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Wed 16th Dec MapRun street event 4, Whitchurch, Cardiff


60min evening street score using MapRun.

One hour challenge around the streets and paths of Whitchurch and adjacent areas using the MapRunF app.

Bored of running the same route? You have 60 minutes to find as many checkpoints marked on the map before getting back to the start. Beginners and newcomers welcome.

VENUE: Whitchurch – Carpark behind the Fino Lounge, off Mervyn Rd, CF14 1DA Streetmap

Starts from 6.30 – 7pm. To ensure social distancing the event is run in a ‘time trial’ format with 1 minute intervals between competitors, you will be allocated a start time when you enter.

ENTRIES: Limited to 30 unless Welsh Government regulations change. U11 do not count towards the entry limit but have to enter online as well.

FEES – £3 Adults, £1 U16 . Pre-entry only on Fabian4. U16 have to be accompanied by an adult who will also have to enter the event. Entries in advance initially for SWOC members but opening up to all comers from Wed 9th Dec. You can enter up until 6.30pm on the day of the event if there is space.

Enter Online

All you have to do on the night is identify yourself to the organiser, collect your map and start.
Bring – phone, torch, pen and hi viz to wear. Some paths may be muddy and slippery.

There is a guide to using MapRun here.
Detailed instructions: You have 60 minutes, and a map with 30 checkpoints to visit.
Your goal: to score points by visiting checkpoints. Score as many points as you can, and get back to the start within the time limit.
You can choose which checkpoints to visit, in any order, via any route.
Checkpoints are mixture of road junctions and path junctions and have between 10 and 30 points awarded. Controls 1 – 10 are worth 10 pts, 11 – 20, 20 pts , 21 – 30 are 30pts . Penalties for being late back are 10pts per minute !!!
The event is timed and checkpoint visits recorded using the MapRunF app. It helps to download the app beforehand but we can provide full instructions before you start.
Speed is an advantage, but the fastest runner won’t necessarily come out on top. It’ll take smart planning to find the shortest route worth the most points

Sun 29th Nov Local Score Event Kingswood nr Monmouth

Final Details

Safety

Covid – We realise that we don’t need to remind you, but feel obliged to say; if anyone in your household is showing possible covid symptoms or you have been in contact with somebody who has, please don’t come.

There is a waiting list of potential entrants. If you are entered but now unable to run for whatever reason, please let the organiser know ASAP, and there is a good chance somebody will be able to take your entry.

Directions/Parking

Entry into the forest from  the B4233   Monmouth to Abergavenny road, 3 miles west of Monmouth at grid ref SO 463132 See purple arrow on map below. Grid Ref SN 977 204. Parking is on a forest track in the middle of the area – about 2 miles into the forest.

Note there are no toilets here – Please avail yourself of the facilities in Monmouth. Most convenient is probably those at the southern end of Monnow street – the main shopping street – close to the Monnow bridge. See orange arrow above.

Start/Finish

This is adjacent to the parking.

Event format

60 Minute Score Event. Every control is worth 20 pts and there is a penalty of 10 points per minute or part of a minute if you are late back.

Terrain

We expect most of you will have run in Kingswood before, in which case you will already know that it is quite hilly with lots of slithery mud. There are also some quite extensive areas of brambles as well as some delightful blocks of woodland. Whilst we have tried to avoid the worst of the brambles as far as we can, you might want to wear your most robust leg protection.

Organiser/Planners

Mark Saunders / Alice Bedwell

07925 320327

Markandalice@btinternet.com