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  Instructions For Using MapRunF

    Before You Go To Run The Event

  •   If you haven’t already done so, download (from the Apple App Store or from Google Play) and install the free app “MapRunF”. (The latest version is MapRunF v4.8.8)
    Note: Make sure that you get the MapRunF app and not the MapRun app, which is an older version of the app that is no longer being developed.

  • Open the app and “register” by filling in the personal details as requested.

  • Select the event that you want to run. If you have a GPS signal you can try to find the event via the “Events Near Me” button. Alternatively, use the “Select Event” button and look in the “NSW/Newcastle/2020 Trial Summer Series” folder.

  • Go to the Newcastle Orienteering club’s website and download the map and control descriptions for the event.
    Note: A map of the course actually appears in the MapRunF app but that map is different to the printed one that you will download from the club’s website. The course in the app does not have the controls colour coded.

At the Event

  • Go to the start area but don’t go to the actual start/finish location initially.

  • Open MapRunF. The event you selected earlier should still be showing. Press the “Go To Start” button. A map with the course should appear on the screen. Once your phone has GPS signals your location should also show on the app. You can now put your phone in your armband, pocket, backpack or where-ever you choose to carry your phone since you shouldn’t need to look at it again until you have finished.

  • When you are ready go to the actual start/finish location. When you get within 10m of the location your phone should beep. This means that your time has started.

  • Run your route. As you pass within 10m of each control your phone should beep. Timing will stop automatically as you pass back through the start/finish location.

  • As is standard in our Street Orienteering events you have 45 minutes to collect as many controls as you can. However, the value of each control is the control number rounded down to the nearest multiple of 10. For example, control 33 is worth 30 points and control 67 is worth 60 points. The penalty for being late is 30 points per minute (or part thereof).
  • Once you have finished your result should be automatically uploaded to the web. If it hasn’t, use the option to upload your run manually.

Warning: You participate at your own risk and are responsible for your safety. Take care crossing roads, use pedestrian crossings and lights if available. Children should be accompanied by an adult.

More information about using MapRunF can be found on the MapRun website: http://maprunners.weebly.com/quick-guide.html

 
 
 
 

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