Wednesday Eastern Series

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Highbury Hill

Thursday, 28 April 2016

A very tough course set by Peter B (apparently draft 1 was about 2 kms longer!)  Careful planning was needed to maximise points as there was quite a distance to travel between some controls.  A course saw an exciting finish with eventual winner Simon racing Andrew neck and neck across the oval. Ian and Steven were the only other two to score 70 points.  On B course, Tim snuck in with seconds to spare to claim victory with 52 points, ahead of Ian, Bryan, Simon and Jay.  Phil scored highest in PW with 49 points, ahead of Len, Ros, Mark and Barry.

Overall, Simon extended his lead over Ian on A1, and Geoff moved into third.  Steven, Hugh and Dave still top A2.  Ray, Robert and Geoff continue to lead A3, and Dale, Lauris and Suzanne fill the placings on A4.  No change on B2 with Ian, Tim and Peter M still out in front.   I'm still leading B3 but Peter moved into second, just 4 points behind, and Greg is only 3 points further back.  On A3, Dennis still leads, but Steve is now second and Pete is third.  Status quo on PW1 for Mark, Barry and Len, but on PW2 Noel regained the lead from Ian and Bernie S.  Allan, Gwennyth and Pat are the leaders on PW3, while Schon has moved to third on PW4 behind Keith and John.

See you next Wednesday at Balwyn - and don't forget that Saturday Arpril 30 is our first EndurO for the year - challenge yourself with a long Score course of either 120 or 75 minutes.  Starting from Ferndale Park in Glen Iris, you'll have plenty to think about, with a choice of 40 controls.  Start at 2pm for the 120 Run or Walk; start at 2.30pm for the 75 min Run or Walk.  Bring a plate of food to share afterwards.

Recent Eastern Series News
Highbury Hill Thursday, 28 April 2016
Forest Chase Saturday, 23 April 2016
Hawthorn Friday, 15 April 2016
Ashwood Sunday, 10 April 2016
Mont (H)Albert Thursday, 31 March 2016
Blackburn North Thursday, 24 March 2016
Heyington Friday, 11 March 2016
Greythorn Saturday, 5 March 2016
Canterbury Trails Thursday, 25 February 2016
Camberwell Central Saturday, 13 February 2016

Eastern Series Information

About this series:

Where: Eastern suburbs of Melbourne

When: 7:00pm Wednesdays; all year round

Cost:  $4 per event for adults, $2 for juniors (under 21)

What to bring: jogging/walking shoes and comfortable, light coloured clothing.  Bring a watch, a drink, and a torch for winter events (late March-mid October).

Please arrive 20-30 minutes early. This will provide time to help you register for the event and explain how to take part.

Groups (schools, scouts, sports or social) are extremely welcome, but please contact us at least a week prior to the event so we can ensure enough maps are printed.

In winter, there are 2 courses for runners.  These are Score format, where you visit as many controls as you can in the allocated time, with the aim of earning as many points as possible.  Times are 60 mins or 45 mins.  There is also a 60 min Score course for Power Walkers.

In summer, there are 5 runners courses ranging from 2.5-10 km, and a 60 minute power walkers' course.  For runners the format is Scatter (visit a designated number of controls in any order, first back wins), and for power walkers the format is Score format (visit as many controls as you can in the allocated time).

Enquiries: Ian Dodd, tel 9878 9168 or 0419 316 843, or email

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