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.
Please note: since the course was first planned construction/maintenance work has blocked some potential route choices. Please check that you have the pdf file which has V2 in its name before printing (refresh the page if necessary).
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