Wednesday Eastern Series

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Bellfield

Friday, 12 September 2014

Tonight's course by Merv was quite long, but flat. The location of the 5 pointers didn't lead to any obvious conclusions about which way to start out, for those of us who have to choose options. And it didn't really get any easier as you went along - I was still making decisions almost till the end. 

Half the A course field scored the maximum 70 points, with Peter leading the pack, and providing yet another winner this series.  He was followed by Tim, Ian, Andrew and Simon.  Jay and Christine did battle on B course, both scoring 62 points, and both comfortably ahead of Patrick and Steuart.  Denise was the winner of C course by a single point over Peter. Third was Peter, and fourth was Peter!  Tony nudged in front of Steven on PW, scoring 66 points. Mark, Barry and Bernie made up the top 5.  

No changes on A1 where Simon, Bryan and Ian continue to hold the top three places.  On A2, Simon roared into top spot on completion of his 8th event, Vic leapt into second, and Dave is now third.  Ian or Jarrod could well spoil the party though.  On A3 it's still Ray, Hamish and Mark, and it's still wide open.  No change on A4 for Margi, Dale or Matthew.  On B1, Jay and Christine will certainly trouble current leaders Dennis, Greg and Bruce.  B2 has four people who could all mathematically overhaul Suzy - but only if they complete every event until series end.  No change on C1 for Peter, Ewen and Tim, with most of the contenders absent this week. John gained a point to finally break the deadlock with Noel for third, behind me and Pete on C2.

Sadly, girl power was short lived on PW1, with Steve and Mark overtaking Ros, and Tony continuing to stamp his authority.  On PW2, Lyn moved into top spot ahead of Bernie S and Annie.  Christine extended her lead on PW3 over Gwennyth and Mike on PW3, while Suzanne moved clear of Merrill on PW4, and Erica keeping one point clear of Adam.

Join us next Wednesday at Wantirna South.

 

 

Recent Eastern Series News
Bellfield Friday, 12 September 2014
Doncaster Heights Saturday, 6 September 2014
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

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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