Wednesday Eastern Series

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Blackburn South

Friday, 27 November 2015

We began the evening congratulating Kevin on his outstanding achievement of becoming a Legend, completing his 1000th event tonight. Kev estimates he has walked 4000 km to do so!  We hope to see him clock up more Millennium Club milestones.

I'm always cautious about choosing  my first control on this map, as I've often been caught out going to one that looks nice and close, then finding myself boxed in, or coming back to the finish past a control I've already been to.  Merv's course certainly opened up that possibility, and it was worth a little planning time at the start.  An extremely hot and blustery northerly wind brought conditions more akin to February than November, with a wind change near the end bringing a bit of welcome relief.  

Bruce scored another win on A course - but did anyone choose a shorter route?  Peter, Paul, Ian and Bryan were the next five finishers.  On B course, Tim earned the 100 points, ahead of Bruce, Chris, Steven and Peter.  Lanita wrapped up C course ahead of Tim, Bill, Phil and Carolyn.  Tony was quickest on D course, followed by Andrew, me, Denise and Lauren. Rachel won E course from Lara, Gerard, Paul and Pat.  Dave's 55 points got him across the line in PW ahead of Mark, Peter, Helen and Andrew.

There has been no change to the A course leaderboard where Ian, Hugh and Rick are in the lead, but Bruce has a perfect 100 point average.  Steven and Bruce are still on top of B with Andrew moving into third.  C course has changed yet again with Phil now out in front, Dave second, and Jenny moving to third, and Lanita also on a 4 week winning streak.  D course remains the same with me, Greg and Pam in the lead, and the main threat coming from Tony.  Rachel is out in front on E course, and Mark leads Barry and Helen on PW.

See you next week at Harvey Heights in The Basin.

Recent Eastern Series News
Blackburn South Friday, 27 November 2015
Koolunga Thursday, 19 November 2015
Blackburn Lake Friday, 13 November 2015
Dandenong Creek Friday, 6 November 2015
Glen Iris Saturday, 31 October 2015
Smiths Dell Thursday, 22 October 2015
Canterbury Trails Sunday, 18 October 2015
Glenhuntly Gallop Friday, 9 October 2015
Blackburn North Friday, 25 September 2015
Balwyn North Thursday, 17 September 2015

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 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 9878 9168 or 0419 316 843, or email

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