Wednesday Eastern Series

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

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Wattle Park

Friday, 27 February 2015

A new start location gave quite a different focus to the map - usually its a downhill run in any direction, but this time it was an uphill start out of the school for all 200+ competitors.  It also allowed placement of more controls in the park. Course setter Schon provided plenty of options, and it was quickly apparent that choice of first control was vital. Some were using the event as their final tuneup for the Champs, and a last chance to get a psychological boost over their rivals.

Peter H was the A course winner, ahead of Paul, Patrick, Bryan and Michael.  B course was won by Justin from Warwick, Josh, Stephen and Jay.  Rick took out C course from Steven, Vic, Peter and Jan.  Josh won D course ahead of Torren, Mason, Christian and Lachlan, while I was first back on E course ahead of Matt, Sophie, Alex and Geoffrey.  Eric was the victor on PW with 61 points, ahead of Len, Tim, Helen and Mark.

Next week we'll have a wrap up of how the overall results are shaping up.  The next event is at Canterbury, hosted by Camberwell Grammar.  Be there!

Recent Eastern Series News
Wattle Park Friday, 27 February 2015
Heyington Heights Thursday, 19 February 2015
Nortons Park Friday, 13 February 2015
Blackburn Creeklands Thursday, 5 February 2015
Colchester Thursday, 29 January 2015
Valley Reserve Friday, 23 January 2015
Mitcham Friday, 26 December 2014
Tunstall Junction Friday, 19 December 2014
Mont Eagle Friday, 12 December 2014
Waverley Woods Thursday, 4 December 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 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).

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.

Enquiries: Ian Dodd, tel 9878 9168 or 0419 316 843, or email

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