SOC are really pleased to announce that we will be organising a MapRun League in April and May. Government restrictions are lessening gradually with the 'stay at home' rule ending on the 29th March. We are organising the League around a number of local areas so that we can all get out orienteering regularly again. You will appreciate that permission for normal events is harder to gain at the moment and we are unable to have events in the New Forest in the spring and summer.
The League will run for eight weeks 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. 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.
As long as you observe any restrictions, feel free to organise to take part at the same time as your club mates or friends. We would like to organise some socials to do them together when restrictions ease.
MapRun is a form of orienteering where you use an app to record whether you have successfully navigated your way round 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.
More info is on the League page (with additional info and results being added in due course) here: https://socweb.org/maprun/league
Info on the first MapRun event in the League around Abbottswood in Romsey is here: https://socweb.org/maprun/maprun-league-1-romsey
The League is being coordinated by 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!