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This page will be used for information and links relating to activities which WCOC members might be interested in over the coming weeks, while our regular orienteering activities are not running. Please bear in mind current advice regarding social distancing and do not do any of these activities in groups.

Please note, you will not be covered by BOF insurance for events as these are not advertised on the BOF website.

Mountain Rescue may not be able to respond to call outs in their usual manner.

1 - WCOC MapRunF courses

  • Mawbray (MapRunF) - three courses (Long, Short, Easy)
  • Sale Fell (MapRunF) - three courses (Long, Short, Easy)
  • Threlkeld (MapRunF) - three courses (Long, Short, Easy)
  • Leaps Beack (MapRunF) - three courses (Long, Short, Easy)

2 - Border Liners MapRunF courses

  • Askham Fell
  • Penrith (urban)
  • Brampton (urban)
  • Bampton Common

3 - Border Liners Choc 'O' - Near Bampton

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1. WCOC MapRunF courses

Click here for instructions about downloading and using "MapRunF" on your SmartPhone.

These areas are generally safe but don't go out if conditions are such that there's an increased chance of you having to be rescued.

Don't go in groups.

Mawbray MapRunF (kindly set up by Steve Breeze):

Click on your choice of: Long, Short or Easy to download the course maps (recommended).

 

Sale Fell (kindly set up by Steve Birkinshaw)

Click on your choice of: Long, Short or Easy to download the course maps (recommended).

 

Threlkeld (kindly set up by Steve Birkinshaw)

Click on your choice of: Long, Short or Easy to download the course maps (recommended).

 

Leaps Beck (kindly set up by Alex Crawford)

Click on your choice of: Long, Short or Easy to download the course maps (recommended).

 

2. BL MapRunF courses

1.  Askham Fell
There are four courses:
Brown: 9.5km, 150m climb.
Blue: 7.4km, 130m climb
Green: 5.5km, 100m climb
Short Green: 3.8km, 60m climb
If you want to have a go contact Karen and Dan Parker
(danandkaren@btinternet.com). They will send a pdf of the map for you to
print, a code that gives you access to the course on your phone and full
instructions. There are some common controls on the four courses but no
common legs so you could do more than one of the courses without getting
bored!

2. Penrith (urban)
There are 2 courses, long at 3.7k (approx 5.5k real running) and short at
2.0km. This is an urban area although the courses only cross one moderately
busy road once. Both courses are a mixture of sprint style and urban
orienteering. MapRun course details, PDF maps with pictorial control
descriptions and download codes from Keith Tonkin keith@coria.co.uk. Please
note that as these are urban courses you should be an adult (16 or over) or
accompanied by an adult.

3. Brampton (urban)
There are 2 courses available, a score event with 20 controls and a 3.6km
line. The start and finish are in Murray Park, with free parking available
nearby at The Sands. MapRun course details, PDF maps with pictorial control
descriptions and download codes from Keith Tonkin (keith@coria.co.uk)
Please note that as these are urban courses you should be an adult (16 or
over) or accompanied by an adult.

4 - Bampton Common

There are four courses available at Bampton Common (near Askham):
Brown: 9.0km, 330m climb. (quite tough – be warned)
Blue: 6.6km, 190m climb
Green: 4.8km, 140m climb
Short Green: 3.1km, 80m climb

If you want to have a go contact Karen and Dan Parker
(danandkaren@btinternet.com). They will send a pdf of the map for you to
print, a code that gives you access to the course on your phone and full
instructions.
Let them know which course (or courses) you want to run
There are some common controls on the four courses but no common legs so you
could do more than one of the courses without getting bored!

 

3 - Choc 'O'

Click here for the instructions