Wednesday Eastern Series

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Mitcham

Friday, 5 February 2016

We were joined this week by the students of Scotch College and Camberwell Grammar - great to have you along!  The Schools Champs start up in a few weeks.  We also had a big group of scouts who all had a great time putting their navigation skills to the test.  As a result, we had a huge crowd to acknowledge the latest Millennium Club milestones - Ken, Josie, and 1500 event veteran Peter K.  The big hills oF Mitcham quickly come into play on this map regardless of which direction you head.  Course setter Ewen showed no mercy when it came to contours, nor when it came to thinking. It was one of those courses when you changed your mind constantly, and changed it back again.  Very enjoyable.

Bruce returned to the winners circle on A, ahead of Peter, Andrew, Simon and Bryan.  Top of the list for B course were Tim, Patrick, Steven, Tom and Tony.  Jay was quickest on C, scoring his first victory in a while.  He was followed by Che, Bill, David and Peter.  On D, Matt was the leader, ahead of Charlie, Ned, Hamish and Jonathon.   E course was won by Hamish, Lara and Pat.  There wasn't much in it on PW, with Len scoring 58, Brett on 56, Mark on 54, and Ron and The Girls on 53.

Only 5 scoring events left! That means you need to have done 6 events to be in with a chance.  On A1, Ian's long reign at the top is about to end, with several people closing in on the magic 11 events. Peter, Andrew and Bryan are neck and neck.  A2 has a tie for the lead between Mark and Kristian. Vic remains unchallenged on A3.  Stephen narrowed the margin to Bruce on B1 but look out for Chris.  B2 is one of the few divisions looking settled with Andrew, Ian and Roger likely to hold the top three places.  No change on B3 but I expect some shifts in coming weeks as a couple of people reach 11 events.  C1 finally got a shakeup with Carolyn hitting the lead from Phil and David, with Bill a single point outside the top 3.   C2 had no changes but expect Katherine to move up soon.  The big question on C3 is whether Eric will get to 11 events; if he does, look out.  I'm clinging to my D1 lead with Tony and Denise both away or on other courses; no change on D2 just yet but its by no means settled.  Pat is still holding off Lara on E.  Dave will be unchallenged on PW1, leaving Len, Mark and Lauris to fight for the placings.  Brett overhauled Helen and Ron on PW2.  John retained the lead on PW3 fron Ian and Ilze, who has a narrow lead over Merrill. No change on PW4 or PW5.

The annual Park and Street Champs kick off this month, with the qualifying rounds starting in 2 weeks.  The big event is on Feb 29, on the Gladeswood Spur map in Mulgrave.  If you wish to qualify to compete in the final, you need to:
- be a menber of an orienteering club
- compete on the appropriate course for your age group (click here for details), in one of the Qualifying events 
- use a BLUE control card during the Qualifying event/s, to indicate your availability on Finals night

Look out for the orange flyers which tell you all you need to know.

See you next Wednesday at Camberwell.
Recent Eastern Series News
Mitcham Friday, 5 February 2016
Gardiners Bend Friday, 29 January 2016
Camelot Rise Friday, 22 January 2016
Croydon Hills Thursday, 14 January 2016
Blackburn North Friday, 8 January 2016
Yarran Dheran Thursday, 24 December 2015
Koonung Heights Friday, 18 December 2015
Bellbird Dell Friday, 11 December 2015
Harvey Heights Thursday, 3 December 2015
Blackburn South Friday, 27 November 2015

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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