Wednesday Eastern Series

Welcome to the Wednesday Eastern Series - Park and Street orienteering in Melbourne's east all year round.

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Latest News

Canterbury Trails

Sunday, 19 February 2017

It was the biggest week of the season so far, being the first week of Schools competition, the first of two Eastern series Champs qualifiers, and a venue that is always popular and fun to compete on.  Our thanks to reigning Schools Champions Camberwell Grammar for hosting the event and preparing the course, which suited those who could both think and move quickest.  Congratulations to those who made the Final, and for those that missed out, there are four more Finals next week so still plenty of opportunities. Details here

Despite an error at the tricky railway crossing near East Camberwell, Bruce was first on A course, with Bryan, Colin, Alex and Matthew the next fastest.  On B, it was Ian, Asha, Steven, Bill and Bruce making up the top 5.  C course was won by Rick, Mason, Hamish, Peter D and Marcus, leading a huge field of over 50 runners.  On D course, Tim was back first, followed by Torren, Sophie, Reg and Jonathan.  The quickest on E course were Raymond, Jenelle, Nellie, Daniel and Ian.  Phil snatched the 100 points on PW with a score of 57, ahead of Dave, Ron, Len and Lara.  The Champs qualifiers were Bruce, Bryan, Ron, Ian, Rick, Asha, Janine, Denise, Dave, Roger, Lara and Ros.  We wish them all the best when they line up for the Final in two weeks time.

If you don't have 8 events by now, you are out of the running for overall series glory.  That means on A1, it is still wide open with Andrew and Alex still able to overhaul Peter H and Bryan, and claim second or third behind Bruce.  A2 looks to be settled with Geoff holding a good lead over Paul and Ron, who could potentially trade places.  On A3 it is still Vic leading Hugh and Ken, but Martin and Arthur are not out of it yet and either could end up the winner if they complete all three events. B1 did not change as none of Tim, Jay or Lanita competed this week.  On B2, Bill reclaimed top spot from Andrew but only by a point; Peter M is still fending off a challenge from Peter D for third.  On B3, Roger is still one event shy of moving into third behind Ian and Ray.  

On C1, Carolyn was unable to gain ground on leaders Tony and Asha. On C2, Dennis completed 11 events to take the lead from Katherine and Reg; Jenny and Brett are still in contention.  Stuart extended his lead over Greg on C3 while Peter M narrowed the gap between second and third to just four points.  No change on D1 for Ewen, me and Robert this week, though Graham cannot be discounted yet.  Pam still has D2 all to herself, and Jenelle has E course wrapped up.

Behind PW1 leader Dave, there is still a massive battle for second and third, with Ron moving up to be 2 points clear of Mark and Helen, who are tied for third.  On PW2, Lara took over top spot and is just clear of Michael, while Andy and Bernie are only a point behind, and on a tie! So 5 points separate the top 4.  Noel should win PW4, Allan looks safe in second, and Ilze needs one more event to claim third.  Annie could beat them all if she does the final 3 events.  Mike and Gwennyth are locked into first and second on PW4, but third is still well and truly up for grabs with 7 contenders!  On PW5, Keith has a 1 point lead over the Newburys with Peter M and Schon still in the picture.

Next week's event at Blackburn Lake is a special 40th anniversary celebration. Look out for a nostalgic touch - details here.  It's also week 2 of the Schools competition, and part of the second round of qualifiers.  Don't miss it!

Recent Eastern Series News
Canterbury Trails Sunday, 19 February 2017
Special 40th Anniversary Event at Blackburn Lake Sunday, 19 February 2017
Deakin University Saturday, 11 February 2017
Birralee Friday, 3 February 2017
Camberwell Central Saturday, 28 January 2017
Mullum Mullum Friday, 20 January 2017
Blackburn South Saturday, 14 January 2017
Mooroolbark Saturday, 7 January 2017
Colchester Saturday, 31 December 2016
Mullauna Friday, 23 December 2016

Eastern Series Information

About this series:

Where: Eastern suburbs of Melbourne

When: 7:00pm Wednesdays; all year round

Cost:  $5 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 0419 316 843, or email

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