MapRun League 7 Winchester


Steve Pullen





The 7th event in the SOC MapRun League now moves to the wonderful city of Winchester. The League consists of weekly events in April and May 2021. More info on the League and the events here. The event will be available in the MapRun app from Saturday 15/05/2021. For your run to count in the League, you must submit your results by the end of Sunday 23/05/2021. After that, you can still have a go at the course but it won't count for the League. 

You can do the course more than once but your first go counts. There will be a SOC social for this MapRun, details will be posted on the website.

UK > Southampton > League > 07 - Winchester Score

Location: The Start and Finish are in the car park of The Queen Inn, Winchester SO23 9PG. What3Words: coil.laws.extension. Please park in the street - there should be plenty available in the evening.

Format: 45-minute score. Points are 10, 20, or 30 per control: 10 points for 1 - 10, 20 points for 11 - 20, and 30 points for controls 21 - 30. There is a penalty of 10 points per minute late back or part thereof. 

MapRun App: Use MapRunF or, preferably, the new MapRun6 app. Do not use the original MapRun app as it does not understand the score format. When navigating to the event, select "UK", then "Southampton" (not "Hampshire"), and then "League" or, if you have MapRun6, open this link on your phone. See the MapRun website for guidance on configuring your phone to get the best results.

Map: One map format is available below, a pseud-O map. This week we are on a 1:7500 map scale.

Out of Bounds: Areas have been clearly marked as out of bounds on the attached PDF. In particular, note that the path across the water meadows between 4 and 28 has been marked as out of bounds as there are signs indicating that it may be closed at some point for repairs. Please keep to mapped paths/roads. Most route choices have been checked on the ground but if you should find yourself following a path/route on the map that either doesn't exist on the ground or looks private, please turn back and choose an alternative route. After a few people going out of bounds at recent MapRuns, the GPS traces will be checked after and penalties may be given for offenders. 

Terrain: Quiet urban backstreets, ancient city areas, and water meadows. Fences and hedges are not to be climbed or pushed through whether marked on the map or not.

Safety: There are lots of roads. Please take care when crossing any road. Under 16s should be accompanied by an adult.

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