Oxford Street Series on MapRun

Please note that these events involve road crossings and, as such, are not suitable for unaccompanied under-16s.

To find all events on the MapRun app, open the app, click on Select Event > UK > Thames Valley > Oxford Street Series.

To access the pdf map and control descriptions, click on the event name (hotlink) below. Maps are 1:10,000 unless otherwise noted. White areas are OOB even if they appear to be crossable on the ground; yellow areas may be traversed.

To see the results for all events, including tracks for all runners, click here and type TVOC OSS into the box. Please do not look at the results of any given event before you have run it!

The current league standing and event results can be found here. MapRun league tables and event results

CURRENT EVENTS:

Kidlington (Open until 26th July). Planned by Ben Green. Start is the junction of Meadow View and The Moors, on the north side of Kidlington, with plenty of local parking. Visit as many controls as you can in 60 minutes. 10 points for each control numbered 10-19, 20 points for each control numbered 20-29, and 30 points for the controls numbered 30-39. There is a penalty of 20 points for each minute (or part thereof) you are late back. Take care crossing the main A4260, in particular the southern part of it which has separated side roads with two-way traffic. Avoidance of busy times is strongly recommended; an evening run would be pleasant.

Wallingford (Open until 19th July). Kindly planned for us by Mark Saunders of Berkshire Orienteering Klub. Start in the Recreation Ground, Crowmarsh Gifford. Parking, adjacent, is available at the Riverside carpark, The Street, Crowmarsh Gifford, OX10 8FL. 1pound 10 for 3 hours. Visit as many controls as you can in 60 minutes. 10 points for each control numbered 10-19, 20 points for each control numbered 20-29, and 30 points for the controls numbered 30-39. There is a penalty of 20 points for each minute (or part thereof) you are late back.

Wycombe NE (Open until 12th July). Planned by Alun Jones, TVOC. Start at the top of Totteridge Avenue. Grid reference SU875930. It’s 10 minutes walk from High Wycombe railway station, and maybe 20 minutes from the bus station. Parking is available in nearby roads, or at Duke Street car park (5 minutes walk). Parking charges are currently (mid June) suspended, but that may change; do check.

Note the 10m contours (and there are a few of them!) Visit as many controls as you can in 60 minutes. 10 points for each control numbered 10-19, 20 points for each control numbered 20-29, and 30 points for the controls numbered 30-39. There is a penalty of 20 points for each minute (or part thereof) you are late back.

Note some yellow (open) areas on the map actually have blocks of flats on them, but can still be crossed. Green (wooded) areas may be crossed, but you may prefer to stick to the paths.

Coming soon: Chalfont St Peter

PAST EVENTS:

Didcot Great Western Park (June 2020). Planned by Roger Thetford, TVOC. Start just off Greenwood Way near the junction with the B4493.

The map scale is 1:7500. Due to the area being on the small side, the time limit is 50 minutes. Controls 1-10 score 10, 11-20 score 20, and 21-30 score 30. 10 point penalty for each minute (or part thereof) you are late. Controls are all lampposts except 28, which is a telegraph pole.

Marston and Headington (June 2020). Start is on the grass just behind OXSRAD, located just off the A40 Marston turnoff, on Marsh Lane. Grid reference SP532084. Parking is available at OXSRAD for a modest fee (note that free parking in the area is almost non-existent due to the proximity of the JR Hospital)

Visit as many controls as you can in 60 minutes. 10 points for each control numbered 10-19, 20 points for each control numbered 20-29, and 30 points for the controls numbered 30-39. Penalty of 20 points for each minute (or part thereof) you are late back. Controls are almost exclusively street signs, and are detailed in the map document.

Didcot East (Aug 2019, retrofitted as a MapRun.) Start outside the Ladygrove Pub, on Cow Lane, by the pedestrian crossing.

Time limit is 60 minutes. Controls 1-10 score 10, 11-20 score 20, and 21-30 score 30. 10 point penalty for each minute (or part thereof) you are late. Controls are all lampposts.