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MapRun and Permanent O courses

Despite the new lockdown measures, orienteering is still very much open for everyone to enjoy!  Even though we can’t run the organised events, you can still use MapRun and Permanent Orienteering courses for individual exercise. Obviously, we recommend you follow government guidance on travelling for exercise.

We have Virtual Orienteering Courses available using the MapRunF app, and will add more soon.  Basic instructions on how to use the app are here: MapRun instructions
Lichfield Short and Very Short – 2 linear courses
MapRunF – Lichfield Instructions
Lichfield MR Short Course PDF
Lichfield MR Very Short Course PDF
Royal Oak, Rising Brook, Stafford – Score course
WCH Winter 2 – Rising Brook Instructions
Rising Brook Oct2020
Hednesford – Score course
WCH Winter 1 – Hednesford Instructions
Hednesford Sep2020
Wildwood, Stafford– Score course
WCH Winter 3 – Wildwood Instructions
Wildwood Map Oct20
The Haywoods, (Great Haywood, Little Haywood and Colwich, near Rugeley)– Score course
Barton (Barton-under-Needwood, between Lichfield and Burton upon Trent) – score course
WCH Winter 4 – Barton
Barton Map Dec20

Forestry England run Permanent Orienteering Courses from Birches Valley Visitor Centre on Cannock Chase (there are currently White, Yellow and Orange courses available – Light Green closed at the moment for forestry operations) – details here: https://www.forestryengland.uk/cannock-chase-forest/orienteering-cannock-chase
We now also have MapRunF enabled for these Permanent courses – you’ll find them under ‘Staffordshire’ / ‘Birches Valley’ on the app.

Please note as will most MapRun challenges these events are not formally organised or insured via British Orienteering. Therefore you take part at your own risk, including any 3rd party liabilities.

2020 Night-O series results

The last night-O of the year was held in Etchinghill, Rugeley last Thursday, and concludes the 2020 season.  Somewhat different to usual of course, with the first half (until early March) as standard night-O, then the 2nd half was adapted to use the MapRunF app.
It was close amongst the top 4, but Ray is the clear winner by 2 points and Mary is the ladies champion.
Well done to you both.
Series results here: 2020_Street_O

Mungo Bone Handicap 2020 Results

This year’s Mungo Bone Handicap Race was held over the space of a week, with runners putting in their times using the MapRunF phone app. . . . → Click To Read More: Mungo Bone Handicap 2020 Results

Mungo Bone (Virtual) Handicap Race 2020

The Mungo Bone is our annual club handicap run that normally takes place on the Saturday before Christmas. As you will have guessed the Mungo . . . → Click To Read More: Mungo Bone (Virtual) Handicap Race 2020

Shoal Hill Race postponed

Unfortunately, we have decided that we should postpone the Shoal Hill race that was due to take place on 13th December. This is due to . . . → Click To Read More: Shoal Hill Race postponed

Wendy Billing

Photo Credit: Nick Barrable, CompassSport

It is with sadness that we report the death of ex Walton Chaser Wendy Billing (nee Lightfoot) at . . . → Click To Read More: Wendy Billing

Haywoods Maprun

We have launched a new Maprun challenge around the villages of Great, Little Haywood and Colton and the surrounding countryside which includes canals and . . . → Click To Read More: Haywoods Maprun

Website Contact Form

We have been made aware that some messages sent via the contact form haven’t been getting through – we can see the message, but not . . . → Click To Read More: Website Contact Form