This course is situated in Newmarket, to the North of the town centre. The marked 'Start/Finish' is at a post box near to Tesco & parking is available at the supermarket or the adjacent shopping centre if using their facilities. You may, of course, start at any of the checkpoints, whichever is most convenient, & plan your route from there; the town centre carparks are listed on the West Suffolk website. This is a timed course - you'll receive points for each control you visit, & have them deducted if you're over the time allowed!
Unlike other towns on our MapRun list, Newmarket has a high population of thoroughbred horses & you'll be almost certain to meet some being taken out for exercise: please remain alert & be ready to give way. Your course also involves crossing busy roads: caution is required & under 16s really must be accompanied by an adult.
Type of Course:
- Score course / Start anywhere
Number of controls:
15, plus Start/Finish
Course time limit:
- 60 minutes / You must return to your Start control again to Finish / You can decide how many controls you aim to visit / You don't need to be out for the full time allocation
- 20 per control; 10 points deducted for each minute or part minute over the time allowed / If you use a numbered control as your Start/Finish there won't be any points for that one, but the original Start/Finish (2 circles on triangle symbol) will score instead
Please bear in mind:
- Use only public roads, paths & open spaces / Avoid paths which are marked with a red X / Be aware of residents, walkers & cyclists - & the numerous horses being ridden or led / Please give way to horses & riders at all times / Maintain social distancing at all times / The course involves crossing busy roads / Under 16s must be accompanied / You're responsible for your own safety, i.e. you take part at your own risk
Newmarket North Start anywhere PXAS ScoreV60