Wednesday Eastern Series

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

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Cathies Corner

Friday, 23 September 2016

Cathies Corner is always a great map, and course setter Alicia made the most of it - it was next to impossible to choose a first control, there were so many inviting  options.  Once out there, the decisions just kept on coming.  The A course winner this week was Bryan, who managed to get 70 points faster than anyone else.  Next were Colin, Geoff, Chris and Phil.  Unusually, all the A runners were back on time!  On B, Tim got 68 points to be well clear of Ian and Nick, both on 62, and the rest of us mere mortals.  Another big score was earned on PW by Phil with 66 points, ahead of Peter K, Ron, Helen and Lauren.

The next three weeks are critical for overall results, and with a number of regulars off to the Aus Champs, now is your chance to sneak some extra points and move yourself up the results!  If you have fewer than 5 events, you are out of contention, but if you have 5-7 events, make sure you get your tally up to at least 8.

Colin is drawing ever closer to Ian on A1 and only a point separates them, with Geoff in third. But Bryan, Simon and Paul could all overtake the current leaders so anything can happen.  There's been a shakeup on A2 with Hugh still on top, but Rick and Andrew are now the placeholders, Dave has a low score to drop, and Phil and Vic both have potential to move right up.  Watch this space! On A3, Ray has a 5 point margin over Lauris, and Mark is now 1 point ahead of Robert, and Geoff can still make the final placings.  A4 looks finalised with Dale a clear leader over Suzanne and Lara.

On B1, Peter and Jay are neck and neck, with Jay needing one more event to move onto even terms, and they will make up the top three behind Tim.  Graham continued his rise to the top of B2 and now leads Peter M and Greg, but big changes loom as Jenny, Reg, Vaughan, Graham, Denise and Dennis are all yet to complete their 8th event.

Despite the best efforts of Ron and Ros, PW1 will go to Phil, Mark and Peter K. Helen shot into contention on PW2 and is only 4 points behind leader Kay, with Michael third.  On PW3, Ian and Gwennyth will take the top two places, with Christine looking to fend off Allan for third.  PW4 will go down to the wire with Barry just two points clear of Mike, and Schon looking settled in third.

If you can't be in Queensland next week, make sure you get along to Warralong!
while Mike nudged closer to PW4 leader Barry on PW4.
Recent Eastern Series News
Cathies Corner Friday, 23 September 2016
Waverley Parklands Friday, 16 September 2016
Templestowe Heights Monday, 12 September 2016
Templestowe Heights Monday, 12 September 2016
Wheelers Hill is Wheely Hilly Friday, 2 September 2016
Bellfield Saturday, 27 August 2016
Camberwell Central Saturday, 16 July 2016
Ringwood Wilds Thursday, 7 July 2016
Belmore Parklands Brings Autumn to a Close Sunday, 3 July 2016
Viewbank Friday, 24 June 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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