To go along with the major map revision, we went and sorted a few things out so the course is now in great shape.
Missing post H is now a plaque on the fence. Buried in vegetation posts N, FI and V have all got new homes a few metres away.
Post M was rescued from a contractors compound and for the moment is attached to the nearby fence. All posts are freshly painted and have a hi-vis plaque attached.
Photo is Peter pretending that we put post V back in nice and straight.
Moved a couple of controls (one out of brambles, and one after repeat vandalism) and reinstated another whose support had fallen over. Discovered a small new car park very conveniently right by the Start/Finish (photo).
Maintenance joblets completed at Dukes Drive, Moses Gate Crompton’s Lodges, and Nuttall Park (photo).
We have a brand new map of Heaton Park – in a few weeks a British Schools Championship will be using it. Spent a long afternoon sorting out how the Permanent Course posts have been affected – just a few reworded descriptions. Photo is a family of swans out on manoeuvres on the northmost lake.
You may notice that everything to do with buying maps is now different. If you find any problems, please let us know (see contact details in the page footer).
The big advantage of the new system is that if you pay electronically for PDF maps, you will instantly get a link to download them.
You may have noticed that the shopping cart items have disappeared from the park pages and the only way to buy a map is now from the GetaMap page.
Over the next few weeks, we’ll be moving onto a new shopping system. This will enable us to cope with card-processing changes to do with Strong Customer Authentication (which is probably behind the recent update-your-details stuff you’ve had from assorted on-line banks).
It should also enable PDF purchases to be immediately downloadable.
Please bear with us, and let us know if there’s anything that doesn’t work for you.
Photo is a poor overgrown post T at Chorlton Water Park. Maintenance is now active again after time out for surgery – joblets knocked off at Boggart Hole Clough, Philips Park Manchester and Chorlton.
The last day in the current blast of maintenance – after two consecutive thefts, Brabyns post N has been found a new home.
Joblets in Moss Bank Park, Hoyles Park, Silver Springs and Gorse Hall. Photo is today’s mapping challenge – new play stuff at Moss Bank.
A lovely Spring day of joblets in the North/East of town … Philips Park Prestwich, Kersal Dale, Boggart Hole Clough, Philips Park Clayton. Picture is the new S/F plaque sneaked onto a handy Run England post at Boggart Hole Clough.