Welcome to our final installment of summer urban orienteering. We have two lovely courses using different parts of Dunbar and Haddington to those visited before. The courses go live at 7am on Monday morning but there is no need to do two courses each week as the courses will stay available until the end of August!
Both courses start close to the suggested parking.
You can download a PDF of the course which can be printed on A4 paper and you can make use of the MapRunF app (see below).
It’s great to be able to orienteer again and we look forward to seeing and hearing how you get on with the courses even if we can’t see you at the finish line to hear in person!
You can view the live results for the SprintELOpe series on the results page.
If you have used MapRun then your results will appear automatically. If MapRun thinks you have mispunched (and you didn’t) or you have just timed yourself as you ran then you can let us know your result for any of the SprintELOpe courses by filling in the online form and your result will then appear!
The start is in the corner of the car park next to Hallhill Sports Centre.
The start is at the corner of the car park next to Aubigny Sports Centre.
- Download MapRunF from your app store:
- Enter your personal details.
- If you haven’t already then download the pdf of the map – they are all set to print out on A4 paper.
- When you are at the parking then open the app and click on events near me and look for the SprinELOpe. Select the “event” you want to run. Alternatively, navigate to the “UK” > “Scotland” > “ELO” folder and then click on the event name to download the map to your phone. You may prefer to download the map while you have access to wifi or a good mobile signal. Once downloaded, you’ll be able to retrieve the map later from local storage on your phone. You may see other courses which you can’t open yet!
- Once you’re ready to run, click on “Go To Start” (if necessary re-loading the event from local storage in the event list first) and enter the PIN if required.
- Walk towards the start. Your phone should beep and the clock start timing once you come within range of the start location.
- Run the course as normal. Your phone should beep when you reach each control point. Sometimes you may need to slow down and stop for a couple of seconds, or move a few paces until it registers.
- Once you have found all the points head for the finish for the final beep. You should avoid running past the finish before the end of the course or you may accidentally stop the clock!
- Let us know your time by uploading the result to MapRun or by filling in the form below.
- The activities are carried out entirely at your own risk.
- Although cars should be moving slowly you should be aware that the courses all cross roads and so under 16s should not take part unless accompanied by an adult. We would also advise making use of quieter times of the day.
- Stay aware of your surroundings and take care when running so that you don’t run into other pedestrians or dog walkers.
- Be aware that surfaces are uneven and so there is a risk of slips and trips.
- You should do the activity at a pace that is suitable to your ability to ensure that you do not become too tired to make sensible decisions about your safety.
- Make sure that you check the weather forecast and wear appropriate shoes and clothing.
- Some of the courses go near water and again we would emphasise that under 16s should not take part unless accompanied by an adult
- Be alert to your surroundings and remember that it is better to skip a control than cause alarm to other people.
- Covid-19: You should not take part if…
- you are unwell with a cough, fever or other respiratory symptoms
- you have been in close contact with a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 until you have completed the prescribed quarantine period, even if you are completely symptom free
- you have returned from any overseas country until you have completed the self-quarantine period for 14 days, even if you are symptom free
- you are undergoing COVID-19 testing, until they have received negative results and are symptom free
- you have been asked to isolate by NHS Test and Trace because you are a contact of a known COVID-19 case, do not exercise outside your own home or garden and do not exercise with others
- you have been advised to stay at home by a health professional
- If you fit within a higher at-risk group, then your should take particular care and/or make decisions on attendance with due consideration to the risks associated with COVID-19. You should take part according to current government advice on exercise and meeting with other family groups if you chose not to run on your own.
- You are advised to bring hand sanitiser and wash your hands and generally follow good hygiene practices and maintain physical space between you and other people.