Re: [MDOC] MDOC NSL Cup Final in Urmston on Tuesday 12th March Peter 08 Mar 2019 10:23 UTC

Ian

Thanks. You are right. I’ll get the Prov removed from the list.

The correct Event is indeed MR UK/MR Manchester/MR Urmston NSL Cup PXAS PZ ScoreV60

Cheers

Peter

> On 8 Mar 2019, at 09:38, Ian Watson <ian.watson@manchester.ac.uk> wrote:
>
> At the moment, there are two Urmston events on the site, one with 'Prov'
> at the end. I asume his is a test. Probably best to remove it to avoid
> confusion.
>
> Ian
>
> On 07/03/2019 20:44, Grahame Crawshaw wrote:
>> Hi all
>> Peter and Jillyan are safely home from Portugal, and I have spoken to Peter today. He has provided further information on the app, and arrangements on the night below.
>> *_The App_*
>> We thought that it would be good fun to offer the use an orienteering App. There are a number on the scene. The one we chose is called MapRun and is produced by Peter Effeney (a very nice man) for FNE Enterprises - it's Australian, funded by their government - and nice and easy to use. The free app. is available for Android smartphones (4.2 and up) at Google Play and at the App Store for Apple iPhones (iOS 9.0 and up). After downloading the app, you need to input your name, age, and gender. Maps from countries all over the world are available through the app. Look for the UK folder and then Manchester. The Urmston Cup event is called MR Urmston Cup PXAS PZ ScoreV60 which is bit of a mouthful but the name informs the system of the type of` event it is.You will not be able to see the map until you have the PIN which will be available at the Pub next Tuesday
>> Before the Event the Planner (me!) inputs the locations of the Start/Finish and Controls in terms of latitude and longitude. In that respect they are “virtual”. In practice the virtual sites chosen for Urmston coincide with real features such as green boxes and telephone poles although we have added the odd path junction.
>> Ensure that your smartphone allows the App to access location services. The whole thing relies on GPS. The App uses the location services in the smartphone to “dib” each control. At the end of a run the data is loaded to the Server (at the press of a button) which calculates the points scored/penalties incurred and displays the Event Leader Board on the web. The route taken is also transferred to Routegadget, and Strava too if required.
>> It’s not quite paperless. Every runner has a paper map.
>> The App sounds good to us so we hope that you give it a try. On the night there will be a Help Desk manned by Virtual Veterans, but please find and download the free App before you come to Urmston.* If you have any problems in doing this please phone Peter or Jillyan on 0161 941 6931 or 07768 431478 for further help.*
>> *_On the night arrangements_*
>> We will be using the Roebuck’s function room, and there will be experienced MapRunners at a Help Desk to assist you. The pub has free wi-fi, but your usual 3G or 4G will do the download/upload stuff just as well.
>> There will be printed control descriptions in strips (about 12 x 5 cm) similar in width and length to those used in conventional (as opposed to NSL) orienteering events. Standard holders will be ideal for carrying them around.
>> You will be given the PIN on your way to the Start. The Starter will have the usual paper maps ready. When the App registers the Start and beeps you are given the map, and off you go!
>> The App displays the map, but it is titchy. A paper map is best for running. The App also shows the time taken, the time remaining and the number of controls visited but you will probably want to take your watch too. You don’t have to carry your phone in your hand, it will work perfectly well in a bum-bag or pocket.
>> The App recognises the Finish and ends your run when you come near it, so it is important that once you have started you do not come past the pub again until you want to finish.
>> You must then upload your data to the MapRun Server (and to Strava too if you want to). The App will prompt you. Every result will be instantly available on a big screen in the function room.
>> Remember that the gross scores will be fed into the Cup Final spreadsheet to determine the winner on the night, and the usual people will probably score the most points (but that doesn’t mean they will win the trophy!)
>> .......and we haven't forgotten those people using conventional answer sheets!
>> *2 reminders*
>> *Don't forget to charge your smartphone before you arrive at the event on Tuesday*
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>> *Its not too late to join the fun - deadline for entries is 10pm on Friday 8th March.*
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>> *Enough*
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>> *Grahame*