Hyde Park May 2021

Welcome to the second Summer Park Race, which is in Hyde Park. We have two courses for you to choose from, “Long” (5.2km direct line) and “Short” (3.3km). To count for the series results, you can do this race anytime between Saturday 15th and Monday 31st of May inclusive.

Please continue to respect the latest Coronavirus restrictions when taking part in this event, and please be courteous to other park users when out on your course.

Location

The start of both courses is just inside the north-east corner of Hyde Park, near to Marble Arch tube station (Central line).

Latitude/longitude 51.511521, -0.162143
OS grid reference TQ276807
What3Words for the Start sleeps.alone.brave
Streetmap http://streetmap.co.uk/map?X=527634&Y=180778&A=Y&Z=110

There are toilets near the start – cost 20p (paid by card).
Some of the anti lockdown protests have been in Hyde Park so it is worth checking that nothing is due.

Format

The courses are linear, which means you need to find the controls in order and the fastest person to do so wins.

As previously, we’ll be using the MapRun6 timing app, which also means that you can do the challenge anytime you like between 15th and 31st of May.

Technical details

If you haven’t already, please install MapRun6 on your phone and download your selected course from UK > London North > StreetO > Hyde Park (Long or Short). If you’d like to run with a Garmin watch instead of your phone, follow these instructions as well.

Next, download and print the race map (you will need this to navigate). Here is the Hyde Park Long and the Hyde Park Short Map. There are IOF symbol control descriptions on the map.

Note that (as usual), North is at the top of the map when printed. The map has no legend but you can see an explanation of symbols here.

Once you’re ready to go, press ‘Go To Start’ (there is no code required) and the App or watch will start automatically when you’re at the start location. The App will record each control (beeping each time) and then stop your time when you’re at the finish.

Your result should be uploaded automatically, but if not, you might need use Upload (Manual) on the Results page of the App. If you’re using MapRunG, you may need to ‘Get Track from Garmin’.

All competitors take part at their own risk.

Enjoy the challenge! If you have any questions, just ask me, David Rosen.

Thanks to planner Elaine Battson (LOK).