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Colton Maprun

New Maprun Events available over Xmas and New Year

Sun 03 January, 2021

Level of event: Local

Type of event:  

Pre Event Info

A New Maprun events on ISSOM Urban O maps on one of our best urban areas at Colton.

There are 2 courses a Long and Medium, The event has been Organised by Gerry Symes and Planned by Neil Croasdell (EPOC)

Directions / Parking

Use Colton Retail Shopping Centre Car Park LS15 9JA – maximum stay 4 hours. What three words /// cycles.lung.even

Public Transport:Number of buses to and from Leeds and along the Ring Road pass the Colton Retail Park 9, 9A, 19, 19A, 21, 22, X26,163,164 and 166.

Registration & Start Times

The competition is open from Saturday 19th until end of Sunday 3rd January when we will publish results on the website.

Entry Details

Free - You need to download your map at home. Pictorial Descriptions are on the map.

MAPS Colton Map Run Long. Colton Medium

This Lockdown event will use the free Maprun F app to track and verify your run and register your time. If you have not used the App before please see our full information on our website page

Where to find the courses on the app: Open the app → Select Event → UK Folder → Aire Valley Folder → Lockdown Series → Colton Long Colton Medium →Download

You can do more than one course by downloading both courses if you wish

Course Information

Course:Two courses – Long 5.5km (21 controls) and Medium 3.9km (13 controls)

Map: Urban map at 1:5000 contour interval 2.5 m. Download your map to take with you.

We recommend running with the paper map and stowing your phone.

We suggest you are 100% ready to run when you switch the app on so as not to utilise any of your precious time! If you do have a false start just end your run and start again.

Important Note;Do not go near the finish area en route between any 2 controls. The app will likely finish your run - which would be very frustrating. The courses are designed to make going near the finish midway through the course a very poor route choice

Terrain Description

Colton is an interesting urban area with modern housing separated by grassed areas with plenty of snickets. To the north west is an older, more intricate housing estate with many snickets, garages and parking areas. A great urban challenge.

Dog restrictions


Contacts / Officials

Organiser: Gerry Symes

Planner: Neil Croasdell

Important Information

Safety and Risk: A comprehensive risk assessment will have been carried out by the organiser, but participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event.

Insurance: British Orienteering provides Public Liability insurance cover for all individuals taking part in our Organised Events and Activities.

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