DIY Orienteering using MapRunF

You can try out orienteering using the MapRunF app. It’s very easy to use. Just follow these simple instructions.

  • Go to the App Store or Google Play store and download the MapRunF app on your smartphone. (Make sure it’s not the older MapRun app.)
  • Open the app, touch “Name” and enter your user details.
  • Select which course you would like to try from the list below and print off a map. (Some of the courses are using OpenOrienteering Map, so you might like to print the clue sheet to guide you to the exact control location.)
  • Choose a good time, bearing in mind that most areas are urban. For safety, try to avoid busy times when there is more road and pedestrian traffic. Watch out for traffic and respect other pedestrians keeping a social distance. If there are mandatory crossing points marked, use these. Under 16s who wish to use urban courses should be accompanied by an adult.
  • Go to the general vicinity of the start and open the app.
  • Search for “Events Near Me“. You should be able to see and select your course. (Alternatively you can use the “Select Event” option and look in the UK>NI folder.)
  • Now go to the exact start location.
  • Touch “Go to Start” and the start should be punched with a beep and off you go.
  • You can put the phone in a pocket if you wish and just listen for the beep at each control. You won’t see any orienteering kites!
  • Don’t go to the finish until you actually want to finish.
  • When at the finish, the clock stops, your score is automatically uploaded along with your track, using RouteGadget.
  • You should be able to see the results and tracks of others too!
  • Enjoy!
Course Name UK – NI Folder: Course Type Start position Map (pdf file)

Click to download

Other info Club
Ballymena Co. Antrim Score (V45)

45 min score

Near Harryville Community Centre car park

BT42 3AU

Ballymena map All controls 20 pts, 10 point penalty per minute over 45 minutes. LVO
Lisburn Co. Antrim Score (V45)

45 min score

Near rear entrance of Leisureplex

Warren Park BT28 1LW

Lisburn map All controls 20 pts, 10 point penalty per minute over 45 minutes. LVO
Enniskillen Co. Fermanagh Score (N45)

45 Min Score

 

Near Wellington Road car park

BT74 7HS

Enniskillen map All controls are post boxes except for the highlighted ones which are path junctions or bends.

Controls 1 – 9 10 points, 10 – 19 20 points and control numbers >20 30 points.

10 point penalty per minute over 45 minutes.

Fermo
Holywood Co. Down Scatter Priory Park

Ballymenogh BT18 0LD

 

Holywood map Visit all controls (or as many as you wish) in any order as quickly as possible NWOC
Limavady Co. Londonderry Score (V60)

60 min Score

Near Tesco carpark

BT49 0ET

 

Limavady map

Limavady clue sheet

All controls 20 pts, 10 point penalty per minute over 60 minutes.

The clue sheet is optional.

NWOC
Portstewart Co. Londonderry Score (V60)

60 min Score

Harbour Hill Car Park

BT55 7GP

Portstewart map

Portstewart clue sheet

All controls 20 pts, 10 point penalty per minute over 60 minutes. NWOC
East Belfast Belfast Score (V45)

45 min score

CS Lewis Square

BT4 1HH

East Belfast map

East Belfast control descriptions

Previous Sporteering 9 map. All controls 20 points. 10 point penalty per minute over 45 minutes. LVO
Newcastle  Co Down  Scatter Donard Car Park

5 Donard Park, Newcastle, BT33 0HL

Newcastle Map Visit all controls (or as many as you wish) in any order as quickly as possible  LVO
Seahill, Holywood  Co Down  Scatter  Seahill Station

Holywood BT18 0DJ

 Seahill map Visit all controls (or as many as you wish) in any order as quickly as possible  NWOC
St Columb’s Park  Co Londonderry  Score (V45)

45 min score

St Columb’s Park House

4 Limavady Rd, Waterside, Londonderry BT47 6JY

St Columb’s Park map

St Columb’s Park cluesheet

 All controls 20 pts, 10 point penalty per minute over 60 minutes.  NWOC

 


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