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?

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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Summer Fixture PDA 20162017  NEW!! Calendar import file for your device (csv format)

Summer 2016-2017 Brochure  NEW!! pdf version of printed fixture (2 Mb download)

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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 2015-March 2016. You can refine your search by using the Advanced Search function, and entering the name of series, e.g. Western.

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Park and Street - Latest News

I Do Love to Be Beside the Seaside at Beaumaris

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

A gentle breeze brought a salty aroma to our nostrils. A new start location in Black Rock gave us all a good look at the water and gave us the opportunity to climb the only contour on the map.  Course setter Andrew gave us plenty of opportunities to soak up the seaside atmosphere with a line of 5 controls on Beach Road, the rest being scattered inland in what proved a tricky configuration. People who have been on this map before, or who are good at geometry, will remember that doing one side of the triangle is always advantageous.  

Our winners were Andrew, Ian and Ted on A course; Ian, (just ahead of) Jay, and Damian on B;  Jenny, Stuart and Petr on C; Denise, Robert and me on D; and Michael (63 points), Dave (60 points) and Helen and Michael (both 55 points) on PW.  

Overall, there are only 7 scoring events left, so you need to have done 4 or more by now.  A1 is starting to settle now with Andrew in an unbeatable position. Ian has a small lead of 5 points over Steve.  None of the A2 contenders were there so no change with Ian having a good lead over Geoff and Rick.  Andrew leads B from Lauris and Mark, while Jay is about to move into top position.  Ian also has an unassailable lead on C1, Jenny is second and Tony third.  Stuart leads C2 from Murray and Greg, with Margi only 2 points out of the top three.  I'm hanging on to the D course lead with Rob and Ray snapping at my heels; Denise has 5 wins from 5 starts so she is a major threat if she makes it to 11 events.

PW1 is a very close call between Dave and Michael, separated by only 2 point, while Helen looks pretty comfortable in third.  Allan leads PW2 by a good margin, with Michael and Gwennyth just 1 point apart, but Bernie S and Annie will both move up next week.  Ian S is way out in front on PW3 with Suzanne second and Pat third.

The next event is at Yarraman, a map being used for only the second time so it will be unfamiliar to most of us.  Please park along one side of Pyke Street as directed.


Park and Street Recent News
I Do Love to Be Beside the Seaside at Beaumaris Wednesday, 18 January 2017
Blackburn South Saturday, 14 January 2017
Western Sunset Series 10-01-2017 - Copperfield Rocks Monday, 9 January 2017 The Western Sunset Series event for 10-01-2017 will be based from the Delahey Community Centre on a new map which is quite a-maze-ing.
Mooroolbark Saturday, 7 January 2017
Kick-Start Your Fitness in 2017! Friday, 23 December 2016
Christmas BBQ at Mullauna Monday, 19 December 2016
Summer Series In Full Swing Saturday, 3 December 2016
Mont Albert Saturday, 3 December 2016
Ringwood Wilds Sunday, 13 November 2016
Coaching with the Flying Finns November 19 and 20 Sunday, 13 November 2016
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