April 2021 Challenge: Foots Cray Meadows

Where: Start and Finish are close to Leafield Lane. See the short course map on MapRun for the locations.

Parking: In Leafield Lane off the A223 North Cray Road.

When: Any time until midnight on 3 May. Start at any time you choose.

There is a choice of two line courses where the controls have to be taken in order.
A short course (4.2k) with 12 controls. Print the map
A long course (7.1k) with 18 controls. Print the map

There is no time limit for completing any course.

Download the App MapRun6 to your mobile phone then within the App, go to Select Event then scroll down to UK, then London South East and the Bexley folder. The events are Foots Cray Challenge Long PXAC, Foots Cray Challenge Short PXAC. Click here for Guidance on how to use the App

Control descriptions are printed are on each map.

Both courses have been planned so that the only sensible place to cross the river is at the widest bridge, known as Five Arches. You may encounter other users of the meadows here and on some narrow paths in places. Please pass with caution and allow plenty of space.

The bridge (control 3 on the short course, control 17 on the long course) was damaged but still crossable when the maps were checked but it has since been reported that barriers have been placed either side of it. If the bridge has not been repaired by the time you run the challenge it may be uncrossable and affect your route choice to the next control. If you visit the control but do not pick up the GPS signal then you will need to adjust your result using the MapRun HITMO facility.

In line with current Government guidance, ensure social distancing is maintained at all times, including with members of the public and participate in accordance with those guidelines.

This Challenge is not an organised event or activity, so you are not covered by British Orienteering's insurance. You do the Challenge as an individual for personal training and you are responsible for both your own safety and the safety of others around you.

Results: these will be available in early May.

Questions: please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Problems identified: please also email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

I hope that you enjoy this Challenge.
Any feedback would be welcome to the above email.

Enjoy your run!
Geoff Goodwin