Due to the Covid-19 pandemic it has been difficult or impossible to hold normal events. However, we have set up a number of courses using the free MapRun virtual Orienteering App. This allows you to run a course at any time subject to current restrictions.
See the panel on the right for instructions on using MapRun. Courses are listed below - please note the following disclaimer:
Competitors take part at their own risk. These courses are not covered by British Orienteering insurance, so are at your own risk as if you were going out training on your own. Neither British Orienteering or Harlequins OC accepts any liability for your use of the course or map. Please use them safely, looking out for yourself and other members of the public who may be in the area. Also please follow the latest government advice on social distancing.
Covid Update 07 Jan:
The guidance issued by British Orienteering on 06 Jan statesPOCs and VOCs can still be used for individual exercise... They must not be used for competitions or leagues.
Therefore we are leaving our MapRun courses open (apart from Wyre Forest, which will close at the end of January as planned) but we will not award any Winter Urban League points for runs which took place during the current lockdown.
Wyre Forest Central added 29 Oct. These courses will be live from 01 Nov and
stay open until 31 Jan 2021.
Map downloads (password or email required: see info on right)
Courses set up for the Summer Series which are still available to use:
Forests and parks
Baggeridge and Himley
This is not a MapRun event, but a quiz-O. Answer the multiple-choice question at each control
Download map (password or email required: see info on right)
Various linear and score courses are available on the British Orienteering website for a small fee.
To be sent a pdf of maps where a password is required, or if you have any questions on HOC virtual events send an email to: VOCs@harlequins.org.uk
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Getting started with MapRun
See the WMOA's MapRun site for instructions on how to set up and optimise the app on your phone.
HOC's courses are generally listed under West Midlands.
Use the links under the course details to download the map and control descriptions; due to mapping permissions some of these links are passworded - HOC members will have had the password (case-sensitive) emailed to them by the Membership Secretary. If the password prompt doesn't appear when you expect it, try allowing pop-ups for this site.
Non-HOC members will need to email VOCs@harlequins.org.uk to request a map. We will look to send you a map within 24 hours.
If your map doesn't appear to render properly, try a different browser. The Webmaster sometimes finds Firefox is problematic but Edge or Chrome are OK.
Participants are responsible for their own safety and take part at their own risk. Please respect social distancing rules and other users of the venue.
When you have finished your run and are reviewing your results, if MapRun is showing any controls missing that you visited it is possible to update your result. A guide how to do this is here.