SOC MapRun League Summer 2024

June to August

Six events over the Summer months, each with an evening social
The league consists of six MapRun events, each one being available to run for a fortnight. There will be a social on the first day of each fortnight to launch the event.

6 Jun: Winchester
20 Jun: Valley Park
4 Jul: Winchester
18 Jul: Totton
1 Aug: Barton On Sea
15 Aug: Chandler's Ford
Contact: entries@socweb.org

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Entered Winchester in June: 25
Entered Valley Park: 19
Entered Winchester in July: 15
Entered Totton: 16
Entered Barton On Sea: 14
Entered Chandler's Ford: 18
Entry Fees
Fees per run are:
Senior BOF Member: £2.50
Senior non-BOF: £3.40
Junior (U21 this year): £1.20

Discount for entering all six runs: seniors £2, juniors £1.
Event Information

Before each course opens you will be sent a PIN code to unlock the map. You can join us on Thursday at 6:30 pm for a mass start, or take part at any point over the following two weeks.

There are six events in the series with your best four scores to count (100 points for the winner, 99 points for second place, etc.).

The format is a 45-minute score event, so you choose your route (and how far you go!). Rather than being kites at each control, there is a free mobile (or Garmin) app to tell you when you are in the right place and record your time. See the MapRun website for more details.

Event 1
Location: Winchester Water Meadows
Format: Score (45min)
Planner: Emily Hopkinson

The event will be available in the MapRun app from Thursday 6th June until the end of August but must be completed by the end of Wednesday 19th June if you would like it to count towards the league.

Location: Starting and finishing at the corner of Garnier Road where it meets Kingsgate Road. There is street parking on Kingsgate Road which is free for 4 hours, or if you are attending the social there is free parking at the Queen Inn.

Format: 45 minutes, 30 controls. Points are 10, 20, or 30 per control: 10 points for 1 - 10, 20 points for 11 to 20, and 30 points for 21 to 30, for a maximum of 600 points. There is a penalty of 10 points per minute late back or part thereof.

MapRun app: Use the free MapRun6 or MapRun app. When navigating to the event, select UK > Southampton > 2024 Summer League > Winchester Water Meadows June 2024 or use this link on your mobile phone.

Enter online to get the PIN to unlock the event

See the MapRun website for guidance on configuring your phone.

Map: The map is a 1:7500 OpenOrienteeringMap and a PDF can be download from the SOC website if you want to print a copy. If using the map in the app, note that there are two tracks that have been added by hand to the PDF between controls 2 and 9, and 17 and 26 (these are private roads that have permissive footpaths). These don’t exist in the app.

Terrain: The course is mainly on footpaths around the River Itchen and St Catherine’s Hill, and partly on residential streets. Depending on your choice of route, some of the paths on St Catherine’s Hill are very steep and slippery so please take care.

Safety: Under 16s should be accompanied by an adult. All fences are not to be climbed whether marked on the map or not – this also includes squeezing though holes in fences!

Results: Results for the event will be available through the MapRun app but, in the interests of fairness, other competitors’ tracks will not be visible until after the two weeks have elapsed. League standings will be updated shortly after that. It is 100 points for the winner, 99 for second, etc., with your best four out of six results to count.

Social: Thursday 6th June 2024 at The Queen Inn at 28 Kingsgate Rd, Winchester SO23 9PG from 7.30pm.

Event 2
Start Date: 20 June
End Date: 3 July
Area: Valley Park
Social Venue: The Cleveland Bay on 20th June

Event 3
Start Date: 4 July
End Date: 17 July
Area: Winchester
Social Venue: Jolly Farmer on 4th July

Event 4
Start Date: 18 July
End Date: 31 July
Area: Totton
Social Venue: TBA on 18th July

Event 5
Start Date: 1 August
End Date: 14 August
Area: Barton On Sea
Social Venue: The Cliff House on 1st August

Event 6
Start Date: 15 August
End Date: 31 August
Area: Chandler's Ford
Social Venue: TBA on 15th August

Events page
Start List - Valley Park: 20 June - 3 July
Age Cat Club
James Bennett M40 SOC
Matthew Chessum M40 SOC
David Currie M45 SOC
Jason Ferguson M50 BADO
Sharon Hayward W45 SOC
Colin Hicks M70 SOC
Emily Hopkinson W21 SOC
Peter Hopkinson M35
Louise Light W55 SOC
Mark Light M55 SOC
Stephanie Light W21 SOC
Ian Moran M65 SOC
Natalie Morant W50 SOC
Paul Nevett M60 GO
Jacky Pett W70 SOC
Andrew Snell M50 SOC
Colin Stride M65 SOC
Paul Thwaites M60 SOC
Cal Young M35 SOC
Start List - Winchester: 4 - 17 July
Age Cat Club
Matthew Chessum M40 SOC
David Currie M45 SOC
Peter Davis M65 SOC
Jason Ferguson M50 BADO
Sharon Hayward W45 SOC
Colin Hicks M70 SOC
Emily Hopkinson W21 SOC
Peter Hopkinson M35
Louise Light W55 SOC
Mark Light M55 SOC
Stephanie Light W21 SOC
Natalie Morant W50 SOC
Andrew Snell M50 SOC
Colin Stride M65 SOC
Paul Thwaites M60 SOC
Start List - Totton: 18 - 31 July
Age Cat Club
Matthew Chessum M40 SOC
David Currie M45 SOC
Peter Davis M65 SOC
Sharon Hayward W45 SOC
Colin Hicks M70 SOC
Emily Hopkinson W21 SOC
Peter Hopkinson M35
Louise Light W55 SOC
Mark Light M55 SOC
Stephanie Light W21 SOC
Julia Loring W60 SOC
Natalie Morant W50 SOC
Jacky Pett W70 SOC
Andrew Snell M50 SOC
Colin Stride M65 SOC
Paul Thwaites M60 SOC
Start List - Barton On Sea: 1 - 14 August
Age Cat Club
Matthew Chessum M40 SOC
David Currie M45 SOC
Sharon Hayward W45 SOC
Colin Hicks M70 SOC
Emily Hopkinson W21 SOC
Peter Hopkinson M35
Louise Light W55 SOC
Mark Light M55 SOC
Stephanie Light W21 SOC
Julia Loring W60 SOC
Natalie Morant W50 SOC
Andrew Snell M50 SOC
Colin Stride M65 SOC
Paul Thwaites M60 SOC
Start List - Chandler's Ford: 15 - 28 August
Age Cat Club
Matthew Chessum M40 SOC
David Currie M45 SOC
Peter Davis M65 SOC
Jason Ferguson M50 BADO
E Greenhalgh W40
Sharon Hayward W45 SOC
Colin Hicks M70 SOC
Emily Hopkinson W21 SOC
Peter Hopkinson M35
Louise Light W55 SOC
Mark Light M55 SOC
Stephanie Light W21 SOC
Julia Loring W60 SOC
Natalie Morant W50 SOC
Jacky Pett W70 SOC
Andrew Snell M50 SOC
Colin Stride M65 SOC
Paul Thwaites M60 SOC