MapRun - Ambleside

Event 5 of LOC 2021 Night Urban Series

Wed 24 Nov - Tue 30 Nov 2021

This year’s night urban series is a mix of traditional & MapRun races.

The traditional races take place on alternate Wednesday evenings using SI timing and small control kites. MapRun races will be available for the other scheduled weeks and be available from Wednesday to the following Tuesday. To be competitive you should run your MapRun course after 17:30 at Ambleside. You will need a compatible phone or watch with MapRun6 or MapRunF installed.  You can be non-competitive and do the MapRun courses at any time.

For maps and pincodes contact Jerry Purkis 

Covid considerations

We advise a sensible approach to covid restrictions with social distancing & use of hand sanitisers & to respect the concerns of other competitors.

Type of event: Local, Virtual, Night, Street
Type of terrain: Urban

Info updated: Thu 2 Dec


Pre Event Info


Nearest town: Ambleside

Directions / Parking

Parking location is Rydal Road car park  LA22 9AN

Registration & Start Times

Start from 17:30 to be competitive , or anytime if not.

Preferred day is Wednesday to make it a social evening.

Course Information

Long 5.9km  100m


Short 3.7km  90m


Through the centre of Ambleside, local parks and University.

Explanation of colour courses

  • White are very easy with all controls on paths. They are mainly used by 6-10 year olds and family groups.
  • Yellow use simple linear features like paths, walls and streams. They are mainly used by under 12’s and family groups.
  • Orange progress to basic use of the compass and route choice. They are ideal for novice adults or experienced youngsters.
  • Light Green are ideal for improvers as the navigational difficulty begins to increase and uses simple contours and point features.
  • Green are used mostly by experienced under 18’s and adults wanting a short but challenging course with a very hard navigational difficulty.
  • Blue are a longer, more physically demanding course in comparison to the green. The distances are more varied between controls and the course attracts experienced orienteers.
  • Brown & Black are very physically demanding and have a very hard navigational difficulty. They are for experienced orienteers only.
  • Score means visiting as many controls as possible in any order in a specific time, like 45mins.

Entry Details

Email Jerry Purkis for maps  


Entry fees will be £3 a run or £10 for the 4 maprun series,  payable at the end of the series.

Terrain Description

Urban with some parkland

Contacts / Officials

Planner: Loz Colyer

Important Information

Safety and Risk: A comprehensive risk assessment will have been carried out by the organiser.

Runners MUST download even if they retire so we can be sure everyone is back and that we do not need to start a search and rescue.

Participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event.

Help and Information: Anyone needing any advice about Orienteering should talk to the Organiser.

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