Category Archives: Forthcoming Events

MapRun courses

MapRun is an App which allows you to use your smartphone to enjoy orienteering without needing to set up physical control points on the ground. Reivers now have 7 local courses for folk (members and non-members) to enjoy.

Available courses:

  • Bowmont Forest, near Kelso (Easy Trail 4.7km course)
  • Bowmont Forest, near Kelso (Long course, Urban style i.e. only paths, rides, roads allowed)
  • Bowmont Forest, near Kelso (Shorter course, Urban style)
  • Gala Policies (Light Green course)
  • Hawick Town (All controls)
  • Hawick Town (8 controls)
  • Tweedbank (Orange, medium, urban course)
  • Wilton Park, Hawick (30 minute Score)

Go to HERE and towards the bottom of the page you’ll find some instructions then the list of available events, in alphabetical order, under that.

The App is called MapRunF. Once you’ve installed this it’ll find events near you automatically when you tap the “Events Near Me” button on your phone. Ideally you would print off the PDF and run using that to navigate but it’s also perfectly possible to just use the map on your phone.

There’s a short video of MapRunF HERE

Important: Note that these courses aren’t part of an organised event so you take part at your own risk. Take care crossing roads.

Elibank event 29/2/20

Full details via the events panel to the right hand side. Note that the courses are Yellow, Orange and Green, not our usual Light Green as the forest is more technical that most of our other forests.

There will be a coaching session on contours starting at 11.00am prior to the event. This session is set at TD5 level and is aimed at more experienced orienteers. If you intend attending the coaching session please make sure you have let Ian Maxwell know beforehand.
Future beginners sessions are planned and will be notified but Club Coach Ian will be available at the start on Saturday to offer advice to any inexperienced competitors.