Wednesday Eastern Series

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Wattle View

Saturday, 27 June 2015

Wattle View has a split personality - the south is dead flat, with lots of parallel streets - important to keep track of where you are, as they all look the same.  Then as soon as you cross the creek it becomes almost vertical!  Many people's route choices were shaped by how close the contour lines were - I was certainly happy to stay south!

Simon had to settle for second place this week as Andrew took the A course victory, with Ian, Paul and Geoff the next best.  Ian scored 62, only a few points more than Steven, with Jay, Peter D and Reg making up the rest of the top five.  Mark continued his strong form in PW, beating Brett and Tony by a point, with Dale and Helen making it into the top five.

Being the penultimate event of the Autumn Classic series, thee's plenty of interest in the overall standings as we head into event 15. Simon has dominated A1 all season, but Andrew has rocketed into second and is only one point behind, so it's going to be head to head next week, and a draw is entirely possible.  Meanwhile the contest for third continues, with Alex, Bryan and Ian all 3 points apart - so plenty of action to watch out for.  A2 is much more clear cut, with Bruce, Rick and Chris all set to take the prizes.  Peter B will win A3, but Ken and Ray are just two points apart in second and third.  No change to the A4 situation, where Eric, Margi and Suzanne are the top three, but Robyn still has one more chance to cause a late upset.

On B1, Tim's injury has seen him unable to gain back his earlier lead, and it looks like Ian will take victory, with Steven third. As predicted, Jay shot to the top of B2 and will win from Peter K and Dennis, unless Jenny competes next week. On B3, Vaughan gained ground and will take first place ahead of me and Pete.  
PW1 continues to be the closest of contests - Mark is unbeatable in first, Tony moved into clear second, but Lauris and Len are tied for third, so look out for another head to head contest.  No-one will overhaul Robert on PW2, Helen will be second and Lyn third. The PW3 placings will go to Kay, Gwennyth and Christine.   Dale has dominated PW4, Malcolm is a clear second, Mike is third, but upsets could come from Di or Lara, so it's not set in stone quite yet.

See you next week at Bellfield in Ivanhoe for the final week of the series.  Presentations will be made at event 1 of the Spring Carnival series the following week, at Rowville Lakes.  
Recent Eastern Series News
Wattle View Saturday, 27 June 2015
Glenferrie Saturday, 20 June 2015
Mont Albert Friday, 12 June 2015
Blackburn South Friday, 5 June 2015
Cathies Corner Saturday, 30 May 2015
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

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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