Eight Smartphone orienteering events across Derby
What: Come and join us for a series of smartphone-based events centred on the Derby parks! We’re using a Score format, which means you get points for each of control site visited and you can choose how many of the 35 controls to collect within the hour. This makes these training sessions accessible for all running and navigation abilities.
You can navigate with your phone and/or use our free printed map!
When: These will take place on Thursday evenings from mid-November at the four locations shown on the flier below. Each session has a nominated social venue for post-run catchup and chat.
We’ve been delighted to see the first four events in September and October have been enjoyed by many from running clubs – see results and photos!
What do I need: A fully charged smartphone with downloaded MapRun app (clickable links below), suitable high vis clothing for pounding the parks and roads and a headtorch.
Add your profile details to the app, and download the course in advance if you can, from the Derby Night Series folder in Derbyshire / Derwent Valley.
Print your map at home option – You can navigate using the MapRun map on your smartphone, but if you prefer to print out the map and plan your route – use these links.
- 20/21 September – Week 1 Darley Park
- 28th September – Week 2 Derby North
- 5th October – Week 3 Mickleover
- 12th October – Week 4 Chester Green
- 16th November – Week 5 Chaddesden Park
- 23rd November – Week 6 Allestree Park
- 30th November – Week 7 Alvaston Park
- 7th December – Week 8 Markeaton Park
Newcomers welcome: Why not take on a new challenge? Or invite your friends and relatives to get involved with the series. Help will be on-hand as the club has plenty of experienced MapRunners to get you started!
Unable to get to an event? The benefit of these smartphone-based events is that all courses will remain open 24/7 for completion as part of your own training schedule. But do drop us a line if you enjoy one of our courses!
How does MapRun orienteering work?
With MapRun there are no markers in place, but as you go round your course, your phone GPS will confirm each site you visit with a beep. We will explain how to use the MapRun app at the events, but to learn more, here is a quick start guide.
It’s best if you download the MapRun app (Version 7 recommended) before you go to the event and fill in your profile: