Wednesday Eastern Series

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Gardiners Bend

Thursday, 23 October 2014

What a great way to kick off Summer Series, with a 30 degree summer evening, and a challenging course by Chris.  Knowing where the creek crossings were was an important factor.  The runners also had to come to grips with a return to Scatter format, where points don't matter - first across the line with their designated number of controls, wins. 

Some competitors came out of winter hibernation, showing that they haven't lost any form.  The strong A course field was led in by current Park and Street champ Bruce, followed by Sam, Andrew, Paul and Simon.  On B course, Bruce and Jay resumed their ongoing rivalry, with Bruce taking the win.  Stephen, Tim and Peter rounded out the top 5.

C course was won by reigning Australian Long Distance junior champ Lanita, followed by Tony, Graham, Janine and David.  Another pair of highly credentialed juniors, Mason and Torren, took out D course, with me happy to come third.  E course was a battle between the wily veterans and the junior sprint star, with John beating Sophie and Pat.

A familiar name, Steven, was on top of the Power Walkers results, scoring 53 ahead of The Girls on 49, Mark and Ron on 47, and Helen on 46.

The evening wrapped up with winter presentations (apologies to those who won chocolates - they are nicely chilling in my fridge, where I left them!).  The MEFTY trophy was also awarded to the person who completed Most Events For The Year, which turned out to be me.  My tally was 144, with Mike second on 138, and Pete third on 136.  And I've loved every single one of them (ok, maybe not the really cold and wet ones ...)

Next week we'll be at Kerrimuir, a very central location close to Box Hill.  Please note there are NO toilets at the start.  See you there! 


Recent Eastern Series News
Gardiners Bend Thursday, 23 October 2014
Tunstall Junction Sunday, 19 October 2014
Academy Hill Thursday, 9 October 2014
Koonung Crossing Saturday, 4 October 2014
Mullauna Saturday, 27 September 2014
Wantirna South Sunday, 21 September 2014
Bellfield Friday, 12 September 2014
Doncaster Heights Saturday, 6 September 2014
Clarinda Friday, 29 August 2014
Cathies Corner Friday, 22 August 2014

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 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).

In winter, there are 3 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, 50 mins or 40 mins.  There is also a 60 min Score course for Power Walkers.

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

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