MapRun League

SOC MapRun League

Welcome to Southampton Orienteering Club's 2021 MapRun League. The League will run for eight weeks in April and May with your best five results counting towards the league. A new event will be added each Saturday and you have until the end of the following weekend to compete. Events will stay open beyond that date but will not count towards the league. As long as you observe any restrictions, feel free to organise to run at the same time as your club mates or friends. The League is free to take part and is open to club members and anyone local. There will be 50 points for the winner each week, 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 (unless the course utilises one of our Permanent Orienteering Courses) 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 MapRun6 which is available on the Google Play Store and Apple App Store. The older version MapRunF will work for all the courses but the developer will phase it out at some point. If you have a modern Garmin watch, you can also get MapRunG installed on it. 

The League is being coordinated by webmaser [at] socweb.org (Dave Currie) and Robert Finch. Any queries, let us know. We still require volunteer planners for some of the later events, so please do volunteer! 

Combined results for the league can be found here.

Start Date End Date Planner Venue    
02/04/2021 11/04/2021 Pete Davis Abbotswood, Romsey Details Results
10/04/2021 18/04/2021 Helen Wheelwright North Baddesley Details Results
17/04/2020 25/04/2021 Robert Finch Lordswood, Southampton Details  
24/04/2021 02/05/2021 David Currie Valley Park, Chandler's Ford    
01/05/2021 09/05/2021 Steve Pullen Twyford    
08/05/2021 16/05/2021 Pete Davis Totton    
15/05/2021 23/05/2021 Volunteer required      
22/05/2021 30/05/2021 Mark Light Stoke Park Woods    

League guidelines:

  • 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. That is cheating! 
  • Obey all relevant and current government rules regarding travel and meeting in groups.