We don’t see why a global pandemic should stop us running around and getting muddy – but we recognise that things must be different. So we will set a monthly challenge throughout 2021.
Each challenge will use a technology called MapRunF. This allows you to download the challenge course on to your smartphone and then run round the course, with the app recoding the time you started, checking that you completed the course (by visiting all the defined checkpoints) and then recording the time you finish. If you want to set up your phone you can download the app and get more information here. (If you have an advanced Garmin watch, you might be able to use MapRunG, otherwise smartphone or ipad will be required). The race will “open” at the start of the month and close at the end. You can run any time day or night and you can run as many times as you like.
See the “Enter” webpage for entry details. Final details on the “Final Details” page.
We hope that you’ll enjoy your run. We are in another a strange year and this is a strange way to do running – but we do what we can to carry on and we cross our fingers that we’ll all be back together sometime soon. We hope you are all well and safe. Remember one way to deal with short dark days is to get a headtorch and go walking, jogging or running.
You can enter the race here. The entry fee is £1, with an option to make a donation to the Sports and Social club and other local charities. (We will also make a donation to the team that set up the MapRun system – they are like Wikipedia in that they provide their system for free, but ask for contributions to support what they do). When you enter, you will be sent a PIN number for the event (in the “Sage Pay” email). You can use the PIN number for all the people in your household and you can run as many times as you like.