LOC Night Urban Series using MapRunF

Sun 18 Oct 2020

While waiting for traditional orienteering events to resume LOC is offering a Night Urban Series of events using the MapRun app.  Courses are £2 a run payable at the end of the series or £10 for the series. Juniors under 16 must run with an adult.  Participants can run or walk the courses at a time that suits them, but to compete in the series they must start after 5pm. Competitors must wear high vis and use a head torch. They will need to have a smartphone, have downloaded the MapRunF app and will have to have the facility to print off a PDF map unless they wish to follow the map on their phone (which can be tricky especially in poor weather).

See the LOC MapRunF User Guide for further advice on downloading and using MapRunF.

Night Urban Series  updated 22 Nov     Current leader Board

Start Block Area Suggested Parking Course Terrain Details Results
31 Oct to Nov 6 Kendal (central) Booths Car Park  Wainwrights Yard, Kendal LA9 4DP

Long 3.1k

Short 2.2k

Urban with some in woods. Urban, with some steep allyways. Long goes into Serpentine woods.

Long Results


Short Results

Nov 7 to Nov 13 Ulverston (north) Brewery St Car Park LA12 7LR Long 5.8k Short 4k Urban with some in park. Urban, with some steep allyways.

Long Results


Short Results

Nov 14 to Nov 20



Kendal Leisure Centre, Burton Road, LA9 7HX Long 4.8k  Short 3.1k Urban with some in park. Urban

Long Results


Short Results

Nov 21 to Nov 27 Ambleside Car Park King Street, Ambleside, LA22 0BZ  Long 4.7k                Short 3.5k Urban with some in park. Urban

Long Results  


Short Results

Nov 28 to Dec 4 Ulverston (south) Southern car park, Priory Road, LA12 9HT Long 5.3k  Short 3.5k Urban with some in park. Urban  
Dec 5 to Dec 11 Kendal (west) Peppercorn car park, alias Abbott Hall car park, off KirklandLA9 5AL




Dec 12 to Dec 18


Car park , Back Gate B6255,







Course Information

  • Each week there will be a long and a short course.
  • There are no markers of any description at the control sites.
  • Anyone wishing to participate in the Night Urban Series Challenge will need to complete the course within the designated start block (7 days), and after 5pm.
  • The recorded time for the first run on the course within the designated start block will be counted as part of the Challenge.
  • It is recommended that a printed copy of the map is used.
  • If you have data switched on, your results will be automatically uploaded in the app after the course is finished. If not, you can upload your results when you have a wifi connection.
  • Be careful of others when turning sharp corners, running when the conditions are wet and be careful crossing roads.
  • When moving between high buildings the gps signal in MapRunF make take a few moments to catch up when you arrive at a control. You may need to wait a few seconds.


Courses are £2 per run  payable at end of series, or £10 for the series.
A copy of the map and the PIN code for activating the course can be obtained from the day prior to the start date from Jerry Purkis 



This is an informal challenge. At the end of the series the highest scoring Senior M/W, Veteran M/W and Junior M/W will be publicised on the LOC website. Prizes will be awarded to the winners.

Best 4 out of 7 results will count.



The following people have planned the courses for the Night Urban Series.

Dick Towler, Matt Rooke, Nick Howlett, Matthew Horne, Jerry Purkis, Andrew Smith, Graham Capper


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