MapRun

Orienteering anytime! See new Winter Series!

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...Winter Series of MapRuns for Lockdown2 and beyond. Initially these will be reusing previous maps but with brand new courses, others to follow.

Winter Series MapRuns
Course and app pathname Location Map Leaderboard and routes Details
Deal and Walmer  

Map

CDs

Leaderboard Info Sheet

Ashford 2

 

UK/Kent/Tonbridge/Ashford 2 PXAS ScoreV60

Ashford

TN23-4QZ

 

w3w: nasal.shirts.yarn.

Map Leaderboard

30 control, 60 min score course.

Please park along Noakes Meadow or adjacent roads.

Tunbridge Wells 2

 

UK/Kent/Tonbridge/Tunbridge Wells 2 PXAS ScoreV60

Tunbridge Wells

TN2-3QN

 

w3w: editor.gears.rally

Map

 

CDs

Leaderboard

30 control, 60 min score course.

Same start/finish in Dunorlan Park as before.

 

 

Bridges of Canterbury

 

UK/Kent/Canterbury/Bridges of Canterbury PXAS ScoreV60

Canterbury

CT1 3RH

 

w3w:

marked.trail.keeps

Map Leaderboard

20 controls, 60 mins score course. 10 of the controls are on river bridges.

Recommend parking is at the Maynard Road car park on the Wincheap Industrial estate (marked on map).

The start and finish are at the brazier pole as previous run.

West Malling and Leybourne 2

 

UK/Kent/Maidstone/West Malling and Leybourne 2 PXAS ScoreV60

West Malling

ME19 6QH

 

w3w:

pinch.spare.bubble

Map Leaderboard

30 control 60 min score course. Please see details and safety briefing.

Briefing

 

 

Saxons MapRun Challenges

Postcode is for suggested parking area

Course

and app pathname

Location Map Leaderboard and routes Details

Saltwood and Hythe

 

UK/Kent/Canterbury/

Saltwood and Hythe PXAS ScoreV60

Hythe

CT21 5NT

 

W3W: question.liver.chap

Map Leaderboard

30 control, 60 min score course in a new and interesting area.

Details and safety info here.

Vinters and Maidstone East

 

UK/Kent/Maidstone/

Vinters and Maidstone East PXAC ScoreV60

Maidstone

ME14 5EH

 

w3w: wink.allow.most

Map Leaderboard

Classic 20 control score course in residential and urban streets with the addition of wooded parkland.

Details, safety information and control descriptions here.

Knole Park

 

UK/Kent/Tonbridge/

Knole Park Long PXAC

 

Knole Park Medium PXAC

Sevenoaks

TN15 0SR

 

w3w: burn.saints.noting

SSC8 Map Long

 

SSC8 Map Medium

Leaderboard long

 

Leaderboard medium

A choice of two linear courses in woodland and park terrain.

Details here

Canterbury

 

UK/Kent/Canterbury/

Canterbury PZ0122072020 PXAS ScoreV60

Canterbury

CT1 3RH

 

w3w:

marked.trail.keeps

Map Leaderboard

A tour of Canterbury. Up to 20 controls in any order in 60 mins.

Map 1:10,000

Details, safety briefing and control descriptions here.

Tonbridge and Haysden

 

UK/Kent/Tonbridge/

Tonbridge and Haysden

PXAS

Score V60

Tonbridge

TN9-1BH

 

w3w:

surely.player.sofa

Senior Map

 

Junior map

Leaderboard

A course including Castle, streets and parkland in and around Tonbridge. 1,10k map. 29 controls. 60 minute score 

Junior course has 10 controls - no roads.

 

Parking: TN9-1BL

W3W: hung.sudden.honest

Ashford Parks and Streets

 

UK/Kent/Tonbridge/

Ashford PZ0108072020

PXAS Score V60 

Ashford

TN24-0SD

 

w3w: deals.tell.mugs

Map Leaderboard

1:10,000 map with 30 controls. Interesting mix of housing estates, parks and city centre.

 

Parking on Jemmett Road, TN23-4QD

W3W: slip.eagle.locker

Leybourne and West Malling

 

UK/Kent/Maidstone/

Leybourne and West Malling PZ0101072020 PXAS ScoreV60

Leybourne ME19 5HF Map Leaderboard

A course incorporating the villages of Leybourne, Leybourne Chase and West Malling requiring a map scale of 1:12,500.

Briefing

Walderslade

 

UK/Kent/Maidstone/

Walderslade PXAS ScoreV60

Walderslade

ME5 9HP
Map 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.

Tunbridge Wells Three Parks

 

UK/Kent/Tonbridge/

Tunbridge Wells PXAS ScoreV60

Tunbridge Wells

TN2 3QA

Map Leaderboard

Parks and roads around Tunbridge Wells starting in Dunorlan Park.

 

Parking: TN2-3QN.

W3W: editor.gears.rally

Faversham

 

UK/Kent/Maidstone/

Faversham SSC1 PXAS ScoreV60

Faversham

ME13 8PW

Map Leaderboard

Urban route around Faversham town starting in the recreation ground.

60 min score course. Control descriptions on the map.

 

Parking: ME13-8PW.

W3W: nuns.uncle.prompting.

Mote Park and Shepway

 

UK/Kent/Maidstone/

MoteParkandShepway PXAS ScoreV60

Maidstone

ME15 8DU

Map Leaderboard

60 min score course, 20 controls.

Course covers Mote Park and Shepway estate. Start at south edge of School Lane car park.

Milton Creek

 

UK/Kent/Maidstone/

MiltonCreek PXAS ScoreV60

Sittingbourne

ME10 2HA

Map Leaderboard

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

 

UK/Kent/Tonbridge/

Dunorlan PXAS ScoreV60

Tunbridge Wells

TN2 3QN

Map Leaderboard

60 min score course, 20 controls

Best run with proper orienteering map available on request from

Kingsdown

 

UK/Kent/Canterbury/

Kingsdown PXAS ScoreV60

Near Deal

CT14 8AH

Map Leaderboard 60 min score course, 20 controls

Hemsted Forest

 

UK/Kent/Training//

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

 

UK/Kent/training/

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.

See other entries Categorised under: Club Info