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Last update 27 Nov 2020

Virtual Courses

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. All the courses are on publicly accessible parks and woodlands or urban areas which are generally accessible under 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.


New Courses

Wyre Forest Central added 29 Oct. These courses will be live from 01 Nov and stay open until 31 Jan 2021.
Event information
Map downloads (password or email required: see info on right)
Short Green
Green
Blue 1
Blue 2
Short Brown
Brown

Results at Nov 27
Short Green
Green
Blue 1
Blue 2
Short Brown
Brown

Kinver added 06 Oct.
Event information
Control descriptions
Download map (password or email required: see info on right)
Results


Courses set up for the Summer Series which are still available to use:

Forests and parks

Burlish Top (Between Bewdley and Kidderminster)
Event information
Download map (password or email required: see info on right)
Quiz-O questions
Results

Baggeridge and Himley
This is not a MapRun event, but a quiz-O. Answer the multiple-choice question at each control
Event information
Instructions
Download map (password or email required: see info on right)

Sandwell Valley
Event information
Control descriptions
Download map (password or email required: see info on right)
Results

Arrow Valley
Various linear and score courses are available on the British Orienteering website for a small fee.

Results:
Beginners 1
Beginners 2
Intermediate 1
Intermediate 2
Intermediate 3
Hard
Challenge (20 Control/45 min Score)
Ultimate Challenge (30 Control/70 min Score)

Urban

Redditch (Walkwood)
Event information
Download map (password or email required: see info on right)
Control descriptions
Results

Redditch (Church Hill)
Event information
Download map
Control descriptions (pdf)
Control descriptions (MS Word)
Results

Birmingham (Billesley)
Event information
Download map with control descriptions
Results

Worcester St Peters
Event information
Download map
Control descriptions
Results


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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Notes

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.