SPUNCH Blagdon Hill

Thursday 27th June

A special countryside score race designed to bridge the gap between runners and orienteers. A score course using MapRun using an Ordnance Survey base map with a mass start.
What's SPUNCH?
Spunch is a concept devised by Andy Thornton of MDOC, designed to bridge the gap between runners and orienteers. Studies have shown that one of the biggest blockers to runners participating in an orienteering event is the unfamiliarity with the map, and SPUNCH deals with this by using an Ordnance Survey basemap.

SPUNCH uses the app 'MapRun', which is essentially a GPS treasure hunt app. Turn up your volume and when you run through a checkpoint, you get a satisfying 'ping'. You have 50 checkpoints to choose from and your goal is to visit as many as possible in your allotted time. The events are based around rural villages with high footpath density and the courses are set over a variety of lanes and public rights of way. SPUNCH allows you to discover lovely paths and tracks with great views. It can be done solo, in a pair or as a group. Walk or run, the choice is yours! Newcomers are welcome and there will be help to hand on the day to get you started. Suitable for all ages and abilities and great for family and friends too.

For more details on how SPUNCH works, please see the event webpage.
Contact: spunch@quantockorienteers.co.uk

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Location
Entry Fees
Costs: £5 per adult.

£3 for students / 16-20yr olds

Under 16s go free when running with an adult. Under 16s cannot run unaccompanied due to the occasional presence of cars in the course area.

Mass start at 6pm.

Registration from 5:30pm to 5:50pm for entry on the day (first come first serve on map availability)

Please arrive with plenty of time to spare if you are new to orienteering. At registration you will need to pick up your map which has the access code for MapRun (see more on this later).
Event Information

COVID-19
You must not attend if you or a member of your household has COVID-19 symptoms, if you have been asked to isolate by NHS Test and Trace, or if you are required to quarantine having been on holiday.

Code of Conduct
Please make yourself aware of and abide by the Quantock Orienteers Participant Code of Conduct.

Safety
Under-16s must be accompanied by a responsible adult due to the large number of road crossings.

Results
Results will be available on the MapRun app in real time.

Event Details
Start List
Age Category Club
Damien Fieldhouse M21 IND
Martin Fieldhouse M70 QO
Robert Fieldhouse M21 QO
Vicky Fieldhouse W60 QO
Iain Large M35 BOK
Louise Mackley W55 IND
Angela Modica W50 DEVON
Linda Mudd W60 QO
Matthew Owen M55 BOK
Brian Pearson M60 QO
Chris Philip M70 QO
Andrew Reynolds M55 DEVON
John Trayler M80 QO