Wednesday Eastern Series

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Bulleen Ups and Downs

Friday, 17 April 2015

This map certainly lives up to its name (as I'm sure I've said before).  My brain has a stubborn wish to head clockwise on this one. Determined to steer clear of the western side, which always seems to lead to problems, I headed straight into the middle.  After a short loop of 14-9-16-6, it was off up the huge hill to 18.  After that I rolled around the rest of the course - down-up-down-up-down-up-down ... luckily it ended with a down, which saved me from late penalties.  Consensus was that those western controls were indeed a trap, which led to a number of people doing 9 "twice".

Just under half the A course runners got the lot, headed by Andrew, Simon, Bryan, Paul and Peter.  B course is getting interesting, with Oliver scoring his first win on 66 points, pipping Ian on 64 and Steven on 63.  The merger of the old B and C courses has given us a better contest for those who like to run for 45 minutes.  On PW it was a tight race between Mark on 62 and Tony on 61, then Robert, Helen, Ron, Len and Lyn.

Overall after 4 weeks, Simon remains the A1 leader, from Ian and Warwick, but Andrew has a perfect average of 100. Peter M and Roger continue to lead A2 with Rick moving into third.  On A3, Katherine and Ken share top spot ahead of Ray, while Suzanne, Robyn and Eric retain their places on A4.  Ian and Steven have drawn ahead of Tim on B1, while Peter K, Dennis and Greg lead B2.  Pete heads B3 by a point from me, with Vaughan now in third, while Noel and Pierre lead B4.  Mark has 4 wins from 4 on PW1 and leads from Lauris and Len.  Robert has a one point margin over Helen on B2 with Bernie S third.  Kay has overtaken Gwennyth and Graham on PW3, and Malcolm now leads Micke and Schon on PW4.

Join us next Wednesday at Highbury Hill in Burwood.
Recent Eastern Series News
Bulleen Ups and Downs Friday, 17 April 2015
Blind Creek Friday, 10 April 2015
Camberwell Friday, 27 March 2015
Trinity Triangle Friday, 13 March 2015
Canterbury Trails Thursday, 5 March 2015
Wattle Park Friday, 27 February 2015
Heyington Heights Thursday, 19 February 2015
Nortons Park Friday, 13 February 2015
Blackburn Creeklands Thursday, 5 February 2015
Colchester Thursday, 29 January 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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