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Moti Albany Road Run Club - Maprun Roath

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Roath Recreation Ground

41 Ninian Road

Cardiff

CF23 5EH

United Kingdom

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Reach as many map locations as you can and get back to the start - within an hour! Solo or Team!

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This is a fun challenge that will take you 1 hour.

You can do your hour at any point during the week of the event. You can only do it once!

You can do it solo or as a team, though I'd request that you keep your team as small as possible, and of course it must follow Welsh Govt guidelines so a maximum of 4 of you. If you are a team you must stay together - you can't run to different locations.

What's the challenge?

Starting at a set point at Roath Rec, at a time of your choosing (during the event week), you will access a digital map on your smartphone that highlights numerous locations in the Roath area.

You try to get to as many of these spots as you can and back to the starting point within 1 hour. You choose which points to go for and in which order. You'll never get all of them so think strategically.

When you reach each point the digital map will check you in and award you points for getting there.

Spots further away get more points.

When you are done you rush back to the start point to "check in" and your total points go on the scoreboard. If you're late, points start being deducted.

How does it work?

You will need to download a map app that's available for IoS and Android - you'll be sent details in due course - and you'll have to have mobile internet access and GPS location tracking on during the event.

Unfortunately, if you can't do this, or if you are part of a team and neither you nor your team mate can do it, you won't be able to take part because you won't be able to log hitting each location.

You will be given the start location prior to the event along with some set up instructions for the app.

When you are at the start location you will open the app, log in, and then open the map. You will hit the "start counter" button and your hour starts. You will have access to the map that highlights all the locations and it will show your location as you move.

As you reach each location you make sure the app has registered your "check in" then you move on to your next :-)

When you are done you rush back to the start point to "check in" and your total points go on the scoreboard. If you're late, points start being deducted.

Fancy it?

Solo or part of a team, either way this is great fun. These events are also put on across Cardiff by South Wales Orienteering so if you give this a go and enjoy it you can sign up for one of theirs too!

Yes it's competitive but it's just fun competitive - it's just a laugh running around Roath getting slightly confused with your map directions, so don't be put off if you're not a speed demon, it's all good!

Share pics of your escapades in the group for added lolz.

Sign up now and you'll get more details in due course.

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Roath Recreation Ground

41 Ninian Road

Cardiff

CF23 5EH

United Kingdom

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