Wednesday Eastern Series

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Wattle View

Friday, 1 August 2014

Wednesday ... windy ... Wattle View.  At first glance the course,set by Sally and the Newbury Navigators, looked lengthy.  But clean-up was possible in just under 10 kms, and luckily the course avoided those REALLY tight countours in the northwest.  It was a no-brainer to head east then north, at least if you wanted the 5-pointers (though I opted to cut back west early, and paid the price for swapping 5 pointers for 2 pointers).  

A course was won by Paul, a whisker ahead of Bryan.  They were followed by Simon, Ian, and Geoff.  Ian cleaned up B course to outscore Bruce, who was just a few seconds late but lost 3 points.  In fact almost all the Bs were late, including third placegetter Jay.  Tim scored another easy victory on C, but Ewen and Graham were neck and neck, both on the same point score, both losing 3 late points, but Ewen nudging in front at the finish.  On PW, Mark had his first win with 56 points, ahead of Even on 53, who edged out Ron and Geoff each on 52.

Overall, on A1. Ian has moved to second behind Simon, and Bryan has moved to third. Dave now leads A2 from Simon and Rick.  Mark B moved to the top of A3 ahead of Ray and Josie, who are tied for second. On A4, Matthew moved ahead of Margi and Dale.  No change on B, where Peter still leads from Dennis and Bruce. Ewen heads C1 from Peter and Tim, while on C2, John has moved up to third behind me and Pete.

PW1 is now headed by Ron, Pat and Lauris.  Bernie S and Ian switched positions on PW2 behind Geoff, while Gwennyth maintained her lead on PW3 from Mike and Yanting. Erica moved to the top of PW4 ahead of Suzanne, who now has a clear lead over Merrill.

Join us next Wednesday at Camberwell.

Recent Eastern Series News
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
Heaney Park Wednesday, 25 June 2014
Bayswater Friday, 13 June 2014
Boulderdash Monday, 9 June 2014
Glen Iris Saturday, 31 May 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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