

Kingsdown

 

Map Leaderboard Info Sheet

See other entries Categorised under: Club Info