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Future COBOC and Local Events   

For details about COBOC Events see below. For details about other orienteering events within the West Midlands or nationally click on the following link BOF Fixtures List

Beginners, Families and Schools Events

Unfortunately due to the UK Covid 19 outbreak British Orienteering have currently suspended most orienteering activities. However, some are able to take place. For more details please click here

54th Sutton Park Gates Run

COBOC has set up a virtual course around the 7 main gates of Sutton Park using an free app called MapRunF.

For more information about MapRunF and how to download it onto your smart phone click here

For some tips to ensure that MapRunF continues to work as you run round click here

Once you have downloaded MapRunF onto your smartphone you need to download the event file by following the instructions here

If you prefer to have a paper copy of the map rather than use the map on your phone you can download and print off a copy of the map here

When using MapRunF it is best to either hold your phone or strap it to your upper arm to maintain a good GPS signal. It does sometimes take a short time to register. Listen out for the beep when you have got to the gate to make sure it registers on MapRunF. Make sure that any power saving function is switched off so that the app continues to run in the background.

At the finish MapRunF will automatically upload your results or you can do it yourself. If your results state that you did not finish or you mispunched but you did actually go to all the gates you can revise your results using the HITMO function on the MapRunF app. Click on Show Results then select the event you want to modify your results on. On My Results click on the 3 horizontal bars on the top right of the screen and select Review Results (HITMO). For more details click here.

Please note the following if you choose to participate:

Taking part in the Sutton Park Gates Run does NOT breach the current embargo on orienteering in Sutton Park due to the Compass Sport Cup/Trophy Final due to take place in 2020

You must follow the current government guidelines regarding social distancing.

You take part at your own risk.

Be considerate towards other park users.

Handsworth Park Score

COBOC has set up a virtual course around Handsworth Park. It is a 60 minute score event. There are just 4 controls which can be found in any order. It is suitable for beginners and wheelchair users.

For more information about the free app MapRunF and how to download it onto your smart phone click here

For some tips to ensure that MapRunF continues to work as you run round click here

Once you have downloaded the free app MapRunF onto your smartphone you need to download the event file as follows: Select Event>UK>West Midlands >Birmingham >Handsworth Park Feb 2020 Score >Go to start

If you prefer to have a paper copy of the map rather than use the map on your phone you can download and print off a copy of the map here

Please note the following if you choose to participate:

You must follow the current government guidelines regarding social distancing.

You take part at your own risk.

Be considerate towards other park users.

Lickey Hills Short Course available using MapRun

A short course has been set up on MapRunF using some of the permanent control sites at Lickey Hills Country Park. Once you have downloaded the free app MapRunF onto your smartphone you need to download the event file as follows: Select Event>UK>West Midlands >Birmingham >Lickey Hills POC short PXAC. Click on Go to Start.  A copy of the map and the course should appear on your phone. For further information about MapRunF see above.

f you prefer to have a paper copy of the map rather than use the map on your phone you can download and print off a copy of the map here

Please note that the above events, dates and times are provisional and may be subject to change. Please check on www.coboc.org.uk nearer the time for more details regarding these events