Wednesday Eastern Series

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

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Thursday, 30 October 2014

Numbers were swelled this week by the welcome return of Camberwell Grammar, who are no doubt out to beat their fierce rivals Scotch in the Schools Competition.  Newcomers Trinity will also be in the mix, and this series they are hosting an event for the first time. 

Course setter Lyn provided plenty to think about, with a bunch of options out of the start.  The rolling hills did the rest - the course was situated between two creeks, with a fair climb in the middle. 

Bruce made it two wins in a row, and once again he has thrown down the challenge to the rest of A course.  Bryan, Sam, Paul and Peter made up the rest of the top five.  Lanita took out B course from Bruce, Jay, Stephen, and Ray.  Tony won C course from Jan, Matthew, Colin and Josh.  D course was headed by Jenelle, me, Thomas, Bernard and David.  Sophie won E course from Samantha and Noel.  Stephen's 66 points on PW was more than enough for Mark, Barry and Len, all on 61 points, and The Girls, on 60.

Next week's event is at Forest Chase.  Next week is also the final week to purchase a Season Ticket.  Take advantage of massive savings - 22 weeks for the price of 12, or $40.  To be eligible, simply join a club - for one low annual fee, you become a member of your club AND of Orienteering Victoria. Memberships taken now are valid until December 2015, and cost $25-$35, depending on which club you choose.  Talk to your club rep, and see DEBBIE next Wednesday.

Recent Eastern Series News
Kerrimuir Thursday, 30 October 2014
Gardiners Bend Thursday, 23 October 2014
Tunstall Junction Sunday, 19 October 2014
Academy Hill Thursday, 9 October 2014
Koonung Crossing Saturday, 4 October 2014
Mullauna Saturday, 27 September 2014
Wantirna South Sunday, 21 September 2014
Bellfield Friday, 12 September 2014
Doncaster Heights Saturday, 6 September 2014
Clarinda Friday, 29 August 2014

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 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).

In winter, there are 3 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, 50 mins or 40 mins.  There is also a 60 min Score course for Power Walkers.

Enquiries: Ian Dodd, tel 9878 9168 or 0419 316 843, or email

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