Welcome to Southampton Orienteering Club's 2023 MapRun League. The League will run between April and July with your best five results out of eight counting towards the league. A new event will be added every other Friday and you have two weeks in which to compete. Events will stay open beyond that date but will not count towards the league. There will be a social organised for the Thursday at the end of each two-week period. The League is free to take part and is open to club members and anyone local. There will be 50 points for the winner of each event, 49 for second-placed, etc. with everyone who participates getting at least one point.
MapRun is a form of orienteering where you use an app to record whether you have successfully navigated your way around a course and your times. There won't be any flags or physical controls out but you will receive positive confirmation from the app that you are in the right place. Please see the MapRun website for more info. The latest app is MapRun which is available on the Google Play Store and Apple App Store. If you have a modern Garmin watch, you can also get MapRunG installed on it.
The League is being coordinated by webmaster [at] socweb.org (Dave Currie) and helenamandaaa [at] gmail.com (Helen Wheelwright). Any queries, let us know.
Combined results for the league can be found here.
|Start Date||End Date||Planner||Venue|
|14/4/23||27/4/23||Colin Stride||Oliver's Battery||Details||MapRun||Results|
|12/5/23||25/5/23||Allan Farrington||Colden Common||Details||MapRun||Results|
|26/5/23||8/6/23||Steve Pullen||NW Winchester||Details||MapRun||Results|
|9/6/23||22/6/23||Colin Hicks||West End||Details||MapRun||Results|
|7/7/23||20/7/23||Matthew Chessum||Valley Park||Details||MapRun||Results|
- Your first attempt counts for the League (but you are welcome to do it more than once and try to improve).
- Avoid looking at the maps and planning your route before you start. Part of the challenge is to plan your route under time pressure!
- No studying the tracks of other people before you run. That is cheating!