Eight smartphone orienteering events around Derby (plus two bonus daylight evening events)
What: Based on the success of our first series of smartphone-based events before Christmas, we have planned another eight events for the New Year! These training sessions are accessible for all fitness and navigation abilities.
- Learn more from the results, photos and maps from the first series.
- Our results page for the current series can be found here.
When: The majority take place on Thursday evenings from mid-January – see our future events. Each session has a nominated social venue for post-run catch-up and chat.
What do I need: A fully charged smartphone with downloaded MapRun app (clickable links below), suitable high-vis clothing for pounding the roads and parks 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 – We use a score format, so competitors receive points for each control site visited. You can navigate using the MapRun map on your smartphone, but if you prefer to print out the map and plan your route, download your map here:
- 18 Jan – Week 1 Heanor
- 25 Jan – Week 2 Oakwood
- 01 Feb – Week 3 Belper
- 05 Feb – Week 4 Spondon
- 29 Feb – Week 5 Littleover
- 07 Mar – Week 6 Duffield
- 14 Mar – Week 7 Heatherton
- 21 Mar – Week 8 Mackworth
- 18 April – Week 9 Markeaton Park
- 25 April – Week 10 Chester Green
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 around 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: