More MapRuns

MapRun logoFollowing on from the success of last month's MapRun training/social I'm pleased to say that we now have two more lined up for you. For those who weren't able to make the first one, the format is a 45-minute street score with a mass start. The controls are all "virtual" but those with a smartphone can use the MapRun app to receive a notification when they're reached the correct location.

How you choose to spend the time is up to you: you can race the clock to try to score maximum points, use it as an opportunity to practise map reading and planning on the run, explore a new area at walking pace, and/or pair up with a club-mate to spend the time more sociably. The choice is yours! You can even skip the orienteering entirely and just join us for some food/a drink afterwards!

Pete Davis is planning this month's MapRun around Romsey on Tuesday 26th November and, next month, Rob Finch will give us a tour of Shirley on Thursday 12th December. Both will start at 7 pm. Get those dates in your diary! As before registration in advance is required so that we can print the right number of maps. Register now for November and December!

Monthly Head-Torch Run

The clocks having gone back, Tuesday night running in the Forest has come to an end for 2019... only it hasn't. A more recent tradition has been to continue to meet at Fritham on the first Tuesday of the month through the winter months for a torchlit run. Other than the darkness, it's the same deal: an hour's run with a mixture of paths and terrain running followed by a trip to the pub. Whether you're in training for night events or just looking to keep some of that summer fitness without resorting to the roads, join us at the Royal Oak, Fritham on 5th November at 6:30pm.

Attention! - All Planners and Organisers

We are urgently seeking a Planner for the Wessex Night League event based at The Gregg School and utilizing the surrounding area on 6th January 2020. The event format will be a 1hour score.

We also require an Organiser and Planner for the level C, Regional event on 29th March, the venue for which will be announced shortly.

Please respond to Terry Sankey, Fixtures Secretary