Virtual CoursesMapRun App
These require the MapRun phone app. You select a course, print a paper map and go to the start. When the GPS detects that you have reached a control it bleeps and the time is recorded.
MapRuns can be done in your own time. There are score courses and line courses to choose from. Simply download the MapRun app onto a smartphone, print a copy of the map and go and have a run!
How it works
To do a MapRun simply load the app, select a course, print a paper map (you can use the map on the phone screen but this is not ideal) and go to the start. When the GPS detects that you have reached the start it bleeps and your time has started. Continue round the course passing though each control location where it bleeps and back to the finish. The GPS bleep is often instantaneous but you may have to pause for 5-10 secs (longer under trees or other cover). Once completed your results and route are automatically loaded to the leaderboard and can be compared with others.
Find out more on the MapRun website