Training using MapRun

2021 Orienteering Training Courses with MapRun6

MapRun6 on GooglePlay Picture

Park activities for you in place of our usual SummerNav events

We have a QR code on the printed map to access the activity in MapRun. However, you can still find the event in the App using "Select Event" and then going to New Zealand > Auckland > Auckland OC > ParkO > 2021 or 2022 and then navigating to the activity of interest. PDF versions of the maps are below by clicking the activity description. (Details on MapRun are given here.)

Street activities for you in place of our usual September night street events.

These events were set as night street events using MapRun (so planned to make it a challenge for you to choose a particular 6, 10, 14 or 18 controls) but they have been uploaded in MapRun as a score event (with a 1 year) so you can do as you like. If you wish to look at the results in MapRun you can sort by controls and see what others doing the same number of controls as you have done. 

We now have a QR code on the printed map to access the activity in MapRun (and a link given below). However, you can still find the event in the App using "Select Event" and then going to New Zealand > Auckland > Street Events > 2021  and choosing the map of interest. PDF versions of the maps are below

    1. Balmoral 01               The link directly to MapRun
      (Start is at the Bandstand in Potters Park at the junction of Balmoral and Dominion Rds)
      (What others have done can be seen here)

    2.  Pt Chev 02              The link directly to MapRun
      (Start is at the BBQ shelter in Walker Park opposite 19 Neville St.)
      (What others have done can be seen here)

    3.  Mt Albert 03              The link directly to MapRun
      (Start is at the track junction in Anderson Park accessed either from New North Rd or Preston Ave.)
      (What others have done can be seen here)

    4.  St Heliers 04              The link directly to MapRun
      (Start is at the north end of changing rooms/toilet block in Glover Park opposite 30 Glover Rd.)
      (What others have done can be seen here)

NWOC has just created 2 park activities, one foot O, one MTBO at Sanders Park (near Paremoremo). Access these here


Orienteering Training Courses with MapRun
First Use under the First 2020 COVID-19 lockdown

Street Navigation   and   Park Navigation

In the first few months of 2020 the Club has been evaluating the use of “MapRunF” (a phone based app designed for orienteering - details here) to enhance our regular Night Street Events and other urban events.  We’re pleased to announce the launch of MapRun for this year’s courses.  While our regular events won’t be able to get under way until the Government announces further relaxation of the Covid-19 restrictions (at the earliest Level-2), we are releasing some courses during autumn that you can use under Level-3 for training, and so you can try out the new software!

 

Opportunity to try it out

To give you an opportunity to get out for a run with a map in hand, while at the same time making sure we are not encouraging you to behave in a manner contrary to the Covid 19 restrictions, this year instead of our normal Autumn Night Street series we are releasing a series of MapRunF training courses.  The courses will be published on the Club’s website. 

Where and when?
There will be a number of courses available in different locations in Auckland so you can choose to run the course(s) close to you.  Beside each location there will be a link to a course map that you can download and print out.  You will need to install the MapRunF app on your phone (see below for details).  The different courses will remain available for the foreseeable future and we will add more locations over time.  Unlike our planned Autumn Night Series, which you could only run on a Tuesday night, the courses will be available for you to run anytime you choose.

What is the format?
There will be 20 control sites marked on the map. To make it a better challenge we suggest you do not study your map until you are about to start. Give yourself 5 minutes to decide which ones you will visit and plan your route. You can choose the number you select to do, depending on how long you wish to be out. As a training exercise it is important that you make this decision before you start. We suggest that you plan to visit any 6, 10, 14 or 18.  The setters of the courses have attempted to make different choices available for these numbers of controls and therefore make it a better challenge to you. To give you a feel of how many you should select to do, within about an hour you can visit 6 controls walking, 10 slow running, 14 running at a good pace and 18 going very fast!   If you visit all 20 it reduces the challenge as you don’t have to select which controls to miss out.