Trial of MapRunF for Street Orienteering   maprun512f 1

What is MapRunF?

MapRunF is a (free) smartphone app that can be used for orienteering (by utilising the phone’s GPS). Competitors run with their smartphone and the app takes care of the punching of the controls, the timing and the scoring. Advantages of using MapRunF for Street O include:

  • Organisers no longer have to mark clue sheets
  • There are no disputes as to whether the competitors went to the control site
  • All competitors will have to go right up to the control site
  • Results are automatically uploaded to the web
  • Routes and splits of all competitors can be seen post event

The Trial Events

To evaluate the use of MapRunF for Street-O we have prepared a trial Street-O series consisting of three events. All events are FREE! You will find some brief instructions for using MapRunF to run an event later in this document. The events are:

Information and Map

Event 1: Warabrook

(Using an old style street map)

Opens Wednesday 3rd June at 12 noon.

Click here to see the event information.
Click here for the Map and Control Descriptions
Results

(Press the back arrow to return to this page from results)

Event 2: Nikkinbah Ridge

Opens Wednesday 10th June at 12 noon

Click here to see the event information.
Click here for the Map and Control Descriptions
Results

(Press the back arrow to return to this page from results)

Event 3: West Wallsend

Opens Wednesday17th June at 12 noon.

Click here to see the event information.
Click here for the Map and Control Descriptions
Results

(Press the back arrow to return to this page from results)

Note: Each event will remain open indefinitely, (even after the next event has opened up).

The way that these events have been set up in MapRunF means that once an event has opened competitors can go and run the event at any time that suits them.

We want to get as much feedback as we can about competitors’ experience of using MapRunF in a street orienteering event. So the more of you that go out and run these events the better. And remember we want constructive feedback, e.g. what worked, were instructions clear, what problems did you have, in what ways could things be improved and so on. If you won’t see either Sam Howe or Malcolm Roberts personally then you can send your feedback via email to:   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Note that the events in this trial series will differ from how we would use MapRunF for our Summer Street Series (SSS) in the following ways:

  • In the trial series you are able to start at any time that suits you. In the SSS we will still have the standard 5pm - 6:30pm on a Wednesday start window.
  • In the trial series you will download and print your map before you go to the event. So there is nothing stopping you studying the course for as long you like before you start running.
    In the SSS you will only get your map two minutes before you start (i.e. the way that we have always done it) 

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Finally, if you do have a go and run these events please remember that we are absolute beginners at using MapRunF and so are bound to have made mistakes, not thought of things that could go wrong and so on. Please be tolerant. Thanks.   

Click here for Quick Start instructions and where to download the software

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