Wednesday Eastern Series

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Belmore Parklands

Saturday, 16 May 2015

Despite being one of the coldest, wettest days in recent memory, over 70 hardy orienteers gathered in the shadows of the car park.  Speculation that we had a dry window proved correct (orienteers are also BOM radar interpretation experts) - the rain held off until 8pm.  The brisk air and fresh sou'easterly motivated cold muscles to warm up as quickly as possible, and before long our attention turned to the challenge of the map.  Bernie's course was quite compact and the higher points were within reach of anyone who planned well.

Simon was in great form, beating the normally invincible Andrew back.  Bryan, Ian and Paul rounded out the top five.  On B course, Ian almost cleaned up, scoring 68 points for a comfortable win over Steven, Phil, Peter K and Peter M.  On PW, Len returned to the top, scoring 66 points, ahead of Tony, Mark and Dale.

We're now 8 weeks in and people will drop their lowest scores after they complete their 8th event - which is when overall results can change rapidly.  Simon, Ian and Paul remain in the top three on A1, while Roger, Bruce and Rick also held their places on A2.  There was some movement on A3 where Ray and Geoff overtook Katherine; and on A4 where Margi and Eric swapped places behind Suzanne.  On B1, Ian, Steven and Tim hold their lead, as do Peter, Dennis and Greg on B2.  Pete retains the lead on B3 ahead of me, and Noel has moved into third.  

On PW1, Len brought Mark's unbroken streak to an end, and in doing so, moved back to second ahead of Lauris. Robert is still way out in front on PW2, with Bernie and Ian in the placings.  No change on PW3 for Gwennyth, Kay and Allan; Dale extended her lead over Mike and Schon on PW4.
Next Wednesday's event is at Tunstall Junction in Doncaster East.
Recent Eastern Series News
Belmore Parklands Saturday, 16 May 2015
Heany Park Friday, 8 May 2015
MitchelHill Friday, 1 May 2015
Highbury Hill Thursday, 23 April 2015
Bulleen Ups and Downs Friday, 17 April 2015
Blind Creek Friday, 10 April 2015
Camberwell Friday, 27 March 2015
Trinity Triangle Friday, 13 March 2015
Canterbury Trails Thursday, 5 March 2015
Wattle Park Friday, 27 February 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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