The MapRun orienteering app allows you to take part in “Virtual” orienteering courses using the GPS in your smartphone (or watch) at a time convenient for yourself. You run a course using either the map on your phone screen or a paper version, and your phone will beep when you reach the correct location of each control.
Orienteering is an exciting outdoor adventure sport which involves walking or running whilst navigating around a course using a detailed map and sometimes a compass.
The aim is to navigate in sequence between a set of control points and decide the best route to complete the course in the quickest time. It does not matter how young, old or fit you are, as you can run, walk or jog the course and progress at your own pace.
It was exciting to have the first of our "Return to Orienteering" events on Thursday evening in Paisley. Alastair planned the Urban course and Nick did the on the day organisation. Even the "mixed" weather didn't put off our enthusiastic athletes. Some even managed to use the MapRun app, and their results and tracks are on the MapRun website
We are pleased to announce that two new CLYDE MapRun courses around Milngavie, namely Milngavie March 2021 Long (4.5 km) and Milngavie March 2021 Short (2.6 km), are now live on the SOA webpages and avaliable for all to run at a time of their chosing (subject, of course, to abiding by all current COVID-19 restrictions).
Our virtual meetings will be paused for the summer and may restart in the autumn.
The link for each meeting is the same and is in recent club member e-mails.
We are pleased to announce that two new CLYDE MapRun courses around the Mosshead area of Bearsden, Mosshead Feb 2021 Long (5.3 km) and Mosshead Feb 2021 Short (3.4 km), are now live on the SOA webpages and avaliable for all to run at a time of their chosing.
Clyde members are invited to CLYDE’s planning meeting for 2021 (as we look forward to getting back to doing orienteering post COVID) incorporating the AGM.
There was a great end to the Scottish 6 Days 2019 at Grandtully yesterday, with CLYDE’s own Simon Gardner as Assistant Controller.