Thanks to all who came, and to the few that endured.... we still have'nt got a 100% success rate managing MapRun to Smartphone / MapRun to Garmin Watch.... but we are getting there!.
Thanks to Brian S. for map printing and for Pete "shifty" (ex.Chairman) Harris for providing post run light entertainment in his tales of how he out-foxed the MapRun App. to score illegal points....
....or so I'm told!
Nice to see ex.HALO (or was it EYOC?) member Frank Ince making an appearence, although he missed the best part of the area not visiting the South East corner :(
Brough & Elloughton is a great new area, and the new map from Bill Griffiths should provide scope for more Urban fun in future events.
Results as follows....(minutes rounded up)
Dave J. - 700 points / 35 controls (maximum) / 54 minutes
Mike B - 700 points / 35 controls (maximum) / 58 minutes
Harriet - 560 poins / 28 controls / 57 minutes
Pete H - 460 points / 23 controls / 46 minutes
Amanda - 440 points / 22 controls / 50 minutes
Brian S - 440 points / 22 controls / 52 minutes
Frank - 420 points / 21 controls / 56 minutes
Corinne - 420 points / 21 controls / 59 minutes
Helena - 400 points / 20 controls / 35 minutes
Jackie - 400 points / 20 controls / 59 minutes
Isoldt - 380 points / 19 controls / 52 minutes
Karen - 360 points / 18 controls / 55 minutes
Alex G - 340 points / 17 controls / 49 minutes
Kate G - 340 points / (17 controls) 57 minutes
Next week we are in Cleggy on a Brian S. map - 1:5,000 A3 with a 60 minute MapRun only Score - but please come along even though we aren't using Lamp-Posts, we trust you... unlike some! ;)
Brian Ward 16 Sep 2021 20:35 - updated by Brian Ward 17 Sep 2021 07:53
Thanks to all those who competed in our first Autumn MapRun/LampO in Ashby and thanks to Isoldt for planning.
Results (not handicapped)
Pete S 290
Paul Si 230
Ollie 140 (collected all 21)
Kate G 130
Pat Si 120
This week we are in Brough using a brand new OCAD map so get those entries in (via HERO) - I believe it could be an hour Score rather than 45 minutes in Ashby.Peter Harris 12 Sep 2021 09:30 - updated by Peter Harris 12 Sep 2021 09:39
Entries for our next Regional Event the Yorkshire Urban League Event on 24th October are now open.
No Entry On The Day - Entries close Midnight Sunday 17th October.
Those wishing to help can use the code "Lindum" to receive the 50% Discount.
Entries via the HERO tab on the website.
Full range of courses:
A/1 = MO
B/2 = WO/MV
C/3 = WV/MSV
D/4 = WSV/MUV
E/5 = WUV/WHV/MHV
F/6 = WJ/MJ
G/7 = WYJ/MYJ
Classic Urban distances in Classic Flat Urban terrain.
New map and New area.
Extensive Free Parking adjacent to Start, Finish, Download, Toilets etc.
Peter Harris 10 Sep 2021 14:10 - updated by Peter Harris 10 Sep 2021 14:23
For HALO members that may be interested but do not belong the Facebook Group, a link to the photographs from Charlotte and Tom's Wedding can be found here....
Brian Ward 6 Sep 2021 17:05 - updated by Brian Ward 6 Sep 2021 17:08
Starting on Thursday September 9th (evening) the Club will be putting on some Orienteering Activities which will follow on the lines of a Club Night, a Pub League, a LampO and a MapRun all rolled into one.
The first event will start from the Priory Inn, Ashby Road, Scunthorpe between 5.30pm and 7pm. If the weather is fine we will be outside the pub.
This first event will be in a new area (Ashby) and will use an OOM at a scale of 1:7500 and will be a 45 minutes Score with approximately 21 controls. It will also be MapRun enabled with controls being on Lamp Posts so those unfamiliar with the MapRun App can manually record their times and note the lamp post numbers accordingly.
The use of the MapRun app for the Spring PrePoacher Events we had was relatively successful so I hope you all remember how it was used. Refresher training will be given.
So the full list is:
Ashby 9th September (new area)
Brough 16th September (new OCAD map)
Cleethorpes 23rd September (newly extended OCAD map)
Market Weighton 30th September (new OCAD map)
Entries are via HERO. NO ENTRY ON THE DAY.
