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 the open access National trust areas. The map has been carefully updated and a 60 min challenge planned for families to enjoy together but also to test the fastest orienteering athletes. Maprun enables socially distanced orienteering at a time to suit you.

The challenge uses the ‘Maprun F’ app available for IOS and Android. Once installed, find the challenge in Maprun under ‘Select an event’ – ‘UK’ – ‘Staffordshire’. – ‘Haywoods’ You can either use the map on the app or print off the map below and just use the app to track your progress (make sure to give the app full permissions to access the GPS on your phone to keep it ‘awake’ and tracking you).

The start and finish are the postbox on trent lane, Great Haywood (marked on the map with a pink triangle). There are plenty of places to park in and around the village, please respect local residents and park carefully. From the start you have 60 mins to find as many checkpoints (each worth 20 points) as you can of the 31 available. Don’t be late as you lose points (10 points per minute)! Your result will be displayed on the app when you finish. Note: avoid running through the finish until you intend to complete your run as the app will assume you are finishing!

Saftey – Please take care crossing the roads, particularly the main road through the villages and the two crossings of the A51 (marked). Many of the footpaths pass through open fields that may contain cattle, please follow the countryside code.

Footwear – Although lots of lanes and streets there are significant stretches of potentially slippery footpaths and fields, a shoe with some grip is reccomended.

Please support the local businesses while in the area which include the Canalside Farm Shop and Cafe and Spar in Great Haywood and the 3 pubs in the villages (when restrictions allow).

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

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