Wednesday Eastern Series

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Friday, 29 August 2014

The fog descended early and the grass was wet with condensation, even by 7pm.  It was a bit disconcerting to drop from the giddy heights of Bald Hill, and lose ground visibility. Course setter Vic caused consternation at the start when he put all the 5 pointers in a ring.  I started off towards 16, changed my mind and headed for 17, had a rethink and went for 18, and wished I'd begun with 19! Plenty of mental gymnastics required.

The full course was quite short so most of the A runners got the lot, but none quicker than Simon, who snuck in just ahead of Bryan. Warwick, Paul and Ian rounded out the top 5.  Jay had a comfortable win on B course over Steuart and Dennis, while Tim also took an easy victory on C, with Graham and Jenny taking the placings. Not so straightforward on PW, with Tony just ahead of Stephen and Ros.

See you next week in the hills of Doncaster.

Recent Eastern Series News
Clarinda Friday, 29 August 2014
Cathies Corner Friday, 22 August 2014
Glenferrie Wednesday, 20 August 2014
Camberwell Saturday, 9 August 2014
Wattle View Friday, 1 August 2014
Bennetswood Friday, 25 July 2014
Hilly Heidelberg Sunday, 20 July 2014
Koonung Heights Saturday, 12 July 2014
Mitcham Friday, 4 July 2014
Ashwood North Saturday, 28 June 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 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.

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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