After a year break due to COVID restrictions, 2021 sees the 13th LOG Autumn/Winter Series. We’re taking the opportunity to try out some newer technology and running a “MapRun Series”. Open to all, this series is suitable for everyone from novice to experienced orienteers and will use smartphones to record punches rather than the traditional use of SI Cards and Units.
You can download the MapRun mobile app from either the Google Play store or the Apple App Store. Search for MapRun 6. There is also an app for Garmin watches, search the connect-iq store form MapRun G.
[Downloads: MapRun6 in Google Play and the Apple AppStore; MapRunG in Garmin Connect]
We are running 5 events across 3 months from November through to January. Each event will take place on a Saturday morning, with coaching and instruction available at 10am. The races will then starts from 10:30am until midday and courses closing at 1pm. After the initial Saturday, the courses will remain open for completion on the MapRun server for 2 weeks for you to participate at your own leisure.
There will be 2 courses available at each event; a beginners course and a more advanced course. In addition, anyone who wants a bit of a longer run out is able to run both the courses, and their times will be collated.
Short: 2.5-3.5km Optimum Distance
Long: 5.5-6.5km Optimum Distance
Entry to all events in this series is FREE!. Once the event has finished, the events will remain on the MapRun server along with the other courses that we currently have available.
If you are planning on attending any of the events on the Saturday, it would be helpful if you completed this Google Form here, to help us predict map numbers.
Points will be awarded from your best 3 events towards a series title for the short, long and collated courses. In the event of a tie, a ‘count back’ procedure will apply to the next best scores.
If you would like to try out a MapRun on any of our other courses across Lincolnshire please visit the MapRun homepage for full details.
Please contact the series co-ordinator, Craig Lucas using firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.