Virtual B-M 2020/2021 

Series Five

Dates and Format

1) How to take part. Email me on Nicky9@runbg.co.uk if you haven't taken part before.

2)

 Devise a route that is as near to four miles as you can, with 1000ft if possible, that starts and finishes at your house. BUT do not worry if you're route is longer, shorter or has more/less climb.

3)  Each week there will be two races. The four mile route (usually known as Virtual BM) and a score event. You can run both or either race at anytime between Tuesday morning and Sunday evening. And then post your results on the facebook group or email me if you don't do Facebook - by Sunday night.

4) The Score event is using an OS map and only the control/items that have the word written on the map will count.  In the case of a collection of item ie footbridges you only get points for the word not the number of footbridges there happen to be on the ground). You have one hour to collect as many points as possible. If you are back over the hour you will lost 1 point per minute (therefore sometimes it is worth being a few minutes late and collecting an extra 10 points). If the item is on Private property then get as near to it as you can.

 

  
Date - Week commencing Event Route
Tuesday 12th to Sunday 17th January   Extra Dimension: Going skiing or winter mountaineering/running
  Race 1 - Virtual BM Start - anytime you like. Route about 4 miles and 1000ft (Note: my spreadsheet doesn't have an extra column here so I'll add any extra points to race 2)
  Race 2 - Score Event Start - anytime you like. One hour Score, starting and finishing at your house, to collect as many of the below as possible - only items below count for points.

Trig points
MP/MS (Mile Posts/Mile Stones)
BS/BM (Boundary stone / Boundary marker)
FB (footbridge)
Spot heights (marked a . with a black height next to them)
Summits (where the contour line makes a small circle often they have an orange height next to them)
Tuesday 19th to Sunday 24th January   Extra Dimension: Burns Night
  Race 3 - Virtual BM Start - anytime you like. Run your designated 4 mile/1000ft route
  Race 4 - Score Event
Start - anytime you like from your house. One hour Score to collect as many of the points on the attached list:  Blue Score.pdf
 
Tuesday 26th to Sunday 31st January   Extra Dimension: Animals
  Race 5 - Virtual BM Start - anytime you like. Run your designated 4 mile/1000ft route
  Race 6 - Score Event Start - anytime you like from your house. One hour Score to collect as many of the points on the attached list:  Industrial Score.pdf
Tuesday 2nd February to Sunday 7th February   Extra Dimension: Events you'd like to do
  Race 7  - Virtual BM Start - anytime you like. Run your designated 4 mile/1000ft route.
  Race 8 - Score Event Start - anytime you like from your house. One hour Score to collect as many of the points on the attached list: Urban score.pdf
Tuesday 9th February to Sunday 14th February   Extra Dimension: Valentines Day
  Race 9  - Virtual BM Start - anytime you like. Run your designated 4 mile/1000ft route.
  Race 10 - Score Event Start - anytime you like from your house. One hour Score to collect as many of the points on the attached list:
Tuesday 16th February to Sunday 21st February   Extra Dimension: Pancake and Hot Cross bun week (as a kid I was sure that Hot Cross bun week was the same week as Pancake day and so it shall be decreed that in the Virtual Series we have Hot Cross Bun week too!)
Race 11  - Virtual BM Start - anytime you like. Run your designated 4 mile/1000ft route.
  Race 12 - Score Event
Start - anytime you like.

This week's Score challenge is to get as much Ascent into your run as possible. You have to Start and Finish from your house. You have one hour and for every minute (or part thereof) that you are late home you lose 10m ascent.

For those people living in the "Flatlands" you can choose to do the Least ascent as possible. But distance will be an important factor here in the case of everyone achieving zero Ascent. For every minute you're late we'll add 10m ascent.

And for both events -- no going on the same ground more than twice ( ie you can retrace your steps but not just run the same few 100m of flat ground or the same hill again and again.

Tuesday 23rd February to Sunday 28th February   Extra Dimension: Three things you're looking forward to doing / having now
  Race 13  - Virtual BM  
  Race 14 - Score Event Start - anytime you like. One hour Score, starting and finishing at your house, to collect as many of the below as possible - only items below count for points. If the item is on Private property then get as near to it as you can.

Choose TWO of the items below.

 Only those with a symbol shown on an OS map for this group
A) Telephone
B) Trigs
C) Railway and Tram stops
D) Summits a circle of contour line
E) Spot heights (orange or black)
Only where there is a word shown on the OS map for this group
F) Reservoirs
G) Springs
H) BS & MP
I) Pits and Quarries
J) Schools
K) Air Shafts
L) Sewage works
M) Weirs  
Tuesday 2nd March to Sunday 7th March   Extra Dimension: Back to School
  Race 15  - Virtual BM  
  Race 16 - Score Event Start - anytime you like. One hour Score, starting and finishing at your house, to collect as many of the below as possible - only items below count for points
Choose TWO of the items below.

 Only those with a symbol shown on an OS map for this group
A) Telephone
B) Railway and Tram stops
C) Summits a circle of contour line
D) Spot heights (orange or black)
E) Ponds (only ones shown on the OS map)
Only where there is a word shown on the OS map for this group
F) Reservoirs
G)  BS & MP
H) Pits and Quarries
I) Schools
J) Air Shafts
K) Weirs
L) Farm 
Tuesday 9th March to Sunday 14th March   Extra Dimension: Mothers Day
  Race 17  - Virtual BM  
  Race 18  - Score
Start - anytime you like. One hour Score, starting and finishing at your house, to collect as many of the below as possible - only items below count for points. If the item is on Private property then get as near to it as you can.

Choose THREE -

Only those with a symbol shown on an OS map for this group
A) Telephone
B) Railway and Tram stops
C) Summits a circle of contour line
D) Spot heights (orange or black)
E) Ponds (only ones shown on the OS map)
Only where there is a word shown on the OS map for this group
F) Reservoirs
G)  BS & MP
H) Pits and Quarries
I) Schools
J) Air Shafts
K) Weirs
L) Farm 
M) Wells
N) Springs
O) Foot bridge
Tuesday 16th March to Sunday 21st March   Extra Dimension: Easter
  Race 19  - Virtual BM  
  Race 20  - Score Start - anytime you like. One hour Score,

Choose ONE from Industrial Score  Industrial Score.pdf ONE from Blue Score  Blue Score.pdf  and ONE from Urban score  Urban score.pdf