Thames Valley Street Series on MapRun

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The club will be running a summer series of MapRun-enabled Street-O events during the summer of 2023. To find the events in the MapRun app, go to UK > Thames Valley > TVSS.

Events will be based at a pub and the printed map will be available (fee 3 pounds). These events password-protected – you will not get the password until you are ready for your run! The events will also be available for several months (not password-protected) afterwards. For this you will need to print your own map, which you can obtain by clicking the name of the event you want to run.

Date Area Planner
Wednesday 17th May, 7-8pm starts Watlington Mark Saunders
Wednesday 26th April, 7-8pm starts Didcot Roger Thetford

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

Three practice events (based on lockdown events) are also available to do in your own time, should you wish. To access the pdf map and control descriptions for these, 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 into the box. (For the Didcot event this will not work: instead type Didcot into the box.) 

Practice event 3: North Abingdon 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. 

Practice event 2: Thame. Start/Finish in Victoria Mead, OX9 3HY; plenty of street parking available nearby.

Practice event 1: Botley Starts and finishes in Toynbee Close, Botley, OX2 9HW.  There is ample on-street parking with no restrictions in the area.  The map takes in streets and footpaths which at this time of year are very muddy so trail shoes are definitely recommended.  The A34 cuts across the map North to South and can only be crossed at three locations (all via underpasses) next to controls 10, 11 and 12.  Should you choose to cross at control 12 you will need to run on the wide pavement alongside the A34 – this footpath can be clearly seen on the map.  Please take care if using this route.  The majority of controls are lamp-posts but there are some variations so please refer to the separate description sheet. Sites should be obvious from the map anyway as long as you’re in the right place!