Wednesday Eastern Series

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Glenhuntly Gallop

Friday, 9 October 2015

Glenhuntly Gallop threw down a challenge for the course setter, with the racecourse being out of bounds, and for competitors as well.  Shorter courses had to debate whether circumnavigating the track was worth while, with the generous points on the east side, or should we spend our time out west where there were more options?  A hiccup with the control plates provided a fun new dimension to the event, and didn't seem to cause any problems for anyone.

Simon overtook Ian and Bryan in the home straight to sprint to victory on A course. Alex, in fourth, was fresh from a great win at the Australian Sprint Champs, and 7th placed Bruce also had his name at the top of the list in the World Series StreetO Challenge, and the midweek public race. Ted was also a multiple winner at the Champs. On B course, in-form Steven score 56 points ahead of Ian and Tim. Mark's 52 points earned victory on PW from Adnrew, Lauris, Helen and Len.

With only one more week to go, the overall results are firming up - but there are still some results to be determined.  The top 3 on A1 will be Bryan, Paul and Ian, but not necessarily in that order, and a tie is very possible.  Arthur, Rick and Greg are leading A2 but the order may change.  The B3 leaders - mark, Ray and Robert - will be keeping a close eye on Ian who can grab a place with a good run next week.  and on A4, Ros could move to second behind Philip and ahead of Suzanne.

On B1, Steven will be looking to tie up the result with Ian - a head to head battle win ensue. Meanwhile Tim could beat both and take victory.  B2 looks settled for Reg, Peter and Graham, but mathematically Judi could earn a place.  B3 is sorted with me, Pete and Noel the leaders and no-one able to challenge.  

Mark will win PW1 and Andrew will be second, but Tony could well take third from Lauris.  Helen, Dale and Lyn look set to take out PW2 with Geoff still in with a chance.  Allan, Gwennyth and Pat have PW3 done and dusted.  Lara, Pam and Barry also have PW4 under control.

See how it all plays out next Wednesday at Canterbury Trails, the final Spring Carnival Series event.    Presentations will be held the following Wednesday at Smiths Dell in Hawthorn, at the first Eastern Summer Series event.  There will be five Scatter courses for runners, and a 60 min Score course for power walkers. 

Season tickets will be on sale for the first three weeks, offering fantastic discounts on regular entry fees.  You must be a full member of an orienteering club and Orienteering Victoria to take advantage of the savings, which far outweigh the cost of annual membership.  If you're not already a club member, join now - membership is valid until the end of 2016.  Steven O'Connell is our new season ticket salesperson, and he'll point you in the direction of the club membership reps.

Recent Eastern Series News
Glenhuntly Gallop Friday, 9 October 2015
Blackburn North Friday, 25 September 2015
Balwyn North Thursday, 17 September 2015
Rosanna Saturday, 12 September 2015
Academy Hill Saturday, 5 September 2015
Ashwood North Saturday, 22 August 2015
Hilly Heidelberg Friday, 14 August 2015
Bayswater Thursday, 6 August 2015
Bennettswood Saturday, 1 August 2015
Glen Iris Friday, 24 July 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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