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This website contains mapping data licensed from the Ordnance Survey with the permission of the Controller of Her Majesty’s Stationery Office © Crown Copyright 2011. All rights reserved. Licence Number 100005988

Using MapRun

•Start the App (MaprunF is preferable to the original Maprun)
•Enter your Name – to be used with your results
•Tap Select Event and browse to the event (UK/Derwent Valley) you are looking for
•Alternatively, tap Events Near Me to display a list of events near your current location
•Tap Goto Start to see the map and course. If the organiser has locked the event, you may need to enter the 4-digit PIN that has been set.
•In MapRunF there is no “Start GPS” button, it is automatic.
•There is a blue dot to show your current position on the map.
•Once the GPS is live, you need to run or walk through the Start to trigger the course timer.
•The dot showing your current location will go off.
•At each control site your phone should ping to confirm. You may need to pause to let the GPS settle, remember GPS is not that accurate so you need to be within the defined tolerance to register a punch. (But see below if you fail to register).
•Don’t approach the Finish until you really want to finish.
•Remember that you need to pass through the Finish to stop the timer.
•At the finish, MapRun will automatically upload your results if you have a data connection, or you can do it yourself later when you have wifi. You can also send your results to Strava.
•You can compare your results with others on the same course, and view the route you took.

How does it work?

•When a runner runs with the MapRun App, with an Event selected the App tracks their location (without displaying it)
•It continually compares their location with the Latitude and Longitude of control locations contained in the Course File for the event
•If the distance to a control is less that 10 metres, the App records a punch on that control
•Events are started and finished by visiting the Start and Finish punches
•At the end of the event, the “rules” for the event type are applied to determine a result. This includes checking for the correct sequence of controls for a line course, and
•Calculating a score for score courses
•The runner’s result file and track are automatically uploaded to the MapRun server at the end of the run
•The runner’s result is merged with other results for this event and displayed on the phone and on the website.
•If you have failed to register at a control there are options in MaprunF to upload manually or to claim a particular punch.
•Runners can alternatively run just with a GPS watch and upload their track for a result to be determined.
•Ask for help (mapping@derwentvalleyorienteers.org.uk)