Wednesday Eastern Series

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

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Forest Chase

Friday, 11 April 2014

It was my turn to course set so I hope everyone enjoyed it, despite the wet weather.  I was amazed that almost 90 people came along!  I was also interested in the course lengths, as I cut off a significant portion of the map - you can comfortably set a 10km+ course in half an A4 page.  Whenever you put out controls you receive some comments from residents, but this time I had a completely new one - as I was cabling no 1 to its pole, a lady asked me if I was setting up a dog trap! I think she thought it was one end of a trip wire.  I'm still not sure if she thought I should or shouldn't be setting up a canine hazard ...

Ten A course runners scored 70 points, led back by Simon, who must have run fast as he confesssed his route choice was less than optimal. Matt, Glenn, Paul and Rachel made up the top 5. Jay had a huge win on B course with 67 points, next best being Christine on 56 (subject to adjustment by scorer) and Katherine on 55.  On C, Tim was 3 mins late so his point score was 53, meaning the win went to Ian on 54, and Tony took third with 49.  Steven also had a big score on PW with 65, ahead of Phil on 61, The Girls on 56, Brett on 55, and Ron on 52.

Overall, Simon leads A course by 3 points from Paul, with Warwick third. B course results are subject to adjustment, but should show Jay and Christine as equal first, just one point ahead of Tim in third.  Ian has a solid lead on C course, with Peter second and Jenny third.  Steven's lead on PW is also solid, while The  Girls and Ros are in the placings.  With many regulars heading off for Easter, the overall competition will no doubt see many changes in the next few weeks.

Well done to all of you for coming along and toughing it out in less than ideal conditions.  Next week we head to Colchester, out east, a map well known for its pyramid-like hill and its really confusing street layout - be warned!
Recent Eastern Series News
Forest Chase Friday, 11 April 2014
The Glen Friday, 4 April 2014
Boronia Bay Saturday, 29 March 2014
Canterbury Trails Thursday, 13 March 2014
Heyington Heights Saturday, 8 March 2014
Bellbird Dell Thursday, 27 February 2014
Dandenong Creek Thursday, 20 February 2014
Camberwell Central Thursday, 13 February 2014
Blind Creek Thursday, 30 January 2014
Highbury Hill Thursday, 23 January 2014 Wed event report

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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