Wednesday Eastern Series

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

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Mont Albert

Saturday, 3 December 2016

A combination of a map with a very busy rail line right through the middle, and a course setter well known for setting very tricky courses, meant a careful approach to route planning was required.  Added to that was the dreaded "Bermuda Bend" - rather like the Vortex of Doom on the Wheelers Hill map, the Bermuda Bend is the crescent just east of the start, with 8 streets (and a couple of lanes) running off it at different angles.  Hands up if you've NEVER been disoriented here!  I thought as much.  

Our top five A course runners were Bruce, Alex, Ian, Steven and Geoff.  The fastest on B course were Jay, Bill, Blair, Lanita and Andrew.  Quickest on C course were Carolyn, Asha, Cormac, Brody and Reg.  First to return on D course were Peter (who dropped in whilst on holiday from Switzerland to catch up with old friends - nice to see him back for a couple of weeks); Ewen and Robert.  E course was won by Jenelle, Tina and John.  Ros topped the PW points tally with 58, just outscoring Mark, Helen and Ron who all scored 56, and Kay on 54.

After 7 weeks, we now have divisions on each course, which is when things get interesting! Remember that your best 11 scores will count for your final tally at the end of the series. At this stage placings are mostly determined by attendance, so let's look at those with the highest averages and 4 or more events attended. On A1 it's Bruce out in front with a perfect 100 average, with Alex on 99. Geoff leads A2 with 93 points. Rick and Arthur are very close on A3 with 90 and 89 apiece.  On B1, Jay and Tim are neck and neck, both averaging 97. On B2, Bill's average of 95 puts him just ahead of Andrew and Peter.  Ray, Roger and Ian all have 89 on B3.  On C1, Carolyn has a slim margin over Asha and David.  Katherine on 94 is just in front of Jenny on 93 on C2.  Reg has the best average on C3.  On D1, Ewen is just one point away from a perfect average, and on D2, Suzy is strongest on 94 points.  Jenelle and Tina are very close on E.

On to the Power Walkers - Dave has won four out of four to have a 100 point average on PW1; next best is Mark on 98.  Sandy has the highest average on PW2, while on PW3, Annie and Lara share the best averae of 86.  Gwennyth is out on front on PW3, while James and Di are just in front of Schon on PW4.  

The Eastern Summer Series heads to Blind Creek in Wantirna next Wednesday. No Bermuda Bends or railway lines, but plenty of tricks and traps of its own.  And on December 21st at Mullauna, celebrate Christmas - stay on and enjoy a festive dinner after the event.  BYO BBQ food, drinks and chairs.

Recent Eastern Series News
Mont Albert Saturday, 3 December 2016
Ringwood Wilds Sunday, 13 November 2016
Forest Chase Sunday, 6 November 2016
Highbury Hill Sunday, 30 October 2016
Belmore Parklands Friday, 21 October 2016
Rowville Lakes Is Winter Finale Saturday, 15 October 2016
Glen Eira West Saturday, 8 October 2016
Warralong Saturday, 1 October 2016
Cathies Corner Friday, 23 September 2016
Waverley Parklands Friday, 16 September 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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