MapRun League concludes

Thursday was the final day for the Romsey round of the Spring/Summer MapRun league. Many thanks to Norman Wilson for planning a challenging event with no one clearing all of the controls. It would have been a draw between David Currie and Andy Snell but, Andy having run significantly further, he was half a minute late returning leaving David to top the results. They were followed by Paul Thwaites, James Bennett, and Sam White. First female was Emily Hopkinson.

In the overall league results, David's first place meant he won the league with maximum points. Despite Andy beating Paul in the final race, the relative positions were just enough for Paul to stay ahead and take second place in the league. James Bennet was fourth and Matthew Gunton fifth, both having taken podium positions during the league. Emily Hopkinson was first female, just ahead of Rebecca Aspin.

Special mention also goes to Matthew Chessum, Allan Farrington, P Hopkinson, Mark Light, and Louise Light, who competed in all eight events. A big thank you also goes to Helen Wheelwright for doing all of the event management for the league.

That concludes the Spring/Summer League but all of the courses are still available through the MapRun app. Watch this space for news of what's coming next!

Bramshaw Event 3.9.23 Call for helpers

The Bramshaw event on Sunday, 3rd September is now open on We will need helpers to stage this event. If you are able to help, please mail Helen on helenamandaaa [at] (helenamandaaa[at]gmail[dot]com) and please state whether you have a preference for a particular job. She will then give you the helper code for a 50% discount on your entry. 

Likewise, if you are able to help Lisa with control hanging/checking and/or collection and need the discount code please email her on lisamjames55 [at] (lisamjames55[at]gmail[dot]com). Thanks.

Lepe Country Park

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Located at SO45 1AD, variable charges apply with a full day costing £9.5

Maps available from

Maps are available in the MapRun app or for download from the GoOrienteering POC website


Lepe country park runs alongside the shoreline with excellent views of the IoW, with over a mile of beach, pine fringed cliffs, historic D-Day remains and wild flower meadows.

The Easy course is for beginners of all ages, the Adventurous course includes steps and a route on the shore.

The Score event is up to the runner and will include steps.