Under 16's must be accompanied.
Further activities may be added.
Thanks to Isoldt and Brian W for planning these activities.Peter Harris 30 Aug 2021 10:25 - updated by Peter Harris 30 Aug 2021 11:08
All from Wendy Carlyle of Airienteers...
on the HALO Flickr Page at....
Brian Ward 24 Aug 2021 14:13 - updated by Brian Ward 24 Aug 2021 14:14
Charlotte bagged another medal at the British Sprint Championships in the Individual Event, taking a Silver Medal in the Women's Open.
Other HALO runners made the A Finals in various age classes
Helena (5th), Elspeth, Brian W and Paul VD.
Other HALO runners were in the first 3 in the B Final - Flora, George and David.
The other HALO members competing were Mary, Amanda and Brian S all completing their 2 courses successfully.Peter Harris 23 Aug 2021 10:50 - updated by Peter Harris 23 Aug 2021 10:59
Congratulations to Charlotte, George, David and Elspeth who came third at the inaugural British Mixed Relay Sprint Championships.
This is a great achievement for the Club considering our size and the fact that we fielded both Veterans and Juniors in the Elite class.
Charlotte ran the first leg finishing first in the fastest time of the day and then George, David and Elspeth all were 6th fastest on their respective legs. Thus we came home third with Elspeth running the anchor leg.
The Skelmersdale terrain suited our team with similar social housing in HALO land at such areas as Bransholme, Willows, Belvior Park, Gainsborough, Low Moor and Hemswell. However all the team had to remain focused as there were a number of mispunches by other teams (including the other HALO Elite team - Helena, Mike, Brian and Flora) as the complexity of the urban terrain took its toll.
Our SuperVet team of Paul, Amanda and Ken and our UltraVet team of Brian, Mary and John F also managed to complete their courses successfully but outside the top 3.
Many thanks to Helena for coordinating the teams
Peter Harris 22 Aug 2021 08:08 - updated by Peter Harris 22 Aug 2021 09:42
HALO's First Virtual Permanent Orienteering Course (MapRun) Risk Assessment
We are pleased to open our VPOC at Victoria Dock Village in Hull
We have set this course up primarily for personal training, and not for competition, and we have decided to keep it open for a substantial length of time so participants can go back and try to improve their time/fitness by either choosing a better route, by improving their map reading skills or by running faster or further. The course is open to anyone who wants to have a go (see advice below) as well as HALO Club Members.
This form of orienteering has no orange kites or control plaques but makes use of the GPS facility on modern smartphones. Participants download the MapRun6 app, available for both android and iPhone, download the map they need to their phone and print themselves a paper copy of the map. For more detailed instructions as to how to get going - and the paper map- click on the tabs below. If you have a suitable Garmin watch then advice as to how to set it up is on the tab as well and you will then have no need to take your phone out with you.
On the maps (phone and paper) we have indicated a Start/Finish but we have set the course up so you can choose to Start and Finish at any of the control sites that you want. (Start and Finish must be at the same control though). When you start the MapRun app will automatically designate your chosen starting control as the Start/Finish. It will also, change the Start/Finish showing on the phone map to be just another control that needs to be visited, but obviously we cannot change that on the paper map too! You need to visit all the controls to record a successful run on the MapRun server.
Naturally we want you to stay safe, cause no damage or upset the locals.
With that in mind there are some conditions that we need you to be aware of and agree to before you go out:
All current Covid-19 laws and Government advice should be followed
The course is not suitable for unaccompanied under 16s whilst they are are participating
These events take place on streets, footpaths and open places. Pay attention to the usual urban risks: traffic, slippery surfaces, blind corners, kerbs, etc and stay well clear of other people in the area
Wear clothing and footwear suitable for the activity
Do not enter any Out of Bounds areas or enter private land. Out of Bounds areas are marked on the map with purple lines/hatching or purple crosses.
Anyone undertaking a VPOC (MapRun) is doing so in their own time and at their own risk. British Orienteering and Humberside and Lincolnshire Orienteers (HALO) take no responsibility for any damage or injury whilst participating.
Paul Simmons 8 Mar 2021 13:41 - updated by Paul Simmons 1 Apr 2021 16:28