Dec 31, 2021

Winterlopes are back! First course NOW uploaded!

Fancy a bit of Golf-O after dark? Well, Winterlopes are back for another season ...

*** First course now uploaded to SOA website. See events page for details ***

After their success last winter, Graeme Ackland has kindly offered to co-ordinate a new season of Winterlopes for early 2022. These will complement the existing Fight With the Night (FWTN) series of night orienteering events run by EUOC, running in the weeks when there is no FWTN. They will be Maprun-based, so you may choose any time during the week (courses run Monday - Sunday) that the Winterlope is live to run, though to count in the league it must be after dark. Please note that you do NOT need a smart phone for your result to count!

Schedule is as follows:

  • Jan 10-16th - Craigmillar, planned by Alison O'Neil
  • Jan 24-30th - Prestonfield, planned by Katherine Ivory
  • Feb 7-13th - Little France, planned by Graeme Ackland
  • Feb 21-27th - Liberton, planned by Angus Ivory
  • Mar 7-13th - Duddingston, planned by Claire Ward

To enter a course, you either need to record your track and upload to the MapRun site manually, or you can use the MapRun6 application (replaces older MapRunF) on your phone. There is also the option to use MapRunG on a smart watch (certainly on Garmin devices) in conjunction with your phone. Full instructions can be found on the SOA website here, but in summary:

  • For a paper copy of the map (highly recommended) rather than relying on a phone display, locate the course on the SOA course list (ensuring it is for the correct year), and download and print the PDF.
  • If recording your track on a GPS watch:
    • Run the course, ensuring you start your watch a little before the start location (to ensure your track includes the start).
    • After your run, upload your track on the Maprun website (just start typing the name of the event and it should appear)
  • If using MapRun6:
    • Download MapRun6 app to your phone; optionally also install MapRun6 app on smart watch
    • In app on phone, hit 'Select Event'. Navigate to UK -> Scotland -> Edinburgh -> FWTN and Winterlopes.
    • Select relevant course (correct location, year (2022) and length). Depending on mobile coverage / data allowance you may want to do this on wifi at home!
    • Select 'Go to start' (if using phone) or 'Send Event to my Garmin Watch' if you have linked your watch.
    • Run course.
    • The app should upload your results. If you are sure you found a control but MapRun failed to count it, please let us know. You can also upload your GPS track using the link above.
  • League results will be posted at Munro Leagues in due course.





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