Wednesday Eastern Series

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

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Viewbank

Friday, 24 June 2016

We started from the highest point on the map, so while the first few controls involved a nice descent, after that it was up and down all the way, testing the legs and intestinal fortitude - not to mention the navigation in a street layout that is anything but regular (at least 4 of us went down the wrong street to get to 10).  Course setter Len put together a puzzler of a course - and control 15 was downright mean!

Five runners got the lot, namely Simon, Colin, Ted, Geoff, and Ian.  Tim was again too strong for the rest of B, scoring 60 points, ahead of Peter M, Ian, Bryan and Peter D.  The Power Walkers scores were really close - Phil snuck home by only a point from Ros and Barry, with Mark and Tony just behind.

It was the penultimate week in the Autumn Classic series, and with only one to go, you need 7 events under your belt.  Some divisions are a done deal but others are still very close - on A1, Bryan needs to better Colin's final score by 5 points to move into third.  Vic needs to gain 4 points on Hugh to take second in A2.  On B1, Jay needs one more event, and a score of 99 or more, to move into a place. On B2, Peter and Greg are tied for second and third, and they both need to gain 4 points on me.  Ron and Barry are both 3 points away from third place in PW1, as is Helen in PW2 (with a very low drop score in her favour).  One more event for Andrew will see him move up to second in PW3.  

Who will win?  All will be revealed next week at Belmore Parklands.  Presentations will be the following Wednesday, after Ringwood Wilds.  Details next week.

Recent Eastern Series News
Viewbank Friday, 24 June 2016
Mitcham Saturday, 18 June 2016
Notting Hill Saturday, 4 June 2016
Ivanhoe Friday, 27 May 2016
Burnley Maze Thursday, 19 May 2016
Bulleen Ups and Downs Sunday, 15 May 2016
Balwyn North Friday, 6 May 2016
Happy World Orienteering Day! Be Counted - Wednesday 11 May, Bulleen Sunday, 1 May 2016
Highbury Hill Thursday, 28 April 2016
Forest Chase Saturday, 23 April 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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