Linear and Score Challenges
The aim of a Linear challenge is to visit all the checkpoints on a course in
the correct order having begun at the designated Start. The Finish is usually
close to the Start. If done as a competition the winner is the one who take
the least time to complete the course.
The aim of a Score challenge is to gain points by visiting as many as checkpoints
as possible. Any checkpoint on the course can be used as the Start/Finish and the
remainder can be visited in any order. However points are deducted for exceeding
the time limit. If done as a competition the winner is the one who scores the most points.
These are Linear or Score challenges within an urban environment. The maps look
simple: not much more than a black line for a road and a dotted line for a path.
However, as with all our maps, they have been georeferenced, which means that
they work with your phones GPS giving you the option to display your location
throughout the challenge.
The checkpoints will be be street furniture such as post boxes, lamp posts,
telegraph poles and green communications boxes. They are listed in checkpoint
descriptions and available as a free pdf download.
These are Street Score challenges in which all the checkpoints are Post Boxes.
Take place in Public Parks. The maps are more complex than Street maps mainly
because they have to depict different types of vegetation: the darker the green
the harder it will be to travel over or through it. Runnable woodland is coloured white.
The checkpoints will include vegetation features such as thickets and water features
such as ponds, also paths and tracks.