OSS and TVSS on MapRun

Over Autumn and Winter 2020/21 we are running two parallel events, the Oxford Street Series (OSS) and the Thames Valley Street Series (TVSS). Each series will have one event per month. Scroll down for current events.

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 > and then choose Oxford Street Series (OSS) or TVSS as appropriate. Note that past events from Summer 2020 (which you can still run) are also in these folders: to get the current events, you need to scroll to the bottom for the newer events, which have the current month as well as the name of the area in the event name.

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.

Almost all of our events use the “Waikato Score” system: 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. There have been some exceptions to this.

To see the results, including tracks for all runners, click here and type TVOC TVSS or TVOC OSS into the box. Please do not look at the results of any given event, even just the scores, before you have run it – this gives a significant unfair advantage.

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


OSS Dec20 (Event 2): North Abingdon, planned by John and Kathryn Turner, TVOC (Closes 13th December). The Start/Finish is at the Lamp post at the far end of Rutherford Close OX14 2AT. From the Oxford Road, Abingdon, turn into Appleford Drive at the traffic lights adjacent to the Boundary House Pub. Parking can easily be found in adjacent streets. Please do not park in Rutherford Close itself. Control numbers 11 and 14 are Footbridges. All the remaining controls are Lamp posts. 

TVSS Nov20 (Event 1): Marlow North and Marlow Bottom, planned by Bob and Pattie Beresford, TVOC (Closes Sun 22th November). Another bespoke map from the Beresfords, and this should be a real treat. Full instructions on the back side of the map linked above.

OSS Nov20 (Event 1): Oxford East, planned by Oliver Paulin, OUOC (Closes 1st November). Start is on the Cowley Marsh Recreation Ground. Parking ought to be possible on nearby streets if you choose your time carefully.

The next OSS event will be Abingdon (North), planned by John and Kathryn Turner.