Park and Street Orienteering

More Fun Than the Same Old Run

Bored with running the same old block? Tired of trudging on the treadmill? Looking for a new way to give your brain and body a boost? Want to see new places and meet new faces? Searching for an outdoor activity the whole family can enjoy together?

Park and Street Orienteering provides the perfect combination of mental and physical exercise. You do not need a compass or any special map reading ability. However, it will test your thinking while giving you a great workout in a friendly, safe, outdoor environment.   Events are held all over Melbourne, all year round.

Our events welcome people of all ages and abilities, and accommodate everyone from the elite sports person to those looking for a good walk to help stay in shape.

Families and friends can participate in groups or individually.  Groups such as schools, scouts, sports or social clubs are very welcome - but please contact us at least a week prior to the event, so we can make sure enough maps are printed.

Printed programs covering all of Melbourne are available at most events. Further information is also available on this website: Want to learn more? Click here

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All Melbourne and Geelong Park and Street winter and summer events are now loaded onto Eventor.  You do not need to be registered or logged in to view and export from the Eventor calendar.  You can also find all Park and Street events directly from Eventor by clicking on the Discipline dropdown box and selecting Park/Street Orienteering, and the Location dropdown box and selecting Orienteering Victoria. Make sure you select the full date range for the season, i.e. October 2013-March 2014. You can refine your search by using the Advanced Search function, and entering the name of series, e.g. Western.

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Thursday, 29 January 2015

A large crowd came to Colchester, a map that has been well used in winter but hardly ever in daylight.  It's one of those maps where you need to keep your thumb firmly in place, as it's very easy to find yourself somewhere other than where you thought you were.  The big hill in the northeast adds another level of complication.  Unable to see an obvious route, my strategy mirrored many others - head to 17 and hope that something would reveal itself.  It didn't.  Which means course setter Rick did an excellent job!

Once again Andrew was the fastest of the A runners, followed by Bryan, Rhys, Kristian and Simon.  Tim J earned a breakthrough win on B, ahead of Lanita, Bruce, Jay and Peter M. Keeping it in the family, Oliver and Darryl took out C course, with Phil, Mark and Janine rounding out the top 5.  Buzz, Ray and Pete led the D course competitors home, while Jen and co won E course from me and Pat.  Mark took out PW with 60 points, nudging out Tony on 59, and a bunch on 58 that included Graham, Steven and Barry.

Overall things are starting to settle, but there were a few changes this week: on A1, Rhys and Alex swapped spots, and Paul is only 1 point behind.   Chris and Rick also exchanged positions on A2.  Lanita moved up to third on B1, and Philiip moved up to equal second with Geoff on B3.  Peter K now holds third spot on C2, while Ray moved up to take equal third with Torren on D1.  On PW, there was a shakeup on PW1 where Mark zoomed into top spot ahead of Ron and Barry, but there were no changes in any of the other PW divisions.

February is Park and Street Champs month!  The first Wednesday qualifier is on Feb 11 at Nortons Park (we forgot to mark this one in the printed fixture) followed on Feb 18 at Heyington Heights. You can also qualify in other series.  The Champs are age based, so check the web page and make sure you are competing on the correct course for your age category.  You must be a paid-up member of an orienteering club to take part in the Final on Thursday Feb 26 at Springthorpe - talk to a club member, or check out how to join here.

See you next week at Blackburn Creeklands.  Please note that parking at the scout hall is limited. You may be able to use the bowls club car park opposite, but there is NO parking on Pakenham Street, so be prepared to park in nearby side streets, at the direction of event organisers. 

Park and Street Recent News
Colchester Thursday, 29 January 2015
Brimbank Park Event Starts at 6.45pm Due to Early Gate Closure Wednesday, 21 January 2015
Surf Coast Series 2015 Thursday, 1 January 2015
Mitcham Friday, 26 December 2014
Waverley Parklands Tuesday, 23 December 2014
Tunstall Junction Friday, 19 December 2014
Mont Eagle Friday, 12 December 2014
Glenfern Run Tuesday, 9 December 2014
Waverley Woods Thursday, 4 December 2014
Blackburn North Friday, 28 November 2014
